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Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 2010, Computer Science

Nathan Jacobs earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis (2010). Since then, he has been a Professor of Computer Science at UK.

Jacobs' research area is computer vision; his specialty is developing learning-based algorithms and systems for processing large-scale image collections. His current focus is on developing techniques for mining information about people and the natural world from geotagged imagery, including images from social networks, publicly available outdoor webcams, and satellites. His research has been funded by an NSF CAREER Award, DARPA (CSSG), IARPA (FINDER, SMART), and a Google Faculty Research Award.

Research Interests:

Computer vision
Machine Learning
Image processing
Time-lapse video processing
Video surveillance
Medical imaging