PhD in Computing Science. University of Alberta, 2000.
PhD in Mathematics, Glushkov Cybernetics Center of Ukrainian Ac.Sc.,1997.
M.Sc. (Cum Laude), Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1994.
Dmitry Gorodnichy is a Senior Scientist with the Canada Border Services Agency, where he is working on the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for border control.
Prior to his employment with the agency, he worked for eight years with National Research Council of Canada, where he was involved in vision-based robotic arm tracking for the Canadarm and led the development of Video Recognition Systems. One of such systems, the Nouse™ (Nose as Mouse) intelligent vision interface, made headlines around the world , later licensed to Canadian long-care facilities and acquired for exhibition by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology.
He has been Adjunct Professor at École de technologie supérieure d'Université du Québec (Laboratoire d’imagerie, de vision et d’intelligence artificielle), University of Ottawa (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Text Analysis and Machine Learning group and Video, Image, Vision Analysis Lab ), University of Dalhousie (Computer Science Department), supervisor for over 30 undergraduate and graduate students, author of four patents and over a hundred of scientific papers.
His contributions to science and technology include:
Border Wait Time prediction and optimization
Design and evaluation of automated lie detection systems
Evaluation of Video Analytics and Face Recognition technology for video-surveillance applications
Design and evaluation of voice recognition systems
Analysis of aging in iris biometrics
Nouse® vision-based hands-free mouse alternative for users with disabilities, available for download at www.nouse.ca - in partnership with Bruyère Continuing Care and University of Ottawa's Faculty of Health Sciences, now used in Canadian long-care facilities and acquired for exhibition by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology.
Detection and recognition of pianist hands and fingers - in partnership with University of Ottawa's Piano Pedagogy Lab .
Open Source Associative Neural Network Library and its application to face recognition in video - in partnership with Ukrainian Cybernetics Center
Tutorial on Recognition in Video , including neurobiology-inspired recognition of faces
His work on "Desaturation of Fully Connected Neural Networks" received Best Presentation Award at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the National Research Council of Canada, the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society, the Cultural Diversity Leadership Award from University of Alberta, named the Leader of Tomorrow by the Canadian Royal Society Academy of Science's Partnership Group for Science and Engineering.