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Current Research Interests
  • Video Recognition, Face Processing, Video Surveillance, Visual Analytics, Biometrics, and their applications to Security and Automated Border Control


Dmitry O. Gorodnichy is a Senior Research Scientist and a founding Leader of the Video Surveillance and Biometrics section at the Science and Engineering Directorate of the Canada Border Services Agency.
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 where he established and led the Video Recognition Systems project.

Current interests are in evaluation and development of Video Analytic (VA) and Face Recognition in Video (FRiV) technologies for border security applications  - in collaboration with University of Ottawa's TAMALE and VIVA labs, the École de Technologie Supérieure's   LIVIA lab.

Other contributions to science and technology include:

Supervisor for over 25 undergraduate and graduate students. Author of four patents and over one hundred papers, including two IEEE "Best Presentation" award papers and the invited chapter on "Face recognition evaluation" for the Encyclopedia of Biometrics. Editor of Special Issue of “Image and Vision Computing” journal on “Face Processing in Video Sequences”. Chair of the first IEEE-published International workshops on “ Face Processing in Video ” (2004-5), “Video Processing for Security” (2006), and “Video Processing and Recognition” (2007) and the Government of Canada workshops on Video Technology for National Security (since 2007).

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. 

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