- 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 problems.
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 and is used in 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 (Text Analysis and Machine Learning group and Video, Image, Vision Analysis lab), University of Dalhousie, supervisor for over 25 undergraduate and graduate students, author of four patents and over a hundred of scientific papers, the editor of Special Issue of "Image and Vision Computing" journal on Face Processing in Video Sequences , the founding chair of the IEEE workshops on "Face Processing in Video", the organizer and chair of Government of Canada workshops on Video Technology for National Security (2007-2012), contributor to ISO Special Committee on Biometrics (2009-2016).
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.