- 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 various 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 where he established and led the Video Recognition Systems project.
One of such systems, the Nouse™ (Nose as Mouse) intelligent vision interface is now 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 (LIVIA lab), University of Ottawa (TAMALE and VIVA labs), University of Dalhousie, the author of a number of patents and inventions, over a hundred of scientific papers, the editor of Special Issue of "Image and Vision Computing" journal on Face Processing in Video Sequences and the founding chair of the IEEE workshops on "Face Processing in Video".
He was 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).
His contributions to science and technology include:
- Analysis of aging in iris biometrics
- Border Wait Time prediction and optimization
- Design and evaluation of automated lie detection systems - in partnership with University of Arizona and San Diego State University
- Evaluation of Video Analytics and Face Recognition technology for video-surveillance applications - in partnership with Univ. of Ottawa and U. de Quebec.
- Design and evaluation of voice recognition systems
- 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 -
- Tutorial on Recognition in Video , including neurobiology-inspired recognition of faces - in partnership with Ukrainian Cybernietics Center
His work on "Desaturation of Fully Connected Neural Networks" received Best Presentation award at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) in 1999. 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.