William T. Freeman

William T. Freeman is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Thomas and Gerd Perkins. He is known for his computer vision contributions.

Freeman graduated from the University of Stanford in 1979 with a Ph.D. from MIT in 1992. He then worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs before joining Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer science at MIT in 2001 and is currently Thomas and Gerd Perkins. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Associate Department Head.

The research interests of Freeman include machine learning, computer vision, Bayesian visual perception models, and computer photography. In addition, he has contributed research on steering filters and pyramids, histograms of orientation, the generic assumption of views, color constancy, computer vision for computer games and loop-crossing networks. He was awarded outstanding paper awards in 1997, 2006, 2009 and 2012 at computer vision and machine learning conferences and prize-winning awards in 1990 and 1995. He is an ACM and IEEE fellow.

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