About the expert

Alejandro Jaimes is an artist and research scientist (Advanced Multimedia Specialist) at Fuji Xerox’s FXPAL Japan (in Nakai) where he leads efforts in multimedia analysis and interaction. His current research focuses on using computer vision techniques for multimedia analysis and interaction.

Dr. Jaimes received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2003) and a M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (1997) in New York City. He holds a Computing Systems engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes (1994) in Bogota, Colombia. He has held summer research positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Siemens Corporate Research, and IBM (TJ Watson and Tokyo Research Laboratories).

His recent professional activities include founding and chairing the International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 20005, 2004, and 2003). He is also a founder and chair of the ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program 2006, 2005, and 2004, and editor of the Art Beat column of IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He is a member of ISEA 2006 Pacific Rim New Media Summit working groups (Directory and Latin American-Pacific/Asia New Media Initiative), and serves on the committees of several international conferences (ICME, ICIP, CIVR, ACM Multimedia, ICCV and CVPR Workshops on HCI, etc.), among others. His technical work has led to over 35 publications in international conferences and journals, to several patents, and to numerous contributions to the MPEG-7 standard. His artwork has been exhibited internationally in the USA, Chile, Japan, and Colombia

ajaimes@ee.columbia.edu

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