IR'2001 - Infotech Oulu International Workshop on Information Retrieval

    Prof. Howard D. Wactlar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


    Informedia Digital Video Library
    Howard D. Wactlar is Vice Provost for Research Computing, Associate Dean, and holds the Alumni Research Professor of Computer Science chair in the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. He has been University Vice Provost since 1979, having served in various research, technical and administrative capacities. He was a founder of the DoD funded Software Engineering Institute and Director of the Information Technology Center, a research department within CMU focused on large-scale deployment and technology transfer. He was primary architect and is project director of the Informedia Digital Video Library, one of the NSF/ARPA/NASA Digital Library Initiative projects. His research accomplishments have spanned from symbolic mathematics to distributed operating systems, multi-technology network architectures and multimedia platforms. His current research interests include multimedia information systems; learning & intelligent systems including speech, image and natural language processing; distributed operating systems and high performance networks.