Call for nominations for the CIPPRS John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award. The Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award is given annually to the top Ph.D. thesis in the areas covered by the Conference on Robotics and Vision (CRV). The PhD graduate award winners will be invited to present their thesis work as an Invited Talk at the next CRV conference. 

Nominees must have completed their thesis from a Canadian institution, and it must be successfully defended during the calendar year of the award, i.e. between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The topics of the thesis must be within the scope of the CRV conference — e.g. computer vision, robot vision, robotics, medical imaging, image processing or pattern recognition.

The nomination must be made by the thesis supervisor(s). Nominations must include:

• a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor(s) 
• a URL linking to the complete thesis
• the student’s Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications. 

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 award is March 1, 2021. Nominations should be sent to the Awards Committee chair, Prof. Michael Jenkin The committee also includes Program Chairs for the CRV 2021 conference.



  • Mike Schaekermann

Mike Schaekermann

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  • Emad Shihab

Emad Shihab

Dr. Emad Shihab is an internationally recognized leader in software engineering, specializing in mining software repositories to improve software quality. “At the core of my research is the concept of learning from the past [...]

  • Audrey Girouard

Audrey Girouard

Dr. Audrey Girouard is an outstanding researcher in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). She leads a multidisciplinary research team at Carleton University that considers how people use tangible devices and technologies, understands their [...]


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