James L. Crowley directs the PRIMA Research Project group of the LIG laboratory at the INRIA Grenoble research center in Montbonnot, France. He holds the post of Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), where he teaches courses in Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence at l'ENSIMAG (Ecole National Superieure d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquées). From 2003 through 2006, Professor Crowley has served as director for the UMR GRAVIR laboratory (UMR 5527 CNRS, INPG, UJF, INRIA). Professor Crowley has edited two books, five special issues of journals, and authored over 250 articles on computer vision and mobile robotics, with over 10,800 Citations (Google Scholar) and an h-number of 50.
In Sept. 2011, James Crowley was appointed as Senior Member of the l'Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).
In Mar. 2014, James Crowley was named Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.
Over the last 30 years, professeur Crowley has made fundamental contributions to computer vision and mobile robtics. These include early innovations in multi-resolution and multi-scale computer vision, position estimation, perception and navigation for mobile robots, architecture for autonomous systems, multi-sensor fusion, robust tracking for observing human activity, appearance-based techniques for object recognition and navigation, and observation and modeling of human activity for context aware environments and ambient informatics.
Professor Crowley directs INRIA Project Group PRIMA, at the INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes Research Centre.The objective of project PRIMA is to elaborate the science and technology of smart, interactive environments. An interactive environment is a environment capable of perception, action and communication with human inhabitants. PRIMA seeks to render environments sensitive to people and their activities. With this ability, the environment can become a collaborator, capable of offering services based on informatics and communications technologies. PRIMA is part of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG) at the Universities of Grenoble.
The research activities of professor Crowley combines 4 themes:
In 2008, Professor Crowley directed the creation of the Master of Science in Informatics at Grenoble (MoSIG). The MoSIG program offeres a 2 year, European Standard, English-language, Master of Science with specialisations in Graphics-Vision-Robotics, AI and the Web, Mobile Interactive Systems, and Parallel Distributed Embedded Systems.
From 1994 to 1998, Prof. Crowley served coordinator ot the European Computer Vision Network (ECVnet), the EC "Network of Excellence" in Computer Vision. From 1993 to 2001, Professor Crowley coordinated the marie-Curie networks SMART and SMART II whose subject was the development of techniques for surveillance and monitoring. He has served as the technical coordinator of project ESPRIT basic research project BRA 3038/EP 7108, "Vision as Process" from 1989 to 1995. He has participated in a total of 14 European Projects since 1986 including the early FP II project P940 "Depth and Motion Analysis".
Professor Crowley was one of the first research faculty hired in January 1980 for the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute . From 1982 to 1985 he directed the Laboratory for Household Robotics at CMU, where he developed systems for world modeling and navigation using computer vision and ultrasonic range sensors. Versions of these systems have been used in several commercial mobile robots.
Most of these papers are .pdf formated for European A4 paperFeatured Paper: N. Gourier, D. Hall, J. L. Crowley, “Facial features detection robust to pose, illumination and identity”, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybertnetics, SMC (1) 2004: pp 617-622.
Doctoral Thesis, "A Representation for Visual Information", CMU-RI-TR-82-07, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1981. (US 8-1/2 by 11)
List of Journal Papers.(Updated 25 Dec 2009)
List of Papers in International Conferences and Symposia.(Updated 25 Dec 2009)
List of Papers in Workshops.(Updated 15 August 2004)
List of Books and book chapters.(Updated 25 May 1996)
List of Selected Tutorials.(Updated 1 December 1996)
Course Notes from classes taught in 1996/2009 (in French and English).
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