William Hoff received the B.S. degree in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, in 1978 and the M.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA, in 1981. He received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Illinois,Urbana, in 1987. His area of expertise is computer vision, with applications in robotics, augmented reality, and object recognition. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Staff Engineer at Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed-Martin), where he performed research on computer vision for space and ground vehicle robot applications. Since 1994, Hoff has been a Faculty Member at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He was the Demos and Exhibits Chair at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in 1999. In 2002-2003, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, where he performed research on medical imaging, including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography. He was the winner of the Clinical Biomechanics Award from the European Society of Biomechanics in 1996. From 2000 to 2002, he served on the Program Committee of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality. In 2010, he was a Visiting Scientist at Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Fire Control, where he performed research on vision-based autonomous vehicle navigation. Hoff is also on the Editorial Board of the journal Pattern Recognition.
Biography Updated on 30 April 2013