Francis Quek is the Director of the Center for Human Computer Interaction (CHCI), and Professor of computer science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also directs the Vision Interfaces and Systems Laboratory at the CHCI. Francis received both his B.S.E. degree (summa cum laude) in 1984 and M.S.E. degree in 1984 in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He completed his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering at the same university in 1990. He also has a Technician's Diploma in electronics and communications engineering from the Singapore Polytechnic in 1978. Francis is a Member of the IEEE and ACM. He performs research in multimodal verbal/nonverbal interaction, vision-based interaction, multimedia databases, medical imaging, collaboration technology, human-computer interaction, computer vision, and computer graphics. He leads several multiple-disciplinary research efforts to understand the communicative realities of multimodal interaction.
Biography Updated on 16 February 2004