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George Nagy


Department Affiliation:
Department of Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering

Ph.D., Cornell University, Electrical Engineering
M.S., McGill University, Electrical Engineering
B.S., McGill University, Engineering Physics

Research Areas:

  • Design and evaluation of automated document entry (text, diagrams, maps).
  • Application of knowledge-based systems to digital image analysis.
  • Solid modeling and robust computational geometry; terrain visibility.
  • Style-constrained and adaptive pattern recognition.

Research Summary:

  • TANGO (Table Analysis for Generating Ontologies). Extraction of information from semi-formatted web pages (with BYU). Design and evaluation of automated document entry (text, tables, diagrams, maps). QBT (Query by Table)
  • CAVIAR (Computer Assisted Visual Interactive Recognition).  
    Application of knowledge-based systems to digital image analysis. Interactive classification of flowers, faces, cervigrams, skin lesions.
  • Adaptive and Style-constrained character recognition. Paper trail for trustworthy voting machines (with Lehigh University and BSU).
  • Statistical models for VLSI fault testing (with UNL).

Selected Publications:

Past Industrial Projects:

  • 1992-2005, Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Character Recognition for Postal Applications.

Honors and Awards:

  • Life Fellow of the IEEE
  • Fellow of the IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition)
  • ICDAR Award for Lifetime Contributions (Document Analysis and Recognition)

Professional Activities:

  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Fellow Committee, IEEE,
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, ACM
  • Referee of last resort (conflict resolution) for several journals
  • Reviewer for government funding organizations in the US, Canada, Singapore
  • Doctoral examination and faculty promotion committees in six countries
  • Standing Committee for DIAL (Biennial Conference on Digital Libraries)
  • UConn CSE Advisory Commiittee, 2002-2007
  • Expert witness on OCR.

Contact Information:

George Nagy
Jonsson Engineering Center – Room 6020
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
Phone: (518) 276-6078
Fax: (518) 276-6261


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