Stan Sclaroff

Professor Stan Sclaroff

Title: Associate Dean
Office: MCS 279
Phone: 617-353-8928
Education: PhD, MIT


Stan Sclaroff joined the BU Department of Computer Science in 1995 after completing his PhD at MIT. He founded the Image and Video Computing research group at Boston University in 1995. He served as the Chair of the Department from 2007-2013. Stan’s research interests are in computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning.

Stan is an expert in the areas of tracking, video-based analysis of human motion and gesture, deformable shape matching and recognition, as well as image/video database indexing, retrieval, and data mining methods. He developed one of the first content-based image retrieval systems for the Internet, the ImageRover, years before Google Image Search appeared. His more recent work has focused on human tracking algorithms, analysis and identification of hand motion related to sign language, and filtering methods for multimedia retrieval.

Selected Publications

Q Bai, Z Wu, S Sclaroff, M Betke, and C Monnier. Randomized Ensemble Tracking.  Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision, 2013.

S Ma, J Zhang, N Ikizler-Cinbis, and S Sclaroff. Action Recognition and Localization by Hierarchical Space-Time Segments.   Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision, 2013.

J Rehg, G Abowd, A Rozga, MRM Clements, L Lo Presti, S Sclaroff, I Essa, et al. Decoding Children’s Social Behavior. Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2013.

J Zhang and S Sclaroff. Saliency Detection: A Boolean Map Approach. Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision, 2013.

N Ikizler-Cinbis and S Sclaroff. Web-Based Classifiers for Human Action Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 14 (4), 1031-1045, 2012.

R Li, TP Tian, and S Sclaroff. Divide, conquer and coordinate: Globally coordinated switching linear dynamical system. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 34 (4), 654-669, 2012.