Niels da Vitoria Lobo


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Toronto, 1993 M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Toronto, 1985 B.Sc., Mathematics, Dalhousie University, Canada, 1982

UCF Academic Experience

  • Univ. of Central Florida, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, 1993-1998, Full Time
  • Univ. Central Florida, Associate Professor, Computer Science, 1998-present, Full Time

Honors and Awards (for the past 5 years):

  • Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers Of Engineering Education Conference, 2012.

  • State of Florida (UCF) Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, 2009.

Service Activities (within and outside of the institution for the past 5 years):

  1. UCF Faculty Senate, 2010-2012; Chair of Personnel Committee, 2011-2012.

  2. UCF Undergraduate Research Committee, 2002-2012.

  3. Organizer for Junior Knights outreach to high school students, 2011-2014.

  4. Associate Editor, Machine Vision and Applications Journal, 2009-2012.

Publications (from the past five years):

  1. P. Gupta, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, J.J. Laviola Jr., ``Markerless tracking and gesture recognition using polar correlation of camera optical flow'', Machine Vision and Applications Journal, Vol. 24, Issue 3, April 2013, pp. 651-666.

  2. C. Anderson, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, J. Waterman, J. Roth, ``Computer-aided photo identification system with an application to polar bears based on whisker spot patterns'', Journal of Mammalogy, December 2010, Vol 91, No. 6, pp. 1350-1359.

  3. O. Oreifej, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, M. Shah, ``Horizon Constraint for Unambiguous UAV Navigation in Planar Scenes'', Proc. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China. (May, 2011).

  4. B. Swan, J. Godek, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, C. Katzenmeyer, ``Evaluation Results: High School Mathematics Dynamic Drawing and Computer Vision ITEST Program'', presented at the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) 2010 Annual Convention, Ft. Myers, FL, 2010.

  5. B. Swan, C. Katzenmeyer, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, J. Godek, ``A program for introducing computer vision and imaging experience through high school mathematics: evaluation results from year one of an NSF funded ITEST program.'' In Barnett, M. (Chair), Improving Student Interest Toward Science: Results From National Science Foundation ITEST Program. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2010 Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (April, 2010).

  6. P. Gupta, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, J. LaViola, ``Markerless Tracking Using Polar Correlation of Camera Optical Flow,'' in Proc. IEEE Virtual Reality, Waltham, MA, March 2010.

  7. B. Swan, C. Katzenmeyer, N. Da Vitoria Lobo, ``Measuring the impact of an NSF ITEST program to prepare learners to be intellectually prepared for a career in Computer Science", paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA), Orlando FL, November 2009.

External Funding (for the past 5 years):

  1. from National Science Foundation, exceeding $875,000.

  2. from SSCI Corp, $125,000.