Professor, School of Computing at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
|Dr. Blostein received computer science degrees from the University of Illinois (B.Sc. in 1978, Ph.D. in 1987) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.Sc. in 1980). Since 1988 she has been on the faculty of Queen's University, and is director of the Diagram Recognition Lab. Dr. Blostein was an invited speaker at CICM 2009 and serves on the Program Committees for GREC 2009, Diagrams 2010, ICPR 2008, VLC 2009, ICDAR 2009 ICDAR 2011. She was Chair of GREC2001, the Fourth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition, Kingston, Ontario, in September, 2001.|
Other projects include classification of document pages (particularly for biomedical documents) and the use of internet searches to validate document recognition results.
Dr. Blostein has coauthored Lime, an editor for music notation. Both Macintosh and IBM PC versions are available for trial use.
Oleg Golubitsky, Postdoctoral Fellow, January 2005 to August 2006.
Research topic: structural representations for document recognition. This builds on existing work with Lev Goldfarb on ETS (Evolving Transformation Systems).
visiting sabbaticant, August 2004 to August 2005.
Research on recognition of cartographic maps.
Gulila Adongbieke, visiting professor from Xinjiang University, P.R. China.
Research May-Oct 2003 on classification of documents, using linguistic methods.
Clemens Oertel, graduate exchange student.
Research Jan-Aug 2003 on external verification of the results produced by business-card recognition.
Li Zhifeng, visiting researcher from Chinese HanWang Company, Beijing, P.R. China.
Research Oct 2001-Jan 2002 on character recognition and document analysis.
|Stephen Thomas||PhD student|
|Na Harrington||PhD student||co-supervised with Hagit Shatkay|
|Yin Lam||MSc student||co-supervised with Hagit Shatkay|
|Andrew Seniuk||MSc student|
|Matthew Kelly||MSc student|
|Adrien Lapointe||M.Sc. thesis||Issues in Performance Evaluation of Mathematical Notation Recognition Systems||May 2008|
|Steven (Jianhui) Chen||M.Sc. thesis||A Wavelet-based Approach to the Classification of Remotely Sensed Images: A Comparison of Different Feature Sets in an Urban Environment (co-supervised with DongMei Chen, Geography)||January 2007|
|Nicole Mitchell||M.Sc. thesis||Music Similarity Metrics: Recognizing tempo, Transposition, Ornamentation, and Accentuation properties||January 2007|
|Marcus Miller||M.Sc. thesis||A Structured Approach to Object Segmentation in Aeronautical Charts||May 2006|
|Ling Zhang||M.Sc. thesis||Fuzzy Logic Approach to Recognition of Mathematical Notation||February 2005|
|Richard Zanibbi||Ph.D. thesis||A Language for Specifying and Comparing Table Recognition Strategies (co-supervised with Jim Cordy)||December 2004|
|Nawei Chen||M.Sc. thesis||Exploring a Space of Document Image Classifiers||December 2004|
|Yang Li||M.Sc. thesis||Asymmetric Graph Matching for Registering Satellite Images to Road Maps (co-supervised with Purang Abolmaesumi)||April 2004|
|Sean Chen||M.Sc. thesis||A Multiscale Domain-Independent Algorithm for Document Image Segmentation||July 2003|
|Hanaa Barakat||M.Sc. thesis||Training with Positive and Negative Data Samples: Effects on a Classifier for Hand-Drawn Geometric Shapes||May 2001|
|Ed Lank||Ph.D. thesis||Retargetable On-Line Recognition of Diagram Notations||March 2001|
|Medha Shukla Sarkar||Ph.D. thesis||GXL - A Graph Transformation Language with Scoping and Graph Parameters (co-supervised with Jim Cordy)||August 2000|
|Jianping Wu||M.Sc. thesis||Bayesian Estimation of Stereo Disparity from Phase-Based Measurements (co-supervised with David Fleet)||March 2000|
|Richard Zanibbi||M.Sc. thesis||Recognition of Mathematics Notation via Computer Using Baseline Structure||January 2000|
|Ben Gatien||M.Sc. thesis||Segmentation of Hand-Written Documents Using Minimum Spanning Trees||July 1997|
|Mark Rhodenizer||M.Sc. thesis||Automatic Extraction of Features from Line Drawings||July 1997|
|Hoda Fahmy||Ph.D. thesis||Reasoning in the Presence of Uncertainty||March 1995|
|Ann Grbavec||M.Sc. thesis||Recognition of Mathematics Notation Using Graph Rewriting||January 1995|
|Anton Driesse||M.Sc. thesis||Tempo Tracking in Real Time||June 1992|
|Hoda Fahmy||M.Sc. thesis||A Graph-Grammar Approach to High-level Music Recognition||September 1991|
|Guylaine Cantin||M.Sc. thesis||The Use of Function-Tables to Specify Complex Algorithms (co-supervised with David Parnas)||July 1991|
|Shauna O'Shea||summer 2004
|Classification of document images|
|Adam Bodnar||summer 2002
|Classifying text on business cards|
|Tim Collier||summer 2003||Classifying text on business cards|
|David Tausky||summer 2002
|Recognition of road networks in topographic maps|
Recognition of matrices in math notation
|Alvin Jugoon||summer 2002
|Recognition of business cards|
User interface for recognition of UML notation
|Arlis Rose||summer 2002
|Recognition of business cards|
User interfaces for diagram recognition
|Sean Chen||summer 2001
|Recognition of handwritten UML notation|
|Randall Tuesday||summer 2001||Graph display; animation of graph algorithms|
|Jeremy Hussel||summer 2001||User interface for recognition of UML notation|
|Jeb Thorley||summer/fall 2000||Recognition of handwritten UML notation|
|Nick Willan||summer 1999||Recognition of handwritten math notation|
|Richard Zanibbi||summer 1998||Visual Language work applied to math recognition|
|David Kidston||summer 1995||Graph rewriting with the PROGRES system|
|Dwi Faulus||summer 1993, 1994||Symbol-recognition for music notation|
|Hoda Fahmy||summer 1989, 1990||High-level recognition of music notation|
|CISC 859Pattern Recognition|
|CISC 365 Algorithms I. Fall 2010. Also Winter 2003 and previous years.|
|Other Courses I have Taught|
CISC 124 Introduction to Computing Science II.
|CISC 324 Operating Systems. Winter 2009 and previous years.|
|CISC 352 Artificial Intelligence. Fall 2003.|
|CISC 221 and CISC 231. Computer Architecture. Winter 1997 and previous years.|