Dorothea Blostein
Professor, School of Computing at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Address
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 a faculty member in the School of Computing at Queen's University. 
D. Blostein, Computer Models, slides from a presentation at Biotensegrity Interesting Group (BIG VII), Vienna, Virginia, September, 2015.
Adrian Muresan, Modeling Tensegrity Systems via Potential Energy Minimization, M.Sc. Thesis, School of Computing, Queen's University, Canada, August 2014.
Tensegrity in scholarpedia.
NTRT (NASA Tensegrity Robotics Toolkit). NASA robotics researcher Vytas Sunspiral. Video of the NASA tensegrity robot.
My students and I are collaborating with NASA researchers on extensions to NTRT; see Current Undergraduate Project Supervision.
Dr. Blostein has coauthored Lime, an editor for music notation. Both Macintosh and IBM PC versions are available for free trial use.
Dr. Blostein was a plenary speaker at CICM 2009. She was Chair of GREC2001, the Fourth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition, Kingston, Ontario, in September, 2001.
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). 
Sergei Levashkin,
visiting sabbaticant, August 2004 to August 2005.
Research on recognition of cartographic maps. 
Gulila Adongbieke, visiting professor from Xinjiang University, P.R. China.
Research MayOct 2003 on classification of documents, using linguistic methods. 
Clemens Oertel, graduate exchange student.
Research JanAug 2003 on external verification of the results produced by businesscard recognition. 
Li Zhifeng, visiting researcher from Chinese HanWang Company, Beijing, P.R. China.
Research Oct 2001Jan 2002 on character recognition and document analysis. 
Customer: Vytas Sunspiral, Senior Robotics Researcher in the Intelligent Robotics Group, NASA Ames Research Center.
Project goal: In June 2014, NASA released NTRT (NASA Tensegrity Robotics Toolkit) open source software for the modeling, simulation, and control of Tensegrity Robots. NTRT offers support to use machine learning in order to discover good sets of parameter values for tensegrity structures. For example, in gait discovery, the parameters define the sequence in which the tensegrity robot's actuators should be contracted. Alternatively, the parameters can define the lengths of rods, and the lengths and stiffness of elastics. The goal of this project is to broaden the scope of NTRT's machine learning facilities to include structure discovery, allowing changes in the connectivity or number of components in the tensegrity structure. This will support applications in fields including tenesgrity robotics, art, and biomechanics.
The project goal is to provide convenient facilities for creating tensegrity structures in ArtiSynth, a public domain Java toolkit for 3D biomechanical modeling combining multibody and finite element simualtion. More information is here.
Xingcheng Cai  M.Sc. Thesis  A Prototype Helmet Fitting System for Concussion Protection (cosupervised with Dr. Fraser Saunders)  January 2015 
Slava Jdanov  M.Sc. thesis  A Tensegrity Based Structure Optimization Framework  August 2014 
Adrian Muresan  M.Sc. thesis  Modeling Tensegrity Systems via Potential Energy Minimization  August 2014 
Stephen Thomas  Ph.D. thesis  Mining Unstructured Software Repositories Using IR Models (cosupervised with Ahmed E. Hassan)  December 2012 
Matthew Brian Kelly  M.Sc. thesis  Evaluation of Melody Similarity Measures  September 2012 
Matthew Alexander Kelly  M.Sc. thesis  Advancing the Theory and Utility of Holographic Reduced Representations (cosupervised with Douglas Mewhort)  August 2010 
Yin Lam  M.Sc. thesis  Comparing Naive Bayes Classifiers with Support Vector Machines for Predicting Protein Subcellular Location Using Text Features (cosupervised with Hagit Shatkay)  June 2010 
Andrew Seniuk  M.Sc. thesis  PenChant: Acoustic Emissions of Handwriting and Drawing  August 2009 
Adrien Lapointe  M.Sc. thesis  Issues in Performance Evaluation of Mathematical Notation Recognition Systems  May 2008 
Steven (Jianhui) Chen  M.Sc. thesis  A Waveletbased Approach to the Classification of Remotely Sensed Images: A Comparison of Different Feature Sets in an Urban Environment (cosupervised 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 (cosupervised 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 (cosupervised with Purang Abolmaesumi)  April 2004 
Sean Chen  M.Sc. thesis  A Multiscale DomainIndependent Algorithm for Document Image Segmentation  July 2003 
Hanaa Barakat  M.Sc. thesis  Training with Positive and Negative Data Samples: Effects on a Classifier for HandDrawn Geometric Shapes  May 2001 
Ed Lank  Ph.D. thesis  Retargetable OnLine Recognition of Diagram Notations  March 2001 
Medha Shukla Sarkar  Ph.D. thesis  GXL  A Graph Transformation Language with Scoping and Graph Parameters (cosupervised with Jim Cordy)  August 2000 
Jianping Wu  M.Sc. thesis  Bayesian Estimation of Stereo Disparity from PhaseBased Measurements (cosupervised 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 HandWritten 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 GraphGrammar Approach to Highlevel Music Recognition  September 1991 
Guylaine Cantin  M.Sc. thesis  The Use of FunctionTables to Specify Complex Algorithms (cosupervised with David Parnas)  July 1991 
Sylvester Chiang  fall 2013  Validation methods for brain/skull models 
Stephanie Huynh  summer 2013  Software engineering issues in biomedical computing 
Xingcheng Cai  summer 2013  Vertebra pose estimation for scoliosis assessment 
Slava Jdanov  summer 2012  Adaptive tensegrity networks 
Yan Lam  summer 2007  Datasets of biomedical documents for classifier testing and training 
Shauna O'Shea  summer 2004 summer 2005 
Validation of OCR results on business cards 
Adam Bodnar  summer 2002 summer 2003 
Recognizing text on scanned business cards 
Tim Collier  summer 2003  Recognizing text on scanned business cards 
Nawei Chen  summer 2003  Classification of scanned documents 
David Tausky  summer 2002 summer 2001 
Recognition of road networks in topographic maps Recognition of matrices in math notation 
Alvin Jugoon  summer 2002 summer 2001 
Recognition of business cards User interface for recognition of UML notation 
Arlis Rose  summer 2002 summer 2001 
Recognition of business cards User interfaces for diagram recognition 
Sean Chen  summer 2001 summer/fall 2000 
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 
R. 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  Symbolrecognition for music notation 
Hoda Fahmy  summer 1989, 1990  Highlevel recognition of music notation 
Current Courses 
CISC 859 Pattern Recognition. Fall 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008 and previous years 
CISC 324 Operating Systems. Winter 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and previous years 
Other Courses I have Taught 
CISC 365 Algorithms I. Fall 2010. Also Winter 2003 and previous years. 
CISC 124 Introduction to Computing Science II.
Fall 2002.

CISC 352 Artificial Intelligence. Fall 2003. 
CISC 221 and CISC 231. Computer Architecture. Winter 1997 and previous years. 