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- Prof. George Zames was awarded the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial
Prize by the Canada Council to honor his distinguished career
contributions in engineering. The award was presented in Ottawa in
- Prof. Martin Levine was elected a Fellow of the International
Association for Pattern Recognition for his contributions to computer
vision and biomedical image processing and outstanding leadership in
the International Association for Pattern Recognition. The award was
presented in Jerusalem in October, 1994. Prof. Levine also received
the 1994 Award of Certificate of Appreciation from the IEEE Computer
Society for service as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
- In November, 1994, Prof. Steve Zucker was invited as an External
Professor at the Sloan Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the
University of California in San Francisco until 1998.
- At the Vision Interface '95 meeting in Quebec City in May, 1995,
two Best Paper Awards were made: one was received by Benoit Dubuc and
Prof. S. Zucker for their paper entitled ``La carte de complexité et
son impact sur le choix de représentation''; the other recipient was
James Elder and Prof. S. Zucker for their paper entitled ``Scale-space
Surfaces and Blur Estimation''.
- The Best Paper Award was awarded to Thierry Baron, Martin Levine,
Vincent Hayward, Marc Bolduc, and Danny Grant in November, 1994 in
Ottawa at the Proc. of the 8th Canadian Aeronautics and Space
Institute (CASI) Conference on Aeronautics. The title of the paper
was: ``A Biologically-Motivated Robot Eye System''.
- Dr. Lee Iverson was awarded the D. W. Ambridge Award for the most
outstanding McGill graduate receiving the degree of Ph.D. in the
Physical Sciences or Engineering in 93-94 and was nominated for the
1995 NSERC Doctoral Prize.
- Michael Kelly, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Martin Levine,
won the poster competition for the vision group at the IRIS/Precarn
conference in Toronto in June, 1994. The title of the poster was:
``Where is it? What is it?: Vision for Autonomous Robots''.
- Robert Rohling won the Anton Philips Best Student Paper Award at
the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in
San Diego in May, 1994. The title of the paper was: ``Modelling &
Parameter Estimation of the Human Index Finger''.
- Julie Payette received the Award for Exceptional Achievement by a
Young Engineer from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in
- Robert Wodnicki received the 1994 Study Tour Award for Outstanding
Foreign Students of the Japanese Language by the Japan Fundamental
Japanese Language Institute.
- A book entitled Control, Nonlinear Systems and Complexity
was published based on a conference held at McGill in May, 1994 in
honor of Prof. Zames. The conference was devoted to the three areas to
which he has made fundamental contributions.
- Prof. Pierre Bélanger published a book entitled Control
Engineering: A Modern Approach.
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