Martin D. Levine (S'59-M'66-SM'74-F'88) received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, in 1960 and 1963, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, London, England, in 1965. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (FIEEE), Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), and International Association for Pattern Recognition (FIAPR). He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University and served as the founding Director of the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM) from 1986 to 1998. During 1972-1973 he was a member of the Technical Staff at the Image Processing Laboratory of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. During the 1979-1980 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

His research interests include computer vision, image processing and artificial intelligence, and he has numerous publications to his credit on these topics. As well, he has consulted for various government agencies and industrial organizations in these areas. Dr. Levine was a founding partner of AutoVu Technologies Inc. and VisionSphere Technologies Inc. for which he was the Chief Scientific Officer. He was also a member of the Scientific Board of ART Advanced Research Technologies Inc.

Dr. Levine has authored the book entitled “Vision in Man and Machine” and co-authored “Computer Assisted Analyses of Cell Locomotion and Chemotaxis”. Dr. Levine is on the Editorial Board of the journal Computer Vision and Understanding and is responsible for face recognition. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions On Pattern Analysis And Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition. He was the Editor of the Plenum Book Series on Advances in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence. He was the General Chairman of the Seventh International Conference on Pattern Recognition held in Montreal during the summer of 1984 and served as President of the International Association of Pattern Recognition during 1988-1990. He was also the founding President of the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society.

Dr. Levine was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in 1984. During the period 1990-96 he served as a CIAR/PRECARN Associate. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Dr. Levine was presented with the 1997 Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society Service Award for his outstanding contributions to research and education in Computer Vision.