by Sarah D'Iorio
Published September 29, 2021
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has named David Doermann to the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group for a three-year term, which began the summer of this year.
The group brings 30 of the brightest scientists and engineers together to identify new areas of development in computer and communication technologies and recommend future research directions.
“We are very proud of Dave’s appointment to the DARPA ISAT study group,” said Jinhui Wu, professor and chair of the CSE department. “This is a nice recognition of Dave’s achievements and also a testament that UB is a leading university at the national level in developing advanced defense research projects.”
DARPA established the ISAT Study Group in 1987 to support its technology offices and provide a continuing and independent assessment of the state of advanced information science and technology related to the U.S. Department of Defense.
A faculty member at UB since 2018, Doermann is a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and director of the Artificial Intelligence Institute, which is dedicated to bringing together educators and researchers in an interdisciplinary environment to advance the promise of machine or human-machine systems to address complex cognitive tasks.
His areas of expertise include artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image analysis and recognition, document analysis, and media forensics.
Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, Doermann was a research faculty member at the University of Maryland and a program manager at DARPA, where he oversaw approximately $150 million in research and transition funding in the areas of computer vision, human language technologies, and voice analytics.
Doermann has over 250 publications in conferences and journals, is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the International Association for Pattern Recognition, has numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu, Finland, and is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition.