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Computer Science Professor Charless Fowlkes was recently named Chancellor’s Fellow, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. The title recognizes his outstanding record in research, teaching, mentoring and service. Chancellor’s Fellows are “faculty with tenure whose recent achievements in scholarship evidence extraordinary promise for world-class contributions to knowledge, and whose pattern of contributions evidences strong trajectory to distinction.” As part of this recognition, Fowlkes will receive $25,000 annually to support his research efforts during the three-year appointment.

Fowlkes studies computational vision, with applications in biomedical research, neuroscience and forensic science. In 2015, he received the prestigious Helmholtz Prize for his 2001 seminal work and its significant impact on the field of computer vision. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), among others.

“I’m delighted to be receiving this title,” says Fowlkes. “This award will help further my group’s research efforts in developing computer vision systems that can recognize and reason about the visual content of images and video.”

— Shani Murray