David J Fleet

Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough

Senior Fellow
Canadian Institue for Advanced Research

Faculty Member
Vector Institute


I am Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. In addition to my appointment at the university, I am a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and a Faculty Member of the Vector Institute .

I joined the University of Toronto in October, 2003. Prior to that I worked in the Digital Video Analysis and Perceptual Document Analysis Groups at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for 4 years. Before that I was on faculty at Queen's University in Kingston. During 2013-2018 I served as Chair of the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

I served as Associate Editor (2000-2003) and then as Associate Editor-in-Chief (2004-2008) for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). I also served as Program Co-Chair of IEEE CVPR (2003), ECCV (2014), and as Area Chair for numerous vision and learning conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NIPS, ICML). At present I serve on the Advisory Board for IEEE PAMI.

My research interests include aspects of computer vision, machine learning, image processing, and visual neuroscience. Most of my specific research in vision and image analysis has focused on mathematical foundations and algorithms for visual motion analysis and stereopsis, tracking, human pose and motion estimation, video classification/captioning, and more recently 3D reconstruction for electron cryo-microscopy. My research in machine learning has focused on discrete and continuous latent variable models for human pose and motion and large scale data indexing and retrieval.

Further Information
Google Scholar Profile

Structura Biotechnology Inc
Data and Software
Vision Group at UofT
Students and Colleagues
Research and Industrial vision links

CIfAR Summer School 2009
ICCV 2009 Tutorial on physics-based models of human motion

Biographical Information and CV
Images of my brain
2010 Koenderink Prize
2014 TEDxTORONTO talk
Contact Information

Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
6 King's College Rd,
Pratt Building, Rm. 391
Toronto, Canada M5S 3H5
Phone: 416 946 8485
Fax: 416 978 1455
Map / Directions to DCS

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
Office: IC488, 416 287 7219
IC Building, 1265 Military Trail,
Toronto, Canada M1C 1A4
Fax: 416 287 5630
Map / Directions to CMS/UTSC

Email: fleet at cs dot toronto dot edu

Last updated August 2014