Sven Dickinson -- Personal Information



Education

B.A.Sc, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1983.
M.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1988.
PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1991.

Academic Work Experience

Chair (2010-2015), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Acting Chair (2008-2009), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Professor (2007-present), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Associate Professor (2000-present), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Vice Chair (2003-2006), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Assistant Professor (1995-2000), Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University.
Member (1998-2000), DIMACS, Rutgers University.
Joint Faculty Appointment (1995-2000), Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), Rutgers University.
Assistant Research Professor (1994-1995), Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), Rutgers University.
Visiting Assistant Professor (1994-1997), Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Maryland.
Visiting Assistant Professor (1994-1996), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
Visiting Assistant Research Scientist (1993-1994), Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Maryland.
Visiting Scientist (1992-1994), Vision and Modeling Group, Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Research Associate (1991-1994), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.

Non-Academic Work Experience

Vice President and Head, Samsung Toronto Artificial Intelligence Research Center, 2018-present.
Consultant and Member, Board of Advisors, Idee, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 2003-present.
Software Engineer, advanced OCR system design, DEST Corporation, Milpitas, CA, 1984-1985.
Software Engineer, image processing system design, Grinnell Systems, San Jose, CA, 1983-1984.
Interests

Electronic music (ever since I was a kid), soccer (I live for the World Cup and the European Cup!), hockey (especially when scoring on Tom), scuba diving (the Caymans are still my favorite), science fiction (books and movies -- send me your recommendations!), eating out (especially Thai, Indian, Greek, or Italian - great selection in Toronto!), travelling to exotic places (thanks to my job), and spending quality time with my family (which can be a challenge, also thanks to my job).

My Roots

Born in Santa Monica, CA; grew up in Canada (dual citizen); spent most of my life bouncing back and forth across the border; now I'm back in Canada feeling very Canadian these days. Go Leafs (the last time they won the cup was in 1967, the year I moved to Canada)!

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Last modified: April 7, 2019
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