Robert Laganière is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a faculty member of the VIVA research lab and is the co-author of several scientific publications and patents in content-based video analysis, visual surveillance, object recognition, and 3D reconstruction.
Robert authored OpenCV2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook, Packt Publishing, in 2011 and co-authored Object Oriented Software Development, McGraw Hill, in 2001. He co-founded Visual Cortek in 2006, an Ottawa-based video analytics startup that was later acquired by iWatchLife (www.iwatchlife.com) in 2009, where he also assumes the role of Chief Scientist. Since 2011, he is also Chief Scientist at Cognivue Corp, which is a leader in embedded vision solutions. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (1987) and MSc and PhD degrees from INRS-Telecommunications, Montreal (1996). You can visit his website at www.laganiere.name.