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Sam Fenster

School/Division

Grove School of Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering

Office

Steinman Hall 617

p: (212) 650-6594

f: (212) 650-8249

e: fenster@ccny.cuny.edu

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    After doing graduate work in machine vision and medical image processing, Dr. Fenster was a member of CCNY's Computer Science faculty through 2004.  The Computer Engineering program was created in 2000, chaired by Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; he has been its administrative director since 2004 and associate director since 2014, overseeing curriculum development and advising.

  • Education

    • Ph.D. (CS), Columbia University, 2000.
    • M.S. (CS), Columbia SEAS, 1989.
    • A.B. (CS), Columbia College, 1987.

     

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    Research Interests

    Computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing; programming languages; engineering education.

    Courses Regularly Taught

    Engineering 10100 / FIQWS 10026, hosting weekly guest lectures.

    Publications

    • “Nonparametric Training of Snakes to Find Indistinct Boundaries,” by Samuel D. Fenster, Chun-Bin Gary Kuo and John R. Kender. Oral presentation at CVPR workshop Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging Analysis, Kauai, Hawaii, Dec. 2001.
    • Training, Evaluation and Local Adaptation in Deformable Models, doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2000.
    • “Sectored Snakes: Evaluating Learned-Energy Segmentations,” by Samuel D. Fenster and John R. Kender.  IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, v. 23 #9 pp. 1028-1034, Sep. 2001.  Originally appeared in Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision, Bombay, India, Jan. 1998.
    • “Reinterpreting Physically-Motivated Modeling,” by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Thomas O'Donnell. In Proceedings of the ARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Monterey, CA, Nov. 1994. 
    • “Physics in a Fantasy World vs. Robust Statistical Estimation,” by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Thomas O'Donnell.  In Proceedings of the NSF/ARPA Workshop on 3-D Object Representation for Computer Vision, New York, NY, Dec. 5-7, 1994. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1995, v. 994: Object Representation in Computer Vision, p. 277, Springer.
    • “Dynamic Attributes, Code Generation and the IUE,” by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Jason W. Kim. In Proceedings of the ARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Monterey, CA, Nov. 1994.

     

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