Kim L. Boyer

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean examines computer vision and image analysis

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Kim L. Boyer

Professor and Dean
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Computer vision; image analysis

Campus phone: (518) 956-8240
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Kim L. Boyer is professor and dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Before joining the University at Albany in July 2015, Boyer served as the department head of the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for seven years. For 22 years prior to that, he was on the faculty of The Ohio State University.

He is Past President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and is a Fellow of both IAPR and IEEE.

He spent 2006-07 as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Department of State where he served as Senior Science Advisor to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Boyer received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1986, and also received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue. He has industrial experience at Bell Laboratories and Comsat Laboratories, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal University of Parana, Brazil and the University of Chile.