Peter Meer received the Dipl. Engn. degree from the Bucharest
Polytechnic Institute, Romania in 1971, and the D.Sc.
degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa,
in 1986, both in electrical engineering.
From 1971 to 1979 he was with the Computer Research Institute,
Cluj, Romania, working on R&D of digital hardware.
Between 1986 and 1990 he was Assistant Research Scientist at the
Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland at
College Park. In 1991 he joined the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
and retired in 2018 as Distinguished Professor.
He has held visiting appointments in Japan, Korea, Sweden, Israel
and France, and was on the organizing committees of numerous
international workshops and conferences.
He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Pattern
Analysis and Machine Intelligence between 1998 and 2002,
was a Guest Editor of Computer Vision and Image
Understanding for a special issue on robustness in computer
vision in 2000,
and was a member of the Editorial Board of Pattern Recognition
between 1989 and 2005.
He is coauthor of an award winning paper in
Pattern Recognition in 1989, the best student paper in
1999, the best paper in 2000 and the runner-up paper in
2007 in the
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
With coautors Dorin Comaniciu and Visvanathan Ramesh
he received at the 2010 CVPR the Longuet-Higgins prize for fundamental
contributions in computer vision in the past ten years.
His research interest is in application of modern statistical methods
to image understanding problems. He is an IEEE Life Fellow.