EECS Professor John Tsotsos receives Royal Society of Canada Sir William Dawson Medal
The Royal Society of Canada’s Sir John William Dawson Medal is in recognition of important and sustained contributions by one individual in at least two different domains or in interdisciplinary research. From the award citation: John Tsotsos is a computer scientist and world leading, interdisciplinary researcher in human and computational vision. In visual psychology, his Selective Tuning theory has prompted new discoveries of human attentive behaviour. In neurobiology, his theory predicted novel characteristics of top-down processing in human perception. Finally, his seminal contributions to computational vision span early and intermediate visual representations, computational complexity of perception, visual attention, robotic active perception, and medical image analysis.