James L. Crowley is a Professor Emeritus of the Institut
Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP). Prior to October 2021, he taught courses in Computer Vision, Machine
Learning and Intelligent Systems at
(Ecole National Superieure d'Informatique et de Mathematiques
Appliquées), and directed the Pervasive Interaction research team at
INRIA Grenoble Reserch Center. In 2019 he was appointed to the chair of
Intelligent Systems, at the Univ Grenoble Alpes Multidisciplinary AI
Institute (Miai) where he remains active in research on Artificial
Intelligence and Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction. His
current research combines multi-modal perception with cognitive
modeling to explore new forms of interaction with intelligent systems
using multimodal Transformers trained with self-supervised learning.
Over the last 35 years, Professeur Crowley has made a number of fundamental contributions to computer vision, mobile robtics and multi-modal interaction. These include early innovations in view invariant computer vision, position estimation, mapping and navigation for mobile robots, architectures for autonomous systems, robust tracking, appearance-based techniques for visual perception, and observation of human activity for context aware environments and ambient informatics. He has co-edited two books, five special issues of journals, and authored over 300 articles on computer vision and mobile robotics, with over 15,800 Academic Citations (Google Scholar) and an h-index of 61.
In Sept. 2011, James Crowley was appointed as Senior Member of the l'Institut
Universitaire de France (IUF).
In Mar. 2014, James Crowley was named Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.
In Oct 2018 James Crowley received the ICMI Award for Sustained Contribution to Multimodal Interaction.
From 2012 to 2020, he directed of the Amiqual4Home innovation
platform, funded by the EquipEx program
of the French "Programme d'Investissement d'Avenir" in collaboration
with INRIA Grenoble Research Center and the Univ Grenoble Alpes.
In 2008, Professor Crowley oversaw the creation of the Master
of Science in
Grenoble (MoSIG). The MoSIG
program offers a 2 year, European
Standard, English-language, Master of Science with
specialisations in Graphics-Vision-Robotics, AI and the Web, Ubiquitous
Interactive Systems, Parallel Distributed Systems, Software
Engineering, and High Performance Embedded Systems.
From 1994 to 1998, Prof. Crowley served as coordinator of the European Computer Vision Network (ECVnet), the EC "Network of Excellence" in Computer Vision. From 1993 to 2001, Professor Crowley coordinated the marie-Curie networks SMART and SMART II whose subject was the development of techniques for surveillance and monitoring. He has served as the technical coordinator of project ESPRIT basic research project BRA 3038/EP 7108, "Vision as Process" from 1989 to 1995. He has participated in a total of 14 European Projects since 1986 including the early FP II project P940 "Depth and Motion Analysis".
Professor Crowley was one of the first research faculty hired in January 1980 for the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute. From 1982 to 1985 he directed the Laboratory for Household Robotics at CMU, where he developed systems for world modeling and navigation using computer vision and ultrasonic range sensors. Versions of these systems have been used in several commercial mobile robots.
Most of these papers are .pdf formated for European A4 paperFeatured Paper:
Doctoral Thesis, "A Representation for Visual Information", CMU-RI-TR-82-07, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1981. (US 8-1/2 by 11)
Some earlier Journal Papers.
Some earlier Papers in International Conferences and Symposia.
Some earlier Papers in Workshops.
List of Books and book chapters.
Course Notes from classes taught in 1996/2021 (in French and English).
Doctoral Students Directed