Marina L. Gavrilova

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Marina L. Gavrilova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. Dr. Gavrilova research interests lie in the area of image processing, optimization, pattern recognition and biometric security. Prof. Gavrilova is founder and co-director of two innovative research laboratories: the Biometric Technologies Laboratory: Modeling and Simulation and the SPARCS Laboratory for Spatial Analysis in Computational Sciences. Prof. Gavrilova publication list includes over 120 journal and conference papers, edited special issues, books and book chapters, including World Scientific Bestseller of the Month (2007) – “Image Pattern Recognition: Synthesis and Analysis in Biometric” and Springer book “Computational Intelligence: A Geometry-Based Approach”. Together with Dr. Kenneth Tan, Prof. Gavrilova founded ICCSA series of successful international events in 2002. She founded and chaired International Workshop on Computational Geometry and Applications since 2000, was Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Biometric Technologies BT 2004, Calgary; served as Overall Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering (ISVD) in 2006 and 2012, was Organization Chair of WADS 2009 (Banff), and General Chair of International Conference on Cyberworlds CW2011 (October 4-6, Banff, Canada). Prof. Gavrilova is an Editor-in-Chief of successful LNCS Transactions on Computational Science Journal, Springer-Verlag since 2007 and serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Computational Sciences and Engineering, CAD/CAM Journal and Journal of Biometrics. She has received numerous awards and was successful in obtaining major funding for her research program. She has given Invited Keynotes and Invited Panel Lectures at such prestigious international events at INDIN 2003, 3AI’06, ICBAKE 2008, ICCSA 2010, ICCI*CC 2011, CyberWorlds 2012 and GRAPHICON 2012. She has given invited talks at DIMACS and Bell lab, USA, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Samsung Research, South Korea and at numerous universities worldwide. Her research was profiled in newspaper and TV interviews, most recently being chosen with other seven outstanding Canadian scientists to be featured in Exhibit at National Museum of Civilization, in National Film Canada production and on upcoming Discovery Channel segment.