John Canny

Professor, Division of Computer Science
BIDS Senior Fellow

Real name: 
John Canny

John Canny is a professor of engineering in the Computer Science Department. He has made significant contributions in various areas of computer science and mathematics, including artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, computer security, computational algebra, and computational geometry. As the author of “A Variational Approach to Edge Detection” and the creator of the widely used Canny edge detector, he was honored for seminal contributions in the areas of robotics and machine perception.