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Robert Pless
Dr. Robert Pless
Patrick and Donna Martin Professor, Department of Computer Science
George Washington University.
Robert Pless is the Patrick and Donna Martin Professor and Chair of Computer Science at George Washington University.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1994 and a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000.  He was on the faculty of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis from 2000-2016.  His research focuses on geometrical and statistical Computer Vision, researching mathematical approaches to understand images that document changes over short or long time-scales, and developing crowd-sourcing and open-source information processing approaches that bring new tools to bear on social justice and environmental problems.