Ara Nefian-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University


Contact Info:
Ara Nefian
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Office: # T35-25
Phone: 650-604-0845

Ara Nefian, Senior Systems Scientist


Ara Nefian holds a BS from Politehnica University Bucharest (1993) and a MSEE and PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology (1999). In the past he was with Intel Research Labs in Santa Clara, CA involved in several research projects including face and gesture recognition, audio-visual speech processing, web image clustering and bioinformatics. In 2005 Dr. Nefian was part of the computer vision group within the Stanford racing team (Stanley) that won the DARPA Autonomous Navigation Grand Challenge. He is currently with the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center working in 3D image modeling from planetary data. His general interest are in the area of computer vision, machine learning and robotics. He co-authored more than 30 research papers and holds ten US and international patents.