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A. Lynn Abbott

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

  • Computer vision, image processing

Recent Research Topics:

  • Image quality assessment for latent fingerprint analysis
  • Computer vision for automatic navigation of aircraft
  • Stereo vision for pavement quality assessment
  • Face detection and recognition
  • Image segmentation

Teaching Interests:

  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software for Embedded Systems
  • Digital Design


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1990
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1981
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, 1980

Selected Publications:

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  • K. V. Stefanik, J. C. Gassaway, K. B. Kochersberger, and A. L. Abbott, “UAV-based Stereo Vision for Rapid Aerial Terrain Mapping,” GIScience & Remote Sensing, vol. 48, no. 1, 2011, pp. 24–49.
  • N. J. Short, A. L. Abbott, M. S. Hsiao, and E. A. Fox, “A Bayesian Approach to Fingerprint Minutia Localization and Quality Assessment using Adaptable Templates,” Proceedings: International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2011), Arlington, VA, Oct. 2011.
  • S.-M. Lee, A. L. Abbott, and P. A. Araman, “Segmentation on Statistical Manifold with Watershed Transform,”  Proceedings:  IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2008), San Diego, CA, Oct. 2008, pp. 625-628.
  • P. Trisiripisal, S.-M. Lee, and A. L. Abbott, “Iterative Image Coding using Hybrid Wavelet-based Triangulation,”  Proceedings: 13th International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2007), Singapore, Jan. 2007,  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4351, Springer, pp. 309-321.
  • C. F. Jones III  and A. L. Abbott, Optimization of Color Conversion for Face Recognition,” EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, vol. 4, 2004, pp. 1-8.  (Special Issue on Biometric Signal Processing.)
  • P. M. Athanas and A. L. Abbott, "Real-Time Image Processing on a Custom Computing Platform," IEEE Computer, vol. 28, no. 2, Feb. 1995, pp. 16-25.

  • (540) 231-4472
  • 302 Whittemore (0111)
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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