Dr. Michael Farmer's Biography
Dr. Michael E. Farmer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Michigan - Flint (UofM-Flint), in the Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics Department (CSEP). He is also the Director of Graduate Program in the CSEP department, and served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for UofM-Flint for the year 2004-2005. He received B.S. in Applied Physics from Columbia University, New York in 1982; M.S. in Physics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1984; M.S. in Management of Technology from University of Minnesota in 1994 and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing in 2004.
Dr. Farmer started working at UofM-Flint from September 2004. He is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Computer Science department, and actively pursuing research in the areas of image and motion segmentation.
His academic research has been in the areas of image segmentation, both static and motion-based segmentation, evidential reasoning for image stream classification, and object tracking. His static image segmentation work has been directed at the integration of the segmentation and classification processes to provide contextual information on the object shape for improved segmentation.
Dr. Farmer has been an active industrial research engineer in the military and automotive sectors from 1984 to 2004. His area of specialization has been in the field of Embedded Systems for Remote Sensing. Applications in this area include Naval Ship Recognition, Military Radar Signature Recognition, Automotive Collision Prediction Radar, Automotive shock absorber speed and position sensing for active suspension, and Infra-Red (IR), Weight, and Image sensing for Automotive Occupant Classification and Tracking. He has over 20 patents in U.S.A. , and is a member of WHO's WHO of Executives and Professionals in U.S.A. Dr. Farmer is a Senior Member of IEEE (Computer Society and Signal Processing Society), a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machines), a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and a member of MAA (Mathematical Association of America).