Demetri Terzopoulos, UCLA distinguished professor of computer science, delivered the keynote address at the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers international conference on robotics and automation.

The event, which was held in late May, is the flagship conference for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, which is dedicated to fostering the development and exchange of scientific and technical knowledge in those fields. Its conference on robotics and automation is considered one of the most important venues for presenting robotics research internationally, with more than 4,000 researchers from 71 countries in attendance.

Terzopolous is the Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. His research interests include computer graphics, medical image analysis and computer-aided design. Terzopoulos is also a member of Britain’s Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy.