David W. Jacobs


Professor, Department of Computer Science and UMIACS, University of Maryland


Contact Info:  Note that I will be away on sabbatical until July 2016.  The best way to reach me is by email.


My office is in Room 4421 of A.V. Williams Building


Surface Mail:

Department of Computer Science

A.V. Williams Building,

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 406-0679 Fax: (301) 314-9115

Email: djacobs at cs.umd.edu


Research Interests


My research has spanned a range of topics in vision.  My primary focus has been on the problem of recognizing objects in images.  My recent work has mainly focused on understanding how to recognize objects under varying lighting conditions, varying poses, and how to model the non-rigid deformation of objects and use these models to match images.  I have also been interested in a variety of other problems in vision, including image clustering and structure-from-motion, and in the intersection between vision and user interfaces and vision and graphics.  Our group is applying some of this work to building electronic field guides.  Our iphone app, Leafsnap has been downloaded by more than 1,500,000 users.  We have also developed Birdsnap and Dogsnap. 


Selected Publications


CV – Including list of publications


Leafsnap.  Press




Web site of my sister