David W. Jacobs   


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


Contact Info: 


My office is in Room 4240 Brendan Iribe Center


Surface Mail:

Department of Computer Science

Brendan Iribe Center

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-0679 Fax: (301) 314-9115

Email: djacobs (at) cs.umd.edu


Research Interests


My research has spanned a range of topics in computer vision and machine learning.  Much or my work has focused on problems in visual object recognition.  I have also done a good deal of work on understanding how to account for variations in lighting when recognizing or reconstructing objects.  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. 


Brief Biography


Recent Teaching


Fall 2019: CMSC 422 Introduction to Machine Learning


Fall 2018: CMSC 828L Deep Learning


Fall 2017: CMSC 422 Introduction to Machine Learning


Fall 2016: CMSC 828L Deep Learning


Publications on Google Scholar




CV – Including list of publications


Leafsnap.  Press