Jewish Biography

Related Links

Jewish Memoirs
List of Jews
List of Rabbis
Actors & Actresses
American authors
Jewish Chefs
Chess Players
Computer Scientists
Film Directors
Jewish Americans
Jewish Comedians
Jewish CEOs
Jewish Comics
Jewish Dancers
Jewish Head States
Jewish Magicians
Jewish Models
Jewish Producers
Jewish Poker Players
Jewish Philosopher
Jewish Theater
Jewish TV
Jewish Radio
Motion Pictures
Music businessmen
Jewish Poets
Jewish Cartoonist
Jewish Women
Featured Jews
Harry Houdini
Hogan's Heroes
Marx Brothers
The Three Stooges

-- Jewish Links --

Jewish Books
Jewish Links
Jewish Catalogs
Jewish Posters
Jewish Stories
Jewish Videos
Kosher Wines
Jewish Biography --> Biographies --> List of Jews --> Famous Jewish American Computer Scientists
Sponsored listings for Jewish Recipes and Kosher Cooking
Azriel Rosenfeld (February 19, 1931 - February 22, 2004) was an American Research Professor, a Distinguished University Professor, and Director of the Center for Automation Research at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where he also held affiliate professorships in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Psychology. He held a Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University (1957), rabbinic ordination (1952) and a Doctor of Hebrew Literature degree (1955) from Yeshiva University, and honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from Linkoping University, Sweden (1980) and Oulu University, Finland (1994), an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Yeshiva University (2000), and an honorary degree from the Technion (posthumously in 2004). He was a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).

Professor Rosenfeld was widely regarded as a leading researcher in the world in the field of computer image analysis. Over a period of nearly 40 years he made many fundamental and pioneering contributions to nearly every area of that field. He wrote the first textbook in the field (1969); was founding editor of its first journal (1972); and was co-chairman of its first international conference (1987). He published over 30 books and over 600 book chapters and journal articles, and directed nearly 60 Ph.D. dissertations.

Professor Rosenfeldís research on digital image analysis (specifically on digital geometry and digital topology, and on the accurate measurement of statistical features of digital images) in the 1960ís and 1970ís formed the foundation for a generation of industrial vision inspection systems that have found widespread applications from the automotive to the electronics industry.

Professor Rosenfeld was a ba'al koreh (Torah Reader) at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington for many years until he moved to Baltimore in 2001.

In honor of the memory of Professor Rosenfeld, ICCV gives the biennial Azriel Rosenfeld award to a living person in the recognition of an outstanding life-time contribution to the field of image understanding or computer vision. The first Azriel Rosenfeld Award was presented in 2007 at the ICCV in Rio, to Takeo Kanade.

Aharon's Jewish Books and Judaica
600 South Holly Street Suite 103
Denver, Colorado 80246

Map to Aharon's Jewish Books and Judaica

Store Hours

Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM
Friday 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 4 PM


Jewish Biography | About Jewish Biography | Search

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the