Associate Director for Applied Computer Vision
Kenton McHenry received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 after completing a B.S. in computer science from California State University of San Bernardino. Within computer science his background is in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence having done work in image segmentation, object/material recognition, and 3D reconstruction. He is currently a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA); Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Associate Director for Applied Computer Vision in the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and lead of the Image and Spatial Data Analysis (ISDA) division in the newly formed Data and Information Science and Technology directorate at NCSA. As lead of ISDA he has applied his experience in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence towards research and development in cyberinfrastructure for digital preservation, auto-curation, and providing access to contents in large unstructured digital collections (e.g. image collections). Serving as PI/Co-PI on awards from a variety of agencies/organizations he is currently working on means of indexing handwritten contents within digitized document collections, means of making data agnostic to the file formats in which they are stored, and providing an extensible framework for the auto-curation and access of digital contents.