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Professor Georgy Gimel'farb

MSc(High Honours), PhD, DSc(Eng)


  • Since July 1997: Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • July 1962 - July 1997 Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 1991 - 1994 Invited professor, Kiev National University, Kiev, Ukraine

Invited researcher:

  • 2009 VTT National Research Centre of Finland, Oulu, Espoo, Finland
  • 2005, 2003-2004, 2000 Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab., University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • 2002, 1999 Institute for Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 National Research Institute for Informatics and Automatics (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, France
  • 1996 Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • 1996 Medical Image Processing Group, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • 1995, 1996 Intelligent Systems Lab., University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1994 - 1995 Image and Pattern Analysis Group, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1994 Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab., Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA 

More information: see my homepage:

Research | Current

  • Computer stereo vision
  • Image retrieval
  • Image segmentation and registration
  • Texture analysis and modelling
  • Accurate identification of Markov random field models

Teaching | Current

2014: COMPSCI 773 S1C Intelligent Vision Systems; COMPSCI 373 S1C Computer Graphics and Image Processing; COMPSCI 220 S2C Algorithms and Data Structures.

Postgraduate supervision

2014: 4 PhD students (UoA) + 1 PhD student (University of Oulu, Finland)


Ukrainian State Award 1997 in Science and Technology

Areas of expertise

Stochastic image modelling, texture analysis, 3D vision, medical image analysis

Committees/Professional groups/Services

IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Advisory Committee, since 2010

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bertin, S., Friedrich, H., Delmas, P., Chan, E., & Gimel'farb G (2015). Digital stereo photogrammetry for grain-scale monitoring of fluvial surfaces: Error evaluation and workflow optimisation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 101, 193-208. 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.12.019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Patrice Delmas, Heide Friedrich
  • Nitzken, M. J., Casanova, M. F., Gimel'farb G, Inanc, T., Zurada, J. M., & El-Baz, A. (2014). Shape analysis of the human brain: A brief survey. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 18 (4), 1337-1354. 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2298139
  • Khalifa, F., Beache, G. M., El-Ghar, M. A., El-Diasty, T., Gimel'Farb G, Kong, M., & El-Baz, A. (2013). Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI-based early detection of acute renal transplant rejection. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32 (10), 1910-1927. 10.1109/TMI.2013.2269139
  • Sliman, H., Khalifa, F., Elnakib, A., Soliman, A., El-Baz, A., Beache, G. M., ... Gimel'Farb G (2013). Myocardial borders segmentation from cine MR images using bidirectional coupled parametric deformable models. Medical Physics, 40 (9).10.1118/1.4817478
  • Elnakib, A., Casanova, M. F., Gimel'farb G, Switala, A. E., & El-Baz, A. (2012). Dyslexia Diagnostics by 3-D Shape Analysis of the Corpus Callosum. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE, 16 (4), 700-708. 10.1109/TITB.2012.2187302
  • Lafarge, F., Gimel'farb G, & Descombes, X. (2010). Geometric Feature Extraction by a Multimarked Point Process. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE, 32 (9), 1597-1609. 10.1109/TPAMI.2009.152


Contact details

Alternative contact

Mobile 021-105-5115

Office hours

Whenever the office door is open...

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