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Dr. Richard Zanibbi

Dr. Richard Zanibbi

Email: rlaz AT
Phone: 585.475.5023
Office: GOL-3551


Dr. Zanibbi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include document recognition, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Queen's University (Canada), and was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence in Montreal before coming to RIT. He directs the Document and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (dprl).

Dr. Zanibbi's publications include papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings (e.g., TPAMI, CVPR, SIGIR). He Co-Chaired the 2012 and 2013 SPIE Document Recognition and Retrieval (DRR)  conferences, and is Co-Chairing the upcoming International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2018) in Niagara Falls (NY, USA). He holds three US patents, and was one of the main contributors to the Freehand Formula Entry System , an influential pen-based equation editing prototype.

Research Areas

  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Document recognition
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Programming languages


Overview of Research Projects

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