Brendan Frey received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1997.
From 1997 to 1999, he was a Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and then joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor. In 2001, Dr. Frey moved to the University of Toronto, where he is now a Full Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with cross-appointments to Computer Science and the Centre for Cellular and Bio-molecular Research.
Brendan is the author of Graphical Models for Machine Learning and Digital Communication and has published over 100papers on machine learning, probabilistic graphical models, molecular biology, computer vision and iterative decoding. In 2005, Frey’s work on computational “epitomes” with applications in vision received honourable mention for Best Paper at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition and his most recent work, on a machine learning algorithm called affinity propagation, was featured in the February 16, 2007 issue of Science.
Brendan’s primary research interests include probabilistic inference, machine learning, information processing, molecular biology and computational vision.