Prof. Elisa Barney Smith

Elisa Barney Smith is a professor at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden which she joined after a 22 year career in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Boise State University in Boise Idaho USA. She is in LTU’s Machine Learning group in the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Embedded Internet Systems Lab (EISLAB). She received a B.S. in Computer Science and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. Professor Barney has worked on numerous cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional, national and international project teams. Professor Barney’s main research interests are image processing and machine learning. She applies these primarily to document imaging as well as to facilitate image processing for disparate areas from biomedical image processing to materials science research to soil remediation evaluation. Her research in document analysis has included developing models of the degradations produced during document image acquisition, analyzing the defects that can be produced by the models, ballot image processing, handwritten Indic script recognition, and historical document image processing, recognition and analysis. Some of this work was featured in a TEDxBoise talk (available on YouTube).