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Sam Fenster
Administrative Director, Computer Engineering program
Engineering

School of Engineering

Office: Steinman Hall 617
Phone: (212) 650-6594
Fax: (212) 650-8249
E-mail: fenster@ccny.cuny.edu
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About Sam Fenster
After doing graduate work in machine vision and medical image processing, Dr. Fenster taught on CCNY's Computer Science faculty through 2004. The Computer Engineering program was created in 2000, chaired by Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; he has been its administrative director since 2004, overseeing curriculum development and advising.

Education
  • Ph.D. (CS), Columbia University, 2000.
  • M.S. (CS), Columbia SEAS, 1989.
  • A.B. (CS), Columbia College, 1987.

Courses Regularly Taught
  • Engineering 101, hosting the weekly guest lectures.

Research Interests
Computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing;  programming languages;  engineering education.
Publications
  • ``Nonparametric Training of Snakes to Find Indistinct Boundaries,'' by Samuel D. Fenster, Chun-Bin Gary Kuo and John R. Kender. Oral presentation at CVPR workshop Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Imaging Analysis, Kauai, Hawaii, Dec. 2001.
  • Training, Evaluation and Local Adaptation in Deformable Models, doctoral dissertation. Columbia University, 2000.
  • ``Sectored Snakes: Evaluating Learned-Energy Segmentations,'' by Samuel D. Fenster and John R. Kender. Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision, Bombay, India, Jan. 1998.
  • ``Reinterpreting Physically-Motivated Modeling,'' by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Thomas O'Donnell. In Proceedings of the ARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Monterey, CA, Nov. 1994. 
  • ``Physics in a Fantasy World vs. Robust Statistical Estimation,'' by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Thomas O'Donnell. In proceedings of the NSF/ARPA Workshop on 3-D Object Representation for Computer Vision, New York, NY, Dec. 5-7, 1994. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1995, v. 994: Object Representation in Computer Vision, p. 277, Springer.
  • ``Dynamic Attributes, Code Generation and the IUE,'' by Terrance E. Boult, Samuel D. Fenster and Jason W. Kim. In Proceedings of the ARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Monterey, CA, Nov. 1994.

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