Bruce Draper is a professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University and holds an appointment in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Neuroscience (MCIN) interdisciplinary program. His research has been funded by DARPA, IARPA, TSWG and NSF, among others. He develops techniques for visually recognizing people, their gestures, and their actions, and for applying these recognition techniques to complex systems of interacting people and machines. Recent demonstrations of his work can be found on his web site.
Draper earned his B.S. from Yale in 1984, and and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1987 and 1993, respectively. He came to Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in 1996, and has been a full Professor since 2011. He teaches across the Colorado State University curriculum, in courses ranging from first-year data structures (CS165) to graduate level Artificial Intelligence (CS540) and Computer Vision (CS510). He has served as the General Chair for the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), and as an area chair for the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).