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Dr. David Gerhard received his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1996. His undergraduate thesis was on facial image compression using zero-trees of wavelet coefficients. He started in the MSc program at Simon Fraser University in the fall of 1996, and transferred into the PhD program in 1998, successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis in the spring of 2003. He has published several papers relating to his thesis work on computationally measurable differences between talking and singing. He has taught courses in digital logic, hardware design, assembly language and introductory computer usage.
Dr. Gerhard’s current research interests include computational audio and acoustics, human-computer interaction, sound recognition and speech analysis. He is looking forward to developing a research program here at the University of Regina which includes multimedia and interdisciplinary studies, specifically with connections to Media Production and Studies.

Dr. Dominik Slezak joined the Department in January, 2003.

His main scientific interests are the theory of rough sets (theoretical foundations, connections with data mining, machine learning, probabilistic calculus, statistics, and information theory, applications to feature selection, extraction, and reduction in knowledge discovery in databases, applications to robotics, control processes, multimedia, medicine, and bioinformatics), Bayesian networks (theoretical foundations of approximate probabilistic independence and approximate Bayesian networks, extraction of optimal networks from real life data, applications to the new case classification problems),

as well as optimization problems (algorithmic complexity, heuristics, applications of the artificial intelligence tools).

He was born in 1972 in Warsaw, Poland. He received his MsC from mathematics and PhD from computer science at the University of Warsaw, Poland, in 1996 and 2002, respectively, under supervision of Professor Andrzej Skowron. He has been working for the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland, since 1996, first as a teaching assistant and then – as an assistant professor, at the Department of Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems. He also passed the JICA training in Robotics, at the Saitama University, Japan, 1996. He is an author of four chapters in books, as well as an author or co-author of a number of papers in scientific journals and proceedings of about 20 international scientific conferences. He was also a co-recipient of 5 grants of Polish National Research Committee and European Union.

Dr. Boting Yang is an Assistant Professor. His research program focuses on the areas of computational geometry, graph theory, and combinatorial optimization. Dr. Yang is specifically interested in mesh generations that have applications in computer graphics, finite element methods, and geographic information systems. His teaching workload for the 2003-2004 academic year is CS310 in 200330 and CS412 in 200410.
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