Dr. Andrew R. Willis, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor
EPIC 2332
704-687-8420
Education:
  • Ph.D., Scientia Machina (Electrical Engineering), Brown University, 2004
  • M.S., Applied Math, Brown University, 2003
  • M.S., Electrical Sciences, Brown University, 2001
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering cum laude, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1995
  • B.S., Computer Science cum laude, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1994
Research:
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Computational Geometry in Multiple (>2) Dimensions
Selected publications:
  1. Willis, A., Computational Analysis of Archaeological Ceramic Vessels and their Fragments, in Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage Preservation: Analysis, Restoration, and Reconstruction of Ancient Artworks, CRC-Press, pp. 323–353, 2011.
  2. Willis, A. and Cooper, D. B., From Ruins to Relics: Computational Reconstruction of Ancient Artifacts, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 65–83, July 2008.
  3. Thomas T.P., Anderson D.D., Willis A., Liu P., Marsh J.L., Brown T.D., ASB Clinical Biomechanics Award Paper 2010 Virtual pre-operative reconstruction planning for comminuted articular fractures . Clinical Biome-chanics 2011, 26(2), pp. 109–115, February 2011. PMID:21215501. NIHMSID:259455
  4. Eppes, M.-C., Willis, A., Molaro, J., Abernathy, S. and Zhou B., Cracks in Martian boulders exhibit preferred orientations that point to solar-induced thermal stress, Nature Communications, 6(6712), pp. 1–11, March 2015. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7712
  5. Willis, A., and Brink, K., iGRaND: An Invariant frame for RGBD Sensor Feature Detection and Descriptor Extraction with Applications, SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing; Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization and Display, pp. 1-15, SI16C-SI116-27, April 18-20, 2016. doi: 10.1117/12.2225540
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