Curriculum Vitae -- Highlights
Main Present Professional
Name: Godfried Theodore Toussaint
Date of birth: July 31, 1944
Place of birth: Tremeloo
(near Mechelen), Brabant,
Citizenship: Canadian, British, Belgian
Languages spoken and written: English, Spanish,
Languages largely forgotten: Portuguese, Indonesian,
Flemish (mother tongue)
of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, since
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology,
Schulich School of Music, McGill University, since February 2005.
Main Past Professional Positions:
Editor, Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications
Associate Editor, International Journal of Computational
Geometry and Applications
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mathematics
and the Arts
Editorial Board Member, Revista Investigacion
Advisory Board Member, IEEE Transactions on Pattern
Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Conferences and Workshops Founded and Organized:
Editor, Discrete and Computational Geometry
Associate Editor, Pattern Recognition
Editorial Board Member, The Visual Computer
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Pattern
Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information
Honors and Awards:
Co-Founder (with David Dobkin, Joseph O'Rourke and
Franco Preparata), ACM Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry. The
first symposium was held in Baltimore, 5-7, June 1985.
Co-Founder (with David Avis),
Conference on Computational Geometry.
Organized the first
and tenth conferences at
McGill University in Montreal in August 1989 and August 1998, respectively.
Founder and Organiser, Annual Bellairs Winter
Workshop on Computational Geometry. The first
workshop was held at Bellairs Research Institute of McGill University in
Barbados, February 1986.
Co-Founder (with Antonio Mesa)
on Algorithms and Data Structures, The first
workshop was held at Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, May 2001, the second
was held in the same place in April 2003, and the third
in April 2004.
Co-Founder (with Francisco Gomez)
Workshop on Computational Music Theory, The first
workshop was held at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria
de Informatica, Madrid, Spain, July 2003. The second
was held at the same location in June 2004. The third
was held at the same location June 13-17 2005. The fourth is scheduled
for July 24-28, 2006.
Pioneer of Computing in Canada.
at CASCON Banquet in Toronto, October 19, 2005. See list
of all pioneers. See group
David Thomson Award for excellence in Graduate
Supervision and Teaching at McGill University, June 8, 2001. Photo
and quotation in the McGill Reporter. Award citation
at the Faculty of Science Convocation
on the morning of June 8, 2001. Plaque presentation at the Faculty
of Graduate Studies Council meeting on the afternoon of June 8, 2001.
Distinguished Service Award for "outstanding
contribution to research and education in Computational Geometry," CIPPRS,
May 1996, Award ceremony at banquet of Vision Interface `96 in Toronto.
Vice-Chancellor's Research Best-Practice Fellowship,
October 1995, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1995.
Editorial Service Award, Pattern Recognition
ASI Fellowship from the B.C. Advanced Systems
Senior Research Fellowship
the Canada Council
the Arts (1985-87)
Outstanding Paper Certificate awarded
in 1980 by the Pattern Recognition Society for the manuscript: G.T.
Toussaint, "The relative neighborhood graph of a finite planar set,"
Recognition, Vol. 12, 1980, pp. 261-268.
Best-Paper-of-the-Year Award from the Pattern
Recognition Society for the manuscript: G.T.Toussaint," The use of
context in pattern recognition," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 10, 1978,
Membership in Honorary
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University
of British Columbia, 1972. Thesis: Feature Evaluation Criteria and
Contextual Decoding Algorithms in Statistical Pattern Recognition. Supervisor:
W. Donaldson, External Examiner:
M.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University
of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., 1970. Thesis: Machine Recognition
of Independent and Contextually Constrained Contour-Traced Handprinted
Characters. Supervisor: Robert W. Donaldson.
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University
of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.,1968. Senior Thesis: Threshold
Logic Network Synthesis. Supervisor: Harold Smith.
Papers in Refereed Journals: 155
Papers in Conference Proceedings: 156
Book Chapters and Other Publications: 17
Total Publications: 328
Unpublished Papers, Posters and Tutorials: 82
Total Invited Presentations: 229