The Vision and Modeling Group of the MIT Media Laboratory was formed in 1987 by Alex (Sandy) Pentland and Ted Adelson, to study problems in computer vision, scene modeling, and human perception. Many changes happened over the yearsBernd Girod was a member of the faculty in the group from 19881990, when he left for a professorship in Erlangen. In 1991 Roz Picard and Aaron Bobick joined the group as faculty. In 1995 Ted Adelson moved to the faculty of MIT's Brain Cognitive Sciences Department and in 1999 Aaron Bobick moved to the faculty of Georgia Tech. Since then, Sandy Pentland and Roz Picard have expanded their research efforts. Both helped initiate MIT's Wearable Computing project; Picard formed a new research effort called Affective Computing, and Pentland developed a new research group entitled Human Design. Although we (Picard and Pentland) continue to build our new research areas upon the same foundations of pattern recognition, mathematical modeling, computer vision, perceptual science, and signal processing, we now have expanded into many new areas and it is time for "Vision and Modeling" to go the way of the horse and carriage. We keep the pages included off this "Vismod" home page for historical reasons, as a snapshot of some of the activities of the group in the last few years, and as a salute to all the students, staff, and faculty who participated in making this a great group to work in.
Note: the Vision and Modeling Technical Reports List will continue to be an active repository of where Pentland, Picard, and other group alumni post articles until further notice.