Scott Acton

Virginia Image and Video Analysis Laboratory, University of Virginia

Scott Acton is the director of the Virginia Image and Video Analysis (VIVA) group. He is also a professor in the Charles L. Brown Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and in the Biomedical Engineering Department of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. He works in the fields of video tracking and anisotropic diffusion. He has worked in industry for AT&T, the MITRE Corporation and Motorola, Inc. and in academia for Oklahoma State University.

For his research in video tracking, Scott Acton was given an ARO Young Investigator Award. He received the Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 1998. In 1997, he was named the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer. At University of Virginia, he was named the Outstanding New Teacher in 2002.

Scott Acton is a Fellow of the IEEE and serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing Letter.  He was named the 2004 Technical Program Chair and the 2006 General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. He is the 2007 Special Sessions Chair for the International Conference on Image Processing and the 2008 Technical Co-Chair for the IEEE SW Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation.

Scott Acton received the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and 1993, respectively. There, he worked for the incomparable Al Bovik. He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech (1988).