Walter Scheirer

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
182D Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-2436


My research is primarily focused around the problem of recognition, including the representations and algorithms supporting solutions to it. I am particularly interested in features and learning-based methods that apply to both vision and language, thus breaking away from the persistent compartmentalization of recognition tasks. This has led to some interesting, and often unconventional approaches that can be applied to a broad set of areas including computer vision, machine learning, human biometrics, and the digital humanities. Specifically, my work is looking at open set recognition, extreme value theory models for visual recognition, biologically inspired learning algorithms, and stylometry.


Ph.D., Engineering, University of Colorado, 2009
M.S., Computer Science, Lehigh University, 2006
B.A., Computer Science and International Relations, Lehigh University, 2004