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Ramin Zabih

  • Ramin Zabih
  • Dept: Computer Science
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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My research is focused on discrete optimization methods for analyzing images, with an emphasis on medical applications. I hold a joint position in computer science and in radiology, and most of my work involves both departments. I am currently doing my reseach at Cornell's NYC campus. 

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching introductory undergraduate courses, especially involving functional programming or algorithms.

Selected Publications

  • Felzenszwalb, Pedro, Ramin Zabih. 2011. "Dynamic Programming and Graph Algorithms in Computer Vision." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 33 (4).
  • Szeliski, R., Ramin Zabih, D. Scharstein, O. Veksler, V. Kolmogorov, A. Agarwala, M. Tappen, C. Rother. 2008. "A comparative study of energy minimization methods for Markov random fields with smoothness-based priors." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 30 (6): 1068-1080.
  • Raj, A., G. Singh, Ramin Zabih, B. Kressler, Y. Wang, N. Schuff, M. Weiner. 2007. "Bayesian parallel Imaging with edge-preserving priors." Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 57 (1): 8-21.
  • Boykov, Y., O. Veksler, Ramin Zabih. 2001. "Fast approximate energy minimization via graph cuts." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 23 (11): 1222-1239.
  • Huang, J., S. R. Kumar, M. Mitra, W. J. Zhu, Ramin Zabih. 1999. "Spatial color indexing and applications." International Journal of Computer Vision 35 (3): 245-268.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • TPAMI Mark Everingham Prize 2016
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Oxford University 2015
  • Research Citation Finalist (Society of Critical Care Medicine) 2013
  • Helmholtz prize (International Conference on Computer Vision) 2013
  • Fellow (ACM) 2012



  • BS (Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985
  • BS (Math), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • MS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • Ph D (Computer Science), Stanford University, 1994