Robert E. Wagner


1216 Commonwealth Ave., Suite #15

Allston, MA 02134-4638


Phone: (617) 734-2750            Fax: (617) 353-7755






1997 – 2003            Ph.D.      Cognitive and Neural Systems

                                Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts


Thesis: Stereo Active Vision and Peripheral Optical Flow: Computer Vision Applications of the Wide-Field Human Visual Representation


1985 – 1989            B.S.         Computer Science

                                Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Research Interests


                        Biological Vision, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Robotics




1998 – Present      Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Research Assistant - Research in face detection and recognition on a 3DOF stereo robotic head.


1998 – Present      Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Research Assistant - Research in vision based navigation and object tracking.


2000 – Present      Pharmacia Diagnostics, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan

Software Consultant - Developed a scheduler to control the timing and movement of a robotic arm.  Developed a patient report generator for configurable reporting of allergen test results.


Spring 2002           Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Lab Instructor - Instructed undergraduate lab course entitled “Evolution of Biological Intelligence.”


1994 – 1997            Information Data Management, Rosemont, Illinois

Research Associate - Research and development of laboratory information systems for blood banks, plasma centers and public health laboratories.


1995 – 1996            Industrial Measurement Systems, Aurora, Illinois

                                Software Consultant – Developed machine vision applications.


1990 – 1994            Becton Dickinson and Company, Elmhurst, Illinois

Scientific Programmer - Developed video microscopy applications to aid in the investigation of cancer and genetic diseases.

Summer 1989         Ameritech Services, Schaumburg, Illinois

Summer Internship - Expert system design and analysis for switching station equipment placement.



Technical Skills


Programming Languages:   C, C++, MATLAB, Java, 80x86 Assembly, Python

Operating Systems:             Linux, Windows, MS-DOS, HP-UX, SunOS,

Document Preparation:       TeX, LaTex



Conference Proceedings


Gaudiano, P., Chang, C., Ecemis, I., Martens, S., Sahin, E. Streilein, W. and Wagner, R. (1999).  Neurobotics Lab Research: Learning, Vision and Sonar Recognition with Mobile Robots.  Neural Networks in Applications ’99, Fourth International Workshop, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg.


Sahin, E., Gaudiano, P. and Wagner, R. (1998).  A Comparison of Visual Looming and Sonar as Mobile Robot Range Sensor.  Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University.





Bacus, J.W., Bacus, J.V. and Wagner, R.E.   Method and apparatus for automated assay of biological specimens, US Patent 5,428,690, to Becton Dickinson and Company, Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C., 1992.


Bacus, J.W., Bacus, J.V. and Wagner, R.E.   Method and apparatus for automated assay of biological specimens, International Patent 93102433.5, to Becton Dickinson and Company, 1992.



Professional Affiliations


Association for Computing Machinery

Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence

IEEE Computer Society