UCCS Vision And Software Technology Laboratory

Terrance E. Boult

Short Bio Vita/Publications Research projects Teaching Poetry/Fun

Terrance E. Boult is El Pomar Endowed Chair of Innovation and Security and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring . Dr. Boult was the visionary behing the unique Bachelor of Innovation Family of degrees . Dr. Boult runs the Vision and Security Technology Lab (VAST lab) where my students and I are doing projects in Security including surveillance, biometrics, sensor networks, and distributed steganalaysis and general projects in computer vision. I work with The El Pomar Instititue for Innovation and Commeralization through which I work with many local companies.

My wife (Ginger) and I have a beautiful house in Monument CO. While I work hard, I play hard too and I am really enjoying the Colorado boarding and the "air"

 

Contact Information

Prof. Terry Boult Email (preferred form of contact): tbo...@vast.uccs.edu
Phone 719 255 3510 (office)     719 255 3900 (lab)   719 963 0573 (cell)
Office Location/Hours : ENGR 174: Wed 2-3pm and by appointment

I have an office in EAS, one at the vast lab, and one in the Colorado Springs Incubator, where my company, Securics Inc has its office. Also through my role in EPIIC, I have lots of meetings off campus. Finding my by dropping in is a low probably event. Try to arrange a meeting by email.

Note that I run a pretty aggressive spam filter, if you don't get a response to email with 48hours, try again and add the word "innovation" to your subject line.


If you are looking for academic use code assocated with my university research, please visit meta-recognition.com If you are interested in licensing code from my company, visit securics.com


Teaching

In Fall 2010 I co-taught multipe sections of Intro. to Entrepreneurships (ENTP1000) The first course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on entreprenurship, with a slant toward technology-based entreprenrurship.

In Fall 2010 I co-taught Innovation Teams (INOV2010, INOV3010, INOV4010) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Spring 2010 I co-taught two sections of Intro. to the Innovation Proess (INOV101) The second course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on the innovation process, explaining how to transform ideas into impact.

In Spring 2010 I co-taught section Intro. to Technical and Proposal Writing and Presentation (INOV210) The third course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees, student advance their writing skills, including writing proposal for real money. They also improvie their oral presentation and persuation skills.

In Spring 2010 I co-taught sections of Innovation Teams (INOV201, INOV301) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Fall 2009 I co-taught two sections of Intro. to Entrepreneurships (ENTP100) The first course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on entreprenurship, with a slant toward technology-based entreprenrurship.

In Fall 2009 I co-taught Innovation Teams (INOV201, INOV301, INOV401) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Spring 2009 I co-taught two sections of Intro. to the Innovation Proess (INOV101) The second course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on the innovation process, explaining how to transform ideas into impact.

In Spring 2009 I co-taught section Intro. to Technical and Proposal Writing and Presentation (INOV210) The third course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees, student advance their writing skills, including writing proposal for real money. They also improvie their oral presentation and persuation skills.

In Spring 2009 I co-taught sections of Innovation Teams (INOV201, INOV301) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Fall 2008 I co-taught two sections of Intro. to Entrepreneurships (ENTP100) The first course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on entreprenurship, with a slant toward technology-based entreprenrurship.

In Fall 2008 I co-taught Innovation Teams (INOV201, INOV301) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Spring 2008 I taught section Intro. to the Innovation Proess (INOV101) The second course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on the innovation process, explaining how to transform ideas into impact.

In Spring 2008 I taught section Intro. to Technical and Proposal Writing and Presentation (INOV210) The third course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees, student advance their writing skills, including writing proposal for real money. They also improvie their oral presentation and persuation skills.

In Spring 2008 I taught Innovation Teams (INOV201) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.

In Spring 2008 I taught CS507: Vision and Security Seminar)

In Fall 2007 I co-taughtp Intro. to Entrepreneurships (ENTP100) The first new course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on entreprenurship, with a slant toward technology-based entreprenrurship. With 45 students is signifcantly exceeded our expected first offering for the BI.

In Fall 2007 I co-taughtp ITechKnow with Morgan Sheppard of College of Business and Rick Redella, a local entrepreneur. This is a freshman seminar that is a survey of Engineering Technology and its impact on society.

In Spring 2007 I again taught Software Engineering (CS330) which is an intensive hands-on experience for the students. We've lined up multiple local companies who will be the "clients" for the requirement/specification/design aspects of the class.

In Fall 2006 I taught Computational Image Processing (CS505) This is a graduate course on image processing, with an emphasis on computational rather than theoretical aspects. Programming in both C++ and Matlab is required.

In Fall 2006 I co-taughtp ITechKnow with Dean J. Haefner. This is a freshman seminar that is a survey of Engineering Technology and its impact on society.

In Spring 2006 I taught Software Engineering (CS330) which was an intensive hands-on experience for the students. We've lined up multiple local companies who will be the "clients" for the requirement/specification/design aspects of the class.

In Spring 2005 I taught cs601 Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Patents for Engineering And since it finished we have had 3 patents filed from the class, and two of the student were instrumental in defending their company from a patent infringement suit!.

In Fall 2004 I taught CS692 Advanced topics in Security and Programing Languages (CS316) , at UCCS.

In Spring 2004 I taught teaching CS 584 Computer Vision at UCCS.



Ongoing Research Projects

For the current lab project check out Vision and Security Lab (VAST) lab page.

I have run a start up a company, Securics addressing security, biometrics and privacy.

Other Stuff of interest


Biographical information

Dr. Boult, El Pomar Endowed Chair of Innovation and Security and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring where his role includes working with faculty and local companies to develop and transfer technology in the Springs area. Since joining UCCS in 2003 Dr. Boult' partner companies have been awarded over 7Million in SBIR/STTR funding.

Before joining UCCS he was the Weiseman Chair Professor and the New Century Fund Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, where he was the founding chairman of the CSE department. Dr. Boult was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1986 (Associate Prof. 1992-1994) before joing Lehigh in 1994. He studied at Columbia University, earning his MS and PhD degrees in computer science in 1984 and 1986 respectively.

Dr. Boult has been the organizer of dozens related conferences/workshops for IEEE, including both biometrics and embedded systems, as well as invited speaker on biometrics for ASIS and at the NIST Biometric Quality Workshop. He is the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and a founding memeber of the IEEE Biometric Council.

Dr. Boult has published over 150 papers and holds 7 patents, with 9 patents pending. He publishes in Computer Vision/Robotics as well as in Networking and Mobile Computing. He has been the co-organizer of multiple workshops of visual surveillance, performance evaluation of tracking systems, and computer vision related topics, and has been on program committees for more than a two dozen IEEE and SPIE conferences and workshops on computer vision and sensor fusion.

Dr. Boult's ongoing research projects include advanced biometrics , advanced visual security systems, design and evaluation of imaging sensors, FPGA-acceleration algorithms for Vision, Embedded systems, algorithms for efficient use of wireless networks, Network performance, network security, steganslysis, medical imaging, and Web-based support systems for Trauma patients.

Recent Entrepreneurial Activities

Dr Boult is the Co-founder, CEO/CTO of Securics Inc (www.securics.com), which is addressing security and biometrics technology. Since its founding in 2004, Securics has been actively commercializing technology developed by Dr. Boult at UCCS and has won 5 Phase I and 3 Phase 2 SBIR/STTRs as well as multiple commercial contracts. With exclusive licenses to 6 pending patents Securics has unqiue technologies that simultaneously improve security and privacy. Securics was selected by the US Military to develop a long-range facial recognition system using Securics unique technology.

From 2002-2004, Dr. Boult was the founding the Chief Technology officer for GuardianSolutions Inc, where he helped to develop the leading video-based intelligent security systems sold to some of the largest ports in the country, the financial institutions, large pharmaceutical companies, as well developing unique portable systems for the the Military and boarder patrol. GuardianSolutions, (dba Jtech) was acquired by Telephonics, a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF).

From 1998 to present Dr. Boult has been working with Cyclovison (now doing business as Remote Reality ), where he continues to pursue joint contracts and help in automated analysis of their unique 360 imaging technology. Remote Reality is a venture backed company which is the leading designer and manufacturer of next-generation intelligent omni video systems (IOVS). Major customers include the US Departmet of Defensen and Lockheed Martin.

For more details consult my vitae /resume in html. Note this include links to some on-line papers and is usually somewhat up to to date.



Some personal Information

I dabble a bit in many things when I am not in the lab working. I enjoy scuba diving, skiing, snow boarding and poetry, frequently and less frequently I enjoy baking (decorating mostly), board games, cooking, golf, racket sports. I'm even decent at a few of these, e.g. I placed first in the 1991-1992 Budweiser/NASTAR All-star ranking for New Jersey skiers in the 30-39 age bracket with a time was just 5\% behind that posted by the NASTAR National Pace-setter, U.S. Olympian Matt Grosjean. I've moved more into boarding now, something I highly recommend for anyone who wants to have fun at places that no longer challenge them when they are on skis. I've also done well boarding in the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, e.g. First place out of 9 in my age group at the 1/21/06 event, and third fastest boarder in any age group) At just about any major vision conference I'll be trying to find a way to hit the slopes or go scuba-diving so if you'll be there too, send me some mail---its always better with a buddy.

For poetry/prose that reflects my philosophy try:

For poetry/prose of others authors that I like you can try:

If you want to sample some of my own poetry I offer some recent or published ones: And a few of my older ones:

I'm also play a bit of Table Tennis. I picked it up again in 2004 since El Pomar, who funded my Chair, also sponsors the Colorado State games. In the 2006 Colorado State games, I took silver in the recreational singles (left) from a field over 16 participants, took bronze in the single over 40, and bronze in the recreational double (middle) with Tao Zhang a postdoc in the VAST Lab. In the 2005 State Games of Americia my partner Xiaobo(Joe) Zhou and I won the gold in the mens recreational doubles , sucesssfuly defining our 2004 Rocky Mountain State Games title. And in 2005 Joe won the Gold in the mens recreational singles (so you can tell where the real skill was :-) In 2006 I improved a good bit (winning metals on my own), thanks to a table in the basement and a robot so I can practice (right). In 2007 I again won double gold with Joe.

Terrance E. Boult
El Pomar Chair of Innovation and Security
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
P.O. Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150
tbo...@vast.uccs.edu