One of 16 Centers and Labs in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
The Center for Automation Research (CfAR) at the University of Maryland is a leader in research and education involving computer vision, computer visualization, perceptual interfaces, and language and media processing.
The four laboratories associated with CfAR are:
the COMPUTER VISION LABORATORY, where faculty researchers investigate visual biometrics, multi-perspective vision, visual surveillance, image and video database systems, shape representation and object recognition, and more;
and the PERCEPTUAL INTERFACES AND REALITY LABORATORY, where experts explore audio and computational acoustics and develop perceptual user interfaces for computers and other devices based on voice, sounds, gestures and touch.