William T. Freeman

Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Research Scientist


  • SIGGRAPH 1994

    William Freeman is a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories. Dr. Freeman’s research interests are computational vision, image processing, and electronic imaging. As part of his thesis work, he developed “steerable filters,” a class of oriented filters with wide application in image processing and computer vision. His current research involves hand gesture recognition by computer and Bayesian models of perception. His research at the Polaroid Corporation from 1981 to 1987 led to nine patents and a successful product, the Polaroid Palette film recorder. In 1987, Dr. Freeman was a Foreign Expert at the Taiyuan University of Technology, P. R. of China.