Josef Kittler (M’74–LM’12) received the B.A., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees from the University of Cambridge, in 1971, 1974, and 1991, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Machine Intelligence with the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K.

He conducts research on biometrics, video and image database retrieval, medical image analysis, and cognitive vision. He has authored a textbook entitled Pattern Recognition: A Statistical Approach (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall, 1982) and over 600 scientific papers. He serves on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals in pattern recognition and computer vision.