Biography of Prof. Em. Dr. Horst Bunke

Horst Bunke joined the University of Bern as a Professor of Computer Science in 1984. He is now a Professor Emeritus.  Horst served as 1st Vice-President and Acting President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He is a former Editor-in-Charge of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), a former Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis (ELCVIA), and a former member of the editorial board of various other journals.

Horst is the recipient of the 2010 KS Fu Prize, awarded by the IAPR.  Moreover, he received the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award in 2009 and an honorary doctor degree from the University of Szeged, Hungary, in 2007. He held visiting positions at the University of Notre Dame (Melchor Visiting Professor 2012), Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing (1987, 2012), the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center (1989), the University of Szeged, Hungary (1991), the University of South Florida at Tampa (1991, 1996, 1998-2007 yearly), the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (1994), Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan (1995), Curtin University, Perth, Australia (1999), Australian National University, Canberra (2005), Autonomous University, Barcelona (2005, 2012, 2013), NICTA in Brisbane (2009) and Melbourne (2011), and the University of York (2013). Horst Bunke has more than 700 publications, including over 40 authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited books and special editions of journals. His h-index is 86, according to Google Scholar. In the DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, which captures more than four million publications by more than two million authors, Horst Bunke ranks among the 400 most prolific authors.

September 2018

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