From a Robust Hierarchy to a Hierarchy of Robustness
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
An attempt is made to present a (somewhat personal) history
of how at the Computer Vision Laboratory in the late 1980's
adopting robust techniques from statistics
naturally arose from a quest for
better multiresolution image analysis algorithms.
While today these robust techniques are routinely used
in the vision community, their rapid
dissemination was in no small measure due to the
unfettered research atmosphere which characterized the lab.
Beside trying to record an instance of interdisciplinary research,
a few technical issues (most of which were yet to be understood then)
are also discussed.
Foundations of Image Analysis , L.S. Davis (Ed.),
Kluwer, 2001, 323--347.