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Dr. Healey is a leading researcher in the automated analysis of imagery with multiple spectral bands ranging from three-band color data to hyperspectral data with hundreds of spectral channels per pixel. An important innovation of his work has been to analyze high-fidelity models for illuminants, materials, sensors, and the atmosphere to allow utilization within advanced image processing algorithms. Dr. Healey's work has improved the capability of systems for a wide range of applications including object recognition, face recognition, target detection, texture analysis, biomedical image analysis, microelectronics inspection, multimedia, and image indexing. He is director of the UC Irvine Computer Vision Laboratory.