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Christopher Henry
Associate Professor

Department:
Applied Computer Science

Fields:
  • Agriculture
  • Computers
Areas of Expertise:
  • Deep Learning
  • Descriptive Proximity
  • Descriptive Topology
  • Digital Agriculture
  • General Purpose Computing Using GPUs
  • High Performance Computing
  • Nearness
  • Near Sets
  • Machine Learning
  • Scientific Computing
  • Similarity Measures
  • Rough Sets
  • Quantifying Similarity
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
About:

The focus of Dr. Christopher Henry's work is the theory and application of machine learning, such as his work in developing machine learning data sets for digital agricultural applications. This has led to machine learning collaborations with Sightline Innovation, Northstar Robotics, and DecisionWorks.

Dr. Henry has also pioneered approaches to classify pixels obtained from satellite images using deep neural networks developed for semantic segmentation for the creation of land-use maps. The success of this work has led to industry research contracts and grants with GeoManitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO); as well as collaborations with researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. This work has generated a start-up company, DeepGeo, to commercialize this work.

Dr. Henry has also been collaborating for many years on GPU-based computing initiatives, including collaborations with Manitoba Hydro, Ubisoft, and Manitoba Hydro International. He has worked to establish a provincial consortium of researchers in high-performance computing that ran several roundtable meetings with industry as well as two conferences.

He has co-founded the Applied Parallel Computing and Collaborative Research Laboratory and co-led the process to establish the University of Winnipeg as an NVIDIA GPU Education Centre.


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