Terrance E. Boult

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    Terrance E. Boult is El Pomar Endowed Chair of Innovation and Security and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs . Dr. Boult was the visionary behing the unique Bachelor of Innovation Family of degrees , and actively teaches mostly in that program.

Dr. Boult runs the Vision and Security Technology Lab (VAST lab) where my students and I are doing projects in Security including surveillance, biometrics, sensor networks, and distributed steganalaysis and general projects in computer vision. We have three ongoing NSF project, funding from IARPA Janus and smaller amounts of funding froma few companies.

Dr. Boults work with The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commeralization through which I work with many local and student companies. For example I am working wth students on their companies/products such as the fun and novel card game Roarstack , to parking analytics LotSpot, to online storybuilding Narrativ, to apps for interaction with concernt crowds CrowdFire and an event app for hungry students HitSpot App .

My wife (Ginger) and I moved closer to campus so I now ride/walk to campus. While I work hard, I play hard too and I am really enjoying the Colorado boarding and the "air"


Contact Information

Prof. Terry Boult Email (preferred form of contact): tbo...@vast.uccs.edu
Phone 719 255 3510 (office)     719 255 3900 (lab)   719 963 0573 (cell)
Office Location/Hours : ENGR 174: As posted in syllabus and by appointment
Fall 2017 Teaching: BLAW2010 and CS2300

I have an office in EAS, and spends lots of time in the vast lab (EAS149). Also through my role in EPIIC, I have lots of meetings off campus. Finding me by dropping in is a low probably event. Try to arrange a meeting by email.

Note that I run a pretty aggressive spam filter, if you don't get a response to email with 48hours, try again and add the word "innovation" to your subject line.

If you are looking for academic use code assocated with my university research, please visit meta-recognition.com If you are interested in licensing code from my company, visit securics.com


I championed, designed and help shepherd the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees through the CU approval process and am passionate about it. Note: my official teaching load at UCCS is 1 course per term. I teach more, often much more, than my jobe rquires, because it is important and I enjoy it. In addition to the standard courses here I usually teach 1-3 students in independent study courses per term as well as supervising 8-10 students in dissertaion credits. The BI has a unique teachnimg model with co-teachers keeping student faculty ratio good while having larger sections will more importantly bring multiple points of view in each class,

I designed and co-teach a wide range of courses in the BI including:

  1.    Intro. to Entrepreneurships (ENTP1000) The first course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on entreprenurship, with a slant toward technology-based entreprenrurship.
  2.    Intro. to the Innovation Proess (INOV101) The second course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a freshman course on the innovation process, explaining how to transform ideas into impact.
  3.    Intro. to Technical and Proposal Writing and Presentation (INOV210) The third course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees, student advance their writing skills, including writing proposal for real money. They also improvie their oral presentation and persuation skills.
  4.    Business and Intellectual Property Lab (BLAW2010). This is a course covering basic issues of law, from Torts to contracts, as well as intellectual property law including patents and the construction of patents claims. All students work on teams to draft and put togehter a full patent application. Multiple actual patents (all still pending) have been filed based on the class work.
  5.    Innovation Teams (INOV2010, INOV3010, INOV4010) The teams course in the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees. This is a sophmore/junior/senior team course on applying the innovation process and supporting external customers.
  6.    ENTP4500 Entrepreneurship and Strategy The BI capstone course where students combine their learning from the innovation core, plus their major, to develop a venture with real impact.


I developed and taught novel gradute innovation related courses:


I have also developed and taught multiple Computer Science courses:

Biographical information

Dr. Boult, El Pomar Endowed Chair of Innovation and Security and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring where his role includes help drive innovation through the unique Bachelor of Innovatiom degrees as well working with faculty and local companies to develop and transfer technology in the Springs area. Since joining UCCS in 2003 Dr. Boult' partner companies,including his own companies, have been awarded over 12Million in SBIR/STTR funding. In addtion he brought more than $10Million in research funding to UCCS.

Before joining UCCS he was the Weiseman Chair Professor and the New Century Fund Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, where he was the founding chairman of the CSE department. Dr. Boult was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1986 (Associate Prof. 1992-1994) before joing Lehigh in 1994. He studied at Columbia University, earning his MS and PhD degrees in computer science in 1984 and 1986 respectively.

Dr. Boult has been the organizer of dozens related conferences/workshops for IEEE, including both biometrics and embedded systems, as well as invited speaker on biometrics for ASIS and at the NIST Biometric Quality Workshop. He has served as the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2006-2010), and was a founding memeber of the IEEE Biometric Council and served as VP for conferences then VP for educaiton. He was a co-founder of the Computer Vision Foundation and serves as their Treasurer.

Dr. Boult has published over 250 papers with more than 6000 citations. He holds 13 patents, with 6 patents pending. He publishes in Computer Vision/Robotics as well as in Networking and Mobile Computing. He has been the co-organizer of multiple workshops of visual surveillance, performance evaluation of tracking systems, and computer vision related topics, and has been on program committees for more than a two dozen IEEE and SPIE conferences and workshops on computer vision and sensor fusion.

Dr. Boult's ongoing research projects include advanced biometrics , advanced visual security systems, design and evaluation of imaging sensors, FPGA-acceleration algorithms for Vision, Embedded systems, algorithms for efficient use of wireless networks, Network performance, network security, steganslysis, medical imaging, and Web-based support systems for Trauma patients.

Recent Entrepreneurial Activities

Dr Boult was the Co-founder, CEO/CTO of Securics Inc (www.securics.com), which is addressing security and biometrics technology. Since its founding in 2004, Securics has been actively commercializing technology developed by Dr. Boult at UCCS and has won multiple SBIR/STTRs as well as multiple commercial contracts. Securics technology was deployed in operational regions and licensed to large contrators. Securics was selected by the US Military to develop a long-range facial recognition system using Securics unique technology. Securics stopped seeking contracts in 2013 and is ceasing operations so Dr. Boult can devote more time to the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees.

From 2002-2004, Dr. Boult was the founding the Chief Technology officer for GuardianSolutions Inc, where he helped to develop the leading video-based intelligent security systems sold to some of the largest ports in the country, the financial institutions, large pharmaceutical companies, as well developing unique portable systems for the the Military and boarder patrol. GuardianSolutions, (dba Jtech) was acquired by Telephonics, a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF).

From 1998 to present Dr. Boult has been working with Cyclovison (now doing business as Remote Reality ), where he continues to pursue joint contracts and help in automated analysis of their unique 360 imaging technology. Remote Reality is a venture backed company which is the leading designer and manufacturer of next-generation intelligent omni video systems (IOVS). Major customers include the US Departmet of Defensen and Lockheed Martin.

For more details consult my vitae /resume in html. Note this include links to some on-line papers and is usually somewhat up to to date.

Some personal Information

I dabble a bit in many things when I am not in the lab working. I enjoy scuba diving, skiing, snow boarding and poetry, frequently and less frequently I enjoy baking (decorating mostly), board games, cooking, golf, racket sports. I'm even decent at a few of these, e.g. I placed first in the 1991-1992 Budweiser/NASTAR All-star ranking for New Jersey skiers in the 30-39 age bracket with a time was just 5\% behind that posted by the NASTAR National Pace-setter, U.S. Olympian Matt Grosjean. I've moved more into boarding now, something I highly recommend for anyone who wants to have fun at places that no longer challenge them when they are on skis. I've also done well boarding in the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, e.g. First place out of 9 in my age group at the 1/21/06 event, and third fastest boarder in any age group) At just about any major vision conference I'll be trying to find a way to hit the slopes or go scuba-diving so if you'll be there too, send me some mail---its always better with a buddy.

For poetry/prose that reflects my philosophy try:

For poetry/prose of others authors that I like you can try:

If you want to sample some of my own poetry I offer some recent or published ones: And a few of my older ones:

I'm also play a bit of Table Tennis. I picked it up again in 2004 since El Pomar, who funded my Chair, also sponsors the Colorado State games. In the 2006 Colorado State games, I took silver in the recreational singles (left) from a field over 16 participants, took bronze in the single over 40, and bronze in the recreational double (middle) with Tao Zhang a postdoc in the VAST Lab. In the 2005 State Games of Americia my partner Xiaobo(Joe) Zhou and I won the gold in the mens recreational doubles , sucesssfuly defining our 2004 Rocky Mountain State Games title. And in 2005 Joe won the Gold in the mens recreational singles (so you can tell where the real skill was :-) In 2006 I improved a good bit (winning metals on my own), thanks to a table in the basement and a robot so I can practice (right). In 2007 I again won double gold with Joe.

Terrance E. Boult
El Pomar Chair of Innovation and Security
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
P.O. Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150