Daniel Lopresti is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. He came to Lehigh in 2003, and served 10 years as chair of CSE ending in 2019. He also served as interim dean for the college from 2014 to 2015. He also served as Director of the Data X Initiative and played a major role in the design of the renovation of Mountaintop Building C.

Lopresti received a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth in 1982, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton in 1987. After completing his doctorate, he joined the computer science department at Brown where his teaching and research ranged from parallel VLSI systems to computational aspects of molecular biology. He went on to help found the Matsushita Information Technology Laboratory in Princeton, NJ, turning his attention to document analysis and pen computing. Later he served on the research staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, where he engaged in research in biometric security and speech synthesis. He has over 150 publications in refereed conferences and journals, and holds 24 patents.

Lopresti has established himself as leader in the international document analysis research community, having co-chaired most of the major conferences in the field. He instituted the biennial doctoral consortium which is now a fixture at the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition published by Springer, and he also serves on the editorial board of Computer Vision and Image Understanding published by Elsevier. He has applied his technical expertise on the controversial topic of electronic voting, and has recently been working to help develop the Code 8.7 international collaboration to apply AI in the fight against human trafficking. Since 2015, he has served on the Computing Community Consortium Council of the Computing Research Association and is currently the Vice Chair of CCC and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also a leader in the International Association for Pattern Recognition and currently serves as IAPR's President and a member of the Executive Committee.

At Lehigh, Lopresti developed and led the Software Engineering Track for the successful Lehigh Silicon Valley Program for three years starting in 2017, in collaboration with the leaders of the Baker Institute. He is also engaged with a number of activities to encourage increased diversity in the field of computing. Lopresti is one of the leaders of Lehigh's Nano/Human Interfaces Presidential Engineering Research Initiative along with colleagues from Materials Science, Bioengineering, and Psychology.

Daniel P. Lopresti
Daniel P. Lopresti
(610) 758-5782
Room 337, Building C
113 Research Drive
Mountaintop Campus
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University, 1987
B.S., Mathematics and Engineering, Dartmouth College, 1982

Areas of Research

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, AI for Social Good, Document Analysis, Electronic Voting Systems, Bioinformatics