Robert Haralick earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Before coming to the Graduate Center, he held the prestigious Boeing Egtvedt Professorship in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and was vice president of research at Machine Vision International. He is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, where he also held the office of president. He has served on the editorial boards of journals such as IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Image and Vision Computing, IEEE Expert, and Machine Vision and Applications.
Haralick has authored more than 580 books, chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, among them the seminal two-volume Computer and Robot Vision. He has contributed to image texture analysis, facet modeling for image analysis, shape analysis using mathematical morphology, computer image processing, computer vision, computer document analysis, and artificial intelligence. His most recent work is in high-dimensional space clustering, pattern recognition techniques applied to combinatorial problems in free group theory, and the relation decomposition problem in data mining. His papers have more than 34,000 citations in Google Scholar and his H-index is 60.