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Sketch Recognition Lab

TAMU Sketch Recognition Lab

Welcome to the homepage for the Sketch Recognition Lab at Texas A&M University!

TracyHammond     Dr. Tracy Anne Hammond
Director, Sketch Recognition Lab
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Offices and Labs: 326-327 Teague, 414C and 229 HRBB
Texas A&M University
Mailstop 3112, College Station, TX 77840
email: hammond at
phone: 979 353 0899

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, CSAIL / AI Lab, MIT, 2007
  • FTO, Finance Technology Option, Sloan School of Management, MIT, 2004
  • MA, Anthropology, GSAS, Columbia University, 2001
  • MS, Computer Science FuSEAS, Columbia University, 2000
  • BS, Applied Mathematics and Physics FuSEAS, Columbia University, 1997
  • BA, Mathematics, Columbia College, Columbia University, 1997

Our mission at the Sketch Recognition Lab:

activity recognition algorithms that can
  • identify and understand a person's behavior and actions
  • infer and predict a person's intentions and future choices
    wearable technologies and sensors that
  • enhance a person's senses
  • communicate environmental and personal information to the wearer
  • help people be more cognizant of their environment
  • enable people to make better choices.

SRL has received over $3.6 million in total funding, including over $2 million in NSF funding and over $1 million in DoD funding.

SRL Members, Alumni, and Collaborators:


Already a TAMU student? If you are interested in joining SRL, please come to our weekly lab meetings and introduce yourself. SRL Lab Meetings are Monday 12:45 at 323 Teague.

Interested in applying to TAMU and joining SRL? Please apply through the regular channels and state that you are interested in working with Dr. Tracy Hammond and the Sketch Recognition Lab somewhere in your statement of purpose.

Student Resources

Thesis Proposal Guidelines