Tutorial Speakers




  • Prof. Vittorio Ferrari
    University of Edinburgh
    Google Research
    BIO
    Vittorio Ferrari is a Professor at the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh and a Research Scientist at Google, leading a research group on visual learning in each institution. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2004 and was a post-doctoral researcher at INRIA Grenoble in 2006-2007 and at the University of Oxford in 2007-2008. Between 2008 and 2012 he was Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship grant. He received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant, and the best paper award from the European Conference in Computer Vision, both in 2012. He is the author of over 90 technical publications. He regularly serves as an Area Chair for the major computer vision conferences, he will be a Program Chair for ECCV 2018 and a General Chair for ECCV 2020. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. His current research interests are in learning visual models with minimal human supervision, object detection, and semantic segmentation.



  • Ivan Laptev
    Research Director, INRIA Paris
    BIO
    Ivan's main research interests include visual recognition of human actions, objects and interactions. He has published over 60 papers at international conferences and journals of computer vision and machine learning. He serves as an associate editor of International Journal of Computer Vision and IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, he will be a program chair for CVPR 2018, he served as an area chair for major vision conferences, he has co-organized several workshops and tutorials on human action recognition and a series of ENS/INRIA summer schools on computer vision and machine learning (2010-2013). He was awarded ERC Starting Grant in 2012.
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