Deep Learning for Vision Open Lectures (Jul. 4th, 2018)

Laura Leal-Taixé

Laura Leal-Taixé, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Wednesday July 4th, 10:00h, Aula Master UPC (building A3)

Kevin McGuinness

Kevin McGuinness, Dublin City University (DCU)
Wednesday July 4th, 10:40h, Aula Master UPC (building A3)

A small workshop concluding the 3rd Summer School on Deep Learning for Computer Vision. This will be an open day with two distinguished guests: Kevin McGuinness from Dublin City University, and Laura Leal-Taixé from the Technical University of Munich.

Also, as a new activity, a poster session will be organized before the guests' talks, addressed to showcase the research done in the field of computer vision locally (not UPC only, we'd love to welcome researchers from other labs too). If you or anybody you know has a recent publication in a high quality peer reviewed conference or journal, we would like to invite you to submit it by providing the details here. Upon acceptance, you can send a PDF and Vilynx will take care of printing it... and you can keep it with your afterwards :)
Note: Further details and RSVP here.

Speakers bios:

10:00 Laura Leal-Taixé
Short bio: Dr. Laura Leal-Taixé conducts research in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. In particular, she focuses on video analysis, solving tasks such as multiple object tracking, motion analysis or semantic segmentation. Allowing machines to automatically analyse video data is essential for applications such as Autonomous Driving. Dr. Laura Leal-Taixé was born in Barcelona where she pursued B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She went to Boston, USA to do her Masters Thesis at Northeastern University with a fellowship from the Vodafone foundation. From 2009 until 2013, she worked towards her PhD degree at the Institute for Information Processing (TNT) of the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany. During her PhD, she was at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA for one year as a visiting scholar with Prof. Silvio Savarese. She ithen spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Geodesy and Photogrammetry at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, working on tracking and benchmarking. In May 2016, she moved to Munich where she started working at the Computer Vision Group as a senior postdoctoral researcher. She is currently a junior group leader after receiving a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of 1.65 million euros for her project socialMaps.

10:40 Kevin McGuinnes
Short bio: Dr Kevin McGuinness is an Assistant Professor and Science Foundation Ireland Funded Starting Investigator with the School of Electronic Engineering in Dublin City University. He also works very closely with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He finished my B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Applications and Software Engineering in Dublin City University in 2005 and was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Electronic Engineering in 2009. He has since been a postdoctoral researcher at the CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, and a research fellow at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. His primary research interests are computer vision, deep learning, image and video segmentation, segmentation evaluation, machine learning, content-based multimedia information retrieval, and human-computer interaction.