AIC: Visual Scene Understanding - Recent Progress and Current Trends

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5:00pm

The RWTH AI Center launches a new series of events: the " Artificial Intelligence Colloquium ", or in short: AIC . Renowned scientists from RWTH and other universities will present cutting-edge research on methods and applications of artificial intelligence. The first talk will be given bei Prof. Bastian Leibe from RWTH University.

  Bastian Leibe

Computer Vision has made immense progress over the past decade, driven in large parts by major advances in (and a better understanding of) deep learning. In this talk, Prof. Bastian Leibe will illustrate this progress by presenting examples of state-of-the-art approaches from his research in several areas of visual scene understanding, including video object segmentation, human body pose estimation, and 3D semantic scene analysis. For each of those areas, he will show how deep learning approaches are currently being applied to solve visual scene understanding tasks and he will give an overview over current trends and remaining challenges. Finally, he will highlight several real-world applications that have become possible as a result of those developments.

Bastian Leibe is a full Professor of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he leads the Computer Vision group. He holds an MSc degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1999), a Diploma degree from the University of Stuttgart (2001), and a PhD from ETH Zurich (2004), all three in Computer Science. His main research interests are in computer vision and machine learning for dynamic visual scene understanding, encompassing object recognition, tracking, segmentation, and 3D reconstruction. He has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Over the years, he has received several awards for his research work, including the CVPR Best Paper Award in 2007, the DAGM Olympus Prize in 2008, and the U.V. Helava Award in 2012. In 2012, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and in 2017 an ERC Consolidator Grant. He has been Program Chair for ECCV 2016 and Area Chair and program committee member for all major computer vision conferences.



The AIC is aimed primarily at researchers and master students and will be held virtually. A registration is necessary in order to receive the login details for the Zoom meeting:

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