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Recent advances in AI for computer vision


Host: Cesare Alippi




USI Campus Est, room D0.03, Sector D
13:30 - 15:00

Paolo Favaro
University of Bern
With the fast pace at which Deep Learning is evolving, several fields of research are now emerging with remarkable capabilities. We will explore some of the main developments relevant to computer vision: NeRFs, text to 3D, supervised/unsupervised segmentation, controllable world models. While a number of the techniques we will discuss are about building 3D representations through different mechanisms (eg, NeRF and text to 3D),
other methods will show that object segmentation can be obtained even without any human supervision. We will also take a peak at recent developments in predictive autoregressive models that allow to animate single image frames by learning directly from videos without text annotation.

Paolo Favaro received the Laurea degree (B.Sc.+M.Sc.) from Università di Padova, Italy in 1999, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the computer science department of the University of California, Los Angeles and subsequently in Cambridge University, UK. Between 2004 and 2006 he worked in medical imaging at Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, USA. From 2006 to 2011 he was Lecturer and then Reader at Heriot-Watt University and Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In 2012 he became full professor at Universität Bern, Switzerland. His research interests are in computer vision, computational photography, machine learning, signal and image processing, estimation theory, inverse problems and variational techniques. He is also a member of the IEEE Society.