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Vittorio Ferrari


Vittorio Ferrari is a Principal Scientist at Google, where he leads research groups on computer vision. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2004, then was a post-doc at INRIA Grenoble (2006-2007) and at the University of Oxford (2007-2008). Between 2008 and 2012 he was an Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship grant. In 2012-2018 he was faculty at the University of Edinburgh, where he became a Full Professor in 2016 (now a Honorary Professor). His work on large-scale segmentation won the best paper award at the European Conference in Computer Vision 2012. He received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant, also in 2012. He is the author of over 150 technical publications. He was a Program Chair for ECCV 2018 and a General Chair for ECCV 2020. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and formerly of IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. His current research interests are in 3D Deep Learning, transfer learning, and human-machine collaboration for annotation.

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