MARL Talk: Serge Belongie

From Visipedia to PointAR  by Serge Belongie

 

Abstract:

In this talk Prof. Belongie will provide an overview of his group’s research projects at Cornell Tech involving Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Human-in-the-Loop Computing. The talk will cover projects involving identification of plant and animal species (Visipedia) and learning perceptual embeddings of food (SNaCK). It will conclude with a preview of a new effort to build a projector-based, human-computer interaction apparatus that allows computers to point to physical objects in the real world (PointAR).

Serge Belongie received a B.S. (with honor) in EE from Caltech in 1995 and a Ph.D. in EECS from Berkeley in 2000. While at Berkeley, his research was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. From 2001-2013 he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego.

He is currently a professor at Cornell Tech and the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and Human-in-the-Loop Computing. He is also a co-founder of several companies including Digital Persona, Anchovi Labs and Orpix. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review “Innovators Under 35” Award and the Helmholtz Prize for fundamental contributions in Computer Vision.