Invited Speakers

Gül Varol
École des Ponts ParisTech
Gul is an Assistant Professor at the IMAGINE team of École des Ponts ParisTech. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford (VGG), working with Andrew Zisserman. She obtained her PhD from the WILLOW team of Inria Paris and École Normale Supérieure. Her thesis, co-advised by Ivan Laptev and Cordelia Schmid, received the ELLIS PhD award. Her research is focused on human understanding in videos, specifically action recognition, body shape and motion analysis, and sign language.

Chen Sun
Brown University and Google
Chen Sun is an assistant professor of computer science at Brown University, and a staff research scientist at Google. His research interest is on computer vision and machine learning, with recent focus on learning multimodal temporal representations from unlabeled videos. His long-term research goal is to make video an indispensable learning source for visual perception, language understanding, robotics and cognitive science, and ultimately to develop autonomous machines that interact with and assist us in unconstrained environments. Chen finished his PhD at University of Southern California in 2016, and undergraduate study at Tsinghua University in 2011.