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Invited Talks

Kris Kitani

Kris Kitani, School of Computer Science, Carneggie Melon

Kris Kitani is an Assistant Research Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He specializes in the area of human activity understanding from video. His work on activity forecasting was awarded the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in 2012. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE THMS journal special issue on Wearable and Ego-vision Systems for Augmented Experience and has organized several workshops on Egocentric (First-Person) Vision at CVPR. His work has been featured in the popular press such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and ABC news.

Manohar Paluri

Manohar Paluri, Facebook AI research

Manohar Paluri is currently a Research Lead at Facebook AI research and manages the Computer Vision team in the Applied Machine Learning organization. He is passionate about Computer Vision and in the longer term goal of building systems that can perceive the way humans do. Through out his career he spent considerable time looking at Computer Vision problems in Industry and Academia. He worked at renowned places like Google Research, IBM Watson Research Labs, Stanford Research Institute before helping co found Facebook AI Research directed by Dr. Yann Lecun. Mr. Paluri spent his formative years at IIIT Hyderabad where he finished his undergraduate studies with Honors in Computer Vision and joined Georgia Tech. to pursue his Ph.D. For over a decade he has been working on various problems related to Computer Vision and in general Perception and has made various contributions through his publications at CVPR, NIPS, ICCV, ECCV, ICLR, KDD, IROS, ACCV etc. He is passionate about building real world systems that are used by billions of people. Some of these systems are running at Facebook and already have tremendous impact on how people communicate using Facebook.