Vicente

Vicente Ordóñez Román

NEWS! I will be spending a year as Visiting Fellow at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence () in Seattle starting in the summer 2015. I will also be joining the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia as Assistant Professor in the Fall 2016.

I conduct research at the intersection of Computer Vision, and Natural Language Understanding. I am especially interested in analyzing, and mining useful human insights from enormous amounts of images with associated text. I am also interested in big scale visual analytics by learning models that can perform high-level perceptual tasks for applications in social media, urban computing, and everyday activities.

BIO:
I received my PhD in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 advised by Prof. Tamara Berg. I was previously at Stony Brook University where I obtained an MS in Computer Science. During my studies I also spent time at Microsoft Research New England, the eBay Research Labs Computer Vision group, the Google Android Multimedia Content Analysis and Google Research groups, and the Google Earth satellite image analysis team. I'm a recipient of the 2013 IEEE Marr Prize in Computer Vision, a 2012 Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award, and a Renaissance Technologies Fellowship (2009 - 2011).

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