Research Scientist at Google and a Full Professor at the University of
Edinburgh, leading a research group on visual learning in each
institution. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2004 and was a
post-doctoral researcher at INRIA Grenoble in 2006-2007 and at the
University of Oxford in 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 he received the prestigious ERC
Starting Grant, and the best paper award from the European Conference in
Computer Vision. He is the author of over 100 technical publications.
He regularly serves as an Area Chair for the major computer vision
conferences, he will be a Program Chair for ECCV 2018 and a General
Chair for ECCV 2020. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Pattern Analysis
and Machine Intelligence. His current research interests are in learning
visual models with minimal human supervision, human-machine
collaboration, and semantic segmentation.