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PIS seminar series Carsten Rother

The Prague Computer Science seminar series coorganized by Department of Computer Science, presents

Interactive Image Segmentation by Carsten Rother

Thursday, September 24,  at 4 p.m. in room KNE:107

Lecture anotation:

When humans see a scene they can quite effortlessly visually separate individual objects present in the scene. For a computer, the ultimate but very challenging goal is to achieve the same without the help of humans.

More about the lecturer:

Carsten Rother received a PhD degree in 2003 from the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden. From 2003 until 2013, he has been a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom. Since October 2013 he is full professor at TU Dresden, heading the Computer Vision Lab Dresden. His research interests include scene recovery and understanding, optimization and learning in probabilistic graphical models. He has published more than 120 articles (H-index 52 according to Google Scholar) in international conferences and journals. He won awards at a number of conferences (ACCV, CVPR, BMVC, CHI, CVPR) and the DAGM Olympus prize. He has influenced various Microsoft products, in particular GrabCut for Office 2010 and AutoCollage. He serves in programme committees of major conferences (e.g., SIGGRAPH, ICCV, ECCV, CVPR, and NIPS). He received the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2014.