June 19, 2020

Workshop program (Pacific Time)

Recorded videos (numberred by event order)

Keynote Speakers

Judy Hoffman

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Judy Hoffman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Previously, she was a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley with Alyosha Efros and Trevor Darrell and at Stanford with Fei-Fei Li. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2016, where she was advised by Trevor Darrell and Kate Saenko. Dr. Judy Hoffman was awarded the NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Rosalie M. Stern Fellowship.

Xiaoming Liu

Michigan State University

Dr. Xiaoming Liu earned his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. He received a B.E. degree from Beijing Information Technology Institute, China and a M.E. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1997 and 2000 respectively, both in Computer Science. Prior to joining MSU, he was a research scientist at the Computer Vision Laboratory of GE Global Research. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, biometrics, human computer interface, etc.

Vishal M. Patel

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Vishal M. Patel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Hopkins, he was an A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at Rutgers University and a member of the research faculty at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2010.

Dr. Vishal M. Patel has received a number of awards including the 2016 ONR Young Investigator Award, the 2016 Jimmy Lin Award for Invention, A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award, Best Paper Award at IEEE AVSS 2017, Best Paper Award at IEEE BTAS 2015, Honorable Mention Paper Award at IAPR ICB 2018, two Best Student Paper Awards at IAPR ICPR 2018, and Best Poster Awards at BTAS 2015 and 2016. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and serves on the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Zhiding Yu


Dr. Zhiding Yu joined NVIDIA Research as a Research Scientist in 2018. Before that, he obtained Ph.D. in ECE from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, and M.Phil. in ECE from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012. His current research interests mainly focus on deep representation learning, weakly/semi-supervised learning, transfer learning and structured prediction, with their applications to semantic/instance segmentation, object detection, boundary detection and domain adaptation/generalization etc.

Dr. Zhiding Yu is a winner of the Domain Adaptation for Semantic Segmentation Challenge in Workshop on Autonomous Driving (WAD) at CVPR18. He is a co-author of the best student paper at ISCSLP14, and winner of the best paper award at WACV15. He was twice awarded the HKTIIT Post-Graduate Excellence Scholarships in 2010 and 2012. His intern work on deep facial expression recognition at Microsoft Research won first runner-up at the EmotiW-SFEW Challenge 2015 and was integrated into the Microsoft Emotion Recognition API under the Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services.

Dengxin Dai

ETH Zurich

Dr. Dengxin Dai is a Lecturer working with the ​​Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zurich. He is leading the research group TRACE-Zurich working on Autonomous Driving within the R&D project "TRACE: Toyota Research on Automated Cars in Europe". In 2016, he obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Luc Van Gool and Prof. Gerhard Schmitt. During the PhD study, he was working on the project VarCity for City Modeling based on camera data.

Dr. Dengxin Dai organized the CVPR'19 workshop Vision for All Seasons: Bad Weather and Nighttime, and the ICCV'19 workshop Autonomous Driving. He is a guest editor for the IJCV special issue "Vision for All Seasons" and is an area chair for WACV 2020. He has been a program committee member of several major computer vision conferences and received multiple outstanding reviewer awards. His current research interests include (1) Robust Road Scene Understanding; (2) Learning Driving Models; (3) Human-Vehicle Communication; (4) Sensor Fusion; and (5) Multi-Task Neural Networks.

Bihan Wen

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Dr. Bihan Wen received the B. Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2012, the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

Humphrey Shi

University of Oregon

Dr. Humphrey Shi is an assistant professor in Department of Computer & Information Science, University of Oregon. Dr. Shi joins the UO from IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center and the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering. His current research focuses on accurate visual understanding, an active research area that not only lies at the core intersection of computer vision and machine learning but also is critical for many real-world AI systems and applications. Dr. Shi has been recognized in multiple dimensions as a researcher, an engineer and a team leader, including receiving awards from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and winning multiple major international AI competitions such as the ImageNet video recognition challenge and the Nvidia AI City Challenge.

Xi Yin

Microsoft Cloud and AI

Dr. Xi Yin an Applied Scientist in the Computer Vision team at Microsoft Cloud and AI since Sep. 2018. She got her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, where she was a member of the Computer Vision Lab lead by Professor Xiaoming Liu. In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University.

Dr. Xi Yin's research interests lie in computer vision and deep learning. Specifically, Dr. Xi Yin is interested in Large-Scale Object Detection, Weakly-Supervised Learning, Face Recognition, Face Generation, Representation Learning and Transfer Learning.