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Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
6 King's College Rd, Pratt Building 290E
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4
Canada

e-mail: urtasun (at) cs (dot) toronto (dot) edu
tel: +1 (416) 946-8482
fax: TBD

Since July 2016 I'm an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I'm also a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. From January 2014 to July 2016 I was an Assistant Professor in the same department. From September 2009 to January 2014 I was an Assistant Professor at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic institute located in the campus of the University of Chicago. I was also a visiting professor at ETH Zurich during the spring semester of 2010, working with Prof. Marc Pollefeys. Previously I was a postdoctoral research scientist at UC Berkeley EECS and ICSI. Before that, I was a postdoctoral associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, where I worked with Prof. Trevor Darrell. I completed my PhD at the Computer Vision Laboratory, at EPFL, Switzerland, on June 2006, under the supervision of Prof. Pascal Fua and Prof. David Fleet at the University of Toronto. I previously worked as a research assistant at the Ecole National Superior de Telecomunication (ENST) in Paris, in the Image Processing Department. I graduated as an Electrical Engineer in the Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. I did my Master Thesis in Eurecom, France.

My research interests include machine learning, computer vision, remote sensing and robotics. My recent work involves perception algorithms for self-driving cars, deep structured models and exploring problems at the intersection of vision and language. I'm the recipient of an NVIDIA Pioneers of AI Award, a Ministry of Education and Innovation Early Researcher Award, two Google Faculty Research Awards, a Connaught New Researcher Award and a Best Paper Runner up Prize awarded at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). I'm also Program Chair of CVPR 2018, an Editor of the International Journal in Computer Vision (IJCV) and I have served as Area Chair of multiple machine learning and vision conferences (i.e., NIPS, UAI, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV).

I'm looking for a postdoc in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, remote sensing and robotics. Contact me for further details.

I'm looking for motivated students interested in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, remote sensing and robotics. To join my group as a PhD student or master student, you will have to apply to the CS department at the University of Toronto. See link here for more details.
For visiting students, contact me for further details.

Highlights and News

  • I'll be giving a Keynote at BMVC 2016 on Affordable Self-driving Cars
  • 3 papers accepted to appear at NIPS 2016
  • I received the NVIDIA Pioneers of AI Award in the GTC16. This comes with the new DGX1. Thanks NVIDIA!
  • UofT Arts and Sciences Rising Stars article
  • 5 papers (2 spotlights, 3 posters) accepted to appear at CVPR 2016
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ICML 2016
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ICLR 2016 as an oral
  • On Feb 2016 I received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • On Feb 2016 I received a Google Faculty Research Award
  • I'll be Program Chair of CVPR 2018
  • I'll be giving a Keynote on Deep Structured Models at ICLR 2016
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at AISTATS 2016
  • 5 papers (2 orals, 3 posters) accepted to appear at ICCV 2015
  • 2 papers accepted to appear at NIPS 2015
  • I'll be Area Chair of ICLR 2016, ICRA 2016, ICML 2016, ACCV 2016, UAI 2016, ECCV 2016 and 3DV 2016
  • I'm Tutorial co-chair with Sanja Fidler at CVPR 2016
  • This December I'll be giving a tutorial on Deep Structured Models at ICCV15 with Alexander Schwing
  • This August I'm giving a lecture at the Vision and Sports Summer School on Deep Structured Models m[Slides][Slides_compressed]
  • This July I'm giving a lecture at the Computational Vision Summer School (CVSS) on Deep Structured Models [Slides]
  • This July I'm giving a lecture at the Biomed Summer School, on Deep Structured Models
  • 1 paper to appear as oral at BMVC 2015 as oral
  • On June 7th at CVPR15 I'm giving a tutorial on Indoor Scene Understanding with Sanja Fidler
  • On May 2015 I received a Ministry of Research & Innovation Early Researcher Award
  • On May 2015 I received an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement
  • 1 paper on Deep Structured Learning to appear at ICML 2015
  • 3 papers to appear at PAMI 2015
  • 6 papers (2 orals and 4 posters) accepted to appear at CVPR 2015
  • On Feb 2015 I received a Google Faculty Research Award
  • I'm area chair of UAI 2015, CVPR 2015 and ICML 2015
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at WACV 2015
  • 2 papers accepted to appear at NIPS 2014
  • We have released Object Part Labelings of the PASCAL 2010 dataset
  • We have released Full Segmentation Labelings of the PASCAL 2010 dataset, which contains annotations for 400+ categories
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ACCV 2014
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ECCV 2014
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at UAI 2014
  • On May 2014 I received the Connaught New Researcher Award
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ICML 2014
  • 6 papers accepted to appear at CVPR 2014
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at ICCP 2014 as an oral
  • I'm co-organizing a workshop on the Reconstruction Meets Recognition Challenge at ECCV 2014
  • I'm co-organizing a workshop on Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving at ECCV 2014
  • I accepted a position at the University of Toronto. I'll be moving in January 2014
  • I'm area chair of ECCV 2014 and CVPR 2014
  • I'm tutorial co-chair with Kristen Grauman at CVPR 2014 and Doctoral Consortium Chair at CVPR 2014
  • 1 paper accepted to appear at NIPS 2013
  • 4 papers accepted to appear in ICCV 2013 (1 oral, 3 posters)
  • I'm co-organizing a workshop on the Reconstruction Meets Recognition Challenge at ICCV 2013
  • I'm co-organizing a workshop on Graphical Models for Scene Understanding: Challenges and Perspectives at ICCV 2013
  • I'm co-organizing a workshop on Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving at ICCV 2013
  • We received the 'Best Paper Runner Up Award' at CVPR 2013 for our probabilistic visual self-localization paper
  • I'll be visiting Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, during September 2013
  • I'm at MIT visiting Antonio Torralba during May 2013
  • Our paper on KITTI has been accepted to appear in IJRR 2013
  • 5 papers accepted to appear in CVPR 2013 (2 orals, 3 posters)
  • I'm in the Editorial Board of IJCV
  • I'm area chair of ICML 2013 and ICCV 2013

Postdocs

Current graduate students

Visiting students / Undergrads

Past Postdocs

Past graduate students

Past visiting students

  • Hang Chu (2016, Master student from Cornell). Now PhD student at University of Toronto
  • Makarand Tapaswi (PhD student from KIT, Germany). Now Postdoc at University of Toronto
  • Gellert Mattyus (PhD student from DLR, Germany). Now Postdoc at University of Toronto
  • Xiaozhi Chen (PhD student from Tsinghua)
  • Shiyong Cui (Postdoc from DLR, Germany)
  • Boris Ivanovic (Undergrad University of Toronto). Now Master student at Stanford
  • Urban Jezernik (PhD student from University of Ljubljana)
  • Song Yang (Undergrad from Tsinghua). Now PhD student at Stanford University
  • Erin Grant (USRA Undergrad, University of Toronto). Now PhD student at UC Berkeley
  • Vincent Perot (2015, UTRECS Undergrad, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal). Now at Google
  • Ze (Aaron) Wang (Undergrad student from University of Toronto)
  • Kangwei Liu (2015, PhD student from NLPR, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Liang-Chieh Chen (2013-14, PhD student from UCLA). Now at Google
  • Chenxi Liu (2014, Undergrad from Tsinghua). Now PhD student at UCLA
  • Edgar Simo-Serra (2013-14, PhD student from UPC). Now Postdoc at Waseda University in Tokyo
  • Jia Xu (2013-14, PhD student from University of Wisconsin-Madison). Now Research Scientist at the Intel Visual Computing Lab
  • Yinan Zhao (2014, Undergrad from Tsinghua). Now PhD student at UT Austin
  • Ziyu Zhang (2013, Undergrad from Tsingua University). Now PhD student at University of Toronto
  • Kong Chen (2013, Undergrad from Tsingua University). Now PhD student at CMU
  • Yali Wang (2013, PhD student from Laval University, Canada)
  • Roozbeh Mottaghi (2012-2013, PhD student from UCLA). Now postdoc at Stanford
  • Zhou Ren (2013, Master student from UCLA)
  • Ye Meng (2013, from BeiHang University)
  • Hongyi Zhang (2012, Undergrad from Peking University). Now PhD student at MIT
  • Jian Zhang (2012, Undergrad student from Tsingua University). Then master student at ETH Zurich, now PhD student at Stanford
  • Kan Chen (2012, Undergrad from Tsingua University). Now PhD student at USC
  • Abhishek Sharma (2012, PhD student from University of Maryland)
  • Aydin Varol (2011-2012, PhD student from EPFL)
  • Jose Javier Yebes (2011-2012, PhD student from Universidad de Alcala)
  • Martin Hjelm (2011, Master student from KTH). Now PhD student at KTH
  • Roland Angst (2010, PhD student from ETH Zurich). Now assistant professor at MPI/Stanford
  • Angela Yao (2010, PhD student from ETH Zurich). Now postdoc at ETH Zurich

Professional Service

  • Program Chair: CVPR 2018
  • Chair: Workshop co-Chair NIPS 2012, Doctoral Consortium Chair CVPR 2014, Tutorial co-Chair CVPR 2014, Tutorial Chair CVPR 2016
  • Area Chair / Senior Program Committee: NIPS 2010, NIPS 2011, NIPS 2012, UAI 2012, ICML 2013, ICCV 2013, CVPR 2014, ECCV 2014, CVPR 2015, ICML 2015, UAI 2015, ICLR 2016, ICML 2016, ICRA 2016, UAI 2016, ACCV 2016, ECCV 2016
  • Program Committee (computer vision): ICCV 2007, 2009, 2011, CVPR 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, ECCV 2008, 2010, 2012, ACCV 2010, BMVC 2011, CVPR 2016
  • Program Committee (machine learning): NIPS 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, ICML 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 AISTATS 2010, 2011, 2012, IJCAI 2009

Teaching

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Challenges

Curriculum Vitae

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 Contacts


Prof. Raquel Urtasun

Address:
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
6 King's College Rd, Pratt Building 290E
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4
Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 946-8482
Email: urtasun (at) cs (dot) toronto (dot) edu Fax: TBD

 


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