David J Fleet

Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough

Faculty Member and CIFAR AI Chair
Vector Institute

Faculty Affiliate
UofT Robotics Institute


I work for Google DeepMind and the University of Toronto. I joined the University of Toronto in 2004, and the Google Brain Team in Toronto in 2020. Prior to our move to Toronto I worked in the Digital Video Analysis and Perceptual Document Analysis Groups at Xerox PARC (1999-2003), and at Queen's University in Kingston (1990-1998). During 2012-2017 I served as Chair of the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I have been a faculty member at the Vector Institute since 2017, serving as Associate Director, Industry Innovations until 2020. I served as Associate Editor (2000-2003) and then as Associate Editor-in-Chief (2004-2008) for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). I also served as Program Co-Chair of IEEE CVPR (2003), ECCV (2014), and as Area Chair for numerous vision and learning conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NIPS, ICML). At present I serve on the Advisory Board for IEEE PAMI.

My research interests include aspects of computer vision, machine learning, image processing, and visual neuroscience. Most of my research in vision and image analysis has focused on mathematical foundations and algorithms for visual motion analysis and stereopsis, tracking, human pose and motion estimation, video classification/captioning, and more recently 3D reconstruction for electron cryo-microscopy. My research in machine learning has focused on discrete and continuous latent variable generative models (for images, video, human pose and motion), and on large scale data indexing and retrieval.

Further Information
Selected Publications
Google Scholar

Structura Biotechnology Inc
Data and Software
Vision Group at UofT
Students and Colleagues

Biographical Information and CV
Images of my brain
2010 Koenderink Prize
2014 TEDxTORONTO talk
Contact Information

Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
6 King's College Rd,
Pratt Building, Rm. 391
Toronto, Canada M5S 3H5
Map / Directions to DCS

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
Office: IC484
IC Building, 1265 Military Trail,
Toronto, Canada M1C 1A4
Phone: 416 287 7219
Fax: 416 287 5630
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Email: fleet at cs dot toronto dot edu

Last updated August 2020