Invited Speakers


Prof. Dr. Kilian Q. Weinberger

Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Kilian Weinberger’s research focuses on Machine Learning and its applications. In particular, he focuses on learning under resource constraints, metric learning, machine learned web-search ranking, computer vision and deep learning. Read more



Prof. Dr. Pietro Perona

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

Professor Perona’s research focusses on vision: how do we see and how can we build machines that see.

Professor Perona has been mostly active in the area of visual recognition, more specifically visual categorization. He is studying how machines can learn to recognize frogs, cars, faces and trees with minimal human supervision, and how one could make large image collections and even the web searchable by image content. Read more



Prof. Dr. Marcello Pelillo

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Marcello Pelillo is Professor of Computer Science at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, where he directs the European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT) and the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition group. He held visiting research positions at Yale University, McGill University, the University of Vienna, York University (UK), the University College London, the National ICT Australia (NICTA), and is an affiliated faculty member of Drexel University (USA). Read more