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10th anniversary of the International Computer Vision Summer School

10th anniversary of the International Computer Vision Summer School

The International Computer Vision Summer School directors Giovanni Farinella and Roberto Cipolla (right) with the programme posters over the years

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the International Computer Vision Summer School, the brainchild of Professor Roberto Cipolla, who continues his close involvement as Director. The summer school has trained over 150 researchers  each year, many of whom have gone on to become thought leaders in academia and business.  

A place at the school is highly prized, not least because of the stellar field of international experts Roberto assembles every year. Indeed I would suggest that not only are places prized by the students, but also by the lecturers.

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Principal Researcher in the Computer Vision group at Microsoft Research Cambridge

Computer vision is the science and technology of making machines that see. It is concerned with the theory, design and implementation of algorithms that can automatically process visual data to recognise objects, track them and recover their shape and spatial layout.

The International Computer Vision Summer School aims to provide both an objective overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research in computer vision. The last decade has seen a revolution in the theory and application of computer vision and machine learning. In celebration of the summer school's 10th anniversary the team looked at the future: what will happen next?

The courses are delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real computer vision problems as well as examples of their successful commercialisation. This summer's speakers included  Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook and Koray Kavukcuoglu, Research Scientist at Google DeepMind.

The school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for over 150 young researchers and PhD students. The participants benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in computer vision. Participants also have the possibility to present the results of their research, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

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