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Personal Details

Name

  • dr. Cees G.M. Snoek

Office

  • Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam
    Informatics Institute
    University of Amsterdam
    Science Park 904
    P.O. Box 94323
    1098 GH Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

Contact

Education

Doctorate

  • January 2001 – October 2005
    Computer Science, University of Amsterdam.
    Title of thesis: The Authoring Metaphor to Machine Understanding of Multimedia.
    Advisors: prof. dr. ir. Arnold W.M. Smeulders and dr. Marcel Worring.

Master’s

  • September 1996 – October 2000
    Business Information Systems, University of Amsterdam.
    Title of thesis: Camera Distance Classification: Indexing Video Shots based on Visual Features.
    Advisor: dr. Jeroen Vendrig.

Miscellaneous

  • April 2012 – June 2013
    Junior ambassadors class, offered by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam.
  • March 2010 – May 2010
    Science Correspondence Course. SCW – Dutch Foundation for Science Correspondence.
  • January 2009 – November 2009
    Professionalism, offered to VENI laureates by the Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam.
  • October 2008 – June 2009
    Certificate Programme in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Amsterdam.
    Through a seven-sessions course I have demonstrated, documented, and passed the Dutch university-level teaching program (In Dutch: Basiskwalificatie onderwijs, BKO).
  • January 2008 – December 2008
    Various professional workshops on topics like media training, intellectual property rights, and introduction to leadership.

Professional Appointments

Academic Research

  • July 2013 – Present
    Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • July 2011 – June 2013
    Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • August 2010 – February 2011
    Fulbright Junior Scholar at Jitendra Malik’s lab, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • January 2009 – December 2012
    VENI research fellow, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • January 2005 – December 2008
    Postdoctoral researcher, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • April-October 2003
    Visiting researcher at Informedia, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • January 2001 – December 2004
    Doctorate research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Industry Research

  • June 2016 – present
    Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm Technologies.
  • September 2014 – May 2016
    Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies.
  • July 2011 – September 2014
    Head of R&D, Euvision Technologies.

Professional Service

Associate Editorship

  • 2017
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia
  • 2016
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • 2015
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • 2014
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • 2013
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • 2012
  • IEEE MultiMedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • 2011
  • IEEE MultiMedia

Organization

  • 2017
  • Program Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • Co-Organizer, CVPR Workshop on ActivityNet.
  • Area Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Area Chair, British Machine Vision Conference.
  • Area Chair, International Conference on Computer Vision.
  • 2015
  • Program Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • Doctoral Symposium Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Area Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • 2014
  • General Co-Chair, Netherlands Conference on Computer Vision.
  • Program Co-Chair, Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia.
  • Tutorial Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • Area Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo.
  • Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.
  • 2013
  • Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo.
  • Co-Organizer, IST/SPIE (Electronic Imaging), Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems.
  • Program Co-Chair, ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Services.
  • Demo Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • 2012
  • Area Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Co-Organizer, Video Browser Showdown at International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling.
  • Co-Organizer, Special session on Socio-Video Semantics, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • Co-Organizer, IST/SPIE (Electronic Imaging), Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media at European Conference on Computer Vision.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia at ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Guest-editor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, special issue on Learning from Multiple Evidences for Large Scale Multimedia Analysis.
  • Demo Chair, International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling.
  • Demo Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • 2011
  • Area Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia.
  • Co-Organizer, IST/SPIE (Electronic Imaging), Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems.
  • Demo Chair, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.
  • 2010
  • Program Co-Chair, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing.
  • Co-Chair, Multimedia Grand Challenge at ACM Multimedia.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining at ACM SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.
  • Co-Organizer, IST/SPIE (Electronic Imaging), Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems.
  • 2009
  • Co-Organizer, VideOlympics Video Retrieval Showcase Event at ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on Internet Multimedia Mining at IEEE International Conference on Data Mining.
  • Publicity Chair, ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Services.
  • 2008
  • Co-Organizer, VideOlympics Video Retrieval Showcase Event at ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval.
  • Co-Organizer, Special session on Challenges in Interactive Video Search, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval.
  • 2007
  • Co-Organizer, VideOlympics Video Retrieval Showcase Event at ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval.
  • Local Chair, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval.

Program Committee Member

  • 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
  • 2015
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • 2014
  • European Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • CVPR Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media
  • 2013
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • ACM SIGIR Conference
  • IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia
  • CVPR Workshop on Language for Vision
  • ICCV Workshop on Action Recognition with Large Number of Classes
  • ICCV Workshop on Large-Scale Video Search and Mining
  • 2012
  • European Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • International Workshop on Large-Scale Video Search and Mining
  • International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services
  • Workshop on Social Media Applications in News and Entertainment
  • 2011
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering
  • International ACM Workshop on Social Media
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia
  • Dutch ICT.open conference
  • 2010
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • ACM SIGIR Conference
  • European Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
  • IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service
  • International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing
  • SIGMM Workshop on Social Media
  • Workshop on Very-Large-Scale Multimedia Corpus, Mining and Retrieval
  • Dutch Conference of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging
  • 2009
  • ACM International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  • ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval
  • ACM SIGIR Conference
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • International Conference on Digital Information Management
  • International Conference on Semantic And digital Media Technologies
  • SIGMM Workshop on Social Media
  • IEEE International Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications
  • IJCAI Workshop on Cross-Media Information Access and Mining
  • IADIS International Conference on Visual Communication
  • Dutch Conference of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging
  • 2008
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  • ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • International Conference on Semantic And digital Media Technologies
  • IADIS International Conference on Visual Communication
  • Visual Information Processing Workshop
  • Dutch Conference of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging
  • 2007
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia
  • International MultiMedia Modeling Conference
  • IEEE Workshop on Motion & Video Computing
  • Belgian-Dutch Benelearn Conference
  • 2006
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo
  • 2005
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo

Reviewer International Journals

  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • ACM Transactions on Information Systems
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
  • Applied Ontology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing
  • IEEE Computer
  • IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
  • IEEE Intelligent Systems
  • IEEE Multimedia
  • IEEE Pervasive Computing
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • Image and Vision Computing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Sciences
  • International Journal of Computer Vision
  • International Journal of Systems Science
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging
  • Journal of Web Semantics
  • Machine Vision and Applications
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • The Computer Journal
  • The Visual Computer

Proposal and Project Reviewer

  • STW Vidi 2016 committee
  • NWO TOP 2016 committee
  • ERC Starting Grant 2016
  • ERC Consolidator Grant 2015
  • STW Veni 2015 committee
  • European Commission – FP7 project review
  • Czech Science Foundation
  • Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
  • Qatar National Research Fund
  • The Austrian Science Fund
  • Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarships 2014 committee
  • Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarships 2013 committee

Professional Memberships

International

  • ACM: Association for Computing Machinery, Senior Member
  • ACM SIGMM: ACM Special Interest Group Multimedia
  • IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member

National

  • ASCI: Advanced School for Computing and Imaging
  • NVPHBV: Dutch Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

Educational Activities

International Professional Tutorials

  • Zero-shot learning for computer vision, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2017.
  • Video Indexing, Search, Detection, and Description with Focus on TRECVID, International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, 2017.
  • Zero-shot learning for vision and multimedia, European Conference on Computer Vision, 2016.
  • Image Tag Assignment, Refinement and Retrieval, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2016.
  • Basics of Neural Networks, Deep Learning Summer School on Integrating Vision and Language, 2016.
  • Image Tag Assignment, Refinement and Retrieval, ACM Multimedia, 2015.
  • What happens where in video?, International Computer Vision Summer School, 2015.
  • Internet Video Search, European Conference on Computer Vision, 2012.
  • Internet Video Search, ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 2011.
  • Video Search Engines, ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 2010.
  • Video Search Engines, Summer School on Multimedia Semantics, 2010.
  • Video Search Engines, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2010.
  • Interactive Video Retrieval, AERFAI Summer School on Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning in Multimedia Systems, 2010.
  • Video Search Engines, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Tunisia, 2009.
  • Coloring Visual Search, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009.
  • Video Analysis and Retrieval, International Summer School on Multimedia Semantics, 2009.
  • Video Search Engines, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009.
  • Concept-based Video Retrieval, Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, 2009.
  • Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video, IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2008.
  • Concept-based Video Retrieval, Summer School on Image Processing, 2008.
  • Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 2008.
  • Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video, Swiss School of the 3eme cycle romand in Informatics, 2007.
  • Concept-based Video Indexing and Retrieval, International Summer School on Multimedia Semantics Analysis, Annotation, Retrieval and Applications, 2007.
  • Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video, International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies, 2006.
  • Semantic Indexing and Retrieval of Video, ACM International Conference on Multimedia, 2006.

University Courses

  • Computer Vision by Learning. Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, 2017.
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Vision. University of Amsterdam, 2014.
  • Computer Vision by Learning. Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, 2014.
  • Visual Search Engines. University of Amsterdam, 2014.
  • Multimedia Information Systems. University of Amsterdam, 2013.
  • Multimedia Retrieval. Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, 2011.
  • Text Mining and Collective Intelligence. Amsterdam University College, 2011.
  • Visual Search Engines. University of California at Berkeley, 2010.
  • Text Mining for Business Applications. University of Amsterdam, 2010.
  • Intelligent Multimedia Systems. University of Amsterdam, 2009.
  • Personalized Information Delivery. University of Amsterdam, 2008.
  • Multimedia Retrieval. Advanced School for Computing and Imaging, 2007.
  • Personalized Information Delivery. University of Amsterdam, 2007.
  • Personalized Information Delivery. University of Amsterdam, 2006.

Post-Doctoral Supervision

  • Amir Ghodrati, 2017-
  • Zhenyang Li, 2016-
  • Thomas Mensink, 2013-2016
    Thomas was awarded a VENI in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Mihir Jain, 2014-2016
    Mihir is currently at Qualcomm Technologies.
  • Jan van Gemert, 2013-2015
    Jan is currently an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology.
  • Koen E.A. van de Sande, 2011-2014.
    Koen is currently at Qualcomm Technologies.
  • Xirong Li, 2011-2012.
    Xirong is currently an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China.

Ph.D. Thesis Supervision

International Visitors

Industry Interns

Member of the Ph.D. Committee

  • Ork de Rooij, Interactive Content-Based Visualizations for Multimedia Search. University of Amsterdam, 2017.
  • Jan Zahálka, The Machine in Mulimedia Analytics. University of Amsterdam, July 2017.
  • Ali Sharif Razavian, Convolutional Network Representation for Visual Recognition. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), January 2017.
  • Ran Tao, Visual Instance Search from One Example. University of Amsterdam, January 2017.
  • Silvia-Laura Pintea, Continuous Learning in Computer Vision. University of Amsterdam, January 2017.
  • Sezer Karaoglu. Recognition and Detection of Objects Using Visual and Textual Cues. University of Amsterdam, December 2016.
  • Svetlana Kordumova, Learning to Search for Images without Annotations. University of Amsterdam, November 2016.
  • Amirhossein Habibian, Storytelling Machines for Video Search. University of Amsterdam, September 2016.
  • Masoud Mazloom, In Search of Video Event Semantics. University of Amsterdam, September 2016.
  • Daan Odijk, Context & Semantics in News & Web Search. University of Amsterdam, June 2016.
  • Fares Alnajar, Automatic Age and Gaze Estimation under Uncontrolled Conditions. University of Amsterdam, January 2016.
  • Andrej Mikulik, Large-Scale Content-Based Sub-Image Search. Czech Technical University in Prague, July 2015.
  • Dan Oneata, Robust and efficient models for action recognition and localization. Universite de Grenoble/Inria, July 2015.
  • Ben van Werkhoven, Scientifi c Supercomputing with Graphics Processing Units, VU University Amsterdam, October 2014.
  • Efstratios Gavves, Nuances in Visual Recognition, University of Amsterdam, September 2014.
  • Zhigang Ma, From Concepts to Events: A Progressive Process for Multimedia Content Analysis, University of Trento, December 2013.
  • Stevan Rudinac, Advancing the Relevance Criteria for Video Search and Visual Summarization, Delft University of Technology, May 2013.
  • Simon Carter, Exploration and Exploitation of Multilingual Data for Statistical Machine Translation, University of Amsterdam, December 2012.
  • Xirong Li, Content-Based Visual Search Learned from Social Media, University of Amsterdam, March 2012.
  • Koen van de Sande, Invariant Color Descriptors for Efficient Object Recognition, University of Amsterdam, December 2011.
  • Jasper Uijlings, The What and Where in Visual Object Recognition, University of Amsterdam, December 2011.
  • Bouke Huurnink, Search in Audiovisual Broadcast Archives, University of Amsterdam, November 2010.

M.Sc. Thesis Supervision

  • M. Nagel, Meta Fisher Vectors for generative encoding of visual streams, January 2015.
  • B. van de Poel, Evaluating Visual Representations for Video Event Retrieval, December 2012.
  • E.A. van Beijsterveldt, Searching Television Fragments Using Micro-Blogs, September 2012.
  • D. Modolo, Towards Semantic Representations for Event Detection and Segmentation, December 2011.
  • J. Steggink, Adding Semantics to Image Region Annotations with the Name-It-Game, June 2009.
  • A. Setz, Can Social Tagged Images Aid Concept-Based Video Search?, April 2009.
  • R. Nijdam, A Performance Evaluation of Concept-Based Video Genre Classification Components, October 2007.
  • J. Damman, Using a Category System in an Online Annotation Game, September 2007.
  • T. van Dijk, The Potential of Social Tagged Data for Visual Indexing, July 2007.
  • K.E.A. van de Sande, Coloring Concept Detection in Video using Interest Regions, April 2007.
  • L. van der Zande, On the Effectiveness of Query-Concept-Dependent Video Search, June 2006.
  • J. Edens, Towards Combining Automatic, Semi-automatic, and Manual Annotation for Semantic Narrowcast Video Retrieval, June 2006.
  • A. Algoe, People Annotation in Frequent-Face Videos, October 2004.

B.Sc. Thesis Supervision

  • H. Scholtens, A Text-Based Framework for Generic Person X Annotation in Broadcast News Video, August 2005.

Invited Presentations

International

  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, January 2017.
  • ECCV Workshop on Storytelling with Images and Videos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2016.
  • CVPR Workshop on Deep Vision, Las Vegas, USA, June 2016.
  • Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France, June 2016.
  • Blippar, London, UK, April 2016.
  • ICCV Workshop on Web-scale Vision and Social Media, Santiago, Chile, December 2015.
  • MM Workshop on Human-Centered Event Understanding from Multimedia, Brisbane, Australia, October 2015.
  • SIGMM Multimedia Frontier Workshop, Brisbane, Australia, October 2015.
  • Re.Work Deep Learning Summit, London, UK, September 2015.
  • Inria-LEAR, Grenoble, France, July 2015.
  • Qualcomm, San Diego, USA, October 2014.
  • ECCV Workshop on THUMOS Challenge: Action Recognition with a Large Number of Classes, Zürich, Switzerland, September 2014.
  • ECCV Workshop on Visual surveillance and Re-identification, Zürich, Switzerland, September 2014.
  • ICMR Workshop on Social Events in Web Multimedia, Glasgow, UK, April 2014.
  • VRT Media Fast Forward event, Brussels, Belgium, November 2013.
  • MM Workshop on Event-based Media Integration and Processing, Barcelona, Spain, October 2013.
  • MMC Seminar: Changing Sceneries, Changing Roles, Hilversum, May 2013.
  • Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University, Prague, April 2013.
  • ECCV Workshop on Information fusion in computer vision for concept recognition, Firenze, Italy, October 2012.
  • International Workshop on Digital Media Analysis, Search and Management, La Jolla, USA, February 2012.
  • Audio-Visual Search Cluster meeting, Brussels, December 2011.
  • International Workshop on Computer Vision Applications, Eindhoven, March 2011.
  • Gracenote, Emeryville, USA, February 2011.
  • Google Inc., Mountain View, USA, October 2010.
  • U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, September 2010.
  • Akiira Media Systems, Palo Alto, USA, June 2010.
  • FXPAL, Palo Alto, USA, January 2010.
  • K.U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, May 2009.
  • National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan, January 2009.
  • Schloss Dagstuhl, Dagstuhl, Germany, June 2008.
  • Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK, July 2007.
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2007.
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany. October, 2005.
  • University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, March, 2004.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, October 2003.

National

  • VOGIN-IP, Amsterdam, March 2017.
  • Institute Quantivision Conference, February 2017.
  • Schiphol GMI overleg, Schiphol, October 2016.
  • ICT.OPEN, Apeldoorn, March 2016.
  • Cross Media Cafe ‘Video Formats’, Hilversum, February 2016.
  • National eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, October 2015.
  • AWTI, NIKHEF Amsterdam, June 2015.
  • SEA: Search Engines Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, May 2015.
  • Barlaeus Lecture, Universiteit van Amsterdam, December 2013.
  • ICT.OPEN, Eindhoven, November 2013.
  • ASCI.OPEN, Eindhoven, November 2013.
  • Landelijke videodag, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, The Hague, June 2013.
  • DAS workshop, Delft, February 2013.
  • NWO Chemistry & Physical Sciences, The Hague, January 2013.
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, October 2012.
  • Faculty Colloquium, Amsterdam, October 2012.
  • ZiuZ Gebruikersdag, Sint Nicolaasga, May 2012.
  • Amsterdam Image Statistics & Neural Processing Meeting, Amsterdam, March 2012.
  • Afscheidsseminar Eric Sieverts, Amsterdam, January 2012.
  • TNO, Delft, August 2011.
  • Fulbright Award Ceremony, Amsterdam, June 2011.
  • NWO Bessensap, Den Haag, June 2011.
  • Symposium on Future Directions for Indexing and Retrieving Visual Media, Amsterdam, November 2010.
  • Landelijke videodag, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, The Hague, June 2010.
  • ICTDelta, Rotterdam, March 2010.
  • Leidsche Flesch, Leiden University, Leiden, February 2010.
  • Bètapartners education conference, Amsterdam, January 2010.
  • Society of the Query conference, Amsterdam, November 2009.
  • Cross Media Cafe ‘Media & Uitvinders’, Hilversum, October 2009.
  • CWI, Amsterdam, April 2009.
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, February 2009.
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, May 2008.
  • CWI, Amsterdam, November 2004.
  • TNO, Delft, April 2003.
  • Nederlands Genootschap voor Informatica, Amsterdam, April 2002.

Grants and Prizes

Grants

  • Co-PI of QUVA Lab, Toeslag Topconsortia voor Kennis en Innovatie, December 2015.
  • Co-PI of QUVA Lab, the public-private partnership between Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and the University of Amsterdam. May 2015.
  • Co-PI of Digging into Data proposal: Digging Archaeology Data: Image Search and Markup (DADAISM). January 2014.
  • PI of NWO Big Grid proposal: VideoSCOUD: Video Search on the Cloud. October 2012.
  • PI of NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (“VIDI”) proposal: STORY: Searching for the events told by video content. June 2012.
  • WP leader of FES COMMIT sub-grant proposal: Socially-Enriched Access to Linked Cultural Media. October 2010.
  • Co-PI of SESAME: Video Search with Speed and Accuracy for Multimedia Events. October 2010.
  • PI of Fulbright Junior Scholar proposals: Visual Search Engines (teaching) and Shaping Visual Semantics for Video Search (research), both executed at U.C. Berkeley, CA, USA. April 2010.
  • PI of NWO-NCF proposal: VideoSUPER: Video Search by Understanding Multiple Keyframes. June 2009.
  • PI of MultimediaN Idea-competition proposal: De PinkPop Teletijdmachine. May 2009.
  • PI of NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (“VENI”) proposal: SEARCHER: Substituting Experts by Amateurs for Concept-based Video Retrieval. August 2008.
  • Co-PI of Dutch/Flemish IM-Pact proposal: BeeldCanon: Videobeelden Categoriseren van Atomium tot Zaanse Schans. March 2008.
  • Co-PI of Muscle Showcase proposal: Image and Video Retrieval Evaluation Showcases. December 2006.

Awards

  • 2016, best performer, NIST TRECVID video to text task.
  • 2016, best performer, NIST TRECVID multimedia event detection task.
  • 2016, best entry, ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge.
  • 2016, outstanding reviewer, CVPR.
  • 2016, best paper award, ACM ICMR.
  • 2015, runner-up, ImageNet 200 object detection task.
  • 2015, best performer, NIST TRECVID multimedia event detection task.
  • 2015, best performer, NIST TRECVID localization task.
  • 2015, best performer, NIST TRECVID semantic indexing task.
  • 2015, outstanding reviewer, CVPR.
  • 2014, best paper award, ACM Multimedia.
  • 2014, best performer, THUMOS action classification challenge.
  • 2014, best performer, NIST TRECVID semantic indexing task.
  • 2013, best paper award, ASCI.
  • 2013, best performer, ImageNet 200 object detection task.
  • 2013, best performer, all four NIST TRECVID semantic indexing tasks.
  • 2012, Netherlands prize for ICT-Research.
  • 2012, best paper award, ASCI.
  • 2012, best poster award, ASCI.
  • 2012, best performer, Pascal VOC classification with localization.
  • 2012, runner-up, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2012, runner-up, NIST TRECVID video event detection.
  • 2012, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Prize Paper.
  • 2012, NWO VIDI.
  • 2012, best paper runner-up, ACM ICMR.
  • 2011, best performer, ImageNet classification with localization.
  • 2011, runner-up, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2010, best performer, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2010, best paper award, ASCI.
  • 2010, best paper award, ACM CIVR.
  • 2010, best paper runner-up, ACM CIVR.
  • 2010, Fulbright Junior Scholar.
  • 2009, best performer, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2009, best performer, NIST TRECVID video interactive retrieval.
  • 2008, best performer, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2008, best performer, NIST TRECVID video interactive retrieval.
  • 2008, NWO VENI.
  • 2005, best performer, NIST TRECVID video interactive retrieval.
  • 2005, best technical demonstration, ACM Multimedia.
  • 2004, best performer, NIST TRECVID video concept detection.
  • 2004, best performer, NIST TRECVID video interactive retrieval.
  • 2001, best regional master thesis, Nederlands Genootschap voor Informatica.

Publications

Summary

Five Selected

Patents

  • One issued, nine pending.

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