Speakers


Dima Damen,
University of Bristol,
UK


Dr. Damen is Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Received her Ph.D. from the University of Leeds (2009). Dima’s research interests are in the automatic understanding of object interactions, actions and activities using static and wearable visual (and depth) sensors. Dima co-chaired BMVC 2013, is area chair for BMVC (2014-2018), associate editor of Pattern Recognition (2017-). She was selected as a Nokia Research collaborator in 2016, and as an Outstanding Reviewer in ICCV17, CVPR13 and CVPR12. She currently supervises 8 PhD students, and 3 postdoctoral researchers. Her group’s most recent effort is related to collecting and publishing EPIC-KITCHENS 2018, the largest dataset of object interactions in people’s homes, recorded using wearable cameras. More details are available here.  


Giovanni Maria Farinella,
University of Catania,
Italy


Giovanni Maria Farinella is a Tenure Track Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy. His research interests lie in the fields of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. His group’s most recent effort is related to First Person Egocentric Vision. He is author of more than 100 papers in international book chapters, journals and conference proceedings, and co-inventor of 5 patents involving industrial partners. Dr. Farinella serves as a reviewer and on the board programme committee for major international journals and conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC). He is Area Chair for ICCV 2017-19 and Associate Editor of the international journal Pattern Recognition (2017- ). Hecurrently supervises 5 PhD students, and 2 postdoctoral researchers. Dr. Farinella founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). He also founded (in 2014) and currently directs the Medical Imaging Summer School (MISS). He was awarded the PAMI Mark Everingham Prize in October 2017.  More details are available here.


Antonino Furnari, University of Catania,
Italy


Antonino Furnari is a postdoctoral researcher of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania, where he also serves as a contract professor since 2017. His research interests include Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person (Egocentric) Vision. He has authored more than 30 papers in international journals, conferences and workshops and has given talks at industrial and academic institutions since 2016. He serves as academic assessment chair at the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS) since 2017 and he is involved in the organization of the EPIC workshop series and EPIC-KITCHENS challenges since 2018. More details are available here.