In appreciation of the path-breaking contributions to pattern theory, the CVPR'12 organizing committee, in consultation with other senior members of the community, is honored to present a silver medal to Professor Ulf Grenander.
Ulf Grenander was born in Sweden in 1923, and earned the Fil. Dr. degree in 1950 from the University of Stockholm, advised by Dr. Harald Cramér. He is a honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Grenander is known for path-breaking research in creating pattern theory in the 1960s-70s. He formulated patterns as algebraic structures with generators and geometric transforms, and put probabilities on such structures. His work related to vision includes deformable models, diffeomorphism, probabilistic models on reconfigurable graphs, stochastic inference (jump-diffusion, MCMC), analysis by synthesis, abstract learning, etc.
At the awards ceremony on June 19th, 2012, the following awards were given. Congratulations to all who were recognized.
(Sponsored by Google)
Yuchao Dai, Hongdong Li, Mingyi He
“A Simple Prior-free Method for Non-Rigid Structure-from-Motion Factorization”
(Sponsored by UTRC)
Minh Hoai and Fernando De la Torre
“Max-Margin Early Event Detectors”
"in appreciation of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to Unsupervised Learning and Bayesian Inference in Computer Vision”
Willow Garage awarded several CVPR 2012 "Best Open Source Code" awards:
1st Prize: A. Alahi, R. Ortiz, and P. Vandergheynst, "FREAK: Fast Retina Keypoint"
2nd Prize: K. Takahashi, S. Nobuhara, and T. Matsuyama, "A New Mirror-based Extrinsic Camera Calibration Using an Orthogonality Constraint"
C.Xu and J. Corso, "Evaluation of Super-Voxel Methods for Early Video Processing"
S. Sadanand and J. Corso, "Action Bank: A High-level Representation of Activity in Video"
Google Student Travel Awards:
YiChang Shi (MIT) for the paper "Laser Speckle Photography for Surface Tampering Detection"
Zhenwen Dai (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) for the paper “Autonomous Cleaning of Corrupted Scanned Documents - A Generative Modeling Approach”
Xiangxin Zhu (UC Irvine) for the paper “Face detection, pose estimation, and landmark localization in the wild”
Ying Xiong (Harvard) for the paper “From Pixels to Physics: Probabilistic Color De-rendering”
CVPR 2012 Outstanding Reviewers:
CVPR Organizing Volunteers:
Student Volunteer Winners:
Eslam Abd Elfattah
CVPR 2012 Survey Winners: