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Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Silvio Savarese is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2005 and was a Beckman Institute Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2005–2008. He joined Stanford in 2013 after being Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 2008 to 2013.
His research interests include computer vision, object recognition and scene understanding, shape representation and reconstruction, human activity recognition and visual psychophysics.
He is recipient of several awards including the James R. Croes Medal in 2013, a TRW Automotive Endowed Research Award in 2012, an NSF Career Award in 2011 and Google Research Award in 2010. In 2002 he was awarded the Walker von Brimer Award for outstanding research initiative.
He served as workshops chair and area chair in CVPR 2010, and as area chair in ICCV 2011 and CVPR 2013. He was editor of the Elsevier Journal in Computer Vision and Image Understanding, special issue on “3D Representation for Recognition” in 2009. He co-authored a book on 3D object and scene representation published by Morgan and Claypool in 2011. His work with his students has received several best paper awards including a best student paper award in the IEEE CORP workshop in conjunction with ICCV 2011, a Best Paper Award from the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management in 2011 and the CETI Award at the 2010 FIATECH’s Technology Conference.