Juan Carlos Niebles: 2017 Plenary Session


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Location: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Frontiers of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence for Smart Vehicles"



Future intelligent vehicles are a very appealing platform for advancing AI research. A fully autonomous vehicle will require a deep and accurate understanding of the environment under diverse and challenging conditions, advanced reasoning capabilities and robust planning under uncertainty. Artificial Intelligence will be the core technology that enables these features. In this talk, I will give an overview of the recent advances in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence developed at the Stanford AI Laboratory that tackle some of these issues.


Juan Carlos Niebles received an Engineering degree in Electronics from Universidad del Norte (Colombia) in 2002, an M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2011. He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford AI Lab and Associate Director of Research at the Stanford-Toyota Center for AI Research since 2015. He is also an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Universidad del Norte (Colombia) since 2011. His research interests are in computer vision and machine learning, with a focus on visual recognition and understanding of human actions and activities, objects, scenes, and events. He is a recipient of a Google Faculty Research award (2015), the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship (2012), a Google Research award (2011) and a Fulbright Fellowship (2005).