I am an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto. Prior coming to Toronto, in 2012/2013, I was a Research Assistant Professor at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, an academic institute located in the campus of University of Chicago. I did my postdoc with Prof. Sven Dickinson at University of Toronto in 2011/2012. I finished my PhD in 2010 at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in the group of Prof. Ales Leonardis. In 2010, I was visiting Prof. Trevor Darrell's group at UC Berkeley and ICSI. I got my BSc degree in Applied Math at University of Ljubljana. More information is in my CV.

I'm looking for motivated MSc/PhD and visiting students.


My work is in the area of Computer Vision. My main research interests are 2D and 3D object detection, particularly scalable multi-class detection, object segmentation and image labeling, and (3D) scene understanding. I am also interested in the interplay between language and vision: generating sentential descriptions about complex scenes, as well as using textual descriptions for better scene parsing (e.g., in the scenario of the human-robot interaction).


Aug 14, 2015Released textual (multi-sentence) descriptions for NYUv2 images collected for our CVPR'14 paper
Aug 14, 2015Ground-truth car instance segmentations on 300 KITTI images released. We also released automatically generated instance segmentations for the full KITTI detection benchmark.
Jul  01, 2015Will serve as Area Chair of CVPR'16
Jun 25, 2015Our work on fashionability has been featured on a number of news and tech websites, as well as in online fashion magazines, in several countries around the world. See press below for more details.
Jun 11, 2015Invited talk at the Women in Computer Vision workshop in conjunction with CVPR'15
Jun 09, 2015Data for Rent3D released
Jun 09, 2015Code and data for segDeepM released
Jun 09, 2015Received outstanding reviewer award at CVPR'15
Jun 05, 2015Invited talk at CRV Symposia
Jun 02, 2015Organizing video competition for the undergraduate summer research program
Apr 17, 2015Awarded Professor of the Year, 2014-2015, by the UofT's Computer Science Student Union. Thanks! :)
Apr 12, 2015Talk at Deep Learning for Vision workshop in conjunction with DALI'15
Apr 01, 2015Awarded the NSERC-Discovery Grant
Mar 20, 2015Invited talk at the GRASP vision seminar at UPenn
Mar 01, 20152 orals and 3 posters accepted at CVPR 2015
Feb 23, 2015Invited talk at KIT, Germany
Feb 17, 2015Talk at a Dagstuhl seminar on Holistic Scene Understanding
Feb 12, 2015Will serve as a tutorial co-chair for CVPR'16
Jan 14, 2015Released code and data for the CVPR'14 Beat MTurkers paper
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Dec 15, 2014Tutorial on 3D Indoor Scene Understanding accepted at CVPR'15
Dec 02, 2014Released the code and data for the ACCV'14 paper on clothing parsing
Dec 02, 2014Invited talk at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Nov 20, 2014Invited talk for the UofT undergradute students' AI night
Aug 21, 2014Invited lecture for math summer school in Slovenia, MARS
Aug 04, 2014PASCAL-Part dataset released
July 15, 2014PASCAL-Context dataset released
July 01, 2014Organizing video competition for undergrad summer students
Jun 30, 2014Will serve as a publication chair for CVPR 2015
Mar 30, 2014Released code & data for our ICCV'13 paper on symmetry
Mar 01, 2014Five papers accepted at CVPR 2014
Feb 10, 2014Released code & data for our ICCV'13 RGBD detection paper
Jan 14, 2014Moved to University of Toronto
Jan 03, 2014Released code and data for our CVPR'12 paper on holistic scene understanding
Dec 02, 2013Released a collection of CAD models accompanying our NIPS'12 paper
Dec 01, 2013Released data for our CVPR'13 paper on segDPM
Sep 12, 2013Talk at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Sep 09, 2013Talk at MPI Tubingen, Perceiving Systems
Sep 06, 2013Visiting Prof. Michael Black's at MPI Tubingen
Sep 04, 2013Oral and two posters accepted at ICCV 2013
Jun 13, 2013CVPR'13 publication chair and organizer of poster spotlights
May 30, 2013Visiting dr. Chris Geyer at iRobot
May, 2013Visiting Antonio Torralba at MIT
Mar 01, 2013Three posters accepted at CVPR 2013
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Chair:Tutorial Chair (CVPR'16), Publications co-Chair (CVPR'13, CVPR'14, CVPR'15, ICCV'15), Presentations Chair (CVPR'10)
Area Chair:CVPR'16
Program Committee:CVPR'09-'15, ECCV '08-'14, NIPS'13-'14, ACCV'09, ICRA'15, IROS'15


Tutorial:3D Indoor Scene Understanding, a half-day tutorial at CVPR'15, co-organized with Raquel Urtasun
Workshops:RMRC Challenge, Workshop at ECCV'14
RMRC Challenge, Workshop at ICCV'13


Reviewing:Outstanding reviewer award for ECCV'08, ECCV'12, CVPR'12, CVPR'15

Teaching:Professor of the Year, 2014/2015, awarded by the UofT's Computer Science Student Union
Best Teaching Assistant, 2007, awarded by University of Ljubljana's Computer Science Student Union

Student:Best student presentation at EU Cognition's student competition, 2007
Best paper award at Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR) conference, 2003
Thesis Award for Diploma (BSc) Thesis, University of Ljubljana, Math & Physics Dept


What I like perhaps the most about academic life is working with students -- seeing them develop and helping them succeed. I particularly want to inspire and encourage (through talks and competitions) the younger generations to pursue graduate studies in Computer Science.


Competitions:Research video competition for undergraduate students (UofT's summer research program), 2015
Research video competition for undergraduate students, 2014
Multimedia Chair for International Mathematical Olympiad (high school students), 2006

Talks:Invited talk at the Women in Computer Vision workshop in conjunction with CVPR'15, intended to mentor female graduate students
Talk on "How to make a research video", USRA'15, UofT
Invited talk for the UofT undergradute students' AI night
Invited lecture for high school students, Math summer school MARS in Slovenia, 2014
Talk on "How to make a research video", USRA'14, UofT


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Our work on fashionability received a lot of attention in the press:





A more complete list is maintained on our project webpage.


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