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.
I did my postdoc with Prof. Sven Dickinson at University of Toronto. I finished my PhD in 2010 at University of Ljubljana in the group of Prof. Ales Leonardis. In 2010, I was visiting
Prof. Trevor Darrell's group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and UC Berkeley.
More information is in my CV.
My main research interests are object detection, particularly scalable multi-class detection, 3D object recognition and detection, object segmentation and image labeling, and (3D) scene understanding. I am also interested in the interplay between language and vision: generating sentential descriptions from complex scenes, as well as using sentential descriptions for better scene parsing (for example, in the scenario of the human-robot interaction).
UTRECS (undegrad summer research) students:
Past visiting students (all with Raquel Urtasun):
|2014, Fall||    CSC 420: Intro to Image Understanding (undergraduate course)|
|2015, Winter||    CSC 2523: Topics in CV, Visual Recognition with Text (graduate seminar)|
|Aug 21, 2014||   Invited lecture for MARS|
|Aug 4, 2014||   PASCAL-Part dataset released!|
|July 15, 2014||   PASCAL-Context dataset released!|
|July 1, 2014||   Organizing video competition for undergrad summer students.|
|June 30, 2014||   Will serve as publication chair for CVPR 2015.|
|March 30, 2014||   We released code & data for our ICCV'13 paper on symmetry.|
|March 1, 2014||   Five papers accepted at CVPR 2014.|
|Feb 10, 2014||   We released code & data for our ICCV'13 RGBD detection paper.|
|Jan 3, 2014||   We released code and data for our CVPR'12 paper on holistic scene|
|Dec 2, 2013||   We released a collection of CAD models accompanying our NIPS'12|
|   paper on 3D object detection.|
|Dec 1, 2013||   We released data for our CVPR'13 paper on segDPM.|
|Nov 10, 2013||   I will be taking students at University of Toronto, working in the|
|   domain of 3D scene understanding.|
|Nov 10, 2013||   Moving to University of Toronto in Jan 2014.|
|Sept 12, 2013||   Talk at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK.|
|Sept 9, 2013||   Talk at MPI Tübingen, Perceiving Systems|
|Sept 6-9, 2013||   Visiting Prof. Michael Black's department at MPI Tübingen|
|Sept 4, 2013||   Oral and two posters accepted at ICCV 2013|
|June, 2013||   CVPR'13 publication chair and organizer of poster spotlights|
|May 30, 2013||   Visiting dr. Chris Geyer at iRobot|
|May, 2013||   Visiting Prof. Antonio Torralba at MIT|
|March 1, 2013||   Three posters accepted at CVPR 2013|