Perception and Activity Understanding

The research group on the understanding of perception and activity conducts research analyses of human activities from multimodal data. This includes investigating the fundamental tasks of scene analysis such as detection, segmentation and tracking of people, their representation, and the characterization of their condition, as well as the modeling of sequential data and their interpretation in the form of gestures, activities, behavior, or social relationships, through the design of sound algorithms which exploit and extend models and methods of computer vision, machine learning, and multimodal data-fusion. Surveillance, traffic analysis, analysis of behavior, human-robot interfaces, and multimedia content analysis are the main application domains.

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Current Group Members

ODOBEZ, Jean-Marc
(Senior Researcher, EPFL Maître d'enseignement et de recherche)
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VILLAMIZAR, Michael (Alejandro)
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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LIU, Gang
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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CAO, Yuanzhouhan
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
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MARTINEZ GONZALEZ, Angel (Noé)
(Research Assistant)
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HE, Weipeng
(Research Assistant)
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DESPRÈS, Nicolas
(Research Assistant)
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SIEGFRIED, Rémy
(Research Assistant)
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YU, Yu
(Research Assistant)
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AMINIAN, Bozorgmehr (Nima)
(Research Assistant)
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LE, Nam
(Research Assistant)
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Alumni

  • BA, Silèye
  • CAN, Gulcan
  • CHEN, Cheng
  • CHEN, Yiqiang
  • DE OLIVEIRA PRESTES, Lukas
  • DUVAL, Matthieu
  • EMONET, Rémi
  • FUNES MORA, Kenneth Alberto
  • GAY, Paul
  • HEILI, Alexandre
  • HU, Rui
  • KHALIDOV, Vasil
  • LEFÈVRE, Stéphanie
  • LOPEZ-MENDEZ, Adolfo
  • MAHMOUDIAN, Navid
  • MOSTAANI, Zohreh
  • RICCI, Elisa
  • ROMAN RANGEL, Edgar Francisco
  • SCHEFFLER, Carl
  • SHEIKHI, Samira
  • TAVENARD, Romain
  • VARADARAJAN, Jagannadan
  • WU, Di
  • YAO, Jian

Current Projects

Recent Projects

Group News

Idiap has a new opening for a PhD positions in multimodal perception for robotics and gesture learning
education — Dec 13, 2017

The Perception and Activity Understanding group (Jean-Marc Odobez, http://www.idiap.ch/~odobez/) seeks one PhD candidate for a Swiss NSF funded project aiming to study robot skills acquisition through active learning and social interaction strategies (ROSALIS, see below). In the project, the PhD candidate will work on the multimodal perception of persons and objects, and collaborate with two other PhD students working on skill learning and interaction modeling.

Idiap has a new opening for 3 PhD positions in perception, robot skill learning and HRI
education — Aug 02, 2017

The Perception and Activity Understanding group (Jean-Marc Odobez, http://www.idiap.ch/~odobez/) and the Robot Learning and Interaction group (Sylvain Calinon, http://calinon.ch) seek 3 PhD candidates for a Swiss NSF funded project aiming to study robot skills acquisition through active learning and social interaction strategies (ROSALIS, see below). The 3 PhD students will collaborate together, with 3 axes of research: