Awards

Find hereafter the list of various international Awards granted to the Idiap researchers and also the Idiap Researchers awarded by the Idiap Research Institute

International Awards

2019

Ina Kodrasi and Simon Doclo won the Award for outstanding publications in information technology
from the ITG 2019
with their paper Analysis of Eigenvalue Decomposition-Based Late Reverberation Power Spectral Density Estimation
November 2019

Noémie Jaquier won the Best Presentation Award
at the Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL)
with her paper Bayesian Optimization Meets Riemannian Manifolds in Robot Learning
Robot learning & interaction group
November 2019

Tiago de Freitas Pereira won the Research Award
from the European Association for Biometrics
with his paper Learning How To Recognize Faces in Heterogeneous Environments
Biometrics security & privacy group
September 2019

Pavel Korshunov won the Best Paper Award
at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
with his paper Tampered Speaker Inconsistency Detection with Phonetically Aware Audio-visual Features
Biometrics security & privacy group
June 2019

Thanh-Trung Phan, Skanda Muralidhar, Daniel Gatica-Perez won the Honorable Mention Paper Award
at the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
with their paper #Drink Or #Drunk: Multimodal Signals and Drinking Practices on Instagram
Social computing group
May 2019

Raghavendra Ramachandra, Sushma Venkatesh, Kiran Raja, Sushil Bhattacharjee, Pankaj S Wasnik, Sébastien Marcel, Christoph Busch won the Best paper Award
from the International Association for Pattern Recognition
with their paper Custom Silicon Face Masks: Vulnerability on Commercial Face Recognition Systems & Presentation Attack Detection
Biometrics security & privacy group
May 2019

Christian Jaques won the Best paper Award
at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
with his paper Multi-Spectral Widefield Microscopy of the Beating Heart through Post-Acquisition Synchronization and Unmixing
Computational bioimaging group
April 2019

2018

Adrian Shajkofci won the Best Student Paper Award
at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
with his paper Semi-Blind Spatially-Variant Deconvolution in Optical Microscopy with Local Point Spread Function Estimation by Use of Convolutional Neural Networks
Computational bioimaging group
October 2018

David Ginsbourger named Oustand Reviewer
at the International Conference on Machine Learning
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Uncertainty quantification and optimal design group
July 2018

2017

Nikolaos Pappas, Andrei Popescu-Belis won the Best paper Award
at the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
with their paper Multilingual Hierarchical Attention Networks for Document Classification
Natural Language Processing group
December 2017

Daniel Gatica-Perez received the Community Service Award
at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
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Social computing group
November 2017

Sylvain Calinon won the Best Paper Award
of the Intelligent Service Robotics (ISR) journal
with his paper A Tutorial on Task-Parameterized Movement Learning and Retrieval
Robot learning and interaction group
June 2017

James Newling, Francois Fleuret won the Best Paper Award
at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics
with their paper A Sub-Quadratic Exact Medoid Algorithm
Machine learning group
April 2017

Subhadeep Dey won the Ganesh N. Ramaswamy Memorial Student Grant
from the IEEE
with his paper Exploiting Sequence Information for Text-Dependentspeaker Verification
Speech and audio processing group
March 2017

2016

Dario Azzimonti won the C. Moser Award for outstanding Ph.D. or M.Sc. theses within the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science
of the University of Bern
with his thesis Contributions to Bayesian set estimation relying on random field priors
Uncertainty quantification and optimal design group
December 2016

Nikolaos Pappas, Mercan Topkara, Miriam Redi, Brendan Jou, Tao Chen, Hongyi Liu, Shih-Fu Chang won the Best Multimodal Paper Award
at the Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
with their paper Multilingual Visual Sentiment Concept Matching
Natural Language Processing group
June 2016

2015

Marzieh Razavi won the Best Paper Award
at the Language and Technology Conference
with her paper Pronunciation Lexicon Development for Under-Resourced Languages Using Automatically Derived Subword Units: A Case Study on Scottish Gaelic
Speech and audio processing group
November 2015

Christopher McCoola, Roy Wallacea, Mitchell McLarenb, Laurent El Shafeya, Sébastien Marcel won the Premium Best Paper Award
at the IET Biometrics
with their paper Session variability modelling for face authentication
Biometrics security & privacy group
September 2015

2014

Laurent El Shafey won the Best Biometrics Student Paper Award
at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics
with his paper Audio-visual gender recognition in uncontrolled environment using variability modeling techniques
Biometrics security & privacy group
October 2014

Laurent El Shafey won the European Biometrics Research Award
with his paper Scalable Probabilistic Models: Applied to Face Identification in the Wild
Biometrics security & privacy group
September 2014

2013

Vasil Khalidov, Florence Forbes and Radu Horaud won the Best paper Award
at the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
with their paper Alignment of Binocular-Binaural Data Using a Moving Audio-Visual Target
Perception and Activity Understanding
October 2013

Alexandre Heili and Jean-Marc Odobez won the Best Paper Award
for Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance
with their paper Parameter Estimation and Contextual Adaptation for a Multi-Object Tracking CRF Model
Perception and Activity Understanding
January 2013

2012

Dinesh Jayagopi, Dayra Sanchez-Cortes, Kazuhiro Otsuka, Junji Yamato, and Daniel Gatica-Perez won the Outstanding Paper Award
at the ACM Int. Conf. on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Santa Monica, USA
with the paper entitled Linking Speaking and Looking Behavior Patterns with Group Composition, Perception, and Performance
Social Computing
October 2012

Kenneth Funes won the Student Best paper Award
at the CVPR workshop on Gesture Recognition
with his paper Gaze estimation from multimodal Kinect data
Perception and Activity Understanding
June 2012

2011

Trinh- Minh-Tri Do and Daniel Gatica-Perez won the Best paper Award
at the IEEE Int. Symp. on Wearable Computers (ISWC)
with the paper entitled GroupUs: Smartphone Proximity Data and Human Interaction Type Mining
Social Computing
June 2011

2010

Raul Montoliu and Daniel Gatica-Perez won the Best paper Award
at the Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia Conference (MUM)
with their paper entitled Discovering Human Places of Interest from Multimodal Mobile Phone Data
Social Computing
December 2010

Venkatesh Bala Subburaman and Sébastien Marcel won the Workshop Best paper Award
at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
with their paper Fast Bounding Box Estimation based Face Detection
Biometrics security & privacy group
September 2010

Norman Poh, Josef Kittler, Sebastien Marcel, Driss Matrouf and Jean-Francois Bonastre won the Best Paper Award
at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition
with their paper Model and Score Adaptation for Biometric Systems: Coping with Device Interoperability and Changing Acquisition Conditions
Biometrics security & privacy group
August 2010

2009

Stéphanie Lefèvr won the Best Student Paper Award
at the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
with her paper Structure and appearance features for robust 3D facial actions tracking
Perception and Activity Understanding
June 2009

 

Idiap Awards 2018

Idiap PhD Student Research Award

Student: Noémie Jaquier

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Noémie Jaquier received the Student Award of Idiap. Her work focuses on extending learning and control methods in robotics to take into account the structure and geometry of the data, by exploiting Riemannian manifolds and tensor methods. She started her PhD in August 2016 and she will submit her thesis in June 2020. Her work attracted attention outside the field of robotics. This year, she made a 6 months internship at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Renningen, Germany, she gave 9 invited talks. She also excels at supervising students.Noémie Jaquier received the Student Award of Idiap. Her work focuses on extending learning and control methods in robotics to take into account the structure and geometry of the data, by exploiting Riemannian manifolds and tensor methods. She started her PhD in August 2016 and she will submit her thesis in June 2020. Her work attracted attention outside the field of robotics. This year, she made a 6 months internship at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Renningen, Germany, she gave 9 invited talks. She also excels at supervising students.

Idiap PhD Student Paper Award

Student: Angelos Katharopoulos

Angelos Katharopoulos received the Paper Award of Idiap. He published a paper at ICML this year on using an attention-sampling mechanism to handle very large signal size. This has a fantastic potential in the field, since memory footprint and computational cost is the main bottleneck to deal with giga-pixel signals as generated in microscopy, astronomy, or high-energy physics.

A. Katharopoulos and F. Fleuret. Processing Megapixel Images with Deep Attention-Sampling Models. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pages 3282–3291, 2019.

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