Awards

Capturing Idiap's excellence, our researchers receive numerous international awards. In addition, the Institute grants each year two awards to its students: for the best paper, and for the best research.

International Awards

2022

Daniel Gatica-Perez won the ACM ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award 2022
at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction in Bengaluru, India
November 2022

2021

Ina Kodrasi won the Best PhD Award
at the EUSIPCO 2020
January 2021

Thibaut Kulak received the Best Poster Award 
during the Workshop "Towards Curious Robots: Modern Approaches for Intrinsically-Motivated Intelligent Behavior" at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021)
for his paper Intrinsically-Motivated Robot Learning of Bayesian Probabilistic Movement Primitives
June 2021

Hervé Bourlard received the IEEE James L. Flanagan Award 
Awarded for the first time to a Swiss researcher, this prestigious prize, was jointly awarded to Prof. Hervé Bourlard, Idiap’s director and head of the Speech & Audio Processing research group, and his colleague Prof. Nelson Morgan from the Berkeley University (USA).
July 2021

2020

Lakmal Meegahapola was nominated Exemplary Reviewer
by the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters journal
January 2020

Trinh-Minh-Tri Do and Daniel Gatica-Perez won the 10-year Impact Award
at the 19th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Mobile Multimedia (MUM) 2020
with their paper By their apps you shall understand them: mining large-scale patterns of mobile phone usage
Social computing group
November 2020

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 2021

Idiap PhD Student Research Award

Student: Parvaneh Janbakhshi


Parvaneh Janbakhshi joined Idiap in 2018 as a PhD student and received Institute’s Best Student Award. During her PhD, Janbakhshi made significant novel contributions to the field of automatic pathological speech processing. Her publications have been very well received by the community, as shown by the positive reviewer comments and the positive audience feedback in conferences. Janbakhshi is in the Speech & Audio Processing group.Parvaneh Janbakhshi joined Idiap in 2018 as a PhD student and received Institute’s Best Student Award. During her PhD, Janbakhshi made significant novel contributions to the field of automatic pathological speech processing. Her publications have been very well received by the community, as shown by the positive reviewer comments and the positive audience feedback in conferences. Janbakhshi is in the Speech & Audio Processing group.

Idiap PhD Student Paper Award

Student: Suhan Shetty


For his paper in robotics entitled “Ergodic Exploration using Tensor Train: Applications in Insertion Tasks”, Suhan Shetty received Idiap’s Best Paper Award. He demonstrated in this article that robots could cope with uncertainties and limited vision sensing capability by tactile exploration. He developed a fast and efficient search strategy based on so called ergodic control, used in manipulation tasks requiring the insertion of objects. Suhan is in the Robot Learning & Interaction group.For his paper in robotics entitled “Ergodic Exploration using Tensor Train: Applications in Insertion Tasks”.

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