Serge Belongie

Serge Belongie received a B.S. (with honor) in EE from Caltech in 1995 and a Ph.D. in EECS from Berkeley in 2000. While at Berkeley, his research was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. From 2001-2013 he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University and an Associate Dean at Cornell Tech. His research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing and Human-in-the-Loop Computing. He is also a co-founder of several companies including Digital Persona, Anchovi Labs and Orpix. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review “Innovators Under 35” Award and the Helmholtz Prize for fundamental contributions in Computer Vision.

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CS 5356: Building Startup Systems [Fall 2014]
CS 5785: Applied Machine Learning [Fall 2019] [Fall 2018] [Fall 2017] [Fall 2016] [Fall 2015] [Spring 2014] [Spring 2013]
CS 6670: Computer Vision [Spring 2015]


Visipedia. Visipedia is a project focused on capturing and sharing visual expertise. Goals of Visipedia include creation of hyperlinked, interactive images embedded in Wikipedia articles, scalable representations of visual knowledge, large scale machine vision datasets, and visual search capabilities. Toward achieving these goals, Visipedia advocates interaction and collaboration between machine vision and human users and experts.

Anchovi Labs, Inc. Co-founder. Computer vision applied to personal photo album organization. Acquired by Dropbox in September 2012.

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Presentations and Publications

G. Van Horn, S. Branson, R. Farrell, S. Haber, J. Barry, P. Ipeirotis, P. Perona and S. Belongie
Building a Bird Recognition App and Large Scale Dataset With Citizen Scientists: The Fine Print in Fine-Grained Dataset Collection
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Boston, MA, 2015.

C. Wah, S. Maji and S. Belongie
Learning Localized Perceptual Similarity Metrics for Interactive Categorization
IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Waikoloa Beach, HI, 2015.

S. Branson, G. Van Horn, S. Belongie and P. Perona
Bird Species Categorization Using Pose Normalized Deep Convolutional Nets
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Nottingham, 2014.

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Information for Prospective PhD Students [www]
Cornell Undergrad Vision & Learning: [FB Group] [Club]
Cornell Grad Vision & Learning: [FB Group]
Cornell Grad Mixed Reality: [FB Group]

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