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 at Cornell Tech and the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. 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.
Visipedia. Short for “Visual Encyclopedia,” Visipedia is an augmented version of Wikipedia, where pictures are first-class citizens alongside text. 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.
Funding and Collaborators
- Google Focused Research Award
- Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
- AOL Connected Experiences Lab (Cx)
- Cornell Lab of Ortnithology
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.