The AI Initiative at KAUST

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Brief Biography

Bernard Ghanem is currently an Associate Professor in the CEMSE division, a theme leader at the Visual Computing Center (VCC), and the Interim Lead of the AI Initiative at KAUST. His research interests lie in computer vision and machine learning with emphasis on topics in video understanding, 3D recognition, and theoretical foundations of deep learning. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2005 and his MS/PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2010. His work has received several awards and honors, including four Best Paper Awards for workshops in CVPR 2013&2019 and ECCV 2018&2020, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015 (1st in MENA for Machine Perception), and a Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award for Big Data and Machine Learning in 2020. He has co-authored more than 120 peer reviewed conference and journal papers in his field as well as three issued patents. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) and has served as Area Chair (AC) for CVPR 2018/2021, ICCV 2019/2021, ICLR 2021, and AAAI 2021.

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