Invited Talk by Mr. Manohar Paluri from Facebook AI Research (Menlo Park, USA) on Computer Vision @ Facebook

Title:  Computer Vision @ Facebook
Speaker: Mr. Manohar Paluri from Facebook AI Research (Menlo Park, USA)
Host Faculty: Dr. Vineeth N Balasubramanian 
Room No: 416(A-block)
Time:14:00 -15:00
Over the past 5 years the community has made significant strides in the field of Computer Vision. Thanks to large scale datasets, specialized computing in form of GPUs and many breakthroughs in modeling better ​ vision​  architectures Computer Vision systems in the wild at scale are becoming a reality. At Facebook AI Research we want to embark on the journey of making breakthroughs in the field of AI and using them for the benefit of connecting people and helping remove barriers for communication. In that regard Computer Vision plays a significant role as the media content coming to Facebook is ever increasing and building models that understand this content is crucial in achieving our mission of connecting everyone. In this talk I will ​c​over how we think about problems related to Computer Vision at Facebook and touch various aspects related to supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised learning. I will ​highlight  various research efforts involving representation learning ​, as well as some large scale applications​,​and talk about limitations of  ​existing  systems  ​t​o motivate  ​further research to tackle these problems

Speaker's Bio:

 Manohar Paluri is currently a Research Lead at Facebook AI research and manages the Computer Vision team in the Applied Machine Learning organization. He ​has spent many years working in the areas of computer vision and machine learning at renowned places like Google Research, IBM Watson Research Labs, Stanford Research Institute before helping co found Facebook AI Research directed by Dr. Yann Lecun and ​the Facebook  Applied Machine Learning organization directed by Dr. Joaquin Quineros Candela. Manohar ​has a BTech from IIIT-H, and a Masters in CS from Georgia Tech.​His contributions have been published at CVPR, NIPS, ICCV, ECCV, ICLR, KDD, IROS, ACCV etc. He is passionate about building real world systems that are used by billions of people ​, some of which have been deployed at Facebook and have had a tangible impact of Facebook users's communication experience. 

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00