Tinne Tuytelaars


Phone: +32-16-32.1090
Fax: +32-16-32.1723

ESAT-PSI - bus 02441
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
B-3001 Leuven

Office: 91.66


We're always looking for good postdocs to join our team. Candidates with experience in the area of Computer Vision (especially object recognition) and multiple papers in either TPAMI, IJCV, CVIU, ICCV, ECCV or CVPR are encouraged to apply.
Also good master students interested in starting a PhD are encouraged to apply.
I received a Master of Electrical Engineering from the  K.U. Leuven , Belgium in 1996. Since my graduation, I've been working at the  VISICS -lab within  ESAT - PSI   of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , where I defended my PhD on december 19, 2000, entitled "Local Invariant Features for Registration and Recognition".
During most of 2006 and early 2007, I was also parttime (20%) visiting scientist at the LEAR group of INRIA in Grenoble. Summer 2008, I visited the Making Sense from Data group at NICTA in Canberra, Australia. Summer 2010 I visited Trevor Darrell's group at ICSI/EECS UC Berkeley.
Since October 2008, I'm appointed research professor (BOF-ZAP) at the K.U.Leuven.
Research Interests
  • Robust image and video representations
  • Object and action recognition
  • Multi-modal analysis (images and text)
  • Image and Video understanding
    list of publications

    Ongoing Projects
  • AXES: Access to Audiovisual Archives (Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2014)
  • COGNIMUND: Cognitive image understanding (Feb. 2010 - Jan. 2015)
  • BeeldCanon: Providing access to the rich Dutch-Flemish Image Culture (Sept. 2008 - August 2012)
  • VASI: Vocabulary acquisition based on speech and images (Oct. 2009 - Sep. 2013)
  • PARIS: Personalised Advertisements buIlt fRom web Sources (May 2012 - April 2016)
    Past Projects
  • iCocoon: the next generation video conferencing tools (April 2010 - March 2012)
  • AMASS: Advanced Multimedia Alignment and Structured Summarization (May 2007 - April 2011)
    (object class recognition, alignment of visual and textual data, summarization)
  • DIRAC: Detection and Identification of Rare Audiovisual Cues (Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2010)
    (object recognition, feature selection, cognitive loops)
  • CLASS: Cognitive-Level Annotation using Latent Statistical Structure (Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2009)
    (object class recognition, alignment of visual and textual data)
  • REVEAL-THIS : Retrieval of Video and Language for The Home user in an Information Society (Nov. 2004 - April 2007)
    (face recognition, visual summarization)
  • AMS: Advanced Mechatronical Systems (Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2006)
    (vision-based navigation of a mobile wheelchair)
  • ERMIS: Emotionally Rich Man-Machine Interaction Systems (Jan. 2002- Dec. 2004)
  • CogViSys: Cognitive Vision Systems (May 2001 - April 2004)
  • VIBES: VIdeo Browsing, Exploration and Structuring (Dec. 2000 - April 2004)
  • CIMWOS: Combined Image and WOrd Spotting (March 2000 - Sept. 2003)

  • PhD Students
  • Roeland De Geest
  • Basura Fernando
  • Amir Ghodrati
  • Konstantinos Rematas (co-supervised by Luc Van Gool)
  • Gilad Sharir (co-supervised by Luc Van Gool)
  • Jose Oramas Mogrovejo (co-supervised by Luc De Raedt)
  • Laura Antanas (co-supervised by Luc De Raedt)
  • Floris De Smedt (co-supervised by Toon Goedeme)
  • Kristof Van Beeck (co-supervised by Toon Goedeme)
  • Glen Debard (co-supervised by Bart Vanrumste)

  • Postdocs
  • dr. Marco Pedersoli
  • dr. Tatiana Tommasi

  • People I supervised previously
  • dr. Reyes Rios-Cabrera
  • dr. Jan Hendrik Becker
  • dr. Alexander Thomas
  • dr. Toon Goedeme
  • dr. Herbert Bay (ETH)
  • dr. Vitto Ferrari (ETH)
  • dr. Andreas Turina (ETH)

  • Teaching
  • H09J2A: Pattern Recognition and Image Interpretation
  • I gave a tutorial at ECCV06 on the use of Local Invariant Features.
  • I also gave a tutorial on Local Feature Based Object Recognition at the Summer Workshop on Multi-Sensory Modalities in Cognitive Science together with Bastian Leibe.

  • Workshops
  • Co-organizer of the workshop on Modern features: advances, applications, and software, held in conjunction with ECCV 2012.
  • Co-organizer of the third Workshop on 3D Representation for Recognition, held in conjunction with ICCV09
  • Co-organizer of the first Workshop on Cross-Media Information Access and Mining, held in conjunction with IJCAI09
  • Co-organizer of the first Workshop on Features: the State of the Art and Beyond, held in conjunction with CVPR09
  • Co-organizer of the second Workshop on 3D Representation for Recognition, held in conjunction with ICCV09
  • Co-organizer of the fourth International Workshop on Object Recognition, 16-18 May 2008.
  • Co-organizer of the first Workshop on 3D Representation for Recognition, held in conjunction with ICCV07
  • Co-organizer of the 7th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR2007)

  • Activities
  • Area editor of PAMI (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of CVIU (Computer Vision and Image Understanding)
  • Program co-chair of ECCV 2014
  • Area Chair for ECCV (2008, 2010, 2012), CVPR (2009, 2011, 2013), ICCV (2011, 2013)
  • Tutorial co-chair for ICCV 2011
  • Program committee member of ECCV (2004, 2006)
  • Program committee member of ICCV (2005, 2009)
  • Program committee member of CVPR (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Reviewer for NIPS (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Regular reviewer for IJCV, TPAMI, CVIU

  • Awards/grants
  • CVIU Most Cited Paper Award 2011
  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant 2009
  • ACIVS Best Paper Award 2011
  • Outstanding reviewer award CVPR07
  • FWO post-doctoral fellowship extension 2006-2009
  • Outstanding reviewer award ICCV05
  • FWO-Barco wetenschappelijke prijs 2003 (FWO-Barco scientific prize)
  • FWO post-doctoral fellowship 2002-2006
  • Barco prijs voor afstudeerwerken 1996 (Barco prize for master theses)
  • FWO PhD fellowship 1996-2000