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Larry Zitnick

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Hi, I'm a researcher in the Interactive Visual Media Group at Microsoft Research and an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington.  

Address

One Microsoft Way

Redmond WA 98052

Pubilications

Phone  425.707.3433   
Fax  425.936.7329 
Email  larryz at microsoft com   
       

My current areas of interest include object detection, semantic scene understanding, and human debugging. I also enjoy researching stylus-based applications that assist in creating creative content. For more details please see my publications page.

Information about Microsoft's effort to combat illegal imagery and PhotoDNA can be found here.

Teaching:

UW CSE P 576: Computer Vision

Recent lecture on the history and current status of object recognition (slides):

  

Executables and Code:

Datasets:

   Microsoft COCO

  

   Abstract scenes dataset

   

    MSR 3D video dataset (break-dancing)

   

Bio: C. Lawrence Zitnick is a senior researcher in the Interactive Visual Media group at Microsoft Research, and is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington. He is interested in a broad range of topics related to visual object recognition. His current interests include object detection, semantically interpreting visual scenes, and the use of human debugging to identify promising areas for future research in object recognition and detection. He developed the PhotoDNA technology used by Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and various law enforcement agencies to combat illegal imagery on the web. Previous research topics include computational photography, stereo vision, and image-based rendering. Before joining MSR, he received the PhD degree in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. In 1996, he co-invented one of the first commercial portable depth cameras.

Professional Activities:

  • Area chair: CVPR 2009, ECCV 2012, CVPR 2013, CVPR 2015
  • Program committee/Reviewer: CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH ASIA, NIPS, IJCV, PAMI