Serge Belongie, member of the Computer Science department and Associate Dean at Cornell Tech, has been named Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professor. In response to his investiture as an endowed chair, which began on April 1st, Belongie says "I wish I had the words to express my gratitude for this remarkable honor."
In his capacity as Associate Dean at Cornell Tech, Belongie is "busy with coronavirus pandemic-related planning for Fall semester course offerings." As professor, he is working on "growing our cross-campus research efforts in Mixed Reality." The latter initiative "gathers efforts from across Cornell’s campuses that relate to augmented and virtual reality, and their core disciplines of computer vision, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction." At present Belongie and others are co-organizing the 4th Workshop for AR/VR at CVPR 2020. Workshop sponsors include Facebook, Magic Leap, Google, and Cornell.