Date Posted: 6/23/2020

Several awards were granted to members of Cornell Computer Science at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2020.

Cornell CS undergraduate Zhiqiu Lin was the first author (along with Cornell co-authors Jin SunAbe Davis, and Noah Snavely) of a paper entitled "Visual Chirality," which was chosen as a best paper nominee; see the relevant slide from the CVPR award ceremony.

On the occasion of receiving the award, Zhiqiu remarked:

I am excited too to share this good news with the department! I feel especially lucky to be an undergraduate student at Cornell CS: the department grants us young researchers an ideal academic environment to learn and get inspired from some of the best researchers in the world. I wouldn't be able to make this achievement without any of my coauthors and mentors: Prof. Noah Snavely, Prof. Abe Davis, and Jin Sun.

In particular, I want to express my deepest gratitude to Prof. Snavely, for he is truly an admirable scientist and a role model for all of us to follow. In the past two years, his sincere passion and relentless curiosity of the subject have always pushed me to do great works. This research experience with you will always be my inspiration in all of my future academic endeavors. 

I also want to say thanks to Prof. Davis and Jin Sun, for all of your creativity and dedication on this matter. This project has truly been made fantastic with you!

Lastly, we shall credit the awesome work of the video to Prof. Davis; he is definitely one of the best motion graphic artists in the history of academia :-)

It is delightful to have the chance to share our work and celebrate this achievement with you!

Best, Zhiqiu

And there is more news from this year's CVPR:

A paper co-authored by Cornell Tech postdoc Hadar Averbuch-Elor received the best paper award for "READ: Recursive Autoencoders for Document Layout Generation" at the Workshop on Text and Documents in the Deep Learning Era.

Also part of CVPR 2020, Serge Belongie, Associate Dean of Cornell Tech and Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch Professor, reports that his student Zekun Hao and Noah Snavely’s postdoc, Hadar Averbuch-Elor, have had their work on 3D shape manipulation (DualSDF) featured in CVPR Daily.

And lastly, Cornell CS Professor Ramin Zabih and Co-Chair of the CVPR 2020 Organizing Committee, was featured in Enterprise AI discussing the conference: “CVPR draws together the leading technologists exploring AI and machine learning, and presents foundational research driving new opportunities. The dialogue at CVPR between researchers and industry leaders helps spur the next round of scientific innovation.”