Tinne Tuytelaars


Phone: +32-16-37.40.83
Fax: +32-16-32.17.23

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

Office: 91.66


Professor (hoogleraar)
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 KU 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

    Professional activities
  • Associate Editor in Chief of PAMI (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of CVIU (Computer Vision and Image Understanding)
  • General co-chair of CVPR 2016
  • Program co-chair of ECCV 2014, CVPR 2021
  • Area Chair for ECCV (2008, 2010, 2012, 2018), CVPR (2009, 2011, 2013), ICCV (2011, 2013), BMVC (2017)
  • Tutorial co-chair for ICCV 2011

  • Awards/grants
  • Koenderink Award ECCV 2016 (for fundamental contributions in computer vision that stood the test of time )
  • CVIU Most Cited Paper Award 2011
  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant 2009
  • TASK-CV (ECCV workshop) Best Paper Award 2014
  • ICPRAM Best Paper Award 2012
  • ACIVS Best Paper Award 2011
  • Outstanding reviewer award CVPR16, CVPR07, ICCV05
  • FWO post-doctoral fellowship extension 2006-2009
  • 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
    Ongoing Projects (selection)
  • Cametron: Towards a Virtual Director (Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2018)
  • SfS: Structure from Semantics (Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2020)
  • OmniDrone
  • Lecture+ (April 2017 - March 2019)
  • Veriflix (February 2018 - June 2019)
  • METAHAVEN (September 2016 - February 2018)
    (Selection of) Past Projects
  • AXES: Access to Audiovisual Archives (Jan. 2011 - March 2015)
  • COGNIMUND: Cognitive image understanding (Feb. 2010 - Jan. 2015)
  • PARIS: Personalised Advertisements buIlt fRom web Sources (May 2012 - April 2016)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Rahaf Aljundi
  • Francesca Babiloni
  • Klaas Kelchtermans
  • Tom Roussel (co-supervised with Luc Van Eycken)
  • Soroush Seifi
  • Ali Varamesh
  • Kaili Wang

  • Postdocs
  • dr. Jose Oramas Mogrovejo

  • People I supervised previously
    Ex PhD-students:
  • dr. Xu Jia (now at Sensetime, China)
  • dr. Roeland De Geest (now at Flanders Make)
  • dr. Amir Ghodrati (now at University of Amsterdam)
  • dr. Konstantinos Rematas (now at University of Washington)
  • dr. Basura Fernando (now at ANU, Australia)
  • dr. Jose Oramas Mogrovejo (still in Leuven)
  • dr. Laura Antanas
  • dr. Phi The Pham
  • dr. Reyes Rios-Cabrera (now invited professor at Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico, link)
  • dr. Jan Hendrik Becker
  • dr. Alexander Thomas
  • dr. Toon Goedeme (now professor at KU Leuven's campus at Thomas More, Mechelen, link)
  • dr. Herbert Bay (ETH)
  • dr. Vitto Ferrari (ETH) (now professor at University of Edinburgh / Google Zurich link)
  • dr. Andreas Turina (ETH)

  • Ex postdocs:
  • dr. Jay Chakravarty (now at Ford, US)
  • dr. Hakan Bilen (now professor at Edinburgh University)
  • dr. Efstratios Gavves (now professor at University of Amsterdam)
  • dr. Tatiana Tommasi (now at IIT, Italy)
  • dr. Marco Pedersoli (now professor at ETS Montreal)
  • dr. Vinay Namboodiri (now professor at IIT Kanpur)

  • Teaching
  • H09J2A: Pattern Recognition and Image Interpretation
  • H01Q6C: Problem Solving and Design (Eagle)
  • 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, ECCV 2016.
  • 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)