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Marie Collin - 11/01/2016

Cordelia Schmid receives the Humboldt Research Award

Cordélia Schmid Inria / H.Raguet

Cordelia Schmid, an Inria research director, has received the Humboldt Research Award for her work on computer vision spanning more than 20 years. She was nominated for this scientific award by Michael Black, the director of the Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany.

As the director of the LEAR team and then the Thoth team since 1 January 2016, Cordelia Schmid is particularly interested in visual recognition by learning models from large-scale data. Her research enables a computer to recognize objects, actions and places by learning from large image and video collections available on-line.
Cordelia Schmid figures among the world’s precursors and leaders in the field of modern visual recognition methods; she is also named in the “Highly Cited Researchers 2015” list (source: Thomson Reuters).

The Humboldt Research Award is granted by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and supports scientific personalities whose theoretical work or discoveries have had a considerable and lasting influence upon their field and who are expected to produce outstanding results in the future. Cordelia Schmid is one of the three French scientists honoured with the 2015 Humboldt Research Award.

Key dates at a glance

1996  : PhD at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble on "Local Greyvalue Invariants for Image Matching and Retrieval" (Best Thesis Award, INPG)
1996 – 1997  : post-doctorate in Oxford (Robotics Research Group)
1997  : researcher in the Inria Grenoble Rhône – Alpes centre
2003  : creation and management of LEAR team project
2004  : Inria research director
2012  : becomes « IEEE Fellow»
2013 : ERC advanced Grant ("Active Large-scale LEarninG for visual RecOgnition")
2014 et 2015 : Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.

Keywords: Cordelia Schmid - Image recognition - Humboldt Foundation - THOTH team Europe