(Ecole Normale Supe'rieure, France)
Jean Ponce received the Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle and Doctorat d'Etat degrees in Computer Science
from the University of Paris Orsay in 1983 and 1988.
He has held Research Scientist positions at the Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique,
the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the Stanford University Robotics Laboratory,
and served on the faculty of the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1990 to 2005.
Since 2005, he has been a Professor at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France.
In 2003, Dr. Ponce was named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to Computer Vision.
He has served on the editorial boards of Computer Vision and Image Understanding,
Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision,
the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation,
the International Journal of Computer Vision (for which he served as Editor-in-Chief from 2003 to 2008),
and the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.
He was Program Chair of the 1997 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
and served as General Chair of the year 2000 edition of this conference.
He also served as General Chair of the 2008 European Conference on Computer Vision.
Dr. Ponce is the co-author of Computer Vision: A Modern Approach,
a textbook that has been translated in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian,
and whose second edition will be out in early 2012.
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Martial Hebert is a Professor, Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon
University. His interest includes computer vision, especially recognition in images and
video data, model building and object recognition from 3D data, and perception for
mobile robots and for intelligent vehicles. His group has developed approaches for object recognition and scene analysis in images, 3D point clouds, and video sequences.
In the area of machine perception for robotics, his group has developed techniques for
people detection, tracking, and prediction, and for understanding the environment of ground vehicles from sensor data. He has served on the editorial boards the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the IEEE transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and the International Journal of Computer Vision (for which he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief). He was Program Chair of the 2009 International Conference on Computer Vision, General Chair of the 2005 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition and , is serving as Program Chair of the 2013 edition of this conference.