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I am currently working at Apple. Before that I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and my B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology.

My main research areas are computer vision and machine learning, with a particular interest in Egocentric (first-person) Vision. Recent advanced in camera technology have made it possible to build comfortable wearable systems that can continuosly capture the scene in front of the user. Products based on this technology, such as Google Glass and GoPro have generated substantial interest. In my research, I leverage wearable camera technology to provide a new line of attack on classical computer vision problems such as object categorization and activity recognition.

Contact: alireza@cs.stanford.edu

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March 2014
Co-Organizing a workshop on perception of object and scene affordances in conjunction with ECCV 2014.
March 2014
Submitted 3 papers to ECCV 2014 with Yuke, Serena and Fei-Fei.
Jan 2014
With Kris Kitani, Yong Jae Lee and Michael Ryoo, we are organizing the third workshop on Egocentric Vision in conjunction with CVPR 2014.
August 2013
Paper accepted to ICCV 2013, Learning to Predict Gaze in Egocentric Video.
August 2013
I have released a code for segmenting and recognizing objects, hands and actions in egocentric video. Get it here.
Feb 2013
Paper accepted to CVPR 2013, Modeling Action through State Changes.

Selected Honors

Aug 2013
Best Dissertation Award in College of Computing at Georgia Tech
Spring 2008
Graduate Fellowship from Simon Fraser University
July 2006
Awarded as Outstanding Student at Sharif University of Technology (Awarded to 100 students from all disciplines each year)
June 2006
Ranked 2nd in Internation RoboCup Rescue Simulation Competitions, Bremen, Germany, As the Team Leader of Poseidon Team
June 2005
Ranked 1st in Internation RoboCup Rescue Simulation Competitions, Osaka, Japan, As a member of Impossibles Team
Dec 2004
Selected for the Dual Degree Program from Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology
July 2000
Silver Medal in 11th Iranian National Chemistry Olympiad