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Speed Mentoring

We will be hosting a “speed mentoring event”, where attendance will be capped to 300 students per session. There will be tables, food and drinks. Mentors will sit at tables (with 8-10 students each) and will hold an informal discussion on a particular topic (see a preview of some of the current mentors and topics below).

You will get to meet with Senior Faculty and Industry Leaders to discuss topics of interest to students! You must register in advance to attend, and attendance is capped. If the event is full, you can join a waitlist, but you should select another event. This is a mentor event curated by our Social Activities Chairs and is meant for networking with Senior Advisors and Industry leaders.

Please log into your registration to select a session if you are interested.

Go here (  and select modify. You will need the email address and confirmation number from registration.

Go to AGENDA and look at the STUDENT SOCIALS. Click on ONE session. If you will be selected (first come first serve basis), you will receive an email with details on the session.  Each session will have a color coded ticket that you can pick up at registration. Only selected students will be notified and can pick up the ticket.

Please contact the Social Activities Chairs with any questions regarding the Speed Mentoring event: Giovanni Maria Farinella <> and Angel Chang <>.

Final Schedule:

Day 1 (June 20) 12:00 - 13:30 PM   Day 2 (June 21) 12:00 - 13:30 AM   Day 3 (June 22) 12:00 - 13:30 PM
Name (Affiliation) Topic   Name (Affiliation) Topic   Name (Affiliation) Topic
Cristian Canton (Meta, head of Responsible AI) Responsible AI, AMA   Richard Zhang (Adobe) Generative modeling, research in industry, AMA   Hadar Averbuch-Elor (Tel Aviv University)

AMA, vision and language, 3D vision

Sing Bing Kang (Zillow) Research/Applied Science in Industry, AMA   Chen Sun (Brown) multimodal learning, research in industry and academia, ama   James Tompkin (Brown University)

Neural fields, grad school and faculty applications, AMA

Vicente Ordonez (Rice University) vision+language, academia, AMA   Yi-Zhe Song (University of Surrey) Sketch, Multi-Modal   Stefan Roth (TU Darmstadt)

AMA, reviewing, contributing to the vision community

Kris Kitani (CMU/Meta) Academia/Industry   Amit Roy-Chowdhury (UC Riverside) research and career opportunities   Oisin Mac Aodha (University of Edinburgh)

AMA, research positions in the UK, vision for ecology

Yi-Zhe Song (University of Surrey) Sketch, Multi-Modal   Michael Ryoo (SBU / Google DeepMind) VLMs, robot learning, AMA   Ming-Hsuan Yang (Google/UC Merced) anything
Anthony Hoogs (Kitware) Federally-funded research, ethical AI   Sergey Tulyakov (Snap Inc.) research in industry, AMA   Philippos Mordohai (Stevens Institue of Technology) AMA, applying for faculty positions in the US
Nathan Jacobs (Washington University in St. Louis) AMA   Marcus Brubaker (York University) AMA, academia vs industry   Varun Jampani (Google Research)

AMA, 3D reconstruction and generation, Research in industry

Kuk-Jin Yoon (KAIST) AMA   Iro Armeni (ETHZ/Stanford University)

Interdisciplinary research, preparing for faculty applications, AMA

  Xiaoming Liu (Michigan State University) AMA
Andrew Owens (University of Michigan) AMA   Mohamed Elhoseiny (KAUST) AMA, generative AI, vision+language, academia,   Michael Wray (University of Bristol)

AMA, Vision and Language, Egocentric Vision

Roozbeh Mottaghi (FAIR & University of Washington) Embodied AI & Embodied Perception, AMA   Chen Wang (State University of New York at Buffalo) Spatial AI, robot learning, robot vision, AMA   Jean-François Lalonde (Université Laval)

AMA, faculty positions in Canada

Naila Murray (FAIR) Weakly-supervised segmentation and detection, AMA   Jun-Yan Zhu (Carnegie Mellon University) Code release, AMA   Dima Damen (University of Bristol) AMA
Michael Rubinstein (Google) Research in industry and academia, GenAI, AMA   Andreas Geiger (University of Tübingen) AMA   Judy Hoffman (Georgia Tech) AMA
David Lindell (University of Toronto) AMA/How to navigate applying for faculty jobs   Xinlei Chen (FAIR) AMA, but not ask me to segment anything   Tal Hassner (Meta) AMA
Joe (Zhou) Ren (Amazon AWS) AMA, research in industry, Human-centric CV   Christian Rupprecht (University of Oxford) AMA, unsupervised computer vision   Bolei Zhou (UCLA) AMA, junior faculty/researcher
Chengjiang Long (Meta Reality Labs) AMA, People-related AI, AR&VR   Tal Hassner (Meta) AMA   Stefan Lee (Oregon State University) AMA
Stephen Gould (Australian National University) AMA   Gang Hua (Wormpex AI Research) AMA, Your job career and research career   Miaomiao Liu (Australian National University) AMA
Thomas Funkhouser (Google/Princeton) Anything   Ning Zhang (Meta AI) AMA, research in indusrtry   Mohamed Elhoseiny (KAUST) AMA
Minh Hoai Nguyen (Stony Brook University) AMA   Yong Jae Lee (University of Wisconsin-Madison) AMA   Angela Yao (NUS) AMA
Yasuyuki Matsushita (Osaka University) Anything   Raymond A. Yeh (Purdue) AMA   Zicheng Liu (Microsoft) AMA, vision language, work in industry
Robby Tan (NUS) Anything   Hanbyul Joo (Seoul National Univ) AMA   Pengchuan Zhang (Meta AI)

Vision-Language, GenAI, work in industry

Gul Varol (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) AMA   Hamid Rezatofighi (Monash University) AMA   Lamberto Ballan (University of Padova, Italy) Life, Research, AMA
Irfan Essa (Georgia Tech / Google) AMA!   Liang Zheng (Australian National University) Anything. Data-centric computer vision   Pascal Mettes (University of Amsterdam) AMA
Jinwei Ye (George Mason University) AMA, graduate and faculty applications in US   Hongsheng Li (Chinese University of Hong Kong) AMA, Academic careers in Asia universities   Yi Fang (New York University, Abu Dhabi and New York)

3D Computer Vision, 3D Deep Learning, 3D Generative Learning, AMA

Helge Rhodin (University of British Columbia) AMA, 3D vision, self-supervised learning   Christian Micheloni (Univerity of Udine) Research and career development   Angela Dai (TU Munich) AMA
Jan-Michael Frahm (Meta, UNC Chapel Hill) AMA, 3D vision   Chang Xu (University of Sydney) AMA   Bryan Russell (Adobe) Research in industry, AMA
Kristen Grauman (UT Austin, Meta)     Vittorio Murino (University of Verona, Italian Institute of Technology) AMA, research and career development, multimodal learning, domain adaptation/generalization   Diane Larlus (NAVER LABS Europe)

AMA, continual learning, research in industry

Nalini Ratha (University at Buffalo-SUNY) AMA, biometrics, Trustworthy AI   Anurag Arnab (Google) AMA   Andrea Tagliasacchi (Simon Fraser University)

AMA, 3D vision, research in industry

Shaodi You (University of Amsterdam) AMA   Xiaoyu Wang (Intellifusion) AMA, career development & Startup   Vittorio Ferrari

AMA, research at Google, LLM revolution

Jiri Matas (Czech Techical University in Prague) Anything   Kwang Moo Yi (UBC) AMA   Hajime Nagahara (Osaka University) AMA
Bjorn Ommer (University of Munich) AMA   Serge Belongie (University of Copenhagen, Pioneer Centre for AI) AMA, CV/ML opportunities in Europe   Richard Souvenir (Temple University) AMA
Noah Snavely (Cornell/Google) AMA   Jaesik Park (POSTECH) AMA   Abhinav Shrivastava (University of Maryland, College Park) AMA
Amir Zamir (EPFL) AMA   Fabio Galasso (Sapienza) AMA, incl own experience (industry/academia) and research (human motion modelling, anomalies, hyperbolic NN, appl to earthquakes)   Qiang Ji (RPI) AMA
Abhinav Shrivastava (University of Maryland, College Park) AMA   Federico Tombari (Google / TUM) AMA   Georgios Pavlakos (UC Berkeley) AMA
Jimei Yang (Adobe) Video AI, research in industry, AMA   Khoa Luu (University of Arkansas) Vision Understanding in-the-Wild, Biometrics   Hengshuang Zhao (HKU) AMA
Matthew Turk (TTIC) AMA, academia vs. industry, faculty hiring and pursuing tenure   Hilde Kuehne (Uni Bonn, MIT-IBM Lab) AMA, Industry vs. Academia, Multimodal Learning, Video   Shalini De Mello (NVIDIA Research)

Research in Industry, Open-Vocabulary Recognition, CV for Human Perception

Alyosha Efros (Berkeley) AMA, how to enjoy research   Leonidas Guibas (Stanford) AMA   Yanxi Liu (Penn State) AMA
Ayellet Tal (Technion) Academic career & Family   Zsolt Kira (Georgia Tech) AMA   Evan Shelhamer (DeepMind) AMA
Saurabh Gupta (UIUC) AMA   Unnat Jain (Meta AI, CMU) AMA   Srinath Sridhar (Brown University)  
Jianfei Cai (Monash University) AMA, 3D vision, efficiency, multimodal