13 - 17  January, 2019 • Burlingame, California USA

EI 2019 Plenary Speakers

Monday - Wednesday, January 13 - 17, 2019; exact day for each speaker TBA. Third speaker TBA as well.

PLENARY: Autonomous Driving Technology and the OrCam MyEye 

Speaker: Professor Amnon Shashua, CEO and CTO, Mobileye, and Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. For his academic achievements he received the MARR prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye innovation award in 2004, and the Landau award in exact sciences in 2005.
In 1999 Prof. Shashua co-founded Mobileye, an Israeli company developing a system-on-chip and computer vision algorithms for a driving assistance system, providing a full range of active safety features using a single camera. Today, approximately 24 million cars rely on Mobileye technology to make their vehicles safer to drive. In August 2014, Mobileye claimed the title for largest Israeli IPO ever, by raising $1B at a market cap of $5.3B. In addition, Mobileye is developing autonomous driving technology with more than a dozen car manufacturers. The introduction of autonomous driving capabilities is of a transformative nature and has the potential of changing the way cars are built, driven and own in the future. In August 2017, Mobileye became an Intel company in the largest Israeli acquisition deal ever of $15.3B. Today, Prof. Shashua is the CEO and CTO of Mobileye and a Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation leading Intel’s Autonomous Driving Group. 
In 2010 Prof. Shashua co-founded OrCam which harnesses computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist people who are visually impaired or blind. The OrCam MyEye device is unique in its ability to provide visual aid to hundreds of millions of people, through a discreet wearable platform. Within its wide-ranging scope of capabilities, OrCam’s device can read most texts (both indoors and outdoors) and learn to recognize thousands of new items and faces..
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PLENARY: Light Fields for Virtual Reality

Speaker: Dr. Paul Debevic, Senior Scientist, Google (United States)

2:00 – 3:00 PMDuring his EI 2019 Plenary, Dr. Paul Debevec will discuss the impact of light fields in VR to further enhance the user experience.

Paul Debevec is a Senior Scientist at Google VR and Adjunct Research Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, working within the Vision and Graphics Laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Debevec's computer graphics research has been recognized with ACM SIGGRAPH's first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001 for "Creative and Innovative Work in the Field of Image-Based Modeling and Rendering", a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® in 2010 for "the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures" with Tim Hawkins, John Monos, and Mark Sagar, and the SMPTE Progress Medal in 2017 in recognition of his achievements and ongoing work in pioneering techniques for illuminating computer-generated objects based on measurement of real-world illumination and their effective commercial application in numerous Hollywood films. In 2014, he was profiled in The New Yorker magazine's "Pixel Perfect: The Scientist Behind the Digital Cloning of Actors" article by Margaret Talbot.
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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens  1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page)
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends  8 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due  14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 1 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 14 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 21 Dec 2018
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019