My research interests span the areas of computer vision, machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and image analysis (including that of medical imaging).

In a nutshell, the goal of my research is to develop efficient, scalable and mathematically well-grounded algorithms that are capable of analyzing and extracting (semantic) information from various types of visual data (be it static natural images, video, medical image data etc.).


International Journal of Computer Vision
Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal
IET Computer Vision Journal



Wenbin Zou

PhD students

Sergey Zagoryuko
Spyros Gidaris
Martin Simonosvky
Bruno Conejo
Praveer Singh
Shell Xu


3 papers accepted at CVPR 2017

I will be serving as area chair at BMVC 2017

Source code is now available for our latest ICLR 2017 paper: "Paying More Attention to Attention: Improving the Performace of Convolutional Neural Networks via Attention Transfer"
[Project page]

I will be area chair at CVPR 2017

Source code of our state-of-the-art box proposal generation method (AttractioNet) now available
[Source code and project page]

3 papers accepted at BMVC 2016

1 paper accepted at MICCAI 2016

Our new "Wide Residual Networks" architecture outperforms in accuracy and efficiency all previous deep residual networks, showing also that deeper is not necessarily better. Significantly improves the state-of-the-art on CIFAR10, CIFAR100 and SVHN.
[Source code][Technical report]

Our paper "LocNet: Improving Localization Accuracy for Object Detection" was accepted as oral presentation at CVPR 2016. The code and extended technical report are available.
[Source code][Extended technical report]

I will be serving as an area chair for CVPR 2016

Our paper "Object Detection via a Multi-region and Semantic Segmentation-aware CNN Model" will appear at ICCV 2015. Sets new state-of-the-art for object detection: 78.2% mAP on PASCAL VOC07, 73.9% mAP on PASCAL VOC12.
[Source code][Extended technical report]

Our paper "HARF: Hierarchy-associated Rich Features for Salient Object Detection" was accepted at ICCV 2015.
(Pdf and code will be made available here shortly)

Code (Torch, Matlab, C++) and trained models are publicly available for our CVPR2015 paper on learning to compare patches via convolutional neural networks (which provides state-of-the-art results). Check the project page for mode details.

I will be serving as an area chair for ICCV 2015

Our new tutorial paper with Jean-Christophe Pesquet entitled Playing with Duality: An Overview of Recent Primal-Dual Approaches for Solving Large-Scale Optimization Problems will appear as a feature article in IEEE Signal Processing magazine.

Our new TPAMI journal paper describes a framework for efficient structured max-margin learning of high-order models.

New NIPS paper accepted: shows how to to provide an order of magnitude speed-up for graphical model optimization through a coarse-to-fine cascade of pruning classifiers (paper and source code will very soon be publicly available).

I joined the editorial board of the International Journal for Computer Vision (IJCV).

Since 2013, I serve in the editorial board of the Journal for Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU).

The schedule for our CVPR 2014 tutorial is now available.

I am a guest editor of the IJCV special issue on "Graphical Models for Scene Understanding". See the call for papers.

Giving a tutorial about "Discrete Optimization in Computer Vision" on September 10 at the International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP) 2013.

The website of our ICCV 2013 workshop on "Graphical models for scene understanding: challenges and perspectives" has been launched.

Organizing on July 8 a "Networks, Optimization and Vision" colloquium at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Check the event's web page for registering as well as for obtaining more information about the program.

Giving an invited talk on July 4 at the EURO 2013 conference about "Efficient Learning of High Order Graphical Models for Computer Vision and Image Analysis".

The paper "A Comparative Study of Modern Inference Techniques for Discrete Energy Minimization Problems" was accepted as an oral presentation at CVPR 2013. You can also check the corresponding web-site with the new benchmark database of problems.

Our paper "MRF-based Blind Image Deconvolution" is now available. It describes a super efficient and effective algorithm that can recover large and complicated blur kernels. Check it out here.

Keynote speaker at the ECCV 2012 Workshop on Higher-Order Models and Global Constraints in Computer Vision.

Giving a tutorial on "Inference and Learning for Image Processing and Computer Vision" at the EUSIPCO 2012 international conference.

Serving as area chair of the 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV2012).

Invited to be the tutorial speaker of the MIUA 2012 conference (16th conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis) .

The slides of my tutorial "An introduction to graphical models and discrete optimization" for the Biomedical Image Analysis Summer School 2012 are now available ([Part I], [Part II]).