I am an Applied Research Lead at Facebook AI. Before that, I was a Principal Scientist at Amazon AWS. I am also affiliated with The Open University of Israel, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science where I was an associate professor until 2018. From 2015 to 2018, I was a senior computer scientist at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Viterbi School of Engineering, both at USC, CA, USA, working on the IARPA Janus face recognition project.
My work is mostly related to Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Much of my work relates to digital face processing, including face recognition, facial attribute prediction, face alignment, and 3D reconstruction of face shapes. I also worked on problems related to text image processing (OCR), human action recognition in videos, dense correspondence estimation, feature representation and matching, and more.
I am currently an Associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (IEEE-TPAMI) and IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (T-BIOM). I was also an Associate editor for Springer The Visual Computer Journal (TVCJ),
Program co-Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2022, the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Montreal, CA, 2021, and the IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Lake Tahoe, NV/CA, USA, 2018.
Events and News
24-Oct-2022: Invited Speaker at the TiE: Workshop on Text in Everything at ECCV’22, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2022.
7-June-2022: Area chair (Senior Meta Reviewer) for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Washington DC, USA, 2023.
28-October-2021: Program Co-Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2022 (changed from co-Tutorial Chair)
20-October-2021: Panelist at the Biometrics Institute Congress 2021, Session 6.
14-October-2021: Panel moderator at the 2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, Panel on DeepFakes and Data Security.
21-July-2021: Area chair (Senior Meta Reviewer) for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2022.
28-April-2021: Area chair for the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2022.
15-December-2020: Guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science, Special Issue on Trustworthy Biometrics. See our call for papers here. Submission deadline is May 1st, 2021.
29-September-2020: Keynote talk at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB’20).
22-October-2019: Area Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Glasgow, 2020.
13-September-2019: Area Chair of Multi-view Geometry and 3D Computer Vision, for the International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP), Lecce, Italy, 2021
2-September-2019: Tutorial co-Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2022.
18-August-2019: Senior Program Committee for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), NYC, NY, USA, 2020.
2-April-2019: Workshop co-Chair for the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Seattle, WA, USA, 2020.
17-November-2018: Area Chair for the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA, 2019.
6-December-2017: Workshop Chair for the IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA, 2019.
1-December-2017 Excited to announce that Roee Enbar was selected for the 2017 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, for our paper Age and Gender Estimation of Unfiltered Faces. Congratulations Roee on the well-deserved honor!
27-October-2017 Our bid for holding the 2021 IEEE/CVF ICCV in Montreal was approved!
A HUGE thank you to everyone at ICCV’17 who participated and voted for our team. And so I am happy to announce that I will be a Program Co-Chair for the 2021 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV’21), Montreal, CA.
5-April-2017 Program Co-Chair for the IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Lake Tahoe, NV/CA, USA, 2018.
2-April-2017 Co-organizer of the International Workshop on Cross-domain Human Identification (CHI), held in conjunction with ICCV’17, Venice, Italy.
Biometrics Research Award, awarded by the The Biometric Applications Commissioner, Israeli Prime Minister’s Office
Our LATCH descriptor has won the CVPR 2015, OpenCV State of the Art Vision Challenge, in the Image Registration category. LATCH is now integrated into OpenCV 3.0
Congratulations to Gil Levi, a graduate student at the OpenU computer vision lab, for being awarded the best student project award at the Israel Machine Vision Conference (IMVC) for our project LATCH: Learned Arrangements of Three Patch Codes (PDF, Project and Code)
Invited speaker at the Israel Machine Vision Conference (IMVC), one hour tutorial on “A Short Intro to Deep Learning for Face Recognition”
July 20th - 24th, 2014
Co-organizer of the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics, Seminar on “Digital Palaeography: New Machines and Old Texts”
Invited speaker at POCV 2014: The Ninth IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision, CVPR’14, Columbus, Ohio
Invited speaker at THUMOS: The First International Workshop on Action Recognition with a Large Number of Classes, ICCV’13, Sydney, Australia (Talk video)
Co-organizer of the International Workshop on Action Similarity in Unconstrained Videos (ACTS’13), held in conjunction with CVPR’13, Portland, Oregon
Co-organizer of the OpenU Symposium on Biometrics for Recognition: Science, Technology, and Society. Videos lectures are available online. (Hebrew)
September 19th - 21st, 2012
Co-organizer of the Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics, Perspective Workshop on “Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits”