Yaser Sheikh


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • Facebook Reality Labs, Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research Pittsburgh

Other / Past Affiliation(s):


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • META Corporation

Bio:

  • 2019

    Yaser Sheikh directs the Facebook Reality Lab in Pittsburgh, which is devoted to achieving photorealistic social interactions in AR and VR, and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. His research broadly focuses on machine perception and rendering of social behavior, spanning sub-disciplines in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning. With colleagues and students, he has won the Honda Initiation Award (2010), Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award, best student paper award at CVPR (2018), best paper finalists at (CVPR 2019), best paper awards at WACV (2012), SAP (2012), SCA (2010), ICCV THEMIS (2009), best demo award at ECCV (2016), and he received the Hillman Fellowship for Excellence in Computer Science Research (2004). Yaser has served as a senior committee member at leading conferences in computer vision, computer graphics, and robotics including SIGGRAPH (2013, 2014), CVPR (2014, 2015, 2018), ICRA (2014, 2016), ICCP (2011), and served as an Associate Editor of CVIU. His research has been featured by various media outlets including The New York Times, BBC, MSNBC, Popular Science, and in technology media such as WIRED, The Verge, and New Scientist.


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