Svetlana Lazebnik 

Svetlana Lazebnik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include scene understanding, deep learning techniques for recognition, and joint modeling of images and text. She received her Ph.D. in 2006 at U of I and was an Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill from 2007 to 2012 before returning to U of I. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2016, she received the Longuet-Higgins Prize for a CVPR 2006 paper with significant impact on computer vision research. She serves as an Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Computer Vision and the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and has served as a Program Chair for ECCV 2012 and Workshops Chair for CVPR 2016.