Sponsors

Platinum sponsors

Adobe

Amazon

Baidu Research – Baidu Research brings together top researchers, scientists and engineers from around the world to work on fundamental AI research. Research areas include image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, and big data. Baidu Research is composed of three interrelated teams: Big Data Lab, Institute of Deep Learning and the Silicon Valley AI Lab.

Google

Intel – Intel Corporation engages in the design and manufacture of advanced integrated digital technology platforms. The company sells its platforms primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original design manufacturers (ODMs), and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. The company’s platforms are used across the compute continuum, in notebooks (including Ultrabook devices), 2-in-1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, phones, and the Internet of Things (including wearables, retail devices, and manufacturing devices). The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Microsoft – At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and we aim to enable our customers to thrive in this world.
Computer vision is of fundamental importance for many Microsoft products including HoloLens and Cognitive Services.  HoloLens packs state of the art computer vision algorithms in a compact untethered device to empower users to be more productive, learn, and have fun while interacting naturally with the world and digital information in mixed reality scenarios.  The more a device can understand and track the user and their environment, the more it can be useful and intuitive to work with.  Microsoft Cognitive Services empowers developers the world over with easy-to-use vision APIs based on cutting-edge deep learning models.
Come meet our researchers and engineers at ECCV and learn about the exciting career opportunities across Microsoft.

Qualcomm – Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and 5G next-generation wireless technologies. For over 30 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment, and each other.  Those inventions start at Qualcomm Research, an international team of forward-thinking researchers collaborating in 11 different locations around the globe. Our focus areas include cognitive technologies such as deep learning, computer vision, and always-on sensing, which will enable devices to perceive, reason, and act intuitively. We push these capabilities beyond smartphones to power other objects and things, including virtual reality, automobiles, healthcare, servers, and IP cameras. We are actively recruiting engineers with an interest and background in the areas of deep learning, recurrent neural networks and computer vision. To learn more about our group and additional career opportunities visit qualcomm.com/research or send your CV directly to QREuropeCareers@qti.qualcomm.com.

SenseTime – SenseTime Group Limited is an innovative Information Technology company that harnesses Deep Learning as our core technology. We are dedicated towards spearheading break-through research and development in Deep Learning technology, so as to provide unique solutions for artificial intelligence applications and Big Data analysis. We have congregated the most influential top-tier computer vision scientists, experts in Deep Learning, and many prominent leading figures from Google, Baidu, Microsoft and Lenovo. By leveraging our technologies, talents and patents built over the last 10 years, SenseTime is fast propelling to be the pioneer in the flourishing AI industry. We have already grasp a preeminent position at human face recognition, text and character recognition, human body recognition, mobile vehicle recognition, object recognition, and image processing, all powered by the Deep Learning technology. Geared with these cutting-edge technologies, SenseTime has been actively venturing into three primary sectors, namely finance, mobile internet, as well as security and surveillance. We have established effective collaborations with magnates of various industries, including ChinaMobile, UnionPay, NVIDIA, Huawei, NetPosa, Xiaomi, Sina Weibo, Iflytek, and JD.com (Jingdong Mall), to boost further advancement on AI products. SenseTime has already set foot in China and our subsidiary offices are strategically set up in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. We aim to attract the best and brightest at all levels of expertise around the world, to join our efforts in establishing a truly original and innovative company, so as to disseminating China’s wisdom world-wide.

Gold sponsors

Body Labs – Body Labs collects, digitizes and organizes all of the data and information related to human body shape, pose and motion. It is the first and only company to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to deliver the most accurate and versatile 3D digital body shape in the world. Its mission is to transform the human body into a digital platform upon and around which goods and services can be designed, produced, bought and sold.

Bosch – Bosch is a global player and leading technology and services company. We operate in some 60 countries around the globe. The company employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015), and generated sales of more than 70 billion euros in 2015. Bosch is a privately held company. That means we can act with financial independence, plan for the long term and invest in the future. To give just one example of how we do that, we spend over 5 billion euros each year on research and development. The Computer Vision Research Lab located at Hildesheim, Germany with about 80 researchers and developers is part of this strategic investment. The CV Research Lab is dedicated to achieving human-like scene understanding performance on embedded systems level for real-world applications including autonomous driving, surveillance systems, and robotics.

eBay – eBay is where the world goes to shop, sell, and give. Whether you are buying new or used, plain or luxurious, commonplace or rare, trendy or one-of-a-kind – if it exists in the world, it probably is for sale on eBay. Our mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection. We give sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. We measure our success by our customers’ success. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone. We empower people and create opportunity through Connected Commerce.™ We focus on empowering our sellers, not competing with them. We are building stronger connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that are fast, mobile, and secure. And we are transforming the individual selling experience to help you turn the things you no longer need into cash you can use. At eBay, our Connected Commerce™ purpose links us to something bigger than ourselves. We share a common drive to create uncommon opportunities – economic, professional, and personal. And because our business is about people, we have a passion for what we do. We fight for it, every day. We employ extraordinary people who do meaningful work that has a tangible impact on the lives of individuals all over the world. And we aspire to make extraordinary things possible for each other, for our customers, and for you. We’ve been doing this for 20 years. And we’re just as passionate about it today as when we founded the company in 1995.

Facebook – Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. We believe the most interesting research questions are derived from real world problems. Working on cutting edge research with a practical focus, we push product boundaries every day. At the same time, we are publishing papers, giving talks, attending and hosting conferences, and collaborating with the academic community.

KPST – Korea Platform Service Technology (KPST) is a growing Information Technology (IT) company in Korea. The business solutions of KPST have been embedded emulators, authoring tools, 3D modelers, and middleware platforms since 2008. Recently, KPST is aiming to provide various image processing solutions including feature extraction, camera tracking, and image tagging. Moreover, KPST has also deep learning related technologies to support image classification and object recognition. The DEEPSDK is an open source based deep learning software tool developed by KPST. The DEEPSDK allows users to develop their image processing solutions using a lot of built-in deep learning algorithms with friendly user interfaces. The DEEPSDK integrates well-known frameworks, including Caffe, Torch, and VOC and so on. Those frameworks are abstracted with open APIs, therefore users can access the different frameworks using common APIs to train and verify their data without deep knowledge of all frameworks. The DEEPSDK also generates client codes to allow users to develop their domain-specific solutions by modifying the codes and adding their own codes. KPST collaborates with many hardware manufactures, government companies, and universities for various business solutions. For more information, please visit www.kpst.co.kr.

NVIDIA – NVIDIA (www.nvidia.co.uk) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. Industry and academia leverage them for deep learning to make groundbreaking improvements across a variety of applications including image classification, video analytics and speech recognition. GPUs perform many calculations at once, speeding up processes that could otherwise take a year or more to just weeks or days. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing.

Panasonic

Silver sponsors

DeepGlint – DeepGlint was founded in 2013, with an angel round led by ZhenFund and Ceyuan VC and Series A led by Sequoia. The team is composed of many experienced talents dedicated to supporting our clients. DeepGlint commercializes 3D computer vision and deep learning technologies. Its proprietary DeepGlint Technology is world-leading in the detection, tracking and recognition of humans and vehicles. Using enormous amount of data, DeepGlint helps computers capture what is happening in real time, and understand the physical world like humans do. DeepGlint builds the search engine for the physical world. Co-founder and CTO Dr. ZHAO Yong received his Ph.D. in computer vision from Brown University.  He was a senior researcher at Google[x]. Co-founder and CEO HE Bofei received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was in charge of China operations for a number of foreign enterprises.The high-caliber team at DeepGlint bring deep technical and business operations expertise with prior experience with Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, etc. DeepGlint is now one of the most  influential startups in artificial intelligence.

Demiurge Technologies – The point neuron model won the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition, but isn’t enough to address the fundamental challenges of training data shortage and adversarial examples that are tethering all deep learning applications on mobile robots in the physical world. To address those challenges, at Demiurge (www.demiurge.technology) we are redesigning the neuron units of deep neural networks by integrating neuroscience with deep learning in their shared domain of mobile agents that generalize all animals and robots. By translating the performance and efficiency advantages of biological neurons into powerful designs of algorithms, architectures and systems, our goal is to enable ultra-safe fully autonomous cars on earth and self-contained exploratory robots in space. The integration of deep learning and neuroscience is entangling high-impact brain research with high-impact CV applications, thus calling for a new generation of entrepreneurial scientists who can command and compartmentalize both knowledge discovery and product development. Accordingly, Demiurge is tailored to provide optimal conditions for the conceptual and technological breakthrough much needed for both deep learning and neuroscience, and the Demiurge Crew welcomes the best and the brightest researchers and engineers who are daring enough to dream the biggest and humble enough to survive the toughest.

Bronze sponsors

3DUniversum – 3DUniversum (3DU) provides low-cost software solutions for real-time 3D mobile scanning and object recognition. 3DU consists of a team of A.I. specialists with expertise in 3D computer vision and deep learning. The mission of 3DU is to become the global technology leader in advanced 3D scanning, analysis and printing technologies for B2B and B2C markets. 3DU’s software (apps) is suitable for different platforms (IOS, Android and Windows) and can use different (common) depth cameras like Structure Sensor, Google Tango and Intel RealSense. The innovative technology built in 3DU allows users to scan, view and interact with 3D world objects and scenes around us such as objects (furniture), humans (faces, feet, bodies), and environments (rooms, houses). 3DU focuses on different market segments including real-estate, healthcare, fashion, and homedeco. For more details, visit us at www.3duniversum.com.

Fashwell – Fashwell is the visual search and image recognition provider for the fashion industry. Our deep learning technology automates eCommerce solutions and assists in bringing customers closer to the checkout path from images they see across social media and the web. We push the boundaries of machine perception for fashion and pioneer it beyond state-of-the-art, providing an extremely dynamic visual search solution that can identify fashion products from user images and screenshots — eliminating the need for multiple filters and clicks, to deliver a customer only exactly what they are looking for.

MVTec – MVTec Software GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging: semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, surveillance etc. MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software HALCON. This tool, optimized for the needs of OEMs and system integrators, enables engineers to set up their own solutions for a specific machine vision task. Another powerful product of MVTec is MERLIC, an all-in-one machine vision software product that enables users to quickly build complete solutions without programming. Furthermore, MVTec builds customized solutions – from consultancy, studies, and prototypes up to integrated products. MVTec is specialized in software solutions for machine vision knowing that many, even real-time, applications can nowadays be built using standard hardware and frame grabbers. Moreover, MVTec’s team has an excellent background in handling image sequences as well as in processing images from different sources like CT, MR or X-ray. MVTec’s innovative work is driven by a commitment to be the number one supplier for sophisticated technologies in machine vision. MVTec is engaged in sponsoring various activities in universities, thus participating in the challenging process of understanding how machines can be taught to see.

Sightcorp – Sightcorp is an independent spin-off from the Intelligent Systems Lab at the University of Amsterdam, aimed at revolutionizing the way companies understand, interact and engage customers. Our Face Analysis Technology is based on a solid scientific foundation that relies on more than 15 years of R&D in the analysis of faces and human behavior. Sightcorp is a pioneer in the real-time measurement of facial expressions like happiness, anger and surprise, combined with age, gender, ethnicity, head gaze and precise eye tracking functionality. Our comprehensive solutions offer high flexibility by performing in real-time and on all major platforms. The advanced Face Analysis Technology from Sightcorp is empowering companies with an in-depth understanding of consumers’ deep emotional responses, profiles and interest towards content, products or brands in business verticals like Market Research, Digital Signage, Retail, Robotics, and more. Learn more about Sightcorp and test our face analysis demos for yourself at www.sightcorp.com.

Yandex

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