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Two PhD awards for Gül Varol!


Two PhD awards for Gül Varol!

Gül Varol, co-advised by Ivan Laptev and Cordelia Schmid received the ELLIS PhD Award and AFRIF 2019 PhD award for her thesis "Learning Human Body and Human Action Representations from Visual Data".

The thesis of Gül Varol covers a wide range of challenging and important problems in human analysis within computer vision. In particular, it defined the state of the art in action recognition from videos with the use of long-term temporal convolutions, and it contributed a synthetic data generation framework for advancing human body shape analysis.
The scientific outcomes of the thesis have been followed up and extended by numerous groups. This has been supported by open sourcing of code and datasets.


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