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Lourdes Agapito holds the position of Professor of 3D Vision at the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL). Her research in computer vision has consistently focused on the inference of 3D information from single images or videos. She received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). In 1997 she joined the Robotics Research Group at the University of Oxford as an EU Marie Curie Fellow. In 2001 she was appointed Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and held an ERC Starting Grant from 2008 to 2014. In 2013 she joined UCL and was promoted to full professor in 2015 where she now heads the Vision and Imaging Science Group. Lourdes has served as Program Chair for CVPR’16 and ICCV’23, General Chair for 3DV’21, serves regularly as Area Chair for the top Computer Vision conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV) and has been keynote speaker at ICRA’17, ICLR’21 and 3DV’22. In 2017 she co-founded Synthesia, the London-based startup and leading AI Video Generation platform which has grown to 330+ employees, with offices across Europe and New York. Following the Series C investment round led by Accel in 2023 that brought its valuation to 1B$, Synthesia now serves more than 50,000 businesses, including almost half of the Fortune 100 companies.