[Seminar] Making a Science from the Computer Vision Zoo

Xavier Boix Bosch
postdoctoral researcher
MIT (Poggio lab)
Monday, November 19th 2018, 2:00pm - Monday, November 19th 2018, 3:00pm

호스트: 장병탁 교수(x1833, 880-1833) 문의: 바이오지능연구실(x1847, 880-1847)


The tremendous progress in computer vision has led to new unresolved questions about their emergent properties. Understanding the emergent behaviour of computer vision algorithms can fuel the engineering of computer vision and help understand biological intelligence. In this talk, I will show three recent contributions that advance our understanding of the generalization capabilities of deep neural networks: i) redundancy in the neural activity as a mechanisms that allows the network to perform remarkably well despite the fact that most such networks are vastly overparametrized; ii) a shared failure mode with humans in which the network's accuracy sharply drops due to small changes of the visible region; and iii) single units in deep neural networks functionally correspond with neurons in the brain

Speaker Bio

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at MIT (Poggio lab) and Harvard (Kreiman lab), and a member of the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines. Previous to that, I obtained a PhD in Computer Vision in ETH Zürich (2014) and I was a research fellow at the National University of Singapore while being affiliated at MIT (2015-16). My research interests span from computer vision, machine learning and computational neuroscience, and my ultimate goal is to develop the computational principles of both artificial and biological intelligence.