Michael Bronstein is a professor in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland and a Research Scientist at the Perceptual Computing group, Intel, Israel. He held visiting appointments at Politecnico di Milano (2008), Stanford university (2009), and University of Verona (2010, 2014). Michael got his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2002) and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2007), both from the Technion, Israel. His main research interests are theoretical and computational methods in spectral and metric geometry and their application to problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, shape analysis, computer graphics, image processing, and machine learning. His research appeared in international media and was recognized by numerous awards. In 2012, Michael received the highly-competitive European Research Council (ERC) starting grant. In 2014, he was invited as a Young Scientist to the World Economic Forum New Champions meeting in China, an honor bestowed on forty world's leading scientists under the age of 40. Besides academic work, Michael is actively involved in the industry. He was the co-founder of the Silicon Valley start-up company Novafora, where he served as Vice President of technology (2006-2009), responsible for the development of algorithms for large-scale video analysis. He was one of the principal inventors and technologists at Invision, an Israeli startup developing 3D sensing technology acquired by Intel in 2012 and released under the RealSense brand.
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Computational metric geometry
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- Spectral methods for 3D data analysis