Michael Bronstein is a professor of Informatics at USI Lugano in Switzerland and a professor at Imperial College London, where he holds the Chair in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition and the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. Since 2012, he also serves as a Principal Engineer at the Intel Perceptual Computing group. He holds or has previously held visiting appointments at Stanford, Harvard, MIT, TU Munich, and Tel Aviv University. He got his Ph.D. with distinction in Computer Science from the Technion in 2007.
Michael is a Fellow of IEEE and IAPR, alumnus of the Technion Excellence Program and the Academy of Achievement, ACM Distinguished Speaker, and a member of the Young Academy of Europe. His research appeared in the international media such as CNN and was recognized by numerous prestigious awards, including several best paper awards, the Hershel Rich Innovation Award (2003), four ERC grants (Starting Grant 2012, Proof of Concept Grant 2016, and Consolidator Grant 2016, 2018), two Google Faculty Research Awards (2015, 2017), Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award (2018), Radcliffe Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2017), Rudolf Diesel Industrial Fellowship from TU Munich (2017), and Dalle Molle Foundation award (2018). In 2014, he was invited as a Young Scientist to the World Economic Forum, an honor bestowed on forty world's leading scientists under the age of forty. He was a guest speaker at the World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian, China in 2015.
Michael is the author of the first book on deformable 3D shape analysis, editor of four books, more than 150 papers in top scientific journals and conferences, and inventor of over 30 granted patents. He has chaired more than a dozen of conferences and workshops in his field, and has served as area chair at ECCV 2016 and ICCV 2017 and as associate editor of top journals is his field (IJCV, SIAM J. Imaging Sciences, CVIU, and Computers and Graphics). He has given over 100 invited and keynote talks during his career.
Besides academic work, Michael is actively involved in the industry in leading technical and management positions. He was a co-founder and VP technology at Novafora (2005-2009), co-founder and technical advisor at Videocites, and one of the chief technologists at Invision (2009-2012). Following the multi-million acquisition of Invision by Intel in 2012, Michael has been one of the key developers of the Intel RealSense 3D sensing technology. His most recent start-up Fabula AI exploits a novel class of geometric deep learning algorithms to address the global scourge of fake news in social media.
Our research focuses on mathematical models for large-scale and complex data analysis, and applications in the domains of machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, and geometric processing.