Michael Bronstein is a full professor of Informatics at USI Lugano in Switzerland, associate professor of Applied Mathematics at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and a Principal Engineer at the Intel Perceptual Computing group. Michael got his Ph.D. with distinction in Computer Science from the Technion in 2007. He holds or has previously held visiting appointments at Politecnico di Milano, Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. He is a Fellow of IAPR, Senior Member of IEEE, 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), three ERC grants (Starting Grant 2012, Proof of Concept Grant 2016, and Consolidator Grant 2016), two Google Faculty Research Awards (2015, 2017), Radcliffe Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2017), and Rudolf Diesel Industrial Fellowship from TU Munich (2017). 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 25 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 four top journals is his field (IJCV, SIAM J. Imaging Sciences, CVIU and IJVC). 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.
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.