Hello, world!! I am Efstratios Gavves and I come from Lesbos, a Greek island on the very east of Greece. Since Sep 2016 am an Assistant Professor at UVA and the Scientific Manager of QUVA Lab, led by Professor A.W.M. Smeulders, Professor M. Welling and Associate Professor C.G.M. Snoek, a joint effort between Qualcomm and UVA. Before that I was as a PostDoc with T. Tuytelaars at KU Leuven (2014-2016). Before that I received by PhD at the UVA in 2014 under the supervision of A.W.M. Smeulders and C.G.M. Snoek.
My research lies on the intersection of Deep Learning and Computer Vision and my goal is an AI that reasons its predictions and its actions, which is in my opinion what distinguishes humans by any modern AI. To achieve this I am working on several areas. In Computer Vision I focus on Fine-grained Recognition, Zero- and One-shot recognition, Action Recognition, Visual Tracking, Visual story description. In Deep/Machine Learning I focus on Generative Adversarial Networks, Deep Causality models and a little bit Reinformcement Learning with Visual Navigation. Besides my research, I give the Deep Learning course at the University of Amsterdam, where all resources are publicly available.
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904, 1098 XH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands