How do we retain public trust in science when it becomes easy to cheat?
01 November 2022 4 minute read
The Koenderink Prize at ECCV 2022.
The Sintel optical flow dataset appeared at ECCV 2012 and at ECCV 2022 it was awarded the Koenderink Prize for work that has stood the test of time. What makes a paper stand the test of time? What makes a good dataset? What made Sintel special?
25 October 2022 10 minute read
My other CV. The CV of failures.
Let's get this out of the way up front. I'm a successful academic. I have one of the best jobs in academia (Max Planck director). I've been able to do work that I care about, with great colleagues and students, and it's been recognized by my community. I'm white, male, and st...
07 February 2022 Michael J. Black 7 minute read
A guide for reviewers
Reviewers have strong ideas about what makes a paper acceptable in top conferences like CVPR. They know that getting into such conferences is hard and that getting a paper in is prestigious. So, the papers that get in must be really special. This is true, but what makes a pap...
30 January 2022 Michael J. Black 5 minute read
ICCV 2021 papers in context
18 October 2021 Michael J. Black 16 minute read
Computer vision from 1990 to 2021
14 October 2021 Michael J. Black 8 minute read
Our perception of leadership traits is influenced by body shape
Could biases in how we perceive body shapes influence the outcome of the German election? Using recent work from our group, we investigate which of the chancellor candidates is perceived to be a good leader, solely based on their body shape.
05 September 2021 Michael J. Black, Lea Müller 5 minute read
The SMAL animal model
We describe our work for modeling animal shape. This is joint work with Angjoo Kanazawa and Michael J. Black.
12 October 2020 Silvia Zuffi 5 minute read
The following paper was awarded the Longuet-Higgins Prize at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). The prize is given annually by the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee for "Contributions in Computer ...
02 June 2020 Michael J. Black 6 minute read
Optical flow prediction systems in autonomous cars.
A simple color patch could severely affect the optical flow prediction systems in autonomous cars