Mini Bio: Samuel Albanie is an assistant professor in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Previously, he was fortunate to be a researcher in the Visual Geometry Group and a research fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. He has an interest in the recent development of large self-supervised neural networks (sometimes referred to as “foundation models”). More broadly, his interests include algorithms that learn from limited supervision in the presence of noise and models that lie at the intersection of vision and language.
Why come to work on Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Cambridge? The author of this paragraph is not an impartial judge, but: if you’re passionate about researching and building the machines of the future, Cambridge is the place to be! It has great computing resources, beautiful scenery, and most importantly, a wonderful assembly of smart, creative and energetic people. In the winter it can get a bit chilly, so bring a warm coat.
Augmented scientists: I am interested in building tools to augment human scientists (by applying machine learning to vision, sound and text) to increase their productivity. If you are too, get in touch!
- 04 / 2022 If you would be interested in a six-month visitor collaboration on the topic of video question answering, please send me an email samuel.albanie.academic [AT] gmail.com with subject "video question answering visitor interest". Note: this opportunity is open to graduate students that are full-time students at their home institution.
- 01 / 2022 If you are interested in doing a postdoc with me, please send me an email samuel.albanie.academic [AT] gmail.com with subject "postdoc interest".
- 12 / 2021 Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pre-registration workshop at NeurIPS! Video of the event can be found here.
- 11 / 2021 Our large-scale BOBSL dataset is now available!
- 10 / 2021 All you need are a few pixels: semantic segmentation with PixelPick won best paper at the ILDAV workshop at ICCV 2021. Congrats to Gyungin and Weidi.
- 09 / 2021 The NeurIPS 2021 Pre-registration Workshop is soliciting submissions! Deadline: 17th September 2021.
- 09 / 2021 Joined the ELLIS Society.
- 08 / 2021 Audio Retrieval with Natural Language Queries was shortlisted for best student paper at Interspeech 2021. Congrats to Andreea-Maria, Sophia, Joao and Zeynep.
- 07 / 2021 Serving as an Area Chair for BMVC 2021.
- 09 / 2020 We are soliciting submissions for The pre-registration experiment: an alternative publication model for machine learning research at NeuIPS 2020. Find out more about the workshop here.
- 07 / 2020 The schedule for the workshop Sign Language Recognition, Translation and Production at ECCV 2020 can be found here.
- 06 / 2020 Materials from the workshop The End-of-End-to-End: A Video Understanding Pentathlon at CVPR 2020 can be found here. A technical report describing the challenge is available here. A recording of the workshop is on YouTube.
- 11 / 2019 Materials from the Neural Architects Workshop at ICCV 2019 can be found here. A playlist of the invited talks is available on YouTube.
- 11 / 2019 Talks and papers from the ICCV 2019 workshop "Should we preregister experiments in computer vision?" can be found here. A playlist of the talks is on YouTube here.