Seminar: Computer Vision for Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:30pm
OML 202 See map
165 Prospect
New Haven 06520

Sara Beery and Elijah Cole will present recent advances in computer vision and machine learning for biodiversity monitoring. They will also discuss their recent field work in Kenya and upcoming biodiversity-focused machine learning challenges.
Sara and Eli are both PhD students and NSF Graduate Research Fellows in the Computational Vision Lab at Caltech, advised by Dr. Pietro Perona. Their group studies visual recognition: how we tell what objects and information images contain and how to build systems that can do this automatically. The group’s Visipedia project is learning (among other things) to perform reliable species identification in images from eBird and iNaturalist and can be seen in action in the Merlin and Seek apps.
Sara and Eli are also connected to Microsoft Research’s AI for Earth team and the Google Research/Wildlife Insights team.