Christian WOLF is Principal Scientist at Naver Labs Europe, where he leads the Spatial AI team. He is interested in AI for Robotics, in particular machine learning and embodied computer vision; large-scale learning of the capacity to perform high-level reasoning from visual observations, and more recently the connections between machine learning and control. He is a member of the directing committee of GDR ISIS and co-leader of it's topic "Machine Learning". He has supervised 17 defended PhD theses, is an associate editor of IEEE-Transactions on PAMI and area chair of NeurIPS (2020, 2021, 2023, 2024), ICLR (2021, 2023, 2024), ICML (2021, 2022), CVPR (2020), ICCV (2021, 2023) and ECCV (2022, 2024).

From 2005 to 2021 he was associate professor (Maître de Conférences, HDR) at INSA de Lyon and LIRIS, a CNRS laboratory, where he was also the head of the AI chair / chair in Artificial Intelligence (the group). He received his MSc in computer science from TU Vienna, Austria, in 2000, and a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon, France, in 2003. In 2012 he obtained the habilitation diploma, also from INSA de Lyon. In the past he was also member of the scientific committee of GDR IA; member of the board of AI experts at the French national supercomputing cluster GENCI, and member of evaluation ANR committee "Artificial Intelligence" from 2019-2021 and ANR committee "Interaction and Robotics" from 2016-2018.

Twitter: @chriswolfvision
Blog/Medium: @chriswolfvision

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