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Yong Jae Lee Wins NSF CAREER Award

Yong Jae Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received a $501K NSF CAREER Award titled “CAREER: Weakly-Supervised Visual Scene Understanding: Combining Images and Videos, and Going Beyond Semantic Tags”. The project develops novel algorithms to advance weakly-supervised visual scene understanding in two complementary ways: (1) learning jointly with both images and videos to take advantage of their complementarity, and (2) learning from weak supervisory signals that go beyond standard semantic tags such as timestamps, captions, and relative comparisons. Click here for more information about the award.

About the NSF CAREER Award: The NSF CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

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