Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
e-mail gregory at ttic dot edu
tel +1 (773) 834-2572
fax +1 (773) 834-9881
I am a Professor at
Toyota Technological Institute ad Chicago (TTIC), a philanthropically endowed
academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus.
I also hold a part-time faculty appointment at
the University of Chicago
Department of Computer Science.
I lead the Perception And Learning Systems
( PALS) group.
Prior to coming to TTIC, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of Brown University, working with
I received my PhD degree at MIT where I worked at
CSAIL with Trevor
I obtained my MSc degree at the Computer Science
Department of the Technion,
Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and my undergraduate degree in Math and CS from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Image understanding,including standard
tasks like object detection and panoptic segmentation, and novel
definitions of scene parsing and understanding
Perception of 3D world from images and videos
Vision and language, in particular purposeful/informative image
descriptions and using language as input to recognition tasks
(e.g., "open vocabulary detection"
Synthesis and perception of non-photorealistic imagery; image
synthesis and stylization, and lifting 2D imagery to 3D
Automatic processing and recognition of sign language
Machine learning: example-base methods, un-, self- and
semi-supervised learning of representations
While I work on a better presentation of my current and recent
projects, you can find the up to date list of my publications here
(sorted by year).
Current student collaborators
Vasiljevic (TTIC, PhD) → Research
Scientist, Toyota Research Institute
(U. of Chicago, PhD) → Research Engineer, SpaceX
Kolkin (TTIC, PhD) → Research Engineer,
Ruotian Luo (TTIC,
PhD) → Software Engineer, Waymo
(TTIC PhD) → Research Engineer at Zendar, Inc.
Yadollahpour (TTIC PhD) → Postdoc at UPItt/MIT CSAIL
Trivedi (TTIC PhD) → Institute Fellow, ICERM/Brown University, and Research Affiliate, MIT CSAIL
Larsson (PhD, U. of Chicago) → Research Engineer at Apple, Inc. Theses
PhD thesis, MIT, 2006:
Task-Specific Similarity. Advisor: Trevor Darrell.
MsC thesis, Technion, 2001:
Cloning for Machine Learning. Advisors: Ran El-Yaniv and Yoram Baram.
I regularly teach two courses at TTIC/University of Chicago:
TTIC 31020, Introduction to Machine Learning (next offering by me:
TTIC 31040, Introduction to Computer Vision (next offering: Winter 2022)