Lessons from a career in computer vision from Carnegie Mellon’s Dr. Takeo Kanade

Longtime computer vision expert Dr. Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, presented the "Think Like an Amateur, Do As an Expert: Lessons from a Career in Computer Vision,” at the 2018 Embedded Vision Summit.

May 2nd, 2019
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Longtime computer vision expert Dr. Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, presented the "Think Like an Amateur, Do As an Expert: Lessons from a Career in Computer Vision,” at the 2018 Embedded Vision Summit.

In his keynote presentation, Dr. Kanade shared his experiences and lessons learned in developing a vast range of pioneering computer vision systems and autonomous robots, including face recognition, autonomously-driven cars, computer-assisted surgical robots, robot helicopters, biological live cell tracking, and a system for sports broadcasts.

For Dr. Kanade, good research derives from solving real-world problems, delivering useful results to society. "Think like an amateur, do as an expert," is Dr. Kanade's research motto: When conceptualizing a problem and its possible solution, think simply and openly, as a novice in that field, without preconceived notions. When implementing a solution, on the other hand, do so thoroughly, meticulously and with expert skill.

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