Professor Gérard Medioni received the Diplôme d’Ingenieur from ENST, Paris in 1977, a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1980 and 1983 respectively. He is Vice President/Distinguished Scientist at Amazon, where he is leading the research efforts for Amazon Just Walk Out, the Amazon One service, and the recently opened Amazon Style store. He is also Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at USC, where he served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department from 2001 to 2007. Professor Medioni has made significant contributions to the field of computer vision. He has published 4 books, over 80 journal papers and 200 conference articles, and is the recipient of more than 90 patents. He is the editor, with Sven Dickinson, of the Computer Vision series of books for Morgan-Claypool.
Prof. Medioni is on the advisory board of the IEEE Transactions on PAMI journal, and the Image and Vision Computing journal. He is vice president of the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF).
Prof. Medioni serves at general co-chair of many CVPR Conferences (1997, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2020), ICPR (1998, 2014), WACV (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022), ICCV (2017, 2019, 2025).
Prof. Medioni was a consultant to several companies and startups (DXO, Poseidon, Opti-Copy, Geometrix, Symah Vision, BigStage, KLA-Tencor, PrimeSense) prior to joining Amazon.
He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE PAMI Mark Everingham Prize for contributions to the Computer Vision Community.
He received the APSIPA Industrial Distinguished Leader award in 2021, was inducted as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors in 2022, and was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2023 for contributions to computer vision and its consumer-facing applications.
He is a Fellow of IAPR, IEEE, AAAI, and AAIA.