WACV Program Overview

Main Conference

2024 January 4 – 6 (Thursday – Saturday)

Workshops and Tutorials

2024 January 7 and 8  (Sunday & Monday)


Keynote                    Thursday, January 4th                   4:00 PM HST   

Dima Damen, Professor of Computer Vision, Bristol University

Dima Damen is a Professor of Computer Vision at the University of Bristol. Dima is currently an EPSRC Fellow (2020-2025), focusing her research interests in the automatic understanding of object interactions, actions and activities using wearable visual (and depth) sensors. She has contributed to novel research questions including assessing action completion, skill/expertise determination from video sequences, discovering task-relevant objects, dual-domain and dual-time learning as well as multi-modal fusion using vision, audio and language. She is the project lead for EPIC-KITCHENS, the largest dataset in egocentric vision, with accompanying open challenges. She also leads the EPIC annual workshop series alongside major conferences (CVPR/ICCV/ECCV). Dima is associate editor of IJCV, IEEE TPAMI and Pattern Recognition, and was a program chair for ICCV 2021. She was selected as a Nokia Research collaborator in 2016, and as an Outstanding Reviewer in CVPR2021, CVPR2020, ICCV2017, CVPR2013 and CVPR2012. Dima received her PhD from the University of Leeds (2009), joined the University of Bristol as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2010-2012), Assistant Professor (2013-2018), Associate Professor (2018-2021) and was appointed as chair in August 2021. She supervises 10 PhD students, 2 Visiting PhD students and 2 postdoctoral researchers.

Keynote                    Friday, January 5th                   4:15 PM HST   

Lihi Zelnik, Full Professor and Vice Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Lihi Zelnik-Manor is a Full Professor and Vice Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technion. Between 2018-2021 she was a Senior Director and the General Manager of Alibaba’s R&D center in Israel. Prior to that she was a visiting Associate Professor at CornellTech during its establishment years, and a Post-doctoral scholar at Caltech. Her main area of expertise is Computer Vision, in which she performs research as well as holds industry advisory roles. Prof Zelnik-Manor has done extensive community contribution, serving as General Chair of CVPR’21 and ECCV’22, Program Chair of CVPR’16, Associate Editor at TPAMI, served multiple times as Area Chair at CVPR, ECCV and was on the award committee of ACCV’18, CVPR’19 and CVPR’22. Looking forward she will serve as Program Chair of ICCV’27.

Keynote                    Saturday, January 6th                   4:00 PM HST   

Gerard Medioni, VP and Distinguished Scientist, Amazon

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.