CVPR 2020 Features Machine Learning, Facial Recognition, Autonomous Driving, Medical Data Analysis

Technical presentations address latest scientific advancements and their applicability to the commercial market
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 28 May 2020 – The annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), the largest conference of its kind, unveils the latest research spanning the fields of computer vision, deep learning, artificial intelligence, image compression, pattern analysis, and beyond. This year’s conference convenes as a virtual event from 14 -19 June 2020.

As a virtual event, attendees will be able to participate remotely from around the globe, accessing the diverse and original content for which the conference is known. CVPR 2020 registrants will explore topics as varied as medical data analysis, facial recognition, machine learning, autonomous driving, social analytics, fashion applications, and much more. The following sampling of presentations offers a glimpse into the leading research to be introduced at this year’s event.

 Medical Data Analysis

  • IntrA: 3D Intracranial Aneurysm Dataset for Deep Learning[1] (Tuesday, 16 June, 14:40, PDT) – Researchers from the University of Tokyo and South China University of Technology introduce a 3D intracranial aneurysm dataset, IntrA, that supports physicians in more precisely diagnosing and treating intracranial aneurysms.

Facial Recognition

  • Face X-Ray for More General Face Forgery Detection[2] (Wednesday, 17 June, 10:20, PDT) – Microsoft Research Asia and Peking University unveil a specialized X-ray approach for detecting forgery in facial images.

Machine Learning

  • Iterative Answer Prediction with Pointer-Augmented Multimodal Transformers for TextVQA[3] (Thursday, 18 June, 09:25 PDT) – Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Facebook AI Research reveal a new model for TextVQA—a dataset that explores visual reasoning based on text in images[4]—tasks that outperforms existing approaches on three benchmark datasets.

Autonomous Driving

  • SurfelGAN: Synthesizing Realistic Sensor Data for Autonomous Driving[5] (Thursday, 18 June, 11:10 PDT) – Waymo, Google Brain, and the University of Texas at Austin have joined forces to advance autonomous driving by synthesizing realistic camera data for simulated scenarios.

Social Analytics

  • Learning Interactions and Relationships between Movie Characters[6] (Thursday, 18 June, 9:15 PDT) – Researchers from Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics and Inria Paris propose neural models to learn and jointly predict interactions and relationships, leveraging movie characters to test their model.

Fashion Applications

  • ViBE: Dressing for Diverse Body Shapes[7] (Thursday, 18 June, 11:40 PDT) – A new model helps to align clothing images with body type through a body-aware embedding algorithm, according to researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Facebook AI Research.

“Presentations debuted at CVPR describe significant advances in computer science, with substantial impact throughout society,” said Ramin Zabih, Cornell Professor of Computer Science and Co-Chair of the CVPR 2020 Organizing Committee. “In conference sessions, we’re seeing the best work produced by a research community that numbers in the thousands and spans the globe. The thriving commercial ecosystem that surrounds CVPR turns these research papers into exciting products in a surprisingly short timeframe.”

These technical highlights scratch the surface of a program of more than 1,500 presentations, including oral and poster presentations, tutorials, and workshops. In addition, CVPR will feature fireside chats with Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft; Charlie Bell, SVP, Amazon Web Services; Dr. Harry Shum, former Executive Vice President, Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group; and Dr. Fei-Fei Li, former Vice President, Google and Chief Scientist of AI/ML, Google Cloud.

Author presentations, including live Q&A sessions, will take place at the above-referenced times, and final proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore. Accredited members of the media can register for the virtual conference or request individual papers by emailing Additional details on the full virtual CVPR 2020 program can be found on the conference website at

“Through CVPR, leaders in the field band together to present the advancements fueling next-generation technologies and solutions,” said IEEE Computer Society Executive Director Melissa Russell, co-sponsor of the event. “This year’s event continues to facilitate global exchange, despite the impact of COVID-19. It’s a testament to the resilience of this community that no matter the challenge, scientific collaboration prevails.”


About CVPR 2020

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision and pattern recognition conference. With first-in-class technical content, a main program, tutorials, workshops, a leading-edge expo, and attended by more than 9,000 people annually, CVPR creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for networking, recruiting, inspiration, and motivation. CVPR 2020, originally scheduled to take place 14-19 June 2020 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Washington, will now be a fully virtual event. Authors and presenters will virtually deliver presentations and engage in live Q&A with attendees. For more information about CVPR 2020, the program, and how to participate virtually, visit

About the Computer Vision Foundation

The Computer Vision Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster and support research on all aspects of computer vision. Together with the IEEE Computer Society, it co-sponsors the two largest computer vision conferences, CVPR and the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s home for computer science, engineering, and technology. A global leader in providing access to computer science research, analysis, and information, the IEEE Computer Society offers a comprehensive array of unmatched products, services, and opportunities for individuals at all stages of their professional career. Known as the premier organization that empowers the people who drive technology, the IEEE Computer Society offers international conferences, peer-reviewed publications, a unique digital library, and training programs. Visit for more information.