Bernard Ghanem is currently an Assistant Professor in the CEMSE division and a member of the Visual Computing Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Before that, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Singapore, where he still holds an adjunct position. He heads projects that develop algorithms in computer vision, machine learning, and optimization geared towards real-world applications, including semantic video analysis in sports and automated surveillance, large-scale activity recognition, and 2D/3D scene understanding.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2005 and his MS/PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2010. His work has received several awards and honors, including the Henderson Graduate Award from UIUC, two consecutive CSE fellowship awards from UIUC, a Best Paper Award (CVPRW 2013), a two-year KAUST Seed Fund, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015, and the best business plan award in the Vision Industry Entrepreneur Workshop (VIEW) at CVPR 2016. He has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed conference and journal papers in his field, as well as, 4 patents. He is also a co-founder of AutoScout Inc. that provides automated solutions for sports video analytics.