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Jean Ponce

Ecole normale supérieure-PSL and New York University
Prairie 3IA Institute
Enhance Lab

Email: jean.ponce -at-

Research interests: Computer vision, image processing, machine learning, robotics


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Brief bio:

Jean Ponce is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Ecole normale supérieure - PSL (ENS) and a Global Distinguished Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Data Science of New York University (NYU). He serves as Scientific Director of the PRAIRIE Interdisciplinary AI Research Institute in Paris and is a co-founder and CEO of Enhance Lab, a startup commercializing software for super-resolution and high dynamic range imaging from raw image bursts.

Jean Ponce was from 2017 to 2022 a Research Director at Inria and a Visiting Faculty Member at NYU, on leave from ENS to lead the Inria/NYU collaboration in AI. He served as Director of the Department of Computer Science of ENS from 2011 to 2017. Before joining ENS and NYU, he held positions at Inria, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Full Professor until 2005. Jean Ponce is an IEEE and an ELLIS Fellow and was a Sr. member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has served as Program and/or General Chair of all three top international Computer Vision Conferences, CVPR (1997 and 2000), ECCV (2008) and ICCV (2023, upcoming), and as Sr. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision. Jean Ponce is the recipient of two US patents and a French one (pending), an ERC advanced grant, the 2016 and 2020 IEEE CVPR Longuet-Higgins prizes, and the 2019 ICML test-of-time award. He is the author of "Computer Vision: A Modern Approach", a textbook translated in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.