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Wessel Kraaij wins Mark Everingham prize for research video information retrieval

20 Sep 2018

The 2018 IEEE Computer Society PAMI Mark Everingham Prize has been awarded jointly to Wessel Kraaij, Alan Smeaton, Paul Over and George Awad  for “the TRECVid Video Retrieval Evaluation 2003-2018 (datasets and workshops). Wessel Kraaij is a principal scientist at TNO and Professor of Applied Data Analytics at Leiden University.

The Prize was presented at the biennial European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in Munich, Germany, on 12th September 2018.

The TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVid) is a worldwide benchmarking activity to encourage research in video information retrieval by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations  interested in comparing their results. Alan Smeaton and Wessel Kraaij have been TRECVid’s scientific coordinators since 2003, and Paul Over and George Awad have managed the project from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US.

This Prize is to commemorate the late Mark Everingham and to encourage others to follow in his footsteps by acting to further progress the computer vision community as a whole. The prize is given to a researcher, or a team of researchers, who have made a selfless contribution of significant benefit to other members of the computer vision community. The award is given out by the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee.

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