Alexandre Alahi is an assistant professor at EPFL leading the Visual Intelligence for Transportation laboratory (VITA). Before joining EPFL in 2017, he spent multiple years at Stanford University as a Post-doc and Research Scientist.
His research lies at the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Robotics applied to transportation & mobility. To make Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven systems such as autonomous vehicles a safe reality, his lab works on a new type of Artificial Intelligence (AI), namely socially-aware AI, i.e., an AI augmented with social intelligence.
In 2022, Alexandre was recognized as the top 100 Most Influential Scholar in Computer Vision over the past 10 years. His research team received the editor’s choice award from the journal Image and vision computing (2021) for their work on human motion prediction, the honorable mention at an ICCV workshop (2019) for their work on human pose estimation, the CVPR Open Source Award (2012) for their work on Retina-inspired image descriptors, and the ICDSC Challenge Prize (2009) for their sparsity-driven algorithm that has tracked more than 100 million pedestrians to date.
His work has been licensed to several companies and covered internationally by BBC, abc, PBS, Euronews, Wall street journal, and other national news outlets around the world. Alexandre has also co-founded multiple startups such as Visiosafe, and won several startup competitions. He was elected as one of the Top 20 Swiss Venture leaders in 2010.