Vladlen Koltun


I am a Senior Principal Researcher and the director of the Intelligent Systems Lab at Intel. The lab is devoted to high-impact basic research on intelligent systems. We have offices in Silicon Valley, California and Munich, Germany. We are hiring interns, postdocs, and staff researchers in both locations. Our work is published primarily in computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and graphics conferences.

I also direct the Intel Network on Intelligent Systems, a large-scale investment in academic research. The network funds many of the leading university labs in Europe.

Feel free to email me. For more information on my work, take a look at the publications.

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Paper published in Science Robotics

Does Computer Vision Matter for Action? was published in Science Robotics. The paper studies whether explicit intermediate representations of the kind studied in computer vision help action. We probe this question via controlled experiments in immersive simulation. Our main finding is that computer vision does matter. Models equipped with intermediate representations train faster, achieve higher task performance, and generalize better to previously unseen environments.