Group Travel Grant for the Doctoral Consortium to be Held in Conjunction with IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2019)

  • Jacobs, Nathan (PI)

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Overview. The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), which was first held in 1983, is a premier annual conference on computer vision. This event, which is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the Computer Vision Foundation, is hosted each year in the United States and is attended regularly by members of the international computer vision research community. Participants attend this meeting to learn, discuss, and present their work. The conference includes technical talks, demos, workshops, and tutorials. The purpose of this proposal is to request funds to support a Doctoral Consortium held in conjunction with CVPR 2019 to be held in Long Beach, CA during June 16–21, 2019. The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to highlight the work of Ph.D. students who are close to finishing their degree, and for senior members of the community to provide them feedback on their work. Support from the NSF would be used to offset travel costs for the junior researchers to attend the conference. Through a group travel grant, this project will ensure the opportunity to participate for students from institutions that are unable to cover the student’s travel expenses. Participants and recipients of travel support will be selected by the PI. Travel awards will partially cover any admissible conference-related costs such as registration fees, airfare, lodging, and board, up to $1500. Intellectual Merit. Opportunities to present, discuss, and receive feedback on original research within the broader community are all critical components of graduate student development. A conference venue such as CVPR has high potential to foster such meaningful interchanges between researchers. This proposal aims to facilitate discussion between doctoral students who are close to graduation, or have recently graduated, and senior researchers who can provide the students with constructive feedback on their research and their career plans. The opportunity to receive advice from experts from different institutions and with potentially different perspectives in many cases is not available internally at one’s own institution. Broader Impact. As the applicant pool permits, we aim to have representation from a diverse group of participants in terms of gender, ethnic background, academic institution, and geographic location. The awards will be given to students who participate in the Doctoral Consortium on the basis of their thesis work. The most immediate beneficiaries will be the researchers for whom the travel grant makes it possible to attend the meeting. More generally, the Doctoral Consortium will benefit the conference and research community as a whole, as it will draw attention to an important aspect of graduate student development that the community should (and, we believe, does) care about improving. Finally, more broadly, the further success of the CVPR conference can have a positive impact on the scientific community and the general public, given the continued growth of digital image/video content and the importance of basic vision research for many potential applications.
Effective start/end date6/1/195/31/20


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