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Michael Felsberg

Professor, Computer Vision Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University

Meet Michael Felsberg, Professor at the Computer Vision Laboratory at Linköping University. Felsberg holds multiple roles in the WASP management and has been part of WASP since the very beginning.

What is your position/role in WASP?

I am the University Representative for Linköping University in WASP, and member of the WASP Executive Committee. I am also a member of the Research Management group for Autonomous Systems, the International Management group, and the Arena Management group. In addition, I am leading the Area cluster for Machine Learning. I am supervising several WASP PhD students (most in AI/MLX, some in AS).

Why did you choose to join WASP?

I was part of WASP from the very beginning, already when writing the proposal. WASP is the by far most important initiative for my research.

What are the benefits you see in WASP?

Funding of basic research and an excellent graduate school.

Briefly describe your research topic.

Machine learning for computer vision and other machine perception. The work of several of my former WASP students has been summarized in my book chapter Visual tracking: Tracking in scenes containing multiple moving objects in Advanced Methods and Deep Learning in Computer Vision.

In what way can your research be of importance to our society in the future?

Machines that interact with humans need to perceive their environment similar to humans – i.e., mainly by vision. This will be the key to successfully addressing several societal challenges, including production, housing, and transportation. In most recent initiatives, we also address problems related to the climate change.

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