Since September 2017 I am on leave at INRIA, at the chroma work group at the CITI laboratory (french: délégation INRIA).

Christian WOLF is associate professor (Maître de Conférences, HDR) at INSA de Lyon and LIRIS, a CNRS laboratory, since sept. 2005. He is interested in computer vision and machine learning, especially the visual analysis of complex scenes in motion: gesture and activity recognition and pose estimation and learning from interactions. His work puts an emphasis on modelling complex interactions of a large amount of variables: Deep Learning, structured models, and graphical models.

He received his MSc in computer science from Vienna University of Technology in 2000, and a PhD in computer science from the National Institut of Applied Science (INSA de Lyon), France, in 2003. In 2012 he obtained the habilitation diploma, also from INSA de Lyon. From september 2004 to august 2005 he was assistant professor at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg. Since September 2017 he is on leave with INRIA, (Chroma group), at the CITI Laboratory

Twitter: @chriswolfvision
Blog/Medium: @chriswolfvision

Research interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence

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Teaching: exchange France - Austria

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Starling is a graphical tool to build simple computer-vision applications developed and maintained by the LIRIS research laboratory and its 3 computer vision teams (Website, Github, Youtube video)


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Email: christian.wolf (at)
Tel: +33 4 72 43 61 82

Université de Lyon, INSA de Lyon
Laboratoire CITI
Batiment Claude Chappe
6, av. des Arts
69621 Villeurbanne

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