Itzik Ben Shabat

I am currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology as part of my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship (MSCA-GF), working with  Prof. Stephen Gould. Before that, I was a Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (ACRV). I am also the founder, creator and host of The Talking Papers Podcast, a new medium for disseminating research.

I am currently looking for my next career adventure (starting January 2024). Hopefully something research and publication focused but definitely cutting edge. 

About Me

My research interests lie at the intersection of 3D computer vision, machine learning and geometric algorithms.  In particular, I am currently working on applying deep learning methods to 3D point clouds for various tasks including surface reconstruction, normal estimation,  classification, detection, and action recognition.

My mission is to make practical and accessible algorithms to change the world. There is a dual meaning here. The algorithms will change the technological world and consequently our daily lives. However,  making knowledge freely accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection will change an individual’s life, which I find to be even more impactful. In my quest to change the world, I created the Talking Papers Podcast where I host early career academics and PhD students to talk about their latest papers. This is a podcast by researchers for researchers that aims to be a new medium for disseminating research and helping early career academics. 

I received my PhD in 2019 from the Faculty of mechanical engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where I also received both my B.Sc (Cum Laude 2008) and M.Sc (Summa Cum Laude 2015) . My PhD supervisors were Prof. Anath Fischer (ME) and Prof. Michael Lindenbaum (CS).

This website aims to gather all of my contributions to the world in one place. You can follow my research blog, subscribe to my podcast, download my code for academic purposes (otherwise contact me), read my publications, read more about me and my achievements or just enjoy some fun posts like this one about how to pronounce my name.

Feel free to contact me with questions regarding code, publication or anything.

Recent Posts

WACV 2024 : Waikoloa Hawaii

WACV 2024 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, was more than a conference; it was an immersive journey into the evolving landscape of computer vision. From thought-provoking keynotes by visionaries like Dima Damen and Lihi Zelnik-Manor to enlightening fireside chats with Gerard Medioni, the event unfolded as a goldmine of knowledge and insights. This blog post captures the essence of this remarkable experience, diving into awards, orals, workshops, and engaging discussions on emerging topics like Generative AI, 3D vision, and Anomaly Detection. It was amazing to be part of an event that seamlessly blended intellectual pursuit with the beauty of Hawaii’s landscapes.

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