Prof. Shmuel Peleg
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Short Biography

Shmuel Peleg received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1979. In 1981 he became a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he is a Professor of Computer Science. Shmuel served as the first chairman of the Institute of Computer Science at The Hebrew University from 1990 to 1993.

Shmuel published over 150 technical papers in computer vision and image processing, and holds 22 US patents. His technologies provided the technical foundations to several startup companies; two companies are located in Israel: (i) HumanEyes Technologies Ltd. creates and prints stereoscopic 3D images. (ii) BriefCam Ltd. creates short summaries of long surveillance video, able to summarize hours of surveillance video in minutes.

Shmuel served as an editor and committee member of numerous international journals and conferences, and was the general co-chair of the international conferences ICPR 1994, CVPR 2011, and ICCP 2013. He was elected a general co-chair of CVPR 2018.

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