About Me

I'm a Professor of Computer Vision and Multimodal Learning at the University of Bonn and affiliated professor at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. I did my PhD at the cv:hci lab at KIT (supervised by Rainer Stiefelhagen). I was a postdoc at the Fraunhofer FKIE and the Computer Vision Group of Prof. Juergen Gall.

My research focussed on everything around video understanding, mainly learning without labels and multimodal video understanding. I created several highly cited datasets and mainly works on analysing large collections of untrimmed video data, including HMDB51 which was awarded with the ICCV 2021 Helmholtz Prize and the PAMI Mark Everingham Prize.

I am currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, as Programm Chair for WACV 2024 and as area chair for various conferences CVPR, ICCV and WACV. I'm committed to bringing more diversity to the field and an active supporter of the Women in Computer Vision Initiative.