Siniša Šegvić completed his PhD degree in 2004 at the University of Zagreb. He spent one year as a postdoc researcher at IRISA Rennes (2006) and another year as a postdoc researcher at TU Graz (2007). Currently he is an associate professor at the University of Zagreb. He is a program committee member of the VISAPP 2018 conference and an associate editor of the Journal of Computing and Information Technology. His research expertise is in the fields of computer vision and deep learning, with special interest in applications for autonomous vehicles and safe traffic. He published more than 50 national and international scientific papers.
Recent advances in deep convolutional models have caused unprecedented growth of computer vision performance. This has opened exciting applications in the fields of smart vehicles and safe roads. Pixel-level image understanding can be achieved by associating each image window with a meaningful class such as ‘road’, ‘terrain’, ‘sidewalk’ or ‘person’. The resulting semantic map reveals the kind of surface terrain in front of the vehicle, and may be used to recover the traversability map required for motion planning. Depth can be recovered by predicting a disparity field which maximizes similarity between two stereo images.