News

May 2020: I am honoured to have been selected for an Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award to attend the 2020 virtual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society

February 2020: Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German edition of the Scientific American (popular science magazine), has printed an article featuring our work on shape vs. texture

July 2019: Our work has been featured by an article in Quanta Magazine: “Where We See Shapes, AI Sees Textures”

July 2019: I’ve attended the Computational Vision Summer School (CVSS) in Freudenstadt, Germany

May 2019: I’ve given a talk at VSS 2019 about “Inducing a human-like shape bias leads to emergent human-level distortion robustness in CNNs”

May 2019: Hosted by Robbe Goris, I’ve visited UT Austin‘s Center for Perceptual Systems for a few days where I gave a talk about “Where humans still outperform Convolutional Neural Networks—and how to narrow the gap”

May 2019: I’ve given a talk at ICLR 2019 about “ImageNet-trained CNNs are biased towards texture; increasing shape bias improves accuracy and robustness”:

The talk is available here:


March 2019: I’ve been invited to give a talk at the AI Meetup Hamburg about “The (in)corrigible laziness of convolutional neural networks”