DIRAC Consortium

At HUJI computer vision lab we study the categorization (or classification) of objects and images, from both computational (via the design of algorithms) and human (via psychophysical studies) perspectives.

Contact: Prof. Daphna Weinshall, scientific project coordination

HUJI computer vision lab

The Medical Physics section performs interdisciplinary research in the areas Hearing and audiology, Neurosensory science and systems, Digital hearing aids and speech/audio processing.

Contact: Dr. Jörn Anemüller, administrative project coordination


Idiap is an independent non-profit research institute located in Martigny, Valais, and affiliated with the "Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne" EPFL, and the University of Geneva. Idiap carries out research in the areas of Speech Processing, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, Biometric Authentication, Multimodal Interaction and Machine Learning.

Contact: Dr. Barbara Caputo


The Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich, works on the computer-based interpretation of 2D and 3D image data sets from conventional and non-conventional image sources. We perform research in the fields of Medical Image Analysis and Visualization, Shape Modeling and Visualization, and Remote Sensing.

Contact: Prof. Luc van Gool

Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zurich
Departements Informationstechnologie und Elektrotechnik

The Center for Machine Perception (CMP), at the CZECH Technical University in Prague, focuses on computer vision, pattern recognition, and mathematics of uncertainty. CMP contributes by the omnidirectional sensing, camera tracking, and human detection.

Contact: Dr. Tomas Pajdla

Center for Machine Perception

Our main interest is to understand the nature of perception, learning and memory, and in particular how the neural physiology of the brain mediates these functions. We pursue this goal by having human and animal subjects exposed to controlled situations of perception, learning and memory while we simultaneously record electrophysiological activity from their brains, in particular auditory and visual cortices. In addition to this, our animal subjects allow us to directly stimulate their brains electrically, while we try to infer their perceptions from behavioral analysis.

Contact: Prof. Frank Ohl

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Prof. Rufin Vogels, staff member of the Laboratorium voor Neuro- en Psychofysiologie at K.U.Leuven Medical School, is mainly involved in single-cell recordings in monkeys that are trained in a variety of visual tasks. He has recording experience (since 1986) in several visual areas, ranging from V1, V2, V4 and inferior temporal (IT) cortex and has trained successfully monkeys in difficult behavioral tasks (delayed matching to sample, categorization, etc.) using on line control of eye position.

Contact: Prof. Rufin Vogels

 VISICS (VISion for Industry Communications and Services) is part of the Centre for Processing Speech and Images (PSI) within the K.U.Leuven. With a staff of more than 30 people it is one of the biggest groups worldwide working in the field of computer vision.

The range of topics on which research is done is extensive and includes: 3D modeling, database retrieval, augmented reality, inspection, remote sensing, navigation, person identification, object recognition etc.

Contact: Prof. Luc van Gool

Laboratorium voor Neuro- en Psychofysiologie at K.U.Leuven Medical School

Oregon Health and Science University

Our laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health and Science University is focused on developing pattern recognition algorithms, information fusion, and special purpose devices to support care for elders.

Contact: Prof. Misha Pavel

Oregon Health and Science University

Speech@FIT (Speech Processing Group at Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology - FIT BUT, Czech republic) was formed in 1997 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at BUT, and joined the Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia of FIT at the creation of FIT in January 2002.

Main expertise of the group is in perceptually-based robust acoustic processing, speech recognition, keyword spotting and speaker and language identification. The best world’s best phoneme recognition system, and excellent results in NIST LRE 2005, 2007 and NIST SRE 2006, 2008 evaluations can be considered as its main achievement.

Contact: Prof. Hynek Hermansky

Founded in August 2008 in Oldenburg, Fraunhofer IDMT’s project group Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology combines the internationally recognized Oldenburg hearing research with the competencies and technologies developed at Fraunhofer IDMT. Main emphasis of research is further development of scientific and technological knowledge in the fields of hearing rehabilitation, speech communication and audio technology in order to improve hearing in everyday life.

Contact: Stefan Wabnik


The Neural Systems Laboratory studies the functionality of the mammalian auditory system through a wide range of disciplines and techniques ranging from theoretical models to neurophysiological investigations and psychoacoustical experiments.

Contact: Prof. Shihab Shamma

University of Maryland, Neural Systems Laboratory