Alex M. Bronstein

Department of Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel
Office #719, Taub Building
Tel. +972-(0)4-829 4301

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Dr. Alex Bronstein was born in 1980. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. (both summa cum laude) from the Department of Electrical Engineering in 2002 and 2005, and Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, Technion in 2007. Until 2016, Dr. Alex Bronstein was an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. In 2016, he has joined the Department of Computer Science at the Technion also as an Associate Professor. His main research interests are theoretical and computational methods in metric geometry and their application to problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, shape analysis, computer graphics, imaging and image processing, and machine learning. He has authored over 120 publications in leading journals and conferences, over two dozens of patents and patent applications, and the book Numerical geometry of non-rigid shapes (published by Springer). His h-index is 38. Alex Bronstein is the alumnus of the Technion Excellence Program and the Academy of Achievement, and a member of the IEEE. His research was recognized by numerous awards, including the Kasher prize (2002), Thomas Schwartz award (2002), Hershel Rich Technion Innovation award (2003), Gensler counter-terrorism prize (2003), the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods Best Paper award (2005) and the Adams Fellowship (2006), the Krill Prize by Wolf Foundation (2012), and the European Research Council (ERC) Startup Grant (2013). Highlights of his research were featured in CNN, SIAM News, and in Prof. Guillermo Sapiro's Science Lecture "One small step for Gromov, one giant leap for shape analysis" that he gave in Oslo on the occasion of awarding Prof. Mikhail Gromov the 2009 Abel Prize, considered the "Nobel of Math". Besides scientific awards, Alex received the Technion Humanities and Arts Department prize (2001) for the translation of Shakespearean sonnets into Italian. He co-chaired the IEEE International Workshop on Non-rigid shapes and deformable image alignment (NORDIA) in 2008-2011, the International Conference on n Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision (SSVM) in 2011, served as the program chair of the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR) in 2012, area chair of the IEEE Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) in 2010, and participated in program committees of major conferences in his field. Dr. Bronstein held visiting appointments in Politecnico di Milano (2008), Stanford university (2009), Verona University (2010,2014), and Duke University (from 2014). In addition to his academic activities, he was a co-founder of a Silicon Valley startup Novafora, Inc., where he served from 2004 till 2009 as a scientist and a Vice President of video technology, leading a group of researchers and engineers in developing novel Internet-scale video analysis technologies. Dr. Bronstein was one of the inventors and developers of the 3D sensing technology in the foundation of the Israeli startup Invision, subsequently acquired by Intel Corporation in 2012 and distributed under the RealSense brand.

The book

NORDIA workshops

Deformable shapes

In the news

Video Genome


Non-rigid shape analysis

3D face recognition

Recent talk
Data analysis tools for large-scale computer vision and multimedia information retrieval, Duke University, 2013.

Recent tutorial
Diffusion geometry in shape analysis, Eurographics, Cagliari, Italy, 2012.

Diffusion geometry in shape analysis, ECCV, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2010.

Short course
Numerical geometry of non-rigid objects
ICCV, Kyoto, Japan, 28 September 2009.
Available on video

Numerical geometry of non-rigid shapes, Mini-tutorial, SIAM Conference on Imaging Sciences, Chicago, USA, April 2010.

Long course
Processing and analysis of geometric shapes
Department of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Spring 2010 semester.

Numerical geometry of non-rigid shapes
VIPS course, University of Verona, Italy, April 2010.

Past offerings

Video lectures