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Microsoft Research

Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. More than 1,100 brilliant scientists and engineers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and openly collaborate with leading academic, government, and industry researchers to advance the state of the art of computing, help fuel the long-term growth of Microsoft and its products, and solve some of the world’s toughest problems through technological innovation. Microsoft Research has expanded over the years to seven countries worldwide and brings together the best minds in computer science to advance a research agenda based on an array of unique talents and interests. As well as having offce  Microsoft Research operates in Redmond, Wash.; Cambridge, Mass.; New York City; Mountain View, Calif.; Cambridge, U.K.; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India; and also conducts research at the Advanced Technology Labs Cairo in Egypt; the Advanced Technology Labs Europe in Aachen, Germany; Advanced Technology Labs in Israel; FUSE Labs in Redmond; the Extreme Computing Group in Redmond; and Station Q in Santa Barbara, Calif. More information can be found at http://research.microsoft.com.

Google

Google’s Mission To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Big Challenges, Big Resources, Big Impact The challenges of realizing this mission, and of operating Google’s global computing system, span the breadth of computer science and engineering. The research activities that we undertake in the areas of search, software engineering, algorithms, machine learning, programming languages, systems infrastructure, back our major products. Google has a tremendous number of exciting challenges that only arise through the vast amount of data and sheer scale of systems we build. Research happens across the company, on many different teams, making the line between research and development at Google wonderfully blurred. We actively engage with academics through various initiatives such as our Research Awards Program, Visiting Faculty Program, and PhD Fellowship Program. We understand the value of a collaborative ecosystem; we launch products that demonstrate progress and functionality, and have a strong culture of releasing code as open source.

Leica Geosystems / Hexagon

Backed by nearly 200 years of experience in groundbreaking solutions that measure the world, Leica Geosystems products are trusted by professionals worldwide to capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily and visualise and present spatial information.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies. With more than 14,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Hexagon is about positively altering the course of change by helping customers harness the power of technology in new ways. Hexagon solutions are used in a broad range of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, construction, transportation, energy, public safety and defence, helping solve the global challenges these critical industries face.

The Hexagon Technology Center (HTC), Hexagon’s central research facility located in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, seeks out new technologies to increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions that save time, money and resources.

Research focus includes computer vision, signal processing, micro mechanics, optical design and photonics, and is carried out in cooperation with leading academic institutions. These efforts lead to innovations that enable customers to design, measure and position objects and process and present data to stay one step ahead of a changing world.

http://www.hexagon.com

Toyota

Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA (TME) oversees the wholesale sales and marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories, and Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations. Toyota directly and indirectly employs around 94,000 people in Europe and has invested over EUR 8 billion since 1990. Toyota’s operations in Europe are supported by a network of 30 National Marketing and Sales Companies across 56 countries, a total of around 3,000 sales outlets, and nine manufacturing plants. In 2013, Toyota sold 847,540 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Europe. For more information, visit www.toyota.eu.

Amazon

Amazon is excited to participate in ECCV this year.  Many teams within the company are developing and expanding their Computer Vision expertise to develop novel technologies and applications that will delight customers and revolutionize the Computer Vision field. Amazon’s Computer Vision Labs are currently located in Seattle, WA, Sunnyvale, CA, Boston, MA and Berlin, Germany. Amazon has vision researchers working on innovations in aerial delivery, fulfillment center operations, and consumer products like Fire Phone, Fire TV and more.

To learn more about career opportunities and meet with Amazon researchers and business leaders at ECCV please come by the Amazon booth. You can email us at eccv2014@amazon.com with your resume or questions. To learn more about career opportunities and meet with Amazon researchers and business leaders at ECCV such as Gerard Medioni and Paul Viola, please come by the Amazon booth. For more information, visit our careers page at Amazon.Jobs.com.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital connectivity and computing, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Key to the company’s success is its strong and ongoing commitment to R&D. Through its global R&D efforts, Qualcomm has been instrumental in catalyzing the evolution and growth of the global mobile industry, with important breakthroughs in areas like computer vision, augmented reality, contextual awareness, parallel computing, and more.  Our research group is focused on transforming the future of mobile technology. The Qualcomm Computer Vision program is focused on developing technologies to enrich the user experience on mobile devices, furthering our vision of helping to make the Digital 6th sense a reality. The project targets several features such as, Sensor Fusion, Augmented Reality, Computational Photography, HW Accelerators, and more — for enhanced computer vision capabilities on mobile devices in known and unknown environments. Our ambition is to invent technologies that give people everywhere the opportunity to transform the way they live, discover limitless possibilities, and grow their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. For more information about Qualcomm, visit our website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros in 2013. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” 

Superfish

Superfish is a developer and provider of an innovative, next generation visual discovery platform that’s out to transform the way images are searched, seen, utilized and shared over the web. Through its cutting-edge, patented technology and pioneering vision, Superfish has developed a cunningly intuitive visual search engine that analyzes images algorithmically, without the need of text tags or human intervention. The company is reinventing image search and focusing on empowering consumers and businesses to experience new ways to engage with and search visual content. As the social web has exploded and photos play such a large role in people’s lives online, Superfish sees a huge opportunity in solving new visual search problems. Founded in 2006 by Adi Pinhas and Michael Chertok, Superfish is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Vintage Investment Partners.

MERL

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) is the North American arm of the Corporate R&D organization of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. MERL conducts application-motivated basic research and advanced development in optimization, control and signal processing. As an open corporate lab, we collaborate with other research organizations, publish our results and measure our performance by the impact we have on Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the world. MERL focuses on five principal technology sectors:

  • Electronics & Communications – featuring wireless & optical signal processing technology.
  • Multimedia – featuring speech interfaces, video (de)coding & compressive sensing.
  • Data Analytics – featuring simulation, planning and optimization.
  • Spatial Analysis – featuring 3D imaging processing algorithms.
  • Mechatronics – featuring advanced control of electro-mechanical systems.

http://www.merl.com/

NVIDIA

NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize them to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing.
www.nvidia.co.uk

OMRON

OMRON Corporation manufactures automation components, equipment and systems with computer, communications and control technologies worldwide. The company conducts business in approximately 30 countries worldwide and strategically manages its worldwide operations through 5 regional management centers in Japan, North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific and China. Segments The company conducts its operations through six business segments: The Industrial Automation Business segment offers programmable controllers, motion control equipment, sensor equipment, testing equipment and safety equipment. The Electronic Mechanical Components Business segment provides relays, switches, connectors, parts and units for amusement machinery use. The Automotive Electronic Components Business segment offers electric power steering controllers, passive entry push engine start systems and keyless entry systems. The Social Systems Solution and Service Business segment provides station service systems, traffic management systems and road management systems. The Healthcare Business segment offers digital blood pressure monitors, electronic thermometers and pedometers. The Others segment conducts energy business, provides electronic and micro device, among others. OMRON Corporation was founded in 1933.
http://www.omron.com/

MVTec

MVTec Software GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging: semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, surveillance etc. MVTec’s innovative work is driven by a commitment to be the number one supplier for sophisticated technologies in machine vision. MVTec is engaged in sponsoring various activities in universities, thus participating in the challenging process of understanding how machines can be taught to see.
www.mvtec.com

Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing and compositing tools. Vizrt now has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide and the list keeps growing each day. Vizrt is able to do this with the strong support of local offices globally. With 40 offices around the world and over 550 employees, Vizrt has been able to add a personal touch for every customer.

www.vizrt.com