Luc Van Gool
prof.
KU Leuven, ETH Zurich, TRACE
Bio
Luc Van Gool got a degree in electro-mechanical engineering at the 
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in '81. Currently, he is full professor at 
the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium  and the ETH in Zurich, 
Switzerland. He leads computer vision research at both places, where 
he also teaches computer vision courses.  He has authored more than 
500 papers in this field. He has been a programme committee member
of several, major vision conferences, and acted as General Chair of the
International Conference on Computer Vision 2011 in Barcelona and the
European Conference on Computer Vision 2014 in Zurich. His main 
research interests include 3D acquisition and modeling, object recognition, 
tracking and pose extraction, and the combination of those. Luc Van Gool
has received several prizes for his research, including a David Marr Prize
in 1998, the ISPRS Helava Award in 2012, and the Koenderink award in 
2016. He was the coordinator of several European projects, incl. the ERC
Advanced Grant `VarCity’. He is a co-founder of the spin-off companies 
Eyetronics, GeoAutomation, eSaturnus, EndoSat, kooaba, Procedural, 
upicto, Fashwell, parquery, merantix, Sensifai, and uniqFEED. He is 
editor-in-chief of Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision. 
Currently, his leads the TRACE labs on automated driving, both in Leuven 
and Zurich, in collaboration with Toyota.