IST (Institute of Science and Technology
Vladimir Kolmogorov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1999. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2003. After spending two years at Microsoft Research, Cambridge as an Associate Researcher, he joined University College London (UCL) as a Lecturer. In September 2011 he moved to the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria as an Assistant Professor, and became a Professor there in 2014. His papers received several awards: a best paper award at ECCV 2002, a best paper honourable mention award at CVPR 2005, and an honorable mention, outstanding student paper award (to M. Pawan Kumar) at NIPS 2007. He was recognized by the Koenderink Prize at ECCV 2012 for fundamental contributions to computer vision. He was also awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship (2006-2011), and an ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-2019). The main focus of Vladimir's research is discrete optimization algorithms for problems in computer vision and other fields.