Gérard Medioni named AAIA fellow
Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association promotes the development and application of AI in different fields of science and technology.
Gérard Medioni, Amazon vice president and distinguished scientist, was recently named a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), a nonprofit international academic organization focused on building a broad AI industry.
The AAIA gathers top scientists within different disciplines and seeks to connect them with entrepreneurs to help advance the development and deployment of AI technologies. Medioni joins more than 350 fellows from around the globe.
“I am honored to join the AAIA group of fellows,” Medioni said, “and look forward to continuing to invent on behalf of customers, and advancing the state of the art in AI.”
Medioni, whose research interests span a broad spectrum of the image understanding field, joined Amazon in 2014 to help create Amazon Go, and most recently helped create the Amazon One service, a convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities such as paying at a store more effortless.
Medioni, who earned his PhD from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1983, is also a Professor Emeritus at USC. He served as chairman of the computer science department from 2001 to 2007. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE PAMI Mark Everingham Prize for contributions to the computer vision community. He also is a fellow of IAPR, the IEEE, and AAAI.
He has published four books, many articles, and is the recipient of 42 patents. Most recently, he was General Chair of the 2020 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), and the coauthor on two papers presented at this year’s conference.