The newly approved program focused on Multimodal Learning Systems, brings together 13 Fellows from 12 world-class institutions across Europe. The program is headed by Cees Snoek from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Maja Pantic from the Imperial College London, UK and Nicu Sebe who is affiliated with the University of Trento, Italy. The complete list of scientists part of the new Multimodal Learning Systems program can be found here.
The goal of this program is to provide a venue to disseminate, discuss and synthesize the latest developments in the area of multimodal learning systems. The program intends to push the boundaries of the foundational aspects of this field, to build bridges between researchers and practitioners currently active in multiple unimodal communities, as well as expanding and exploring the applications of multimodal learning systems.
Inspired by the CIFAR Program model, and in close collaboration with the CIFAR LMB (Learning in Machines and Brains) Program, the ELLIS Fellow Program was launched in September 2019 with 11 initial Programs. The ELLIS Programs, directed by outstanding European researchers and including leading researchers as Program Fellows, focus on high-impact problem areas that have the potential to move the needle in modern AI.