[Postponed] Visual SLAM: Applications, Introduction & Research Trends

In this event Prof. Laurent Kneip will provide insights into computer vision and perception for autonomous systems.

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


Postponed - originally scheduled for February 28


Free, RSVP required.

Due to the current situation relating to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, swissnex China has decided to postpone this event: your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. Guests already registered will be updated should the event be rescheduled.

We apologize for the inconveniences and thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe!

swissnex China Team

For this ETH Zurich and EPFL Alumni event on the topic of computer vision and perception for autonomous systems, we are delighted to welcome Prof. Laurent Kneip, Director of STAR at ShanghaiTech University. Prof. Kneip will talk about about how to emulate tasks the human visual system does effortlessly and without us really noticing – for instance while we are walking around or crossing the street. Automating this (not at all trivial) process remains a significant challenge, which is why we are very much looking forward to Prof. Kneip’s insights.

In his presentation Prof. Kneip will address Visual SLAM, a driving technology with a strong potential to impact future societal developments. Potential applications include smart vehicles, robotics, and intelligence augmentation devices. In his talk, Prof. Kneip will give an introduction to visual SLAM. Moreover, he will introduce some of the recent work of the Mobile Perception Lab at ShanghaiTech. Last but not least, Prof. Kneip will illustrate how deep learning can enhance computer vision and help taking factors such as device motion and environment geometries into account.

Event rundown

18:00 Doors Open
18:30 Welcome Speech

by Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul & CEO, swissnex China

18:35 Presentation

by Prof. Laurent Kneip, Director of STAR at ShanghaiTech University

19:20 Q&A
19:30 Networking Reception


About the Speaker


Prof. Laurent Kneip

Director, STAR at ShanghaiTech University


Laurent Kneip obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechatronics from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2009 and a PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2013, in the fields of mobile robotics and computer vision. After his PhD, he was granted a Discovery Early-Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council and became a senior researcher at the Australian National University and a member of the ARC Center of Excellence for Robotic Vision. Since 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor at ShanghaiTech, where he founded and directs the Mobile Perception Lab. His most well-known research output, the open-source project OpenGV, summarises his contributions in geometric computer vision. In 2017, Laurent Kneip was awarded the Marr Prize best paper award (honourable mention).



Co-organized with ETH Zurich Alumni and EPFL Alumni Shanghai Chapters