Tamara Berg received her B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2001. She then completed a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007 and spent 1 year as a research scientist at Yahoo! Research. From 2008 to 2013 she was an Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University and core member of the consortium for Digital Art, Culture, and Technology (cDACT). Since 2013 Tamara has been an Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill. She is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and the 2013 Marr Prize. Tamara's research focuses on human-centric computer vision, including topics at the boundary between Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing, as well as recent forays into clothing and style recognition and developing human-computer collaborative recognition systems.
Speaker webpage: http://tamaraberg.com/