Video & Image Sense Lab

We make sense of video and images with artificial and human intelligence. The lab studies computer vision, deep learning and cognitive science. We are based at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam.

The VIS Lab embeds four public-private AI labs. QUVA Lab with Qualcomm, Atlas Lab with TomTom, AIM Lab with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence and POP-AART with the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Elekta Oncology Systems. Spin-off's from the lab include Kepler Vision Technologies and


  • [2023-9] 5 papers accepted at NeurIPS.
  • [2023-8] Hazel Doughty awarded NWO Veni Grant.
  • [2023-8] Tao Hu and Fida Thoker selected for ICCV Doctoral Consortium.
  • [2023-7] 8 papers accepted at ICCV.
  • [2023-7] Congratulations to Dr. Yunlu Chen, Dr. Tao Hu and Dr. Shuo Chen for obtaining the doctorate degree.
  • [2023-6] Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Sosnovik for obtaining the doctorate degree.
  • [2023-5] Hazel Doughty, Mina Ghadimi Atigh, and Piyush Nitin Bagad recognized as outstanding reviewers for CVPR.
  • [2023-4] 3 papers accepted at ICML.
  • [2023-3] Tao Hu selected for CVPR Doctoral Consortium.
  • [2023-2] 3 papers accepted at CVPR.
  • [2023-2] Congratulations to Dr. Riaan Zoetmulder for obtaining the doctorate degree.
  • [2023-1] 8 papers accepted at ICLR.
  • [2022-12] Congratulations to Dr. Sadaf Gulshad and Dr. Mert Kilickaya for obtaining the doctorate degree.
  • [2022-10] Hazel Doughty and Yunhua Zhang recognized as outstanding reviewers for ECCV.
  • [2022-9] 6 papers accepted at NeurIPS.
  • [2022-9] Congratulations to Dr. William Thong for obtaining the doctorate degree.
  • [2022-8] VIS Lab moved to Lab42.
  • [2022-7] 6 papers accepted at ECCV.

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EMO: Episodic Memory Optimization for Few-Shot Meta-Learning

CoLLAs 2023

Graph Switching Dynamical Systems

ICML 2023

MetaModulation: Learning Variational Feature Hierarchies for Few-Shot Learning with Fewer Tasks

ICML 2023

Unlocking Slot Attention by Changing Optimal Transport Costs

ICML 2023

Self-Guided Diffusion Models

CVPR 2023