My name is Oisin Mac Aodha and I'm a postdoc in Pietro Perona's Computational Vision Lab at Caltech. My current research interest is in the areas of active learning and machine teaching.

Previous to this, I spent three great years as a postdoc in the Dept. of Computer Science at UCL with Dr. Gabriel Brostow and Prof. Kate Jones. I worked on the ENGAGE Project, where our aim was to enable non-programming scientists to create systems that semi-automatically detect objects and events in their vast quantities of audio and visual data.

I did both my MSc and PhD at UCL and have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering from NUI Galway in Ireland. Before I started my PhD I was a research assistant in Marc Pollefeys' group at ETH Zurich.

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Dec 2015 UCL: Introduction to Machine Learning for Ecologists


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arXiv 2016

Unsupervised Monocular Depth Estimation with Left-Right Consistency
Clement Godard, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2017 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
CVPR 2016

Structured Prediction of Unobserved Voxels From a Single Depth Image
Michael Firman, Oisin Mac Aodha, Simon Julier, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2016 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
ToG 2016

My text in Your Handwriting
Tom S.F. Haines, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
Transactions on Graphics 2016
[paper] [webpage]
CVPR 2015

Becoming the Expert - Interactive Multi-Class Machine Teaching
Edward Johns, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2015 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
ICPR 2014

Putting the Scientist in the Loop - Accelerating Scientific Progress with Interactive Machine Learning
Oisin Mac Aodha, Vassilios Stathopoulos, Michael Terry, Kate E. Jones, Gabriel J. Brostow and Mark Girolami - ICPR 2014
CVPR 2014

Hierarchical Subquery Evaluation for Active Learning on a Graph
Oisin Mac Aodha, Neill D.F. Campbell, Jan Kautz and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2014 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
ICCV 2013

Revisiting Example Dependent Cost-Sensitive Learning with Decision Trees
Oisin Mac Aodha and Gabriel J. Brostow
ICCV 2013
[paper] [webpage]
PAMI 2013

Learning a Confidence Measure for Optical Flow
Oisin Mac Aodha, Ahmad Humayun, Marc Pollefeys and Gabriel J. Brostow
PAMI 2013
[paper] [webpage]
ECCV 2012

Patch Based Synthesis for Single Depth Image Super-Resolution
Oisin Mac Aodha, Neill D.F. Campbell, Arun Nair and Gabriel J. Brostow
ECCV 2012
[paper] [webpage]
CVPR 2011

Learning to Find Occlusion Regions
Ahmad Humayun, Oisin Mac Aodha and Gabriel J Brostow
CVPR 2011
[paper] [webpage]
CVPR 2010

Segmenting Video Into Classes of Algorithm-Suitability
Oisin Mac Aodha, Gabriel J Brostow and Marc Pollefeys
CVPR 2010
[paper] [webpage]

Evolving Plastic Responses in Artificial Cell Models
John Maher, Fearghal Morgan and Oisin Mac Aodha
Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2009



Supervised Algorithm Selection for Flow and Other Computer Vision Problems
PhD Thesis
UCL 2014 - [thesis]

Reconstruction and Recognition of 3D Face Models
MSc Thesis
UCL 2008 - [thesis]