Oisin Mac Aodha

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 J. 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.

macaodha (at) caltech.edu



August 2017: Read about the iNaturalist Challenge 2017 that we ran in conjunction with Caltech, iNaturalist, Cornell, Google, and Kaggle.
July 2017: Helped organize the Fine-Grained Visual Categorization workshop at CPVR this summer.
July 2017: Read about our monocular depth estimation project at UCL and The Engineer.
June 2017: Live deployment of our bat detection system in the former Olympic Park in London. Read about it on the BBC or follow our twitter page to get daily updates.
Sept 2016: Interviewed by SVT for our work on using machine learning to detect bats.
August 2016: Read about our handwriting synthesis project at the BBC, UCL, Engadget, Reuters, Gizmodo, and The Irish Times.
July 2016: Moved to Caltech to do a postdoc.
March 2016: Gave a talk about Bat Detective at UCL's Grant Museum.
April 2015: Blog about bat call detection over at Methods in Ecology and Evolution.


More details on Google Scholar.

Context Embedding Networks
CEN 2017 Kun ho Kim, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Pietro Perona
Preprint 2017
Bat Detective - Deep Learning Tools for Bat Acoustic Signal Detection
Bat Detective Oisin Mac Aodha, Rory Gibb, Kate Barlow, Ella Browning, Michael Firman, Robin Freeman, Briana Harder, Libby Kinsey, Gary Mead, Stuart Newson, Ivan Pandourski, Stuart Parsons, Jon Russ, Abigel Szodoray-Paradi, Farkas Szodoray-Paradi, Elena Tilova, Mark Girolami, Gabriel J. Brostow, and Kate E. Jones
Preprint 2017 [paper]
The iNaturalist Challenge 2017 Dataset
iNat 2017 Grant Van Horn, Oisin Mac Aodha, Yang Song, Alex Shepard, Hartwig Adam, Pietro Perona, and Serge Belongie
Preprint 2017
[paper] [webpage]
Unsupervised Monocular Depth Estimation with Left-Right Consistency
CVPR 2017 Clement Godard, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2017 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
Structured Prediction of Unobserved Voxels From a Single Depth Image
CVPR 2016 Michael Firman, Oisin Mac Aodha, Simon Julier, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2016 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
My text in Your Handwriting
ToG 2016 Tom S.F. Haines, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
Transactions on Graphics 2016
[paper] [webpage]
Becoming the Expert - Interactive Multi-Class Machine Teaching
CVPR 2015 Edward Johns, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2015 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
Putting the Scientist in the Loop - Accelerating Scientific Progress with Interactive Machine Learning
ICPR 2014 Oisin Mac Aodha, Vassilios Stathopoulos, Michael Terry, Kate E. Jones, Gabriel J. Brostow, and Mark Girolami
ICPR 2014
Hierarchical Subquery Evaluation for Active Learning on a Graph
CVPR 2014 Oisin Mac Aodha, Neill D.F. Campbell, Jan Kautz, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2014 (Oral)
[paper] [webpage]
Revisiting Example Dependent Cost-Sensitive Learning with Decision Trees
ICCV 2013 Oisin Mac Aodha and Gabriel J. Brostow
ICCV 2013
[paper] [webpage]
Learning a Confidence Measure for Optical Flow
PAMI 2013 Oisin Mac Aodha, Ahmad Humayun, Marc Pollefeys, and Gabriel J. Brostow
PAMI 2013
[paper] [webpage]
Patch Based Synthesis for Single Depth Image Super-Resolution
ECCV 2012 Oisin Mac Aodha, Neill D.F. Campbell, Arun Nair, and Gabriel J. Brostow
ECCV 2012
[paper] [webpage]
Learning to Find Occlusion Regions
CVPR 2011 Ahmad Humayun, Oisin Mac Aodha, and Gabriel J. Brostow
CVPR 2011
[paper] [webpage]
Segmenting Video Into Classes of Algorithm-Suitability
CVPR 2010 Oisin Mac Aodha, Gabriel J Brostow, and Marc Pollefeys
CVPR 2010
[paper] [webpage]
Evolving Plastic Responses in Artificial Cell Models
Cell Im John Maher, Fearghal Morgan, and Oisin Mac Aodha
Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2009


Supervised Algorithm Selection for Flow and Other Computer Vision Problems
PhD PhD Thesis
UCL 2014
Reconstruction and Recognition of 3D Face Models
3DFace MSc Thesis
UCL 2008