Professor of Computer Vision, Department of Computer Science,
Visual Information Laboratory, University of Bristol
EPSRC Early Career Fellow (2020-2025)
Nov 2021: Our BMVC 2021 paper "With a little help from my temporal context" is now Available on ArXiv
Sep 2021: Our paper Rescaling Egocentric Vision accepted at IJCV
July 2021: Technical report for 2021 EPIC-KITCHENS challengs is online
June 2021: Our paper Slow-Fast Auditory Streams won outstanding paper at ICASSP 2021 (3 out of 1700 papers awarded)
June 2021: Pleased to be outstanding reviewer for CVPR 2021
May 2021: During CVPR 2021, I'll be delivering keynotes during 2nd comprehensive tutorial on Video understanding, 8th workshop on FGVC and 2nd HVU workshop, in addition to co-organising 8th EPIC@CVPR2021
Mar 2021: CVPR 2021 paper "On Semantic Similarity in Video Retrieval" now on ArXiv
Mar 2021: CVPR 2021 paper "Temporal-Relational CrossTransformers for Few-Shot Action Recognition" now on ArXiv
Nov 2020: Two papers presented at ACCV 2020: Play Fair: Frame Attributions in Video Models (Project) and
Nov 2020: Excited to start active work as Program Chair for ICCV 2021 in Montreal
Sep 2020: Glad to join the ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) Society as a member
Sep 2020: Will be giving a keynote at the Deep Video Understanding workshop alongside ICMI 2020
Sep 2020: Will be giving a keynote at the HCMA workshop alongside ACM MM on 12 Oct
Aug 2020: Final program for our EPIC@ECCV Workshop is now available online
June 2020: ArXiv Manuscript "Rescaling Egocentric Vision" is now online
June 2020: Will be happy to deliver keynotes in August at ECCV workshops: Women in Computer Vision and Compositional and Multimodal Video Perception Challenge
Jun 2020: Proud to be an Outstanding Reviewer for CVPR 2020.
Jun 2020: My talk on "Learning from Narrated Videos of Everyday Tasks" at the CVPR2020 workshop on Instructional Videos is now available online
Jun 2020: Deadline for the 7th EPIC@ECCV2020 Workshop is 10th of July - published proceedings included
Apr 2020: EPSRC Program Grant Visual AI approved for funding.
Mar 2020: I join the editorial board of IJCV as an associate editor.
Feb 2020: Two papers accepted in CVPR 2020 - available in Arxiv already (see publications)
Dec 2019: Jade-2 HPC Cluster has been accepted for funding
Dec 2019: My talk at NCVPRIPG2019 in Hubli India is available here
Dec 2019: I start EPSRC Early Career Fellowship UMPIRE this Jan. 5-Years Funding to expand my research activities in object interaction understanding.
Nov 2019: I join the editorial board of IEEE TPAMI as associate editor
Nov 2019: Congrats to Davide Moltisanti and Michael Wray for passing their PhD vivas
Oct 2019: My talk from the Extreme Vision ICCV workshop is available here
Oct 2019: Videos of all talks in our BMVA symposium are on available on YouTube
Sep 2019: Our paper "Retro-Actions: Learning 'Close' by Time-Reversing 'Open' Videos" (ICCVW) is now on Arxiv - Details
July 2019: Our paper "Learning Visual Actions Using Multiple Verb-Only Labels" accepted for presentation at BMVC2019 is available on Arxiv
July 2019: Two papers accepted at ICCV 2019, "EPIC-Fusion: Audio-Visual Temporal Binding for Egocentric Action Recognition" with Evangelos Kazakos (Bristol), Arsha Nagrani and Andrew Zisserman (Oxford), and "Fine-Grained Action Retrieval through Multiple Parts-of-Speech Embeddings" with Mike Wray (Bristol), Gabriela Csurka and Diane Larlus (Naver Labs)
July 2019: CFP BMVA symposium on Video Understanding in London - 25 Sep
June 2018: Slides from my tutorial at North African Summer School in Machine Learning (NASSMA) are now online
Apr 2019: Camera ready version and details of our paper Dual-Domain LSTM for Cross-Dataset Action Recognition - CVPR 2019 now online
Apr 2019: Fifth EPIC workshop accepted - EPIC@ICCV2019 will be held in Seoul this Oct/Nov
Apr 2019: Will be giving a keynote at the 7th Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics alongside ICCV in Seoul this October.
Apr 2019: Camera ready version and details of our paper Action Recognition from Single Timestamp Supervision in Untrimmed Videos - CVPR 2019 now online and on Arxiv
Mar 2019: Looking forward to returning as a speaker for the 2019 BMVA summer school in Lincoln this June
Mar 2019: Slides for my keynote at VISAPP now online
Mar 2019: Invited as one of the speakers at the First North African summer school in Machine Learning NASSMA
Feb 2019: Three papers accepted at CVPR 2019 (coming soon on Arxiv)
Feb 2019: Keynote at VISAPP 2019 in Prague
Dec 2018: EPIC@CVPR2019 Workshop to take place in Long Beach
Oct 2018: Scheduled talk at MPI Tubingen - details
Sep 2018: Leaderboards for the EPIC-KITCHENS challenges on CodaLab are now open
Aug 2018: Programme for EPIC@ECCV2018 workshop is now available. Join us in Munich on Sep 9th
July 2018: Looking forward to giving a tutorial on egocentric vision as part of the BMVA Summer School on July 5th, University of East Anglia.
Apr 2018: EPIC-KITCHENS 2018 goes live today: 11.5M Frames, full HD, 60fps, head-mounted, 32 kitchens from 4 cities (in North America and Europe), 10 nationalities. FULLY annotated: 40K action segments, 454K object bounding boxes. Dataset: http://epic-kitchens.github.io Details at: Arxiv
Apr 2018: Our paper "Human Routine Change Detection using Bayesian Modelling" accepted at ICPR2018, to be presented in Beijing this August. Details
Feb 2018: Our paper "Who's Better, Who's Best" accepted at CVPR2018, to be presented in Salt Lake city this June. Details
Feb 2018: Congrats to Yangdi Xu for passing his PhD viva with minor corrections
Jan 2018: Serving on the High Performance Computing exec board at UoB
Oct 2017: Selected as outstanding reviewer at ICCV 2017
Oct 2017: Our paper "Trespassing the Boundaries: Labeling Temporal Bounds for Object Interactions in Egocentric Video" was presented in ICCV - details
Oct 2017: Our paper "Recurrent Assistance: Cross-Dataset Training of LSTMs on Kitchen Tasks" was presented at ACVR - pdf
Sep 2017: Serving as associate editor for Pattern Recognition
Aug 2017: Happy to be working as a consultant with Bristol's Cookpad on developing their Computer Vision and Machine Learning agenda
Mar 2017: Slides from my talk on Challenges and Opportunities for Action and Activity Recognition using RGBD Data, BMVA Symposium are now available
Oct 2016: Code Released for 3DV paper on acquisition and registration of point clouds using two facing Kinects
Sep 2016: 3D Data Acquisition and Registration Using Two Opposing Kinects - Paper accepted at 3DV
Aug 2016: Action Completion paper accepted at BMVC and dataset released - Project Webpage
Aug 2016: Nokia Technologies donation of €50K Press release
Aug 2016: Action Completion paper accepted at BMVC, York, Sep 2016. project
July 2016: PhD students Michael Wray and Davide Moltisanti awarded second poster prize at BMVA summer school news
July 2016: CFP: Transfer Learning in Computer Vision - BMVA Symposium [details, dates and submission]
Jun 2016: CVPR 2016 Demo for GlaciAR
Apr 2016: EPSRC Project LOCATE to be funded starting July 2016
Nov 2015: EPSRC Project GLANCE to be funded starting March 2016
Sep 2015: Paper "Unsupervised Daily Routine Modelling from a Depth Sensor using Bottom-Up and Top-Down Hierarchies" accepted at ACPR
Sep 2015: Paper "Estimating Visual Attention from a Head Mounted IMU" presented at ISWC in Okasa, Japan
Sep 2015: Paper "Real-time RGB-D Tracking with Depth Scaling Kernelised Correlation Filters and Occlusion Handling" Presented at BMVC
Aug 2015: PhD Student Vahid Soleiman publishes paper on Remote Pulmonary Function Testing using a Depth Sensor at BIOCAS 2015. Demo Video
June 2015: PLOSONE article available online
June 2015: SI on cognitive robotics systems: concepts and applications at the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems is online
Mar 2015: Interdisciplinary research internship awarded for CS student Hazel Doughty.
Sep 2014: Paper "You-Do, I-Learn: Discovering Task Relevant Objects and their Modes of Interaction from Multi-User Egocentric Video" presented at BMVC
Sep 2014: Paper "Online quality assessment of human movement from skeleton data" presented at BMVC
Sep 2014: Paper "Multi-user egocentric Online System for Unsupervised Assistance on Object Usage" presented at ECCVW (ACVR 2014)
Aug 2014: C++ code (improved performance v 1.2) and Android apk for real-time object detector available.
July 2014: The Bristol Egocentric Object Interactions Dataset has now been released
July 2014: Book review published in IAPR newsletter
July 2014: Video lectures from BMVC 2013 are now available online.
July 2014: Sphere project's website irc-sphere.ac.uk has now been released (2013-2018).
Feb 2014: PhD Opening in Ego-centric Vision - apply as soon as possible...
Nov 2013: Project GlaciAR is starting funded by Samsung's GRO 2013 Awards
Sep 2013: BMVC 2013 successfully concluded at Bristol
Aug 2013: Outstanding Reviewer award at IEEE AVSS 2013.
June 2013: Outstanding Reviewer award at IEEE CVPR 2013.
May 2013: New bug-fixed version (v1.1) of our Multi-Object Detector (MOD) code is now available online
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With a Little Help from my Temporal Context: Multimodal Egocentric Action Recognition. E Kazakos, J Huh, A Nagrani, A Zisserman, D Damen. BMVC (2021). ArXiv Paper | Project Webpage | Code (Coming Soon)
Around the World in 3,000 Hours of Egocentric Video. K Grauman (+83 Authors) et al. ArXiv (2021). ArXiv
The EPIC-KITCHENS Dataset: Collection, Challenges and Baselines. D Damen, H Doughty, GM Farinella, S Fidler, A Furnari, E Kazakos, D Moltisanti, J Munro, T Perrett, W Price, M Wray. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 43(11) pp 4125-4141 (2021). IEEE, Arxiv Preprint
Domain Adaptation in Multi-View Embedding for Cross-Modal Video Retrieval. J Munro, M Wray, D Larlus, G Csurka, D Damen. ArXiv (2021). ArXiv Paper
On Semantic Similarity in Video Retrieval. M Wray, H Doughty, D Damen. CVPR (2021). CVF PDF | ArXiv Preprint | Project Webpage | Video
Temporal-Relational CrossTransformers for Few-Shot Action Recognition. T Perrett, A Masullo, T Burghardt, M Mirmehdi, D Damen. CVPR (2021). CVF PDF | ArXiv Preprint | Code and Model | Project Webpage
Slow-Fast Auditory Streams For Audio Recognition. E Kazakos, A Nagrani, A Zisserman, D Damen. ICASSP (2021). ArXiv Preprint | IEEE PDF | Code and Models | Project Webpage [Outstanding Paper]
Interactive Dashboard | Teaser Video | Code
Play Fair: Frame Attributions in Video Models. W Price, D Damen. ACCV (2020). ArXiv Preprint | Project Details | CVF | CVF PDF
MetaLearning with Context-Agnostic Initialisation. T Perrett, A Masullo, T Burghard, M Mirmehdi, D Damen. ACCV (2020). ArXiv Preprint | CVF | CVF PDF | Project Details
Video, Talk Video
Action Modifiers: Learning from Adverbs in Instructional Videos. H Doughty, I Laptev, W Mayol-Cuevas, D Damen. CVPR (2020). ArXiv Preprint, CVF PDF, Project Details
Video, Oral Presentation Video
Multi-modal Domain Adaptation for Fine-grained Action Recognition. J Munro, Dima Damen. CVPR (2020). ArXiv Preprint, CVF PDF, Project Details, Code
Retro-Actions: Learning 'Close' by Time-Reversing 'Open' Videos. W Price, Dima Damen. ICCV (2019). ArXiv Preprint, Project Details
Fine-Grained Action Retrieval through Multiple Parts-of-Speech Embeddings. Michael Wray, Diane Larlus, Gabriela Csurka, Dima Damen. ICCV (2019). CVF PDF, ArXiv Preprint, Project Details
Talk Video, Video
EPIC-Fusion: Audio-Visual Temporal Binding for Egocentric Action Recognition. Evangelos Kazakos, Arsha Nagrani, Andrew Zisserman, Dima Damen. ICCV (2019). Project Details, CVF PDF, Arxiv Preprint
Learning Visual Actions Using Multiple Verb-Only Labels. M Wray, D Damen. BMVC (2019). ArXiv Preprint, Project Details
DDLSTM: Dual-Domain LSTM for Cross-Dataset Action Recognition. T Perrett and D Damen. CVPR (2019). pdf preprint, Arxiv Project Details
The Pros and Cons: Rank-aware Temporal Attention for Skill Determination in Long Videos. H Doughty, W Mayol-Cuevas, D Damen. CVPR (2019). pdf preprint, Arxiv, Project Details
Action Recognition from Single Timestamp Supervision in Untrimmed Videos. D Moltisant, S Fidler and D Damen. CVPR (2019). pdf preprint, Project Details
(2021) B Sullivan, C Ludwig, D Damen, W Mayol-Cuevas, I Gilchrist. Look-Ahead Fixations During Visuomotor Behavior: Evidence from Assembling a Camping Tent. Journal of Vision 21(3):13. PDF
EPIC-Tent: An Egocentric Video Dataset for Camping Tent Assembly. Y Jang, B Sullivan, C Ludwig, I.D. Gilchrist, D Damen and W Mayol-Cuevas. ICCV Workshops (2019). pdf, Project Details, Dataset, Annotations
Scaling Egocentric Vision: The EPIC-KITCHENS Dataset. D Damen, H Doughty, G Farinella, S Fidler, A Furnari, E Kazakos, D Moltisanti, J Munro, T Perrett, W Price, M Wray. ECCV (2018). Webpage | Dataset | arxiv
The EPIC-KITCHENS Dataset: Collection, Challenges and Baselines. D Damen, H Doughty, GM Farinella, S Fidler, A Furnari, E Kazakos, D Moltisanti, J Munro, T Perrett, W Price, M Wray. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2020). Arxiv Preprint
Who's Better? Who's Best? Pairwise Deep Ranking for Skill Determination. H Doughty, D Damen, W Mayol-Cuevas. CVPR (2018). PDF | arxiv | Dataset
Weakly-Supervised Completion Moment Detection using Temporal Attention. F Heidarivincheh, M Mirmehdi, D Damen. ICCV Workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding. Arxiv | CVF PDF, Oct 2019.
Action Completion: A Temporal Model for Moment Detection. F Heidarivincheh, M Mirmehdi, D Damen. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2018. Arxiv PDF | Dataset
Beyond Action Recognition: Action Completion in RGB-D Data. F Heidarivincheh, M Mirmehdi, D Damen. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2016. pdf | abstract | Dataset
Human Routine Change Detection using Bayesian Modelling. Y Xu, D Damen. ICPR (2018). PDF
Unsupervised Long-Term Routine Modelling using Dynamic Bayesian Networks. Y Xu, D Bull, D Damen. DICTA (2017). PDF
Trespassing the Boundaries: Labeling Temporal Bounds for Object Interactions in Egocentric Video. D Moltisanti, M Wray, W Mayol-Cuevas, D Damen. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017. pdf (camera ready) | arxiv
SEMBED: Semantic Embedding of Egocentric Action Videos. M Wray, D Moltisanti, W Mayol-Cuevas, D Damen. Egocentric Interaction, Perception and Computing (EPIC), European Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ECCVW), Oct 2016. pdf | Dataset
Video1 (2014), Video2 (2017)
Automated capture and delivery of assistive task guidance with an eyewear computer: The GlaciAR system. T Leelasawassuk, D Damen, W Mayol-Cuevas. Augmented Human, Mar 2017 pdf
You-Do, I-Learn: Discovering Task Relevant Objects and their Modes of Interaction from Multi-User Egocentric Video. D Damen, T Leelasawassuk, O Haines, A Calway, W Mayol-Cuevas. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2014. PDF | Abstract | Dataset
Multi-user egocentric Online System for Unsupervised Assistance on Object Usage. D Damen, O Haines, T Leelasawassuk, A Calway, W Mayol-Cuevas. ECCV Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR), Sep 2014. PDF Preprint
Estimating Visual Attention from a Head Mounted IMU. T Leelasawassuk, D Damen, W Mayol-Cuevas. International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), Sep 2015. PDF
Video 1 | Video 2 | Code
Real-time RGB-D Tracking with Depth Scaling Kernelised Correlation Filters and Occlusion Handling. M Camplani, S Hannuna, M Mirmehdi, D Damen, L Tao, T Burghardt and A Paiment. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2015. PDF.
Video | Code
Real-time Learning and Detection of 3D Texture-minimal Objects: A Scalable approach. D Damen, P Bunnun, A Calway, W Mayol-Cuevas. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2012. PDF | Abstract | Code | Video | Dataset.
Efficient Texture-less Object Detection for Augmented Reality Guidance. T Hodan, D Damen, W Mayol-Cuevas, J Matas. IEEE Int. Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) Workshop on Visual Recognition and Retrieval for Mixed and Augmented Reality, Sep 2015.
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Cognitive Learning, Monitoring and Assistance of Industrial Workflows Using Egocentric Sensor Networks. G Bleser, D Damen, A Behera, et al. PLOSONE, June 2015 PDF.
Egocentric Real-time Workspace Monitoring using an RGB-D Camera. D Damen, A Gee, W Mayol-Cuevas, A Calway. Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS), Oct 2012. PDF | Video.
Online quality assessment of human movement from skeleton data. A Paiment, L Tao, S Hannuna, M Camplani, D Damen and M Mirmehdi. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Sep 2014. PDF | Dataset.
Explaining Activities as Consistent Groups of Events - A Bayesian Framework using Attribute Multiset Grammars. D Damen and D Hogg International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2012. PDF.
Recognizing Linked Events: Searching the Space of Feasible Explanations. D Damen and D Hogg. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Miami, Florida, June 2009. PDF | Poster
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Detecting Carried Objects from Sequences of Walking Pedestrians. D Damen and D Hogg. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 2012. PDF.
Detecting Carried Objects in Short Video Sequences. D Damen and D Hogg. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Marseille, France, Oct 2008 PDF | Poster