Research in our lab focuses on two intimately connected branches of vision research: computer vision and human vision. In both fields, we are intrigued by visual functionalities that give rise to semantically meaningful interpretations of the visual world.

In computer vision, we aspire to develop intelligent algorithms that perform important visual perception tasks such as object recognition, scene categorization, integrative scene understanding, human motion recognition, material recognition, etc.

In human vision, our curiosity leads us to study the underlying neural mechanisms that enable the human visual system to perform high level visual tasks with amazing speed and efficiency.


News and Events

January 2017
Fei-Fei will be on sabbatical, working as Chief Scientist of AI/ML of Google Cloud, till the second half of 2018. She will continue to work with her graduate students, postdoc and collaborators at Stanford during this time.
February 2016
Postdoctoral openings for AI (computer vision and machine learning) and Healthcare.
March 2015
Fei-Fei gave a TED talk (+ YouTube link).
September 2014
Jia Deng won the best paper award at ECCV 2014, and Kevin Tang won the Outstanding Reviewer Award. Congratulations!
August 2014
The results of ILSVRC 2014 have now been posted. We saw a record number of participants (up 50% from last year), and large improvements over previous state of the art.
We also published an arXiv preprint documenting the ILSVRC challenge.
May 2014
We are running the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2014. This year we doubled the number of images fully annotated with 200 object categories from 60K to 120K. We are welcoming a broad range of entries, including submissions from teams which may not wish to reveal the details of their methods and from teams which use extra data for training their models.
December 2013
The ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2013 workshop at ICCV 2013 was a success! Slides are now available.
November 2013
The results of the latest ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC2013) are up! See them here.
March 2013
We are preparing to run the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2013. This year we will be introducing an additional object detection task with 200 object categories modeled after the PASCAL VOC detection challenge.
March 2013
Check out the new Fine-Grained Classification Challenge that will target fine-grained classification in a range of domains.
December 2012
September 2012
We are organizing the Bay Area Vision Meeting (BAVM) 2012.
July 2012
We are organizing the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC) 2012 . In addition to classification and detection of 1,000 object categories, we introduce a third task on fine grained categorization of 120 dog subcategories.
(Results are now available here)

Press Coverage

Fei-Fei Li: If we want our machines to think, we need to teach them to see.

WIRED, 2015

Building an AI with the intelligence of a toddler: Fei-Fei Li at TED2015

TED Blog, 2015

Beyond the Turing Test

Science Magazine, 2015

Researchers Announce Advance in Image-Recognition Software

The New York Times, November 2014

Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate

The New York Times, August 2014

Seeking a Better Way to Find Web Images

The New York Times, November 2012

Mind Reading

Stanford University News, May 2011

Sorting Through Photos

ACM Communications, May 2011