Dr. Olga Veksler received BS degree summa cum laude with honors in mathematics and computer science from New York University in 1995, and a Msc and Ph.D. degrees from Computer Science Department, Cornell University in 1999. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at NEC Research Institute, and a professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Western Ontario. She is currently a Full Professor with the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. Her broad research interests are in computer vision.
In particular, she is interested in energy minimization methods, graph algorithms, stereo correspondence, motion, and segmentation. She was a co-organizer of IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision (POCV) in 2008. She is a member of the organising committee of ICERM (Brown University) Semester Program on Computer Vision, 2019. She has served multiple times as an area chair for CVPR and ICCV. She is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Computer Vision (JCV) and Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU). She is a recipient of the Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Canadian Ministry of Research and Innovation, the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Award, and a "Test-of-Time Award" at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2011).