Education and career
Košecká earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava; her master's thesis was on agricultural applications of artificial intelligence. After seeing a conference talk on robotics by Ruzena Bajcsy, she became interested in the subject and moved to the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her Ph.D. with Bajcsy as her doctoral advisor in 1996. Her dissertation was A Framework for Modeling and Verifying Visually Guided Agents: Design, Analysis and Experiments.
Košecká spent three years doing postdoctoral research on the applications of computer vision to self-driving cars at the University of California, Berkeley, before taking her present position as a faculty member at George Mason University.
With Ma, Soatto, and Shastry, Košecká won the 1999 Marr Prize for their paper "Euclidean reconstruction and reprojection up to subgroups". She was a keynote speaker at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
- Computer science faculty, George Mason University, retrieved 2018-10-27
- Šabanović, Selma (January 23, 2015), Jana Kosecka: An interview, Indiana University and the IEEE History Center, retrieved 2018-10-27
- Jana Košecká at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Reviews of An Invitation to 3-D Vision:
- ICCV Best Paper Award (Marr Prize), IEEE Computer Society, retrieved 2018-10-27
- "Keynote speakers: Jana Kosecka", International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-27