Jana Košecká

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Jana Košecká is a Slovak computer scientist specializing in computer vision. She is a professor of computer science at George Mason University.[1]

Education and career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2][3]

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.[2]


With Yi Ma, Stefano Soatto, and S. Shankar Sastry, Košecká is the author of the book An Invitation to 3-D Vision: From Images to Geometric Models (Springer, 2004).[4]


With Ma, Soatto, and Shastry, Košecká won the 1999 Marr Prize for their paper "Euclidean reconstruction and reprojection up to subgroups".[5] She was a keynote speaker at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation.[6]


  1. ^ Computer science faculty, George Mason University, retrieved 2018-10-27
  2. ^ a b c Šabanović, Selma (January 23, 2015), Jana Kosecka: An interview, Indiana University and the IEEE History Center, retrieved 2018-10-27
  3. ^ Jana Košecká at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Reviews of An Invitation to 3-D Vision:
    • Holmgren, D. E. (December 2004), The Photogrammetric Record, 19 (108): 415–416, doi:10.1111/j.0031-868x.2004.295_2.x
    • Bultheel, A. (2005), "Review", Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, 12 (2): 317–318
    • Zarzycki, Piotr (July 2005), The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 89 (515): 343, JSTOR 3621267
  5. ^ ICCV Best Paper Award (Marr Prize), IEEE Computer Society, retrieved 2018-10-27
  6. ^ "Keynote speakers: Jana Kosecka", International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-27

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