Marr Prize

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The Marr Prize is a prestigious biennial award in computer vision given by the committee of the International Conference on Computer Vision. Named after David Marr, the Marr Prize is considered one of the top honors for a computer vision researcher [1].


The list of papers that won the Marr Prize from 1987 are listed below.[1]

1st ICCV, 1987, London, United Kingdom[edit]

  • Marr Prize Paper: David Heeger, Optical Flow using Spatiotemporal Filters
  • Marr Prize Honorable Mention Papers:

2nd ICCV, 1988, Tampa, U.S.A.[edit]

  • Marr Prize Paper: Brian Funt and Jian Ho, Color from Black and White
  • Marr Prize Honorable Mention Papers
    • David Lowe, Organization of Smooth Image Curves at Multiple Scales
    • Vishvjit Nalwa, Representing Oriented Piecewise C2 Surfaces

3rd ICCV, 1990, Osaka, Japan[edit]

4th ICCV, 1993, Berlin, Germany[edit]

5th ICCV, 1995, Cambridge, U.S.A.[edit]

  • Marr Prize Papers
    • Michael Oren and Shree K. Nayar, A Theory of Specular Surface Geometry
    • Toshikazu Wada, Hiroyuki Ukida, and Takashi Matsuyama, Shape from Shading with Interreflections under a Proximal Light Source: Distortion-Free Copying of an Unfolded Book
  • Marr Prize Honorable Mention Papers
    • Paul Viola and William Wells III, Alignment by Maximization of Mutual Information
    • Anders Heyden, Reconstruction from Image Sequences by Means of Relative Depths
    • Yalin Xiong and Steven Shafer, Hypergeometric Filters for Optical Flow and Affine Matching

6th ICCV, 1998, Bombay, India[edit]

7th ICCV, 1999, Kerkyra, Greece[edit]

  • Marr Prize Papers
    • Kiriakos Kutulakos and Steven Seitz, A Theory of Shape by Space Carving
    • Yi Ma, Stefano Soatto, Jana Kosecka, and Shankar Sastry, Euclidean Reconstruction and Reprojection up to Subgroups
  • Marr Prize Honorable Mention Papers
    • Michael Black and David Fleet, Probabilistic Detection and Tracking of Motion Discontinuities
    • Ying Nian Wu and Song-Chun Zhu, Equivalence of Texture Modeling and Analysis?

8th ICCV, 2001, Vancouver, Canada[edit]

  • Marr Prize Papers
    • Kentaro Toyama and Andrew Blake, Probabilistic Tracking with Exemplars in a Metric Space
    • Steven Seitz, The Space of All Stereo Images
  • Marr Prize Honorable Mention Papers
    • Yaron Caspi and Michal Irani, Alignment of Non-Overlapping Sequences
    • Lior Wolf and Amnon Shashua, On Projection Matrices and their Applications in Computer Vision

9th ICCV, 2003, Nice, France[edit]

  • Marr Prize Papers
    • Andrew Fitzgibbon, Yonatan Wexler, and Andrew Zisserman, Image-based Rendering using Image-based Priors
    • Zhuowen Tu, Xiangrong Chen, Alan L. Yuille, and Song-Chun Zhu, Image Parsing: Unifying Segmentation, Detection and Recognition
    • Paul Viola, Michael J. Jones, and Daniel Snow, Detecting Pedestrians using Patterns of Motion and Appearance

10th ICCV, 2005, Beijing, China[edit]

  • Marr Prize Paper: "Globally Optimal Estimates for Geometric Reconstruction Problems", Fredrik Kahl, Didier Henrion
  • Honorable Mention
    • "A Theory of Refractive and Specular Shape by Light-Path Triangulation", Kiriakos N. Kutulakos, Eron Steger
    • "Detecting Irregularities in Images and in Video", Oren Boiman, Michal Irani
    • "On the Spatial Statistics of Optical Flow", Stefan Roth, Michael J. Black

11th ICCV, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[edit]

  • Marr Prize Paper: Bradley Davis, P. Thomas Fletcher, Elizabeth Bullitt, Sarang Joshi: Population Shape Regression From Random Design Data
  • Honorable Mention:
    • Ying Nian Wu, Zhangzhang Si, Chuck Fleming, Song-Chun Zhu: Deformable Template As Active Basis
    • Abhijeet Ghosh, Shruthi Achutha, Wolfgang Heidrich, Matthew O'Toole: BRDF Acquisition with Basis Illumination
    • Manmohan Chandraker, Sameer Agarwal, David Kriegman, Serge Belongie: Globally Optimal Affine and Metric Upgrades in Stratified Autocalibration

12th ICCV, 2009, Kyoto, Japan[edit]

13th ICCV, 2011, Barcelona, Spain[edit]

14th ICCV, 2013, Sydney, Australia[edit]

15th ICCV, 2015, Santiago, Chile[edit]


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