recent news


  1. I am looking for a postdoc to join me at Facebook AI in Boston to work on video understanding. Contact me directly to apply.


  1. New papers on arXiv:

  2. Attentive Action and Context Factorization,
    with Yang Wang, Vinh Tran, Gedas Bertasius, and Minh Hoai.

  3. SCSampler: Sampling Salient Clips from Video for Efficient Action Recognition,
    with Bruno Korbar, and Du Tran.

  4. Video Classification with Channel-Separated Convolutional Networks,
    with Du Tran, Heng Wang, and Matt Feiszli.

  5. DistInit: Learning Video Representations without a Single Labeled Video,
    with Rohit Girdhar, Du Tran, and Deva Ramanan.

  6. HACS: Human Action Clips and Segments Dataset for Recognition and Temporal Localization,
    with Hang Zhao, Zhicheng Yan, and Antonio Torralba.

  7. Learning Discriminative Motion Features Through Detection,
    with Gedas Bertasius, Christoph Feichtenhofer, Du Tran, and Jianbo Shi.


  1. We released a new dataset for action recognition and temporal localization, named HACS. It includes over 1.5M video clips. Give it a try!


  1. New paper presented at NIPS 2018:

  2. Cooperative Learning of Audio and Video Models from Self-Supervised Synchronization,
    with Bruno Korbar, and Du Tran.


  1. Three papers presented at ECCV 2018:

  2. Object Detection in Video with Spatiotemporal Sampling Networks,
    with Gedas Bertasius, and Jianbo Shi.

  3. MaskConnect: Connectivity Learning by Gradient Descent,
    with Karim Ahmed.

  4. Scenes-Objects-Actions: A Multi-Task, Multi-Label Video Dataset,
    with Jamie Ray, Heng Wang, Du Tran, Yufei Wang, Matt Feiszli, and Manohar Paluri.


  1. New paper presented at BMVC 2018:

  2. Self-Supervised Feature Learning for Semantic Segmentation of Overhead Imagery,
    with Suriya Singh, Anil Batra, Guan Pang, Saikat Basu, Manohar Paluri, and C.V. Jawahar.


  1. Three papers on video models presented at CVPR 2018:

  2. A Closer Look at Spatiotemporal Convolutions for Action Recognition,
    with Du Tran, Heng Wang, Jamie Ray, Yann LeCun, and Manohar Paluri.

  3. Detect-and-Track: Efficient Pose Estimation in Videos,
    with Rohit Girdhar, Georgia Gkioxari, Manohar Paluri, and Du Tran.

  4. What Makes a Video a Video: Analyzing Temporal Information in Video Understanding Models and Datasets,
    with De-An Huang, Vignesh Ramanathan, Dhruv Mahajan, Juan Carlos Niebles,
    Fei-Fei  Li, and Manohar Paluri.


  1. Together with collaborators, I organized two workshops at CVPR 2018:

  2. Brave New Ideas for Video Understanding

  3. DeepGlobe: A Challenge for Parsing the Earth through Satellite Images


  1. From January 2018 to May 2018 I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at Ashesi University in Ghana.

  2. We released our new dataset for video comprehension, named VideoMCC. It includes
    over 600 hours of video.



research overview


My research interests are in computer vision and machine learning. My current work is primarily focused on learning representations for image and video recognition. You can read more about the research of my group here.



previous affiliations


  1. Microsoft Research Cambridge, Machine Learning and Perception

  2. Riya/Like.com

  3. New York University, Computer Science

  4. Stanford University, Computer Science

  5. DigitalPersona

  6. IRST

  7. University of Milan, Computer Science

Lorenzo Torresani


Associate Professor of Computer Science

Visual Learning Group

Dartmouth College


Research Scientist

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) and
Applied Machine Learning (AML)


Email: LT@dartmouth.edu