Carl Vondrick

I am a computer science Ph.D. student at MIT. I work at CSAIL with the Computer Vision Group where I am advised by Antonio Torralba. My research revolves around computer vision, machine learning, and human computation.

I am best contacted by email:

D542 Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

I completed my B.S. in computer science in 2011 at UC Irvine where I was advised by Deva Ramanan. I have spent summers at Google Maps and Google X.

My curriculum vitae has more information.


iHOG: Feature Visualization Tool
A tool to visualize feature spaces
commonly used in object detection.

Code Examples Demo

vatic: Video Annotation Tool
An interactive tool to efficiently annotate
massive videos on Mechanical Turk.

Code + Project Page


HOGgles: Visualizing Object Detection Features
Carl Vondrick, Aditya Khosla, Tomasz Malisiewicz, Antonio Torralba
ICCV 2013
Paper Project Page Slides MIT News

Do We Need More Training Data or Better Models for Object Detection?
Xiangxin Zhu, Carl Vondrick, Deva Ramanan, Charless C. Fowlkes
BMVC 2012
Paper Slides

Efficiently Scaling Up Crowdsourced Video Annotation
Carl Vondrick, Donald Patterson, Deva Ramanan
IJCV 2012
Paper Slides Data + Code


Visualizing Object Detection Features
Carl Vondrick
M.S. Thesis, MIT, 2013
Thesis Code


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