Michael Gygli, Head of AI at gifs.com

Hi and welcome. My name is Michael Gygli and I am the Head of AI at gifs.com, where we use Machine Learning and Computer Vision to make video editing and gif creation intelligent and easy. We are hiring Computer Vision and Machine Learning engineers - please get in touch, if you are interested.

Before that I was a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Luc Van Gool at the Computer Vision Laboratory of ETH Zurich. The research during my PhD was focused on video summarization, but I am also interested in deep learning, affective attributes, submodularity and data summarization in general.

Check the publications page or my Google Scholar profile for previous publications. I also provide code for some of my work on Github.

Slides for my CVPR tutorial talk "Video Summarization as Subset Selection": Click here


That's me (was, a few years ago)

Highlighted News

2017 May: Our pre-print Ridiculously Fast Shot Boundary Detection with Fully Convolutional Neural Networks is now on arXiv.
2017 Mar: I am co-organizing the Predicting Media Interestingness Task at MediaEval. The goal of the challenge is to find interesting video content. We are welcoming submissions.
2017 Mar: Our pre-print PathTrack: Fast Trajectory Annotation with Path Supervision is now on arXiv.
2017 Jan: Our work AENet: Learning Deep Audio Features for Video Analysis is available on arXiv. We provide the pre-trained network and code to run it on GitHub.
2016 Aug-Nov: I was interning at Google Brain.
2016 Jun: I co-organized the tutorial "Optimization Algorithms for Subset Selection and Summarization in Large Data Sets" at CVPR 2016. You can find my slides on Video Summarization as Subset Selection here.


Recent Publications
ICML 2017

Deep Value Networks Learn to Evaluate and Iteratively Refine Structured Outputs
M. Gygli, M. Norouzi, A. Angelova

ACM MM 2016

Analyzing and Predicting GIF Interestingness
M. Gygli, M. Soleymani (equal contribution)

InterSpeech 2016

Deep Convolutional Neural Networks and Data Augmentation for Acoustic Event Detection
N. Takahashi M. Gygli, B. Pfister, L. Van Gool

CVPR 2016

Video2GIF: Automatic Generation of Animated GIFs from Video
M. Gygli, Y. Song, L. Cao

CVPR 2016

Predicting When Saliency Maps are Accurate and Eye Fixations Consistent
A. Volokitin, M. Gygli, X. Boix