Past Forward: When Computer Vision and Archaeology Meet

The Research School of Computer Science invites you to attend a Seminar presented by Prof Ayellet Tal, titled "Past Forward: When Computer Vision and Archaeology Meet".

Technology is the symbol of our age. Nevertheless, some fields have been left out of this revolution. One of these is archaeology, where many things are still done manually - from the initial excavations, through documentation, to restoration. It turns out that some of these tasks are classical computer vision tasks, such as puzzle solving, shape completion, matching and edge detection.

The objects, however, are much harder to deal with than usual, since they are broken and eroded after laying underground for thousands of years. Therefore, being able to handle these objects benefits not only archaeology, but also computer vision.

In this talk I will describe some of the algorithms we developed to replace restoration , documentation, and comparison with new technologies that perform the tasks with greater efficiency and accuracy.


Ayellet Tal is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University and a B.Sc degree (Summa cum Laude) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University. Her research interests include computer graphics, computer vision and information visualization.

Date & time

3–4pm 26 October 2016


Room:R214 - Seminar Room

External speakers

Professor Ayellet Tal


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