ETH Zurich : Computer Science : Pervasive Computing : Distributed Systems : People : Marian George


mariang Marian George

ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Computer Science
Institute of Pervasive Computing
ETH Zentrum
Universitätstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

phone:+41 44 632 0859

About me

I am a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the Institute of Pervasive Computing in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich since September 2012. I am supervised by Prof. Friedemann Mattern. My current research focuses on scene understanding in smart environments. Specifically, I work on visual object recognition, scene parsing and scene classification with the goal of semantic localization of users in indoor environments. I received my M.Sc. from the Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Alexandria University in 2012. My thesis topic was incremental learning for Web image retrieval.

Research interests


Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • Fine-Grained Object Recognition
  • Scene Classification
  • Non-Parametric Image Parsing


Scene Understanding in Smart Environments
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Semantic Localization of Users


Conference papers:

Marian George, Mandar Dixit, Gábor Zogg, Nuno Vasconcelos
Semantic Clustering for Robust Fine-Grained Scene Recognition.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2016), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 2016 (To appear)
[PDF] [Sup] [SnapStore dataset (845 MB)]

Marian George
Image Parsing with a Wide Range of Classes and Scene-Level Context.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015), Boston, USA, June 2015
[PDF] [Project page]

Marian George, Christian Floerkemeier
Recognizing Products: A Per-Exemplar Multi-Label Image Classification Approach.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014), Zurich, Switzerland, September 2014
[PDF] [GroZi_shelves dataset] [Grocery_products dataset]

Marian George, N. Ghanem, M. A. Ismail
Learning-based Incremental Creation of Web Image Databases.
IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2013), Miami, Florida, USA, December 2013

Workshop papers:

Marian George, Dejan Mircic, Gábor Sörös, Christian Floerkemeier, Friedemann Mattern
Fine-Grained Product Class Recognition for Assisted Shopping.
ICCV Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ICCV-ACVR 2015), Santiago, Chile, December 2015


Simon Mayer, Markus Schalch, Marian George, Gábor Sörös
Poster: Device Recognition for Intuitive Interaction with the Web of Things.
Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013), Zurich, Switzerland, September 2013

Student projects

I am always looking for motivated students interested in the areas of computer vision and/or ubiquitous computing. Feel free to drop by my office, or contact me via e-mail for details. If you have an interesting idea for a project, I will also be happy to discuss it with you!

Available Projects

MHierarchical Indoor Scene Classification Marian Georgeavailable

Completed Projects

BSmart Shopping List Assistant Dejan MircicMarian GeorgeHS 14
MUser Localization in Grocery Stores Using Google Glass Adrean LeuenbergerMarian GeorgeHS 14
M Sensing for Semantic User Localization Gábor ZoggMarian GeorgeFS 14
B A Magic Lens for Visualizing Device Interactions Markus SchalchSimon Mayer,
Marian George,
Gábor Sörös
FS 13


FS 2015: Informatics II for Electrical Engineers (Slides)Ubiquitous Computing Seminar
HS 2014: Distributed Systems (Slides) 
FS 2014: Informatics II for Electrical Engineers (Slides)Ubiquitous Computing Seminar
HS 2013: Distributed Systems (Slides) 
FS 2013: Informatics II for Electrical EngineersDistributed Systems Seminar
ETH Zurich Distributed Systems Group
Last updated Oct 08 2015 mageorge