Vicente Ordonez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. His research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning, with a focus on exploiting the natural connections that occur in vision and language using large amounts of data. Vicente was a recipient of the Best Long Paper Award at EMNLP 2017, the IEEE David Marr Prize in Computer Vision in 2013, a Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award in 2012, and a Renaissance Technologies Fellowship. Vicente obtained a PhD in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS in Computer Science at Stony Brook University and an engineering degree at the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Ecuador. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Mel Monier (she/they; @moniermel) is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. They use queer and intersectional