Cees G.M. Snoek is a full professor in computer science at the University of Amsterdam, where he heads the Intelligent Sensory Information Systems Lab. He is also a director of the QUVA Lab, the joint research lab of Qualcomm and the University of Amsterdam on deep learning and computer vision. At University spin-off Kepler Vision Technologies he acts as Chief Scientific Officer. Professor Snoek is also the director of the master program in Artificial Intelligence and co-founder of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence.
Professor Snoek is the lead researcher of the award-winning MediaMill Semantic Video Search Engine, which is the most consistent top performer in the yearly NIST TRECVID evaluations. He was general chair of ACM Multimedia 2016 in Amsterdam, program chair for ICMR 2017, and initiator of the VideOlympics 2007-2009. He is a lecturer of post-doctoral courses and tutorials given at international conferences and European summer schools. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He is currently a member of the editorial board for ACM Transactions on Multimedia. Cees is recipient of an NWO Veni award (2008), a Fulbright Junior Scholarship (2010), an NWO Vidi award (2012), and the Netherlands Prize for ICT Research (2012). All for research excellence. Several of his Ph.D. students and Post-docs have won awards, including the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Prize Paper Award (2012) the SIGMM Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (2013), the Best Paper Award of ACM Multimedia (2014), an NWO Veni award (2015) and the Best Paper Award of ACM Multimedia Retrieval (2016). Five of his former mentees serve as assistant and associate professors.