Michael Bronstein is an associate professor at Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland) and Tel Aviv University (Israel). He also serves as a principal engineer at Intel’s perceptual computing group. His main research interests are in theoretical and computational geometric models and their applications to problems from the fields of computer vision, graphics, and machine learning.
At Radcliffe, Bronstein is working on developing formulations of deep learning for non-Euclidean structured data such as graphs and manifolds, which are becoming increasingly important in a variety of fields including computer vision, sensor networks, biomedicine, genomics, and computational social sciences. He hopes that new geometric deep learning paradigms will help achieve quantitatively and qualitatively better results in these fields.
Bronstein received his PhD (summa cum laude) in computer science from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. He was awarded three European Research Council grants, a Google Faculty Research Award, and the Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich. He is a member of the Young Academy of Europe and ACM Distinguished Speaker. In 2014, he was named a World Economic Forum Young Scientist. Aside from his academic work, Bronstein is actively involved in the industry and has cofounded and served in technical and management positions at several successful startups, including Invision, which was acquired by Intel in 2012. He was one of the key developers of Intel RealSense technology.