Larry Zitnick

Publications Talks Teaching Code Datasets

I'm a research lead at Facebook AI Research in Menlo Park, and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. My current areas of interest include object recognition, language and vision, and reasoning. For more details please see my publications page. I serve on the board of the Common Visual Data Foundation whose mission is to aid the computer vision community in creating datasets and competitions. Previously, I spent 12 great years at Microsoft Research, and obtained a PhD in Robotics from CMU's Robotics Institute.


Blog post on FastMRI (TechCrunch)


Blog post on ELF OpenGo


Information about combating illegal imagery and PhotoDNA (New York Times).

Curious what images are in the COCO dataset? See all 80k training images in this video:


See the same visualization using 80k random Flickr images:



UW CSE P 576: Computer Vision (2011)

Lecture (10/2014) on the history of object recognition (slides):

Facebook Intro to Deep Learning class (Wired, 2017)




Visual Question Answering

Common Objects in COntext

Abstract scenes

MSR 3D video (break-dancing)

Professional Activities:

Webpage last updated 9/2018