Qualcomm Chair in EECS
Office: 507 Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 643-6777
Email: avz at berkeley dot edu
· Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
o Autonomy and Obstacle Avoidance
o Perception, path planning and control.
o Application to 3D immersive content creation.
o Application to physical inspection of buildings
· Deep learning:
o Legged Locomotion of hexapods
o Unsupervised learning for video, Lidar, and multimodal sensors
o Detecting misinformation in multi-modal data
o Learning based, recognition aware, image compression
o WiFi proximity detection methods for contact tracing of Covid-19
o Temporal graphical neural networks for Covid 19 prediction
o Detecting small objects in ultra-high resolution images:
§ Automated Segmentation and Area Assessment of Invasive Melanoma
§ Barcode detection and decoding in high resolution images
Selected Honors and Awards
· 2022 Winner of phases 1 and 2 Department of Energy E-Robot competition.
· 2018 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the year.
· 2004 Okawa Foundation Prize.
· 2002 Fellow of IEEE
· 1992 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
· 1990 Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from President George Herbert Walker Bush.
· 1984 - 1988 Hertz Fellowship.
· 1983 Henry Ford Engineering Award.
· 1982 - 1983 General Motors Scholarship.
Fast, automated, 3D modeling of building interiors CITRIS talk, May 4, 2011, 45 minutes
Veronica Belmont Tests Laser Backpack at UC Berkeley Interview with Veronica Belmont, April 22, 2011, 2 minutes
Augmenting reality via client/cloud platforms, Bears conference, Feb. 2011 begins around 1:16, lasts 30 minutes
Instant 3D modeling, ImmerseTech, Los Angeles, October 2010, 20 minutes
Panel discussion on What Technological Innovations Will Create New Industries? Bears workshop, Feb. 2008, 60 minutes
Video similarity search, May 14th 2007, Future of Search Workshop, U.C. Berkeley, 20 mins
The Future of 3D Modeling: Large Scale Modeling of the Globe: Bears Conference, Berkeley, CA February 2007; 30 minutes
Automated Reconstruction of 3D city models Google Tech Talk, October 2006; 60 minutes
Berkeley Team Takes Its Energy Innovation to Capitol Hill, U.C. Berkeley Newsletter, February 2014
Backpack Creates Thermal Maps, Energy Manager Today, February 2014, by Linda Hardesty
3D Mapping Backpack, KTVU News Segment, February 2014
All Seeing Backpack Homes on Energy Waste, EnergyWire, February 2014, by David Ferris
EETD’s Rapid Energy Modeler (RAPMOD) at the ARPA-E Technology Showcase, LBNL Newsletter, February 2014
UC Berkeley Pursues Indoor Positioning Via Smartphone Photos, FireceWirelessTech, December 10, 2013
Indoor Imagery Gives Mobile Devices the Way, Technology Review, December 10, 2013, by Tom Simonite,
A Backpack for BIM GeoDataPoint, August 30, 2012, by Christine Grahl
Turning Augmented Reality into an Open Standard, Technology Review, March 2011, by Christopher Mims
Speedy Interior Mapping Architectural Products Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011 issue
Interior modeling: a virtual walk on the inside, Photonics Spectra Magazine, Jan. 2011
Laser Backpack: One-on-One with Avideh Zakhor, Interview on KALX Radio with Alexa Vaughn, October 2010
Laser Backpack Prototype Maps Inside Buildings, George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Online Exclusive September 30, 2010
Laser Backpack measures interiors, United Press International, September 2010
Military backpack maps out 3D interiors, by Tim Hornyak, CNET, September 2010
Portable Laser Backpack Revolutionizes 3D Mapping, by Maria Callier, Wright Patterson Air Force Base News, September 2010
3D indoor modeling project by Richard Hart, ABC 7 News (KGO), August 8, 2010
New Backpack Makes 3D Maps of Buildings, Daily Californian, August 2010
New Backpack creates instant 3D Maps, Engadget, August 2010
3D modeling Air Force News, August 2007
Video Search, Red Herring, Jan 16, 2006
3D city modeling R&D Magazine, June 2005,
3D City Modeling, New Scientist Article, May 2005
3D City modeling American Public Radio Interview, Future Tense, May 2005
The Hungry Mind Interview with Bonnie Azab Powell, April 2005
3D city modeling The Daily Californian, February 2004,