The International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) is the top international Computer Vision event, comprising the main ICCV conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. At ICCV 2017 in Venice, Italy, Professor Alex Berg won the Helmholtz Prize for his work in ICCV 2003, “Recognizing action at a distance.”
The Helmholtz Prize, formerly the “Test of Time Award”, is awarded biennially to recognize ICCV papers from at least ten years prior with significant impact on computer vision research. Berg’s paper was one of seven recognized for 2017. Berg’s co-authors on the 2003 paper were Alexei A. Efros, Greg Mori, and Jitendra Malik.