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Laura Leal-Taixé

Tenure-track professor Laura Leal-Taixé (W2) at the Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Laura Leal-Taixé is a tenure-track professor (W2) at the Technical University of Munich, leading the Dynamic Vision and Learning group. Before that, she spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and a year as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Vision Group at the Technical University in Munich. She obtained her PhD from the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, spending a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She pursued B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in her native city of Barcelona. She went to Boston, USA, to do her Masters Thesis at Northeastern University with a fellowship from the Vodafone foundation. She is a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of 1.65 million euros for her project socialMaps. Since 2019 she is a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Deepfake Detection challenge. This organisation aims to build innovative new technologies that can help detect deepfakes and manipulated media.