The Junior Fellows Exchange Program is primarily expected to contribute to the creation of a critical mass of early career researchers with a deeper understanding of both media AI research and media industry needs, through collaborative work with research labs and media companies in Europe. All parties involved benefit from novel ideas and the spread of media AI expertise and skills.
The AI4Media Junior Fellows Exchange Program is now a success, with over 60 exchanges of researchers from more than 40 organisations across Europe, and with important outcomes in the form of papers, software, and datasets.
This booklet presents the testimonials of 20 Junior Fellows who participated in the program in 2021-2022. The Fellows discuss the projects they worked on, their views on the opportunities offered by the program, and their advice to researchers who might be thinking about an exchange.
We thank the Fellows for their contributions to AI4Media, and invite junior and senior researchers across Europe to join the program.
Author: Filareti Tsalakanidou (CERTH), Daniel Gatica-Perez (IDIAP), Yiannis Kompatsiaris (CERTH)