Ivan Laptev is INRIA research director affiliated with INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, a unit of the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control. Ivan works in the WILLOW research group associated with École Normale Supérieure and led by Jean Ponce. He obtained a PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2004 where he was at the Computer Vision and Active Perception laboratory (CVAP). Ivan's main research interests include visual recognition of human actions, objects and interactions. He has published over 50 papers at international conferences and journals of computer vision and machine learning.