Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: 3308 Siebel Center
Phone: 217-300-2422
Email: slazebni -at-

I received my Ph.D. at UIUC in May 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Jean Ponce. From August 2007 to December 2011 I was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as of January 2012, I have returned as faculty to UIUC. My research specialty is computer vision. The main themes of my research include object recognition and scene interpretation, modeling and organization of large-scale photo collections, and machine learning techniques for visual recognition problems.

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants IIS 1228082 (project webpage), CIF 1302438, and IIS 0916829, Microsoft Research, Xerox, ARO, the DARPA Computer Science Study Group, and the Sloan Foundation.




  • Spring 2016: CS543/ECE549 Computer Vision
  • Fall 2015: CS440/ECE448 Artificial Intelligence
  • Spring 2015: CS440/ECE448 Artificial Intelligence
  • Spring 2014: CS543/ECE549 Computer Vision
  • Fall 2013: CS440/ECE448 Artificial Intelligence
  • Spring 2013: CS543/ECE549 Computer Vision
  • Fall 2012: CS440/ECE448 Artificial Intelligence


Images and Text

Image Parsing -- PowerPoint Overview

Scene Understanding


Similarity-Preserving Binary Codes -- PowerPoint Overview

Landmark Photo Collections -- PowerPoint Overview

Spatial Pyramid Matching

Texture and Object Recognition Using Local Features

3D Object Modeling and Recognition in Images and Video


  • I was born in Kiev, Ukraine. If you want to learn more about my birth date, you can read this essay I wrote in high school.
  • My husband and scientific collaborator: Maxim Raginsky.
  • I take photos from time to time. Check out my Flickr account.

Last updated January 25, 2016