Albrecht Lindner presented a poster on Automatic grouping of semantic keywords to improve image rendering and Neda Salamati on Material-based object segmentation using near-infrared information at the IS&T/SID 18th Color and Imaging Conference in San Antonio, TX, US. The latter won the Cactus Award for Best Interactive Paper. Congratulations, Neda! (Nov. 2010)
The demo of our skin smoothing application using visible and near-infrared image fusion won the ACM MULTIMEDIA 2010 Best Demo Award (Florence, Italy). For more information about the demo and to download the papers, click here. (Oct 2010)
Note that the skin smoothing demo is also present in the Digital Revolution exhibit at the Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey, Switzerland, until December 2011. Visitors can take their own pictures and get them displayed before and after smoothing, and e-mail themselves the results. Read more about the exhibit (in French) in Le Temps, and in this clipping from 24 heures.
Radhakrishna Achanta gave a talk on Saliency Detection using Maximum Symmetric Surround at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010) in Hong Kong, China. (Sept 2010)
After the success of the exhibition at the Musée de l’Elysée ‘We are all Photographers Now!’ in Lausanne in 2007 and the installation of the FLOW module at the New York Photo Festival in 2009, we continued the adventure around a specific theme: the public space. Both amateur and professional photographers, anywhere in the world, were invited to participate in the project by uploading their images. The photographs were projected on screens at the Rolex Learning Center during the La Nuit des Musées on September 25th from 2pm to midnight.
We received over 4’000 uploads and were able to display about 95% of the photos. A time-lapse video of the installation is available here.
Matthew Brown gave a talk about shift-invariant operators for spatio-chromatic image decorrelation in the Symposium on Colour Imaging, organized by the Imaging Science Group of The Royal Photographic Society, London, UK. (Sept. 2010)
Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote at the 2nd European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP 2010) in Paris, France. (July 2010)
Sabine Süsstrunk gave an invited talk Enhancing the Visible with the Invisible: Exploiting Near-Infrared to Advance Computational Photography and Computer Vision at the 48th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition (SID 2010) in Seattle, WA, USA. (May 2010)
Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani joined IVRG as a PhD student. (May 2010)
The Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey opened the exhibit Digital Revolution. IVRG helped collect items to exhibit and is present with a demo of our skin smoothing application using visible and near-infrared image fusion. Visitors can take their own pictures and get them displayed before and after smoothing, and e-mail themselves the results. The demo was built by Daniel Tamburrino and Simon Hiscox. Read more (in French) in Le Temps, and in this clipping from 24 heures. (April 2010)
Sabine Süsstrunk presented two posters about our work on combining visible and near-infrared images and the Gigavision camera at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), MIT, Boston, MA, USA. (March 2010)
Sabine Süsstrunk presented IVRG’s work on combining visible and near-infrared images at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, Logitech, Freemont, CA, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. (Jan, Feb 2010)
Sabine Süsstrunk gave an invited talk on color image quality metric at the Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV Conference at the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium, for which she was also the co-chair. (Jan 2010)
Our collaborative project with Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, US on cosmetic advice using mobile imaging received the Best Paper Award at the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging: Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2010 conference. Most of EPFL’s work was done by Joanna Marguier. (Jan 2010)