December 2012

Private defense

Albrecht successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Semantic Awareness for Automatic Image Interpretation”. Congratulations and all the best for 2013.

Teaching awards

Congratulations to Neda and Albrecht for winning Silver Awards for best Teaching Assistants in IC/EPFL for the academic year 2011/2012.

November 2012

IS&T 20th Color and Imaging Conference

Albrecht presented our work ” A Large-Scale Multi-Lingual Color Thesaurus ” and received the MERL best student paper award. Look at the project page and find your favorite color. Multi-lingual Color Thesaurus

October 2012

ACM Multimedia 2012

Albrecht presented our long paper entitled ” Joint Statistical Analysis of Images and Keywords with Applications in Semantic Image Enhancement “. Go see the result images and download code. Semantic Image Enhancement

ECCV’s 4th Color and Photometry in Computer Vision Workshop

Neda Salamati presented our joint work with Xerox Research in Grenoble on “Semantic Image Segmentation Using Visible and Near-Infrared Channels.” Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote presentation.

September 2012

IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2012)

Neda Salamati and Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani presented our work on “Compression of Multispectral Images: Color (RGB) plus Near-Infrared (NIR).” Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote.

International Create Challenge in Martigny

Appu Shaji won several awards for his project Insight at ICC 2012, an international startup competition held at IDIAP Martigny.

May 2012


CROPPOLA (croppola.com), the intelligent image cropping tool developed by Radhakrishna Achanta and Appu Shaji, is on-line. Try it out and give feedback!

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)

Our superpixel and supervoxel methods ” SLIC Superpixels Compared to the State-of-the-art Superpixels ” was accepted for publication.

The 4th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 5-7 December 2012, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

An interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to present work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena.

May 2012

IS&T 6th European Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision (CGIV 2012)

Albrecht Lindner presented our collaborative work with Océ Print Logic Technology (a Canon Group) on ” What is the Color of Chocolate? – Extracting Color Values of Semantic Expressions“.

April 2012

IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)

Dominic Rüfenacht presented a poster entitled “Automatic and Accurate Shadow Detection using Near-Infrared.”

March 2012

IEEE Transaction on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)

Our collaborative work on ” A New In-Camera Imaging Model for Color Computer Vision and its Application ” with NUS was accepted for publication.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A)

Our collaborative work with UEA and the Center of Computer Vision, Barcelona, on ” Spectral Sharpening by Spherical Sampling ” was accepted for publication.

NCCR Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR MICS)

Sabine Süsstrunk talks about her experiences participating in the NCCR MICS as a researcher and as a project leader in the March 2012 newsletter.

February 2012

7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2012), Rome, Italy

Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote entitled “Improving the Visible with the Invisible – Incorporating Near-Infrared Cues in Computational Photography and Computer Vision.”

January 2012

24th IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium, San Francisco, USA

Zahra Sadeghipoor presented a paper on ” Optimum Spectral Sensitivity Functions for Single Sensor Color Imaging ” in the Digital Photography VIII conference, and Sabine Süsstrunk a keynote in Visual Information Processing and Communication III.