Yusuke Monno from the Tokyo Institute of Technology joined us for a 4 month internship.
Satoko Kagami from Sony Research Japan joined IVRG as a visiting researcher for one year.
Albrecht Lindner received the 2013 Fritz Kutter Award for Best Industry Related Thesis in Computer Science. The award, which honors the best thesis (diploma, master, doctoral) at a Swiss university, was given by the Rektor of ETHZ, Prof. Guzzella during the award ceremony on November 25, 2013. Congratulations, Albrecht!
Our shadow detection paper “Automatic and Accurate Shadow Detection using Near-Infrared Information” was accepted for publication.
Albrecht Lindner presented a Focal Paper on “Automatic Color Palette Creation from Words” and Sabine Süsstrunk a Keynote on “Controversial Color”.
Gokhan presented our work on “Estimating Beauty Ratings of Videos using Supervoxels”. Follow the link for further information.
2nd ACM International Workshop on Geotagging and its Applications in Multimedia, 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Gokhan presented our work on “Rare is Interesting: Connecting Spatio-Temporal Behavior Patterns with Subjective Image Appeal”. Follow the link for further information.
IVRG helped organize and participated in EPFL and Ca’ Foscari University’s first Digital Humanities Venice Fall School (DHV) hosted by Ca’ Foscari University from Oct. 7-11, 2013. Four world class researchers from the computer science and digital humanities (Franziska Frey, Harvard Libraries, Elena Pierazzo, King’s College, Roberto Scopigno, CNR Italy, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Harvard Metalab) gave great morning lectures. In the afternoon, we visited some of the most famous Venetian sites.
Sabine Süsstrunk and her co-authors C. Feng, S. Zhuo, X. Zhang, and L. Shen from Qualcomm, Toronto, CA received one of the three Best (Open) Paper Awards for the publication “Near-Infrared Guided Color Image Dehazing” at the IEEE 20th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). ICIP, a premier venue for research in image and video processing, received 2’200 submissions in 2013.
Dominic Rüfenacht presented our collaborative work with the University of Basel’s Digital Humanities Lab on “Automatic Detection of Dust and Scratches in Silver Halide Film using Polarized Dark-Field Illumination”.
Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani started a four months internship at Apple, Cuppertino, USA.
Nikolaos Arvanitopoulos joined IVRG as a PhD research assistant.
Bin Jin successfully passed his candidacy exam. Congratulations, Bin!
Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani was a Google Anita Borg Scholarship Finalist and attended the Google Scholarship Retreat in Zürich, Switzerland.
Gökhan Yildirim joined the Multimedia Analysis and Synthesis Lab at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for a three months internship.
Neda Salamati succesfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Incorporating Near-Infrared into Scene Understanding”. Congratulations, Dr. Neda!
Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani presented a poster on her research entitled “A Novel Comressive Sensing Approach to Simultaneously Acquire Color and Near-Infrared Images on a Single Sensor.” Follow the link for more information:
Gokhan presented our work on “Text Recognition in Natural Images Using Multiclass Hough Forests” .
Sabine Süsstrunk was honored with the 2013 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award at the IS&T/SPIE 25th Electronic Imaging Symposium. Sabine received this award in recognition of her “seminal contributions to color imaging, computational photography, and image analysis.
Sabine Süsstrunk gave a plenary entitled “Another Look at Signals and Images” at the 25th IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium, San Francisco, USA.
IVRG organized and participated in the CUSO sponsored Winter School on Computational Photography and Display in Lenk, Switzerland. We enjoyed six world class researchers and speakers (Marc Levoy, Dani Lischinski, Kyros Kutulakos, Christian Perwass, Rafael Piestun, and Gordon Wetzstein) and beautiful weather. For more info, see here.