Recent VIP News

Unity Activity Dataset released

June 30th, 2015

A new Unity Activity Dataset has been made available at vip.bu.edu for research use. The dataset includes low-resolution videos of various activities, typical of a smart conference room scenario, rendered in... Read the rest of this entry »

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BodyLogin datasets released

August 5th, 2014

Three BodyLogin datasets of various gestures captured from multiple users with Kinect V1 camera have been made available for research use: BodyLogin dataset: Multiview BodyLogin dataset: Posture, Build and Dynamics BodyLogin dataset: Silhouettes... Read the rest of this entry »

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Konrad interviewed for The Wellesley News

November 13th, 2013

Prof. Janusz Konrad has been recently interviewed for The Wellesley News about his joint work with Prof. Prakash Ishwar on gesture-based authentication. The article "EYE ON SCIENCE: What’s the password?" has described... Read the rest of this entry »

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Konrad and Ishwar featured in the New Yorker

October 31st, 2013

Profs. Janusz Konrad and Prakash Ishwar have been recently featured in The New Yorker. The article "Beyond fingerprints: High-five to unlock" has discussed recent challenges in user authentication in view... Read the rest of this entry »

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Ishwar and Konrad featured in Boston Globe

July 22nd, 2013

The current research conducted by Profs. Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad on gesture-based user authentication has been recently featured in The Boston Globe. The article muses on a not-too-distant future... Read the rest of this entry »

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BU Today takes note of VIP authentication research

March 21st, 2013

BU Today has published an article accompanied by a video describing gesture-based user authentication research funded by the recent joint NSF grant with NYU-Poly.

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Alum’s startup wins first place at appAttack contest in GMIC-SV conference

January 6th, 2013

In October 2011, Huan-Yu Wu (MS, ECE'10) joined Translate Abroad, a small startup company that makes a very interesting product: Waygo an i-phone app that translates the text in the image captured... Read the rest of this entry »

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Konrad and Ishwar join with NYU/Poly to win an NSF grant

October 25th, 2012

Laptops, tablets and smartphones are all so common today and carry a lot of personal information. How many of us store passwords, credit card numbers, etc. on such devices. While... Read the rest of this entry »

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Meng Wang co-founds Orbeus Inc.

May 25th, 2012

Meng Wang (MS ECE'12) and his two colleagues, Tianqiang Liu (MS CAS'12) and Xing Meng (MIT MBA'12), have founded Orbeus Inc., a technology startup that specializes in visual recognition. The trio of... Read the rest of this entry »

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2012 Change Detection Workshop program announced

May 17th, 2012

The First Change Detection Workshop organized by Profs. Janusz Konrad and Prakash Iswhar jointly with Prof. Pierre-Marc Jodoin from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, and Dr. Fatih Porikli, MERL, Cambridge, Read the rest of this entry »

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