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

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 by the phone’s camera from Chinese, Japanese, or Korean into English in real time and under real-world conditions. Waigo does not need an internet connection to work […]

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

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 protecting a laptop with a strong password is not uncommon, it is not so with a tablet or smartphone. Typically, either a simple 4-digit code […]

Meng Wang co-founds Orbeus Inc.

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 young entrepreneurs were among semi-finalists of the MIT 100K contest (mit100k.org), and also won the first prize at the Pitch Contest of the Annual Harvard Entrepreneurship […]

2012 Change Detection Workshop program announced

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, MA will take place in conjunction with the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR-2012, on June 16, 2012, at the Rhode Island […]

Kam Lai invited to the Kinect Demonstration at CVPR’12

Kam Lai (ECE’12), an undergraduate student in the VIP lab, has been invited to the Kinect Demonstration at CVPR’12 on June 16, 2012 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. Kam will present a human-computer interface that he developed using a Kinect camera to recognize user gestures. The system leverages a feature covariance framework […]

Konrad and Ishwar help organize a CVPR-2012 workshop

A workshop proposal “Motion and Change Detection Challenge” 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, MA has been accepted as part of the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR-2012, June 16-20, 2012, Providence, RI. […]

VIP students graduate

Three VIP members, Geoffrey Brown, Yuecheng Shao, and Jiaxu Fu received their Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 58-th College of Engineering Commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 22, 2010 at the BU Track and Tennis Field. Two Phd students associated with the VIP lab, Nan Ma and Ye Wang, […]

Konrad featured in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

3-D seems to be all around us both literally, as we live in a true 3-D world, and figuratively, since 3-D entertainment has been taking by storm movie theaters, TV broadcasts and gaming consoles. Although, this may be surprising to a typical consumer, to Prof. Konrad this is a natural transition of in-lab research to consumer-level […]