Guo, Ishwar and Konrad win 2010 ICPR SDHA contest

A VIP team composed of Ph.D. candidate Kai Guo, and Profs. Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad won the “Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge” within the 2010 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) contest on “Semantic Description of Human Activity” (SDHA) held in Istanbul, Turkey held on Aug. 22, 2010 for their paper entitled “Action Recognition […]

Kai Guo defends PhD dissertation prospectus

On June 7, 2010, Kai Guo, PhD candidate working under supervision of Profs. Ishwar and Konrad, successfully defended a PhD dissertation prospectus entitled “Action Recognition on Covariance Manifolds” in front of a committee consisting of the advisors, Prof. Clem W. Karl (ECE, BU), Prof. Stan Sclaroff (CS, BU), Prof. Pierre Moulin (ECE, UIUC), and Dr. […]

MS students Jamie, Elena, and Huan-Yu graduate

Three VIP members, Jamie Martini, Elena Zorn, and Huan-Yu Wu, received their Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 57-th College of Engineering Commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the BU Track and Tennis Field. Congratulations! Also, undergraduates associated with the VIP lab have received their Bachelor of […]

VIP action recognition performance recognized by SDHA 2010

The performance of action recognition algorithms developed by VIP members Guo, Ishwar and Konrad was recognized by the 2010 International Conference on Pattern Recognition and was invited for presentation at  the 2010 Semantic Description of Human Activities  (SDHA) Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge within the conference to be held in Istanbul, August 23-26, 2010. A […]

Action recognition work presented at ICASSP 2010

The newest results on action recognition were presented at the 35th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Austin on March 17, 2010. The presented paper was entitled “Action change detection in video by covariance matching of silhouette tunnels” co-authored by VIP members Kai Guo, Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad.

Exciting lecture by Prof. Tsuhan Chen of Cornell

On March 24, Prof. Tsuhan Chen, Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Cornell University delivered a lecture entitled “Beyond Face Recognition: Understanding Images of People Using Social Context” to a jam-packed auditorium. The talk was enthusiastically received as Prof. Chen took the audience on a trip through various aspects of human vision psychology […]

Prof. Tsuhan Chen to deliver second Distinguished Lecture on Mar. 24

Prof. Tsuhan Chen, Director of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell UNiversity, will deliver  the second ECE Distinguished Lecture on Mar. 24, 2010 entitled “Beyond Face Recognition: Understanding Images of People Using Social Context“. Prof. Chen is hosted by Prof. Konrad and  the ECE Department.

Inspiring inaugurate Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Wee of HP

VIP lab recently hosted two ECE Distinguished Lecture speakers. On Feb. 24, Dr. Susie Wee, a Hewlett-Packard CTO of Client Cloud Services, delivered the first ECE Distinguished Lecture entitled “Experiences, Devices, Services, and the Cloud” touching on many aspects of modern communications, computing and social networking, i.e., living in the cloud of interconnected powerful devices, […]

ISS faculty bring AVSS 2010 to BU

ISS faculty, Konrad, Ishwar and Saligrama bring the 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2010 to Boston University. The technical program of the conference will be held at Boston University’s Photonics Center.