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 challenges that many users face when proving their identity and potential solutions that the Visual Information Processing group is currently working on. You can read […]
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 of hacking the iPhone 5S’s Touch ID system. Two promising approaches for user authentication of the future have been mentioned: finger swipes for unlocking a […]
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 where passwords and ID cards could be replaced by human gestures in some application domains. You can read the full story here.
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.
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 (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 […]
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. […]