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Towards Explainable and Reliable AI Models for Optimization

Dr. Jialin Liu DAMO Academy, Albaba Group US Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:00AM – 11:00AM TCII 222 | Zoom Abstract AI and data science have demonstrated remarkable potential in enhancing optimization algorithms. Compared with traditional methods, utilizing AI/ML techniques can potentially offer improvements in aspects like computational speed and solution quality. Despite these advancements, a…...
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Dr. Mubarak Shah to Speak at International Spring School Multimodal Foundation Models and Generative AI 2024

Dr. Mubarak Shah will present a lecture on “Diffusion Models in Computer Vision” at the International Spring School Multimodal Foundation Models and Generative AI 2024 on April 29th in Rabat, Morocco. Foundation models (FMs) are large deep learning neural networks trained on massive datasets (e.g., with billions of parameters), which can be further adapted to…...
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Computer Vision Researcher Develops Privacy Software for Surveillance Videos

The project is funded through the National Science Foundation’s Accelerating Research Translation (NSF ART) program.   By Bel Huston | April 24, 2024   Computer vision can be a valuable tool for anyone tasked with analyzing hours of footage because it can speed up the process of identifying individuals. For example, law enforcement may use…...
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IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Recognized Dr. Yogesh Rawat for Outstanding Service

Dr. Yogesh Rawat is being recognized for his outstanding service to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology as one of the three best Associate Editors of 2023 for this journal. His thoroughness, timeliness, and dedication in ensuring that this periodical maintains and improves its technical quality while also adhering to the publication…...
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An Efficient One-Class SVM for Novelty Detection in IoT

Dr. Kun Yang Princeton University Monday, April 22, 2024 10:00AM – 11:00AM TCII 222 | Zoom Abstract Novelty detection is important in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) due to the potential threats that IoT devices can present. One-Class Support Vector Machines (OCSVMs) are one of the common approaches for novelty detection due to their ability…...
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Backdoors and bias in text-to-image generative models

Dr. Ajmal Mian The University of Western Australia Thursday, April 18, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM HEC 101 | Zoom Abstract In this presentation, I will explore the manipulation of text-to-image (T2I) generative models through backdoors. I will present our Backdoor Attack on Generative Models (BAGM), which infuses the generated images with subtle manipulative details by…...
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Unleashing the Power of Discrete Optimization in the New Era of AI

Dr. Arman Zharmagambetov Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) group at Meta Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:00AM – 11:00AM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract Modern machine learning (ML) models, trained on real-world data, now underpin a broad spectrum of applications. Behind the success of these models, discrete optimization lays the foundation of the modeling, decision making and…...
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Dr. Mubarak Shah Receives Award for Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars

By Mila Chial | April 10, 2024 Mubarak Shah is a Trustee Chair Professor of Computer Science and the founding director of the Center for Research in Computer Vision. The Pegasus professor has mentored more than twenty postdoctoral scholars during his tenure at UCF, many of whom have gone on to work for prominent universities,…...
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Dr. Rawat Receives Microsoft Research Award for “Evaluation of Multimodal Foundation Models for Geometry and Motion Aware Reasoning Tasks”

Dr. Rawat’s proposal with Dr. Vineet and Palangi on “Evaluation of Multimodal Foundation Models for Geometry and Motion Aware Reasoning Tasks” was selected to receive a $5,000 unrestricted gift along with $50,000 in Azure credits. This money is being given as an unrestricted donation to support Dr. Yogesh Rawat’s research in the area of Multimodal…...
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Bridging the Gap: Translational AI in Biomedicine and Healthcare

Dr. Laura Brattain UCF College of Medicine, AI for Healthcare Monday, April 1, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM HEC 101 Abstract Recent research in biomedical AI has demonstrated the ability to not only aid in disease diagnosis and prognosis, but also facilitate procedure guidance and empower precision medicine approaches tailored to individual patients. To translate research…...
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Dr. Mubarak Shah Receives 2024 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

Dr. Mubarak Shah received the 2024 CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award along with Carrie Demmans Epp of University of Alberta, Canada and Raja Kushalnagar of Gallaudet University. These outstanding individuals were recognized for providing exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs…...
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Quantifying Uncertainties of Deep Neural Networks and Its Applications

Mr. Haomiao Ni Pennsylvania State University Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:30AM – 11:30AM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract IIn the past two years, transformative AI products such as ChatGPT have underscored the profound impact of AI in our daily lives. Beyond natural language and image understanding, AI is revolutionizing healthcare, offering advantages such as assisting…...
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UCF Researchers Lead Project to Develop AI-driven Technologies for Agriculture

The study will examine technologies to improve the industry’s field operations, allowing for more accurate and informed agricultural decisions. By Marisa Ramiccio | March 14, 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just used to power electronics, apps or self-driving cars — it’s also driving key innovations in agriculture. From sensors that can monitor soil and water…...
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Quantifying Uncertainties of Deep Neural Networks and Its Applications

Dr. Jae Oh Woo Illinois Institute of Technology Tuesday, March 12, 2024 1:00PM – 2:00PM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract In this presentation titled “Quantifying Uncertainties of Deep Neural Networks and Its Applications,” we delve into the critical task of measuring uncertainties in Deep Neural Networks. The talk will commence with a concise overview of…...
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Adversarial Graph Machine Learning on Blockchains

Dr. Cuneyt Akcora UCF College of Business, AI for Finance Monday, March 4, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM HEC 101 Abstract Blockchains allow pseudo-anonymous transactions, which has made it easier to create a payment ecosystem used worldwide. However, the ease of blockchain use has also attracted e-crime actors with malicious activities ranging from sextortion to ransomware…...
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CRCV Alumni, Dr. Ce Zheng, Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

The University of Central Florida Graduate Council has recommended Ce Zheng receive the 2023-2024 university award for the Outstanding Dissertation in the Engineering, Physical, Mathematical, and Life Sciences category. This award recognizes the quality, content, and exceptional contribution in the field of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Graduate Council…...
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Optimization for Fairness-aware Machine Learning

Ms. Yao Yao University of Iowa Thursday, February 8, 2024 11:00AM – 12:00PM TC 222 | Zoom Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies have been used in high-stakes decision making systems such as lending decision, criminal justice sentencing and resource allocation. A new challenge arising with these AI systems is how to avoid…...
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Reconstructing 3D Humans From Visual Data

Announcing the Final Examination of Sijie Zhu for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Congratulations to CRCV Ph.D. students Jyoti Kini, Ishan Dave and undergraduate student Sarah Fleischer

We are excited to announce that a team from CRCV has been declared the winner of the MECCANO Dataset Challenge. The participants competed to obtain the best score on the provided test split of the MECCANO dataset...
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Towards Secure, Privacy-preserving and Fair Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu The University of Texas at Dallas Wednesday, September 6, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract In the age of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), protecting the security and privacy of stored data is paramount for maintaining public trust, accountability and getting the full value from the collected data.…...
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Eighteen Papers Accepted in ICCV 2023

ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials. Members of UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) and their collaborators had a record number of 18 papers accepted into the (ICCV 2023) conference that will take place in Paris, France from October 2-6, 2023.…...
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Towards Efficient Learning under Label Noise: From Dawid-Skene to Deep Neural Networks

Ms. Shahana Ibrahim Oregon State University Friday, June 30, 2023 2:00PM – 3:00PM CREOL 102/103 | Zoom Abstract With the rise of the AI revolution, there is an exceptionally high demand for data labeling. However, most data labeling is done through crowdsourcing techniques, where non-expert annotators often provide labels. This results in considerably noisy labels,…...
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Towards Optimal and Adaptive Algorithms for Optimization in Games

Mr. Junchi Yang ETH Zurich Thursday, June 29, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM TC2 222 | Zoom Abstract Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as AlphaZero and ChatGPT, have significantly impacted various fields. Reinforcement learning (RL) plays a crucial role in these achievements. However, deploying RL in real-world applications, including robotics, finance, and healthcare, presents…...
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Deployable Reinforcement Learning: Addressing Real-World Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Amrit Singh Bedi University of Maryland Monday, June 26, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM Research I 101 | Zoom Abstract Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), such as AlphaZero and ChatGPT, have significantly impacted various fields. Reinforcement learning (RL) plays a crucial role in these achievements. However, deploying RL in real-world applications, including robotics, finance,…...
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Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Processing Complex Data

Dr. Dixon Vimalajeewa Texas A&M University Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM Technology Commons II 222 | Zoom Abstract The recent advancements in Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT), and Information and Communication Technologies have made it possible to collect large amounts of data from previously inaccessible locations, such as the human…...
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A Tale of Two Worlds: The Variational Approach to Machine Learning

Dr. Alexander Alemi Google Wednesday, May 24, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM Research I 101 | Zoom Abstract We are in the era of deep learning. The alchemy that is deep learning enables us to tractably search in the space of functions. Our challenge then is to provide meaningful objectives to guide that search. I will…...
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Interactive Decision Making in Multi-agent Intelligent Systems

Mr. Chuanhao Li University of Virginia Monday, May 22, 2023 11:30AM – 11:30PM HEC 101B | Zoom Abstract Interactive decision making (e.g., bandit and reinforcement learning) is a promising paradigm for developing intelligent systems capable of efficiently exploring unknown environments. It has achieved remarkable success in recommender systems, clinical decision systems, robotics and cyber-physical systems,…...
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Trustworthy and Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Anh Nguyen Auburn University Wednesday, May 17, 2023 11:00AM – 12:00PM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous and a key that enables humankind to reach unprecedented horizons (e.g. in protein folding). However, in high-stake applications (e.g. cancer diagnosis, automated target detection, or face identification), a single incorrect decision of…...
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Enabling Urban Intelligence by Harnessing Human-Generated Spatial-Temporal Data

Ms. Xin Zhang Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tuesday, May 16, 2023 2:00PM – 3:00PM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract Technology advancement in mobile sensing and communication has enabled a massive amount of mobility data to be generated from human decision-makers, which we call human-generated spatial-temporal data (HSTD). Applying the HSTD to extract the unique decision-making strategies…...
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Robust Reinforcement Learning under Model Uncertainty

Mr. Yue Wang University at Buffalo Monday, May 15, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM HEC 101A | Zoom Abstract Reinforcement learning has achieved remarkable success in various applications, such as video games, the game of Go, and the development of ChatGPT. However, most traditional reinforcement learning methods suffer from performance degradation due to the gap between…...
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Distance Metric Learning and its application in high dimensional data analysis

Dr. Maryam Bagherian Yale University Monday, May 8, 2023 10:30AM – 11:00AM MSB 318 Abstract Distance metric learning is an approach in high-dimensional analysis which facilitates the exploration of underlying structures among data points in an effective and efficient manner. By learning a suitable distance metric, distance-based algorithms can better capture the intrinsic structure of…...
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The First Batch of MSCV Students Graduated

We graduated our first batch of Masters of Science in Computer Vision (MSCV) at UCF on May 6, 2023. Congratulations to Ryan Glaspey and Tristan De Blegiers. Ryan is starting his job at Meta in August and Tristan has several interviews lined up. https://www.crcv.ucf.edu/mscv/...
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Integrated AI Systems for Translational Biomedicine

Dr. Laura Brattain MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wednesday, May 3, 2023 3:30PM – 4:30PM COM 302 | Zoom Abstract With the rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), biomedical AI is poised to transform healthcare at scale. To spearhead the translation from bench to bedside, we need to go beyond standalone AI algorithms but instead endeavor to…...
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Topological Graph Machine Learning

Dr. Cuneyt Akcora Manitoba University Tuesday, May 2, 2023 3:00PM – 4:00PM Zoom Abstract Recently, there has been an increasing interest among machine learning researchers in topological approaches. Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is an emerging field that combines algebraic topology, statistics, and computer science to analyze data sampled from a metric space and recover the…...
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Peeling Back the Layers of Deep Neural Networks—A Venture from Implementation Perspective

Dr. Aritra Dutta University of Southern Denmark Monday, May 1, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM MSB 318 | Zoom Abstract When there is a lot of training data or the deep neural network is too large, distributed parallel training becomes essential, which refers to either data or model parallelism. In both cases, parallelism introduces various overheads.…...
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Algorithmic and Field Robotics for Environmental Monitoring

Dr. Nare Karapetyan University of Maryland Tuesday, April 18, 2023 1:30PM – 2:30PM Zoom Abstract In the pursuit of understanding the world around us, significant efforts are dedicated to developing dependable autonomous systems capable of planning out exploration tasks. These tasks encompass a range of applications, such as scientific sampling, environmental monitoring, surveillance, and search…...
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Embracing Change: Tackling In-the-Wild Shifts in Machine Learning

Dr. Huaxiu Yao Stanford University Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:00AM – 11:00AM Zoom Abstract The real-world deployment of machine learning algorithms often poses challenges due to shifts in data distributions and tasks. These shifts can lead to a degradation in model performance, as the model may not have seen such changes during training. It can…...
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Advancing Data-Aspect AI: From Efficient Data Annotation to High-Quality Data Creation

Dr. Siyu Huang Harvard University Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:30AM – 12:30PM Zoom Abstract The real-world deployment of machine learning algorithms often poses challenges due to shifts in data distributions and tasks. These shifts can lead to a degradation in model performance, as the model may not have seen such changes during training. It can…...
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Visual Storytelling with Generative Models of Video

Dr. Ruben Villegas Google Brain Monday, April 10, 2023 11:00AM – 12:00PM Zoom Abstract Generative models of images have been making incredible progress in the past few years. This brings an opportunity for users to unleash their creativity and easily generate images with just a few words describing what they want to see. However, taking…...
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CVPR 2023: A comprehensive tour and recent advancements toward real-world visual geo-localization

Research collaboration between CRCV and SRI International result in CVPR 2023 Tutorials and Publications. For more information, please visit: https://www.sri.com/computer-vision/cvpr-2023-a-comprehensive-tour-and-recent-advancements-toward-real-world-visual-geo-localization/...
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Reliable Data-Driven Decision-Making Systems

Dr. Paria Rashidinejad Berkeley AI Research Lab Wednesday, March 22, 2023 11:00AM – 12:00PM Zoom Abstract Despite impressive success in domains such as vision and language, machine learning is still far from reliable integration into many challenging real-world scenarios, such as healthcare, where the coverage of existing data and the ability to collect new, diverse…...
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Extreme Computational Imaging

Dr. Ramesh Raskar MIT Media Lab Friday, March 10, 2023 2:00PM – 3:00PM Zoom Abstract The invention of X-ray imaging enabled us to see inside our bodies. The invention of thermal infrared imaging enabled us to depict heat. So, over the last few centuries, the key to making the invisible visible was recording with new…...
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Towards Deploying AI in the Real World

Dr. Sernam Lim Facebook AI Thursday, March 9, 2023 11:00AM – 12:00PM Zoom Abstract In this talk, I will focus on three of our most recent works with one having been published in CVPR2023 and two at ECCV2022. In all these works, our focus is on AI technologies that will actually work in the real…...
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Fourteen Papers Accepted in CVPR 2023

The IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. Members of UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) and their collaborators had a record number of 14 papers accepted into the CVPR 2023 (https://cvpr2023.thecvf.com/)…...
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Three Papers Accepted in ICLR 2023

The 11th International Conference on Learning Representations invites paper submissions from all areas of machine learning. UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 3 papers accepted into the ICLR 2023 (https://iclr.cc/Conferences/2023) conference that will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from May 1-5, 2023. You can access the CRCV Publications Page for enhanced search…...
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Two Workshops Accepted at CVPR 2023

Dr. Chen’s 2nd International Workshop on Federated Learning ofr Computer Vision (FedVision) was accepted to CVPR 2023. Federated Learning (FL) has become an important privacy-preserving paradigm in various machine learning tasks. However, the potential of FL in computer vision applications, such as face recognition, person re-identification, and action recognition, is far from being fully exploited.…...
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Two Papers Accepted in ICRA 2023

ICRA is the largest and most prestigious event of the year in the Robotics and Automation calendar, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) will bring together the world’s top academics, researchers, and industry representatives. UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 2 papers accepted into the ICRA 2023 conference that…...
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UCF Computer Vision Team Receives Prestigious Computer Vision Award for Action Recognition Dataset

A University of Central Florida research team has received the PAMI Mark Everingham Prize for pioneering human action recognition datasets, which have played important role in the advancement of computer vision technology. The researchers behind UCF-101, the challenging action recognition dataset, are being awarded for their impressive collection of 13,320 clips across 101 action categories.…...
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Four Papers Accepted in AAAI 2023

AAAI-23 is the Thirty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The theme of this conference is to create collaborative bridges within and beyond AI. Like previous AAAI conferences, AAAI-23 will feature technical paper presentations, special tracks, invited speakers, workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, senior member presentations, competitions, and exhibit programs, and two new activities: a Bridge Program…...
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Neural Reconstruction and Rendering

Dr. Mohamed Elgharib Max Planck Institute for Informatics Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00AM – 11:00AM Zoom Abstract Digitizing the world around us is of increasing importance, with several applications in Extended Reality, movie and media production, telecommunications, medicine, video games, robotics, and many more. Digitisation involves three main stages: modeling, reconstruction and rendering. Modeling is…...
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Using Hierarchies of Skills to Assess and Achieve Automatic Multimodal Comprehension

Dr. Ajay Divakaran SRI International Wednesday, November 30, 2022 4:00PM – 5:00PM ENG1 327 Abstract Unlike current visual question answering (VQA), elementary school (K-5) teaching of reading comprehension has a graded approach based on a hierarchy of skills ranging from memorization to content creation. We take inspiration from such hierarchies to investigate both dataset creation…...
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Video Analysis – Motion Prediction and Object Tracking

Dr. Mohsen Zand Robotics and Computer Vision (RCV) Lab, Queen’s University Monday, November 28, 2022 2:00PM – 3:00PM Zoom Abstract A variety of applications, including moving object detection, motion prediction, object tracking, motion segmentation, event detection, and behavior understanding, are addressed in the current research disciplines of video analysis and interpretation. In this talk, I…...
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Video Understanding: from Spatio-Temporal Representation Learning to Open-World Long-Term Reasoning

Dr. Du Tran Facebook AI Research Monday, November 21, 2022 2:00PM – 3:00PM Zoom Abstract Video understanding is one of the fundamental problems in computer vision with various applications, including autonomous vehicles, robot learning, and visual perception. Compared with traditional image understanding, video understanding: (i) has higher model complexity and requires learning from a much…...
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Toward Real-world Cross-view Image Geo-localization

Announcing the Final Examination of Sijie Zhu for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Visual Question Answering: Trade-Offs Between Task Accuracy and Explainability

Announcing the Final Examination of Aisha Urooj Khan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Three Papers Accepted in NeurIPS 2022

The Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) annual meeting fosters the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. The core focus is peer-reviewed novel research which is presented and discussed in the general session, along with invited talks by leaders in their fields. In 2022, UCF’s Center…...
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Omar Javed ’05 PhD, VP of Applied Science at Twitch was Honored with UCF Computer Science Distinguished Alumni Award

Every year, CECS recognizes and honors distinguished alumni for their remarkable professional contributions and their dedication to the college and UCF. The University of Central Florida was established in the spirit that if we reach for the stars, dreams come true. This year, Dr. Omar Javed, VP of Applied Science at Twitch (an Amazon company)…...
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Handwriting Recognition: A Perspective on Two Decades of Innovations

Dr. Venu Govindaraju National University at Buffalo Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:00PM – 2:00PM HEC 101 Abstract We present an overview of two decades of innovation in handwriting recognition at the Govindaraju lab at the University at Buffalo and offer a perspective on the evolution of research in this area and the future of the…...
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Using ML to Power Live-stream Recommendations at a Global Scale

Dr. Omar Javed Twitch (an Amazon company) Friday, October 14, 2022 3:00PM – 4:00PM HEC 101 Abstract Twitch is a premier live social video platform with millions of unique streamers and tens of millions of daily viewers (who watched 1.3 trillion minutes of content in 2021). Recommendations are a major means of connecting viewers to…...
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US Patent titled “Methods of real-time spatio-temporal activity detection and categorization from untrimmed video segments”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued on October 11, 2022, the patent number US 11,468,676 titled “System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video”. Title: Methods of real-time spatio-temporal activity detection and categorization from untrimmed video segments UCF Inventor(s): Mubarak Shah, Yogesh Singh Rawat, Aayush Jung Bahadur Rana, Praveen Tirupattur,…...
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CRCV solicits applications for for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Deep Learning and Computer Vision

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) solicits applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the area of Deep Learning. CRCV is the world–class leader in computer vision research and related disciplines including, but not limited to, the algorithmic aspects of deep learning…...
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UCF-led Research Team to Play Key Role in National $26M NSF-funded Effort to Develop Smart Streetscapes

A team of UCF researchers will lead one of the five areas that are part of a research center focused on developing livable, safe and inclusive communities. By Kimberly J. Lewis|August 19, 2022   A team of researchers led by UCF Trustee Chair Professor Mubarak Shah, professor of computer science in the UCF Center for…...
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UCF CRCV is core Partner for $26 Million NSF ERC on Smart Streetscapes Led by Columbia University

Columbia University will partner with four other universities to forge livable, safe, and inclusive communities by using technologies built on advances in wireless communications that promote privacy and security while balancing community-defined benefits. Read more here...
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UCF Researchers Present at Top International Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition Conference

Read original article by Kissimmee Crum a href=”https://www.ucf.edu/news/ucf-researchers-present-at-top-international-computer-vision-pattern-recognition-conference/” target=”_blank”>here. Researchers from UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had a strong showing at one of the top computer vision conferences in the world. The annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), which was held recently in New Orleans, is ranked as the fourth…...
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Our ECCV 2022 Papers

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UCF Strategic Investment Program Invests in Artificial Intelligence

The UCF Strategic Investment Program invests in core academic activities to support President Alexander N. Cartwright’s vision that UCF will become a “University for the Future” as a top public institution and the world’s leading public metropolitan research university. The investments align with areas of strategic emphasis identified by UCF’s strategic plan as approved by…...
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Segmenting and Anticipating Procedural Activities

Dr. Angela Yao National University of Singapore Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:00PM – 3:00PM ENGI 327 / Zoom Abstract Videos of procedural activities are goal-oriented, with multiple steps or actions in a sequence over time. In this talk, I will outline our group’s efforts in developing methods for segmenting and anticipating actions in procedural videos.…...
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CVPR 2022 Best Paper Award Finalist

A recent work from CRCV researchers and collaborators was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2022. The paper is titled Local Learning Matters: Rethinking Data Heterogeneity in Federated Learning. In a nutshell, the work investigates the data heterogeneity challenge in Federated Learning (FL).…...
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Starting a new era in Self-Supervised Learning for Computer Vision AND New Developments in Multimodal Image Understanding

Dr. Muhammad Rana University of Surrey Friday, June 17, 2022 1:00PM – 2:00PM ENGI 327 / Zoom Abstract 1 Vision transformers have generated significant interest in the computer vision community because of their flexibility in exploiting contextual information, whether it is sharply confined local, or long range global. However, they are known to be data…...
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Object-centric anomaly detection in video

Dr. Radu Ionescu University of Bucharest Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2:00PM – 3:00PM ENGI 327 / Zoom Abstract Anomaly detection in video is a challenging computer vision problem, as the classification of an event as normal or abnormal always depends on context. For instance, driving a truck on the street is considered normal, but, if…...
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Using Hierarchies of Skills to Assess and Achieve Automatic Multimodal Comprehension

Dr. Ajay Divakaran SRI International Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:00PM – 2:00PM – Zoom Abstract We lay out a human learning-based framework for studying computational multimodal comprehension. Current visual question answering (VQA) systems treat all questions as equal and have no notion of comprehension. Elementary school (K-5) teaching of reading comprehension on the other hand…...
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CRCV Has 9 Papers Accepted to 4th Ranked CVPR According to h5-Index

The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. According to Google Scholar Metrics, the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is ranked 4th in the h5-index rankings. In 2022, UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 9 papers accepted into the CVPR conference, covering…...
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Two Workshops Accepted at CVPR 2022

Dr. Yogesh Rawat’s “Robustness in Sequential Data” workshop has been accepted to CVPR 2022. Most of the real-world data is sequential and there is always a distribution shift when we move from training set to real-world testing scenario. This workshop invites researchers from both academia and industry to advance the research in robust learning for…...
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Dr. Mubarak Shah Named ACM Fellow

Dr. Mubarak Shah has been named as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for his contributions to human action recognition in video and leadership for undergraduate research experience. To read more about this honor, please visit https://www.acm.org/media-center/2022/january/fellows-2021 Dr. Mubarak Shah, the UCF Board of Trustees Chair Professor, is the founding director of Center for…...
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CRCV team selected as one of the Semi-finalists in U.S. DOE organized ‘Solar Prize Round 5 Software Track’

The team includes Postdoctoral scholar Shruti Vyas from CRCV, Assistant Professor Dr. Kristopher Davis from Material Science and Engineering Department, and Undergraduate students Joe Fioresi and Melody Halbert from Computer Science Department. https://www.herox.com/solarprizeR5software The team competed in the first round, Ready and won a $30,000 cash prize along with the eligibility to participate in the…...
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Capsule Networks for Video Understanding

Announcing the Final Examination of Kevin Duarte for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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First Place in the ICCV VIPriors Action Recognition Challenge

CRCV team ‘knights’ got first place at Visual Inductive Priors for Data-Efficient Action Recognition challenge, ICCV 2021. The team includes graduate students Ishan Dave, Brandon Clark, Rohit Gupta, and undergraduate intern Naman Biyani from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. https://vipriors.github.io/challenges/#action-recognition Data is fueling deep learning, yet it is costly to gather and to annotate.…...
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CRCV Has 6 Papers Accepted to ICCV 2021

ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials. In 2021, UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 6 papers accepted into the ICCV conference. You can access the CRCV Publications Page for enhanced search capabilities...
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Dr. Chen Chen Joins CRCV as Assistant Professor

CRCV is pleased to announce Dr. Chen Chen has joined our center as an Assistant Professor as of July 1, 2021. He has an h-index of 44 as of July 2021 according to his Google Scholar profile. He is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world by a recent Stanford University study (https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918). He…...
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Exploring Relationships Between Ground and Aerial Views by Synthesis and Matching

Announcing the Final Examination of Krishna Regmi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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UCF Wins JackRabbot 3D tracking at CVPR workshop

CRCV researchers top the 3D Tracking Leaderboard at https://jrdb.stanford.edu/leaderboards/tracking. You can read the extended abstract here. “JRDB is a novel dataset collected from our social mobile manipulator JackRabbot. The dataset includes 64 minutes of multimodal sensor data including stereo cylindrical 360° RGB video at 15 fps, 3D point clouds from two Velodyne 16 Lidars, line…...
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UCF Master in Computer Vision Virtual Open House

Join us to learn more about UCF’s exciting new Computer Vision Masters Program on Tuesday, March 30 at 5:30pm! Register Here The Master of Science in Computer Vision (MSCV) Program aims to provide technical skills and domain knowledge to the future professionals who seek to acquire expertise in Computer Vision and its related areas. This…...
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Can We Trust AI? Towards Practical Implementation and Theoretical Analysis in Trustworthy Machine Learning

Mr. Kaidi Xu Northeastern University Monday, March 15, 2021 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Abstract Deep learning has achieved extraordinary performance in many application domains recently. It has been well accepted that Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are vulnerable to adversarial attacks, which raises concerns of DNNs in securitycritical applications and may result in disastrous consequences.…...
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CRCV Has 6 Papers Accepted to 5th Ranked CVPR According to h-5-Index

The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. According to Google Scholar Metrics, the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is ranked 5th in the h5-index rankings. In 2021, UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 6 papers accepted into the CVPR conference, covering…...
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ICPR 2020 Best Scientific Paper Award

CRCV researchers won the Best Scientific Paper award at the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. See the project page, Gabriella: An Online System for Real-Time Activity Detection in Untrimmed Security Videos – Center for Research in Computer Vision (ucf.edu), for details on the system from the Center for Research in Computer Vision. <b>Publication<b> Mamshad N…...
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Master of Science in Computer Vision Approved by Board of Governors

The Master of Science in Computer Vision at UCF has been approved by the Florida Board of Governors to begin in Fall 2021. This will be the first masters program of its kind in Florida and among a select few in the United States...
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CS PhD graduate and Prof. Shah win SIGMM Test of Time Honorable Mention Award

CS PhD graduate Yun Zhai and Professor Mubarak Shah received an ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper Honorable Mention award for their paper “Visual attention detection in video sequences using spatiotemporal cues,” in Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM ’06, page 815–824, New York, NY, USA, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1145/1180639.1180824 Earlier this year,…...
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UCF-CMU Team Win Topic 4 of HeroX ASAPS Challenge

CRCV Assistant Professor, Dr. Yogesh Rawat, captained a UCF-CMU team in the herox Automated Streams Analysis for Public Safety (ASAPS) Challenge. They competed and won a $30,000 prize for Topic 4 of Contest 1 on Extraction-to-analysis systems approach across all data categories as did another team led by Roy Hayes. The National Institute of Standards…...
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Large-scale Human-centric Video Analysis in Complex Events (HiEve)

http://humaninevents.org In this grand challenge, we focus on very challenging and realistic tasks of human-centric analysis in various crowd & complex events, including subway getting on/off, collision, fighting, and earthquake escape (cf. Figure. 1). To the best of our knowledge, few existing human analysis approaches report their performance under such complex events. With this consideration,…...
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Dr. Bagci Awarded SAIC Professorship

CRCV Professor, Dr. Ulas Bagci, has been awarded the SAIC professorship in the Department of Computer Science for a period of 5 years. This appointment is in addition to his academic appointment and is in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and national and international recognition in his discipline. Furthermore, it has the strong support of…...
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Our ECCV 2020 Papers

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Novel Computational Approaches for Multidimensional Brain Image analysis

Announcing the Final Examination of Harish RaviPrakash for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Algorithms and Applications of Novel Capsule Networks

Announcing the Final Examination of Rodney LaLonde III for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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UCF Wins NIST ActEV: Activities in Extended Video Challenge at CVPR-2020

  The ActEV (Activities in Extended Video) Sequestered Data Leaderboard is an ongoing ranking of software systems that watch lengthy videos and detect activities of interest. Anyone can submit their system to NIST, which will then run the system on sequestered data, score the results and post the score to the leaderboard. The sequestered data…...
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Dr. Bagci Received Editor’s Recognition Award from RadioGraphics

RadioGraphics’ mission to publish high-quality educational content is in large part the result of the efforts of those radiologists, medical physicists, and radiation oncologists who provide peer review of submitted material for the journal. Peer reviewers contribute their time and expertise to ensure that articles meet the high scientific standards and educational quality readers have…...
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Mubarak Shah Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

For his contributions in video surveillance, including object detection, tracking and action recognition, Dr. Mubarak Shah was been elected to be a member of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL).The induction of new members and certificate awards will be presented during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of AMEMFL to…...
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AMiner recognized Dr. Mubarak Shah with Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention on AI2000

Dr. Shah has been recognized as the Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention for his “outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Computer Vision between 2009 and 2019”. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact. Each year, the top 10 most-cited scholars from the top venues…...
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Dr. Bagci’s NIH R01 Funded

CRCV Professor, Dr. Ulas Bagci, has been awarded NIH’s prestigious R01 funding. The title of his grant is “Cyst-X: Interpretable Deep Learning Based Risk Stratification of Pancreatic Cystic Tumors”, and a total of award more than $2.5M. Dr. Bagci has obtained this funding from National Cancer Institute (NCI) of NIH, the nation’s leader in cancer…...
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Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis who received promotion to Associate Professor with tenure in the last cycle! This will officially be effective on August 8, 2020...
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Our CVPR 2020 Papers

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Video Content Understanding Using Text

Announcing the Final Examination of Amir Mazaheri for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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US Patent titled “System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued on December 17, 2019, the patent number US 10,509,957 titled “System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video”. Title: System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video UCF Inventor(s): Dong Zhang, Dr. Mubarak Shah UCF REF ID#: 33602 Download...
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National Academy of Inventors Names UCF Computer Vision Pioneer as Fellow

UCF NEWS | STORIES OF IMPACT + INNOVATION | ORLANDO, FL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY National Academy of Inventors Names UCF Computer Vision Pioneer as Fellow Mubarak Shah is the university’s 13th NAI fellow, the highest professional accolade given to academic inventors. BY BEL HUSTON | FEBRUARY 6, 2020   Mubarak Shah, Trustee Chair Professor of Computer Science,…...
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Optimization Algorithms for Deep Learning Based Medical Image Segmentations

Announcing the Final Examination of Aliasghar Mortazi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Visual-Textual Video Synopsis Generation

Announcing the Final Examination of Aidean Sharghi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Medial Imaging Applications

Announcing the Final Examination of Naji Khosravan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Irene Tanner recommended for Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has recommended to The Burnett Honors College that Irene Tanner receive an Honors Undergraduate Scholarship (HUT) for her research accomplishments and completion of the honors thesis. Irene’s honors thesis is about finding obesity and cancer link with deep learning algorithms, working under CRCV Professor, Ulas Bagci in collaboration…...
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Our ICCV 2019 Papers

Paper:            Bridging the Domain Gap for Ground-to-Aerial Image Matching  Presentation: https://youtu.be/gmAhQXCYCEQ   Paper:           Deep Constrained Dominant Sets for Person Re-Identification Presentation: https://youtu.be/R8vXWtwwAbk   Paper:           CapsuleVOS: Semi-Supervised Video Object Segmentation Using Capsule Routing Presentation: https://youtu.be/YjjVatilGpA...
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CRCV Assistant Professor Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis selected for DARPA Young Faculty Award

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process. The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts to awardees early in their careers…...
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Dr. Shah wins Prestigious ACM SIGMM Award

Trustee chair professor Dr. Mubarak Shah is the 2019 winner of the prestigious ACM SIGMM award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. Dr. Shah was selected for this award for his “outstanding and pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and multimedia applications, for leadership in…...
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Action Recognition, Temporal Localization And Detection in Trimmed And Untrimmed Video

Announcing the Final Examination of Rui Hou for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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Capsule Networks for Computer Vision – CVPR 2019 Tutorial

A capsule network provides an effective way to model part-to-whole relationships between entities and allows to learn viewpoint invariant representations. Through this improved representation learning, capsule networks are able to achieve good performance in multiple domains with a drastic decrease in the number of parameters. Recently, capsule networks have shown state-of-the-art results for human action…...
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Best Research Paper Award in “The Smart Conference”

Enes Karaaslan, Ulas Bagci and Necati Catbas received the Best Research Paper Award for their paper on “Smart Infrastructure Assessment Using Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence” at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies. This work was in collaboration with the Civil Engineering Department of UCF, and the first author…...
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Describing Images by Semantic Modeling using Attributes and Tags

Announcing the Final Examination of Mahdi M. Kalayeh for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science...
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