News

May 2012

CROPPOLA IS ON-LINE

CROPPOLA (croppola.com), the intelligent image cropping tool developed by Radhakrishna Achanta and Appu Shaji, is on-line. Try it out and give feedback!

May 2012

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)

Our superpixel and supervoxel methods “SLIC Superpixels Compared to the State-of-the-art Superpixels” was accepted for publication. Link to paper and code:

May 2012

The 4th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 5-7 December 2012, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

An interdisciplinary venue for researchers from Computer Science, Informatics, Social Sciences and Management Sciences to present work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena. More info at:

May 2012

IS&T 6th European Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision (CGIV 2012)

Albrecht Lindner presented our collaborative work with Océ Print Logic Technology (a Canon Group) on “What is the Color of Chocolate? – Extracting Color Values of Semantic Expressions”. Link to paper and code:

April 2012

IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)

Dominic Rüfenacht presented a poster entitled “Automatic and Accurate Shadow Detection using Near-Infrared.”

March 2012

IEEE Transaction on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)

Our collaborative work on “A New In-Camera Imaging Model for Color Computer Vision and its Application” with NUS was accepted for publication. Link to paper, code, and data:

March 2012

Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A)

Our collaborative work with UEA and the Center of Computer Vision, Barcelona, on “Spectral Sharpening by Spherical Sampling” was accepted for publication.

March 2012

NCCR Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR MICS)

Sabine Süsstrunk talks about her experiences participating in the NCCR MICS as a researcher and as a project leader in the March 2012 newsletter.

February 2012

7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2012), Rome, Italy

Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote entitled “Improving the Visible with the Invisible – Incorporating Near-Infrared Cues in Computational Photography and Computer Vision.”

January 26, 2012

OUR NEW WEBSITE IS ONLINE:

If you find flaws, please excuse us, check out our former website (http://ivrgwww.epfl.ch), or inform the webmaster (Albrecht.Lindner@epfl.ch).

January 2012

IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2012

Zahra Sadeghipoor presented a paper on Optimum Spectral Sensitivity Functions for Single Sensor Color Imaging in the Digital Photography VIII conference, and Sabine Süsstrunk a keynote in Visual Information Processing and Communication III.

December 2012

AdImpact, an IVRG Start-Up

Appu Shaji officially joins IVRG as a Postdoc to work with Radhakrishna Achanta on their start-up.

November 2011

The 7th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems (SITIS 2011), Dijon, France

Sabine Süsstrunk gave a keynote entitled “RGB+ – Exploiting Near-Infrared to Advance Computational Photography and Computer Vision.” Check out the research here

November 2011

13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, Spain

Our collaborative research with NUS on Radiometric Calibration for Color Computer Vision was presented as a poster.

November 2011

RIT Center of Imaging Science Seminar Series

Sabine Süsstrunk gave an invited lecture on “RGB+ – Exploiting Near-Infrared to Advance Computational Photography and Computer Vision.” (Video Link:

October 2011

Dominic Rüfenacht

joins us as a Research Engineer after successfully defending his MS thesis at EPFL.

September 2011

IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Bruxelles, Belgium

We presented three papers: “Correlation-based Joint Acquisition and Demosaicing of Visible and Near-infrared Images”, “Removing Shadows from Images Using Color and Near-infrared”, and “Multispectral Interest Points for RGB-NIR Image Registration”.

September 2011

Wojciech Makowiecki

joins IVRG as PhD research assistant. Welcome, Wojciech!

September 2011

Gökhan Yildrim

successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Congratulations, Gökhan!

August 2011

The 22nd British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), University of Dundee, UK

Neda Salamati presented her paper “Combining Visible and Near-Infrared Cues for Image Categorisation,” which is joint work with D. Larlus and G. Csurka from Xerox Research Europe.

July 2011

AdImpact, an IVRG Start-Up

AdImpact, the start-up of Radhakrishna Achanta and Appu Shaji, receives the NCCR MICS Spin Fund support. Congratulations, RK and Appu!

July 2011

Javier Vazquez Corral

joins IVRG for a three months Post-Doc.

July 2011

Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

Sabine Süsstrunk was elected Conference Vice-President and Member of the Board of the Society of Imaging Science and Technology (2011-2013).

June 2011

IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Colorado Springs, USA

Matthew Brown presented our work on “Multispectral SIFT for Scene Category Recognition” and “Spatio-Chromatic Decorrelation by Shift-Invariant Filtering”.

June 2011

Neda Salamati

won First Prize for her research and presentation at the Xerox Research Centre Europe intern day. Congratulations, Neda!

April 2011

Zahra Sadeghipoor

successfully passed her PhD candidacy exam. Congratulations, Zahra!

March 2011

Sabine Süsstrunk

gave a keynote at the ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

February 2011

Neda Salamati started her internship at Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France, Albrecht Lindner his internship at OCE Print Logic Technologies in Créteil, France, and Sabine Süsstrunk her one semester sabbatical in the US.

January 2011

23rd IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium in San Francisco, CA

We presented three papers at the Color Imaging XVI, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XVI, and the Digital Photography VII conferences. Sabine Süsstrunk was the General Chair of the Symposium.

January 2011

Radhakrishna Achanta

successfully defended his thesis Finding Objects of Interest in Images using Saliency and Superpixels. Congratulations, Dr. RK!

January 2011

Sabine Süsstrunk

gave an invited talk about the future of photography at the 10th anniversary of Image Engineering Gmbh in Cologne, Germany.