2013 Fritz Kutter Award
Albrecht Lindner received the 2013 Fritz Kutter Award for Best Industry Related Thesis in Computer Science. The award, which honors the best thesis (diploma, master, doctoral) at a Swiss university, was given by the Rektor of ETHZ, Prof. Guzzella during the award ceremony on November 25, 2013. Congratulations, Albrecht!
2nd ACM International Workshop on Geotagging and its Applications in Multimedia, 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Gokhan presented our work on “Rare is Interesting: Connecting Spatio-Temporal Behavior Patterns with Subjective Image Appeal”. Follow the link for further information.
EPFL and Ca' Foscari University's Digital Humanities Venice Fall School (DHV)
IVRG helped organize and participated in EPFL and Ca’ Foscari University’s first Digital Humanities Venice Fall School (DHV) hosted by Ca’ Foscari University from Oct. 7-11, 2013. Four world class researchers from the computer science and digital humanities (Franziska Frey, Harvard Libraries, Elena Pierazzo, King’s College, Roberto Scopigno, CNR Italy, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Harvard Metalab) gave great morning lectures. In the afternoon, we visited some of the most famous Venetian sites. For more info, see here.
Best (Open) Paper Award at ICIP
Sabine Süsstrunk and her co-authors C. Feng, S. Zhuo, X. Zhang, and L. Shen from Qualcomm, Toronto, CA received one of the three Best (Open) Paper Awards for the publication “Near-Infrared Guided Color Image Dehazing” at the IEEE 20th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). ICIP, a premier venue for research in image and video processing, received 2’200 submissions in 2013.
IEEE 20th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
Dominic Rüfenacht presented our collaborative work with the University of Basel’s Digital Humanities Lab on “Automatic Detection of Dust and Scratches in Silver Halide Film using Polarized Dark-Field Illumination”.
Neda Salamati succesfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Incorporating Near-Infrared into Scene Understanding”. Congratulations, Dr. Neda!
IEEE 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Zahra Sadeghipoor Kermani presented a poster on her research entitled “A Novel Comressive Sensing Approach to Simultaneously Acquire Color and Near-Infrared Images on a Single Sensor.” Follow the link for more information:
Appu Shaji selected for Venture Leaders
Gokhan presented our work on “Text Recognition in Natural Images Using Multiclass Hough Forests” . Follow the link for further information. VISAPP 2013
2013 IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award
Sabine Süsstrunk was honored with the 2013 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award at the IS&T/SPIE 25th Electronic Imaging Symposium. Sabine received this award in recognition of her “seminal contributions to color imaging, computational photography, and image analysis. Check out our research.
CUSO Winter School on Computational Photography and Display
IVRG organized and participated in the CUSO sponsored Winter School on Computational Photography and Display in Lenk, Switzerland. We enjoyed six world class researchers and speakers (Marc Levoy, Dani Lischinski, Kyros Kutulakos, Christian Perwass, Rafael Piestun, and Gordon Wetzstein) and beautiful weather. For more info, see here.