Talk on Fun Research in Computer Vision: From Robots, Sports, Face to Medicine

IEEE Signal Processing Society, Bangalore Chapter, IEEE Bangalore Section
Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc,

Invite you to a seminar by
Professor, Takeo Kanade
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Fun Research in Computer Vision: From Robots, Sports, Face to Medicine

Time & Date:  3:00pm; Thursday February 21, 2013

Venue: Multimedia Classroom (PE 217), Department of Electrical
Engineering, IISc.


In this talk, I would like to touch upon highlights of various research
and development that my vision group at Carnegie Mellon has recently done
in the area of computer vision. A few candidates for topics that I will
cover include vision-based autonomous robots, eye vision, biological live
cell tracking, face image analysis, and water drop illumination. While
presenting their technical contents, I will try to sprinkle my anecdotal
experiences, strategies, and philosophy in research, which I hope the
audience finds interesting and useful in order for them to make their
research fun and productive.

Biography of the Speaker

Takeo Kanade is the U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of
Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He received his Doctoral
degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974.
After holding a faculty position in the Department of Information Science,
Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980.  He was
the Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001 as well as the
founding director of the Quality of Life Technology Center from 2006 to
2012. He also founded the Digital Human Research Center in Tokyo and
served as the founding director from 2001 to 2010.

Dr. Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision,
multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and
sensors. He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in
these areas. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen
major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Kanade has been
elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences. Awards he received include the Franklin Institute Bower
Prize, ACM/AAAI Newell Award, Okawa Award, NEC Computer and Communication
Award, Tateishi Grand Prize, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and
Automation Society Pioneer Award, and IEEE PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime
Accomplishment Award.

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