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Welcome to Learning and Vision Research Group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, directed by Associate Prof. Shuicheng Yan.
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Job Openings

1-2 Postdoc positions are available to start immediately!                   [06/02/2014]

TPAMI/IJCV Papers 2014

One paper from Qiang CHEN, Contextualizing Object Detection and Classification, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.         

One Paper from Jianqiu JI, Batch-Orthogonal Locality-Sensitive Hashing for Angular Similarity, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.                                                  

One Paper from Zhigang Ma, Harnessing Lab Knowledge for Real-​world Action Recognition, is accepted to be published in IJCV.                                                      [17/03/2014]

PREMIA 2014 Best Student Paper Award

Group member, Mr. LIU Luoqi, received the Best Student Paper Award (Golden Prize) from Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association, Singapore (PREMIA) for the paper Wow! You Are So Beautiful Today! in ACM MM'13.                             [14/02/2014]

ImageNet ILSVRC13 Runner-up Winner: Classification Task

NUS-team is the runner-up prize winner in Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2013! The NUS-team performance is 12.95% error rate for top-5 results! Enjoy the by-product from this competition (though not used in the competition), our new Deep Learning architecture "Network in Network"! Thank Prof. Anthony Tung for the kind help of supporting us extra GPUs!                                                    [12/07/2013]

ACM MM'13 Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award

Congratulate the two awards won in ACM MM'13 at Barcelona, Spain! The best student paper award is for Hanwang Zhang, the student of Prof. Chua Tat-Seng.

Best paper award: Luoqi Liu, Hui Xu, Junliang Xing, Si Liu, Xi Zhou and Shuicheng Yan, Wow! You Are So Beautiful Today!   [System Interface] [Illustration Video]

Best student paper award: Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao and Tat-Seng Chua, Attribute-augmented Semantic Hierarchy.

  [Link if no Youtube access]

(two first authors) [10/30/2013]

New Book “Person Re-Identification” !

S. Gong, M. Cristani, S. Yan, C.C. Loy (Eds.). Person Re-Identification, 468 pages, Springer, December 2013.

Recognition in Computing Reviews' Notable Books and Articles 2012

"We would like to acknowledge and congratulate you for the selection of "Visual Classification With Multitask Joint Sparse Representation" as a notable paper in computing in 2012. Computing Reviews' Best of 2012 list consists of book and article nominations from our reviewers, CR category editors, the editors in chief of journals we cover, and others in the computing community."  -- From Computing reviews, a collaboration between ThinkLoud and the ACM.  [05/28/2013]

PCM 2013

Dr. Yan is co-chairing the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), Dec. 13-16, 2013, in Nanjing, China. The submission deadline is approaching! [05/06/2013]

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

Dr. Shuicheng Yan was promoted to associate professor with tenure with retrospective effect from 1 January 2013. [03/18/2013]

Three TPAMI Papers

One paper from Xiaotong Yuan, Forward Basis Selection for Pursuing Sparse Representations Over a Dictionary, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.

One paper from Guangcan Liu, Robust Recovery of Subspace Structures by Low-​Rank Representation, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.

One paper from Hairong Liu, Fast Detection of Dense Subgraph with Iterative Shrinking and Expansion, is accepted to be published in TPAMI. [12/31/2012]

ICPR2012 Contest Winners: HARL and KSCGR

Congratulate our former member Dr. Ni Bingbing (now research scientist in ADSC) and current members Tan Jun and Dong Jian for winning the "Human activities recognition and localization competition" contest in ICPR 2012!

Congratulate Tam V. Nguyen for being honored the 2nd prize winner of the "Kitchen Scene Context based Gesture Recognition" contest in ICPR 2012!    [12/30/2012]

TRECVID'12 Top Performance, Surveillance Event Detection (SED) Evaluation

Congratulate Mr. CHEN Qiang for his great work when doing intern at IBM! The joint team with Carnegie Mellon University and IBM T.J. Watson achieved No. 1 place in 4 out of 7 retrospective event detection tasks.    [12/30/2012]

ACM MM'12 Best Technical Demonstration Award

In ACM MM 2012, the demo Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What to Wear!” from Si Liu, Tam V. Nguyen, and Jiashi Feng won the ACM MM12 Best Technical Demonstration Award

Another link in case Youtube is not accessible! [11/03/2012]

Graymatics on MIT Tech Review

Graymatics, a startup company Dr. YAN Shuicheng is providing consultation on intelligent online advertisement, is featured on MIT Tech Review "Where'd You Get That Cool Shirt? This Software Knows". [10/09/2012]

PASCAL VOC2012 Challenge Winner: Segmentation Task

Our joint team with Panasonic Singapore Laboratories (PSL) is the winner for the first time and also the last time of the object segmentation task in PASCAL VOC2012 Challenge! We achieved No.1 place for 12 classes from all 21 object classes!

Deep condolence to the great organizer Prof. Mark Everingham! [10/12/2012]

PASCAL VOC2012 Challenge Winner: Classification Task

Our joint team with Panasonic Singapore Laboratories (PSL) and Sun Yat-sen University is the winner of the object classification task in PASCAL VOC2012 Challenge! We achieved No.1 place for all 20 object classes! From 2010 to 2012, the best performance is improved step-by-step as 0.73 -> 0.78 -> 0.82. [10/12/2012]

ACM MM 2012

We have eight full papers, one short paper and three demos accepted to ACM MM 2012. Among them, we focused on clothes and beauty sense: 1) Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What to Wear!”, full paper by Si Liu and Jiashi Feng, and 2) "Sense Beauty via Face, Dressing, and/or Voice", full paper by NGUYEN VAN Tam and Si Liu. [08/08/2012]

ECCV 2012

Five papers plus one demo are accepted to ECCV'12. The demo is Android based system "Object-​Lay­out-​Aware Image Retrieval for Personal Album Management", on how to intelligently use object layout for image search based on imperfect object detection results. [08/01/2012]

Neural Computation

One paper from Guangcan Liu, "Active Subspace: Towards Scalable Low-Rank Learning", is accepted to be published in Neural Computation. [07/01/2012]

NUS Young Researcher Award 2012

Dr. YAN Shuicheng is conferred the NUS Young Researcher Award, 2012 [1] "for outstanding contributions in multimedia, computer vision, and machine learning". [05/08/2012]

CVPR 2012

Seven papers are accepted to CVPR'12, with one oral paper from Si LIU and Zheng SONG, "Street-​to-​Shop: Cross-​Scenario Clothing Retrieval via Parts Alignment". [03/27/2012]

MMM 2013

Dr. Yan is co-chairing the 19th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, Jan. 07-09, 2013, in Huangshan, China. [02/20/2012]

AISTATS 2012

Two papers from Xiaotong Yuan and Guangcan Liu are accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2012. [02/20/2012]

PREMIA 2012 Best Student Paper Award

Group member, Mr. CHEN Qiang & Mr. SONG Zheng (joint winner), received the Best Student Paper Award (Golden Prize) from Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association, Singapore (PREMIA) for their paper "Contextualizing Object Detection and Classification" in CVPR'11, which is also the winner algorithm in PASCAL VOC 2010. [02/18/2012]

PCM'11 Best Paper Award

The paper "Image Re-emotionalizing" of Mengdi Xu and Bingbing Ni won the Best Paper Award in Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM), 2011. [12/24/2011]

Discovery.news reported "The Future of Intelligent Ads: Reading Your Weight"

Discovery.news reported NGUYEN VAN TAM's work "Seeing Your Weight – An application in targeted advertisement" shown in ICCV'11 as a demo. [12/10/2011]

Physorg.com featured "Researchers hope to build universal human age estimator"

Physorg.com reported Bingbing NI and Zheng SONG's work "Web Image and Video Mining towards Universal and Robust Age Estimator" published in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2011. [12/05/2011]

Singapore Young Scientist  Award 2011

Dr. YAN Shuicheng is conferred the Singapore Young Scientist Award, 2011 [1, 2, 3] "for his research on computer vision, multimedia and machine learning".    [11/12/2011]

PASCAL VOC2011 Challenge Winner

Our joint team with Panasonic Singapore Laboratories (PSL) is the winner of the object classification task in PASCAL VOC2011 Challenge! We again achieved No.1 place for 12 object classes among totally 20 classes! Also our team is ranked 2nd in object segmentation task this year! [11/07/2011]

Multimedia vs. Game

In HHME'11, Dr. YAN Shuicheng gave a keynote to introduce the new research direction on how multimedia and game may benefit from each other, "Multimedia vs. Game". [09/17/2011]

Neural Computation and IJCV

One paper from Xiaotong Yuan, Non-​degenerate Piecewise Linear Systems: A Finite Newton Algorithm and Applications in Machine Learning, is accepted to be published in Neural Computation.

One paper from Hairong Liu, Dense Neighborhoods on Affinity Graph, is accepted to be published in International Journal of Computer Vision. [09/08/2011]

2010 Young Faculty Research Award

Dr. YAN Shuicheng won the 2010 Young Faculty Research Award [08/11/2011]

ACM MM 2011

We have six papers and one demo accepted to ACM MM 2011, with one full paper on Multi-Semantic Image Annotation. [08/08/2011]

ICCV 2011

We have six papers accepted to ICCV 2011, with one ORAL presentation from SONG Zheng and NI Bingbing on "Learning Universal Multi-view Age Estimator by Video Contexts". [slides] [07/23/2011]

TCSVT'11 Best Associate Editor (BAE) Award

Dr. YAN Shuicheng won the 2011 Best Associate Editor (BAE) Award of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT). [04/29/2011]

AAAI 2011

Two papers on feature selection and block-diagonal regularization are accepted to AAAI'11. [04/28/2011]

AISTATS 2011

One paper from Xiaotong Yuan is accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). [03/07/2011]

CVPR 2011

Four papers are accepted to IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011, including one oral presentation. [03/07/2011]

PREMIA 2011 Best Student Paper Award

Group member, Mr. CHENG Bin, received the Best Student Paper Award (second prize) from Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association, Singapore (PREMIA) for his TIP-2010 paper on L1-graph. [02/17/2011]

ACM MM'10: Multimedia Grand Challenge Video

In ACM MM Multimedia Grand Challenge 2010, we present the work "Learning to Photograph", guiding unprofessional photographer to capture professional photos based on the photo compositional rules learnt from online professional photo corpus. 

[09/12/2010]

Another [link] in case you cannot access YouTube.com.

ACM MM'10 Best Paper Award

The joint work from Prof. Chua‘s group and our group, "Richang Hong, Meng Wang, Mengdi Xu, Shuicheng Yan, Tat-Seng Chua, Dynamic Captioning: Video Accessibility Enhancement for Hearing Impairment", won the best paper award of ACM MM'10 in Italy.  [10/30/2010]

IBM Watson Emerging Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing 2010

Congratulations to Bingbing NI for being selected as IBM Watson Emerging Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing 2010. The awardees, selected from a large pool of nominees, were highlighted in a two-day workshop presenting the state-of-the-art and trend of multimedia and signal processing research. [10/20/2010]

PASCAL VOC2010 Challenge Winner

Our team is the winner of the object classification task in PASCAL VOC2010 Challenge! Achieved No.1 place for 12 object classes among totally 20 classes! Also NUS team won the honorable mention prize in the object detection task! [09/12/2010]

NIPS 2010

Congratulations to Hairong Liu for his paper "Robust Clustering as Ensembles of Affinity Relations" accepted to NIPS 2010. [09/02/2010]

ICME'10 Best Paper Award

Group's paper "Automated Assembly of Shredded Pieces from Multiple Photos" from Shengjiao Cao and Hairong Liu won the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 2010.

 (associated love story. 07/21/2010]

ACM MM 2010

We have six full papers accepted to ACM MM 2010. [07/15/2010]

Congratulations to Wedding of Bingbing and Xiuxiu

LV group members witnessed the most precious moment of Bingbing and Xiuxiu!

[04/26/2010]

CVPR 2010

We have seven papers accepted to IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010, including two oral presentations. [03/01/2010]

ICCV'09 Demo: Demographics-Targeted Advertisement System

This demo offers unique functionalities over the traditional advertising systems, (e.g., bill board, digital signage or multimedia advertising machines), and the style as well as content of the displayed media can change adaptively in real time according to the statistics of the age and gender of the audience. 

 (Presentation and Demo) [12/01/2009]

ICIMCS'09 Best Paper Award

Our group member Bing-kun BAO's paper "Hidden-?Concept Driven Image Decomposition Towards Semi-?Supervised Multi-?Label Image Annotation" won the Best Paper Award in International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service, 2009. [28/11/2009]

ACM MM 2009

We have three full papers accepted to ACM MM 2009. [07/01/2009]

ICCV 2009

We have two collaborated ORAL papers accepted to IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. [06/20/2009]

CVPR 2009

We have six papers accepted to IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), including one for oral presentation. [02/26/2009]

AISTATS 2009

We have one paper accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). [01/09/2009]

PREMIA 2008 Best Student Paper Award

Our group member, Mr. Ni Bingbing, received the Best Student Paper Award from Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association, Singapore (PREMIA) for his ICDM2008 paper. [02/07/2009]

Website Kicks Off

Dr. Yan joined NUS/ECE on Dec. 21, 2007 and our first group member Mr. Bingbing Ni appeared on Dec. 22, 2007. Our research group website kicks off officially today. [12/10/2008]