MSRA Fellow 2014
ImageNet ILSVRC14 Winner: Detection Task without extra data
NUS-team is winner in Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2014! It is great to see our "Network in Network" and "Deeper network in network" from Google winning detection and classification tasks respectively!
IAPR Fellow 2014
ISI Highly-cited Researcher 2014
Dr. Yan is listed as ISI highly-cited Researcher 2014 in http://highlycited.com/.
“Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.” [11/06/2014]
PASCAL VOC2012 New Record: Classification Task [0.903]
Our group just released the new result on VOC2012 classification task, the performance is improved from best ever reported 0.828 to 0.903. See the PASCAL VOC leaderboard and the manuscript, CNN: Single-label to Multi-label. Also for PASCAL VOC 2007, the MAP is 0.852. [09/06/2014]
"Network in Network" Tops on CIFAR-10 and CIFAR-100 challenges
MSR-Bing IRC 2014 Winner
Our (former) lab member, XU Zhongwen, the PhD student of Dr. Yi Yang, won the MSR-Bing Image Retrieval Challenge, associated with ICME 2014. [25/04/2014]
TPAMI/IJCV Papers 2014
One paper from Bingbing Ni, Order Preserving Sparse Coding, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.
One paper from Hairong LIU, Dense Subgraph Partition of Positive Hypergraph, is accepted to be published in TPAMI.
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 Prof. HU Weiming's team and Qiang CHEN, Bin Ratio-Based Histogram Distances and Their Application to Image Classification, 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.
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 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]
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]
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
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]
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]
One paper from Guangcan Liu, "Active Subspace: Towards Scalable Low-Rank Learning", is accepted to be published in Neural Computation. [07/01/2012]
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]
Dr. Yan is co-chairing the 19th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, Jan. 07-09, 2013, in Huangshan, China. [02/20/2012]
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]
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]
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]
Two papers on feature selection and block-diagonal regularization are accepted to AAAI'11. [04/28/2011]
One paper from Xiaotong Yuan is accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). [03/07/2011]
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]
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!
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]
We have two collaborated ORAL papers accepted to IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision. [06/20/2009]
We have six papers accepted to IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), including one for oral presentation. [02/26/2009]
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]