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2017-04-11

Prof. Adam Herout from Czech Republic visiting MVPR

Prof. Herout from Brno University of Technology building collaboration

Prof. Adam Herout from Brno University of Technology (BUT) from Czech Republic is visiting MVPR during the Easter week, including Erasmus lectures, discussions with MVPR researchers, and planning his course in the LUT summer school. See the link "Computational Engineering and Technical Physics" on the courses page. for further information about the course.

Prof. Herout gave visiting lectures Monday April 10, 2017 about

Striving for Fully Automatic Traffic Surveillance

on the Computer Vision course as a part of his Erasmus exchange visit.

Abstract

Traffic surveillance cameras can produce a lot of specific data. We are processing the data with the aim to fully automatically obtain as much useful data as possible: camera calibration, make&model fine-grained recognition, speed measurement and other things. Some things work, some things might in the future.

Scientific interests of Professor Adam Herout are in computer vision, videoanalytics, computer graphics, and real-time processing. He has published his research in many forums, e.g., studies on traffic surveillance in CVPR and ICCV.


2017-03-11

Visits to St. Petersburg

Prof. Kälviäinen promoting collaboration with ITMO and SPbPU

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visited ITMO University and Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) March 8-10, 2017. The visit included discussions about research collaboration and DD master programs.


2017-03-06

Research visits to Czech Republic

Prof. Kälviäinen visiting CTU

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visited Czech Technical Universty (CTU) February 27- March 5, 2017 at Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL). His visit included EU Erasmus teacher exchange actitivies, meetings with several research groups related to digital image processing, machine vision, and pattern recognition, and two presentations about MVPR's research actitivies at Department of Telecommunication Engineering and at at Center for Machine Perception (CMP) at Department of Cybernetics. The goal of the visit is to continue currect joint research and to discuss about possibilities for vision-based research collaboration.

The visit was hosted by Dr. Radek Marik from Department of Telecommunication Engineering and Prof. Jiri Matas from CMP.


2016-08-11

Visit to Monash University

Prof. Kälviäinen returned from his long-term university visit

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visited Monash University's Malaysian Campus (MUM) September 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. He worked in School of Information Technology (SIT) as a Professor of Computing. He also served as the deputy head of the school.

SIT is focused on Intelligent Systems, especially using modern methods of Data Science. Professor Heikki Kälviäinen lectured IT research methods, and participated in research, including, e.g., facial expression recognition and intelligent health systems.


2016-05-27

Lauri Laaksonen's dissertation

Lauri Laaksonen defended his dissertation successfully

MSc Lauri Laaksonen successfully defended his doctoral thesis "Spectral Retinal Image Processing and Analysis for Ophthalmology". The thesis is related to the project Re-Engineering Retinal Imaging with Photonics and Computational Science (ReVision) funded by the Academy of Finland.

The opponents of the public examination were Professor Ulla Ruotsalainen from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and Professor Emanuele Trucco, the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. Lauri Laaksonen's supervisor Professor Lasse Lensu was the custos. For more information, see the press release (in Finnish) and the thesis.


2015-10-02

Dr. Eerola promoted

Dr. Eerola was nominated an Adjunct Professor (dosentti)

Dr. Tuomas Eerola was nominated an Adjunct Professor from October 1, 2015.

MVPR congratulates Dr. Eerola.


2015-09-25

Ekaterina Riabchenko's dissertation

Ekaterina Riabchenko defended her dissertation successfully

MSc Ekaterina Riabchenko successfully defended her doctoral thesis "Generative Part-Based Gabor Object Detector". The thesis is related to the Gabor Object Detector project (www) where a novel Gabor feature based generative method was developed for learning and detecting visual classes and their poses.

The opponents of the public examination were Professor Ales Leonardis from University of Birmingham, UK, and Dr. Jorma Laaksonen from Aalto University, Finland. Ekaterina Riabchenko's supervisor Professor Joni Kämäräinen was the custos.


2015-08-02

New Head of MVPR

Prof. Lasse Lensu new head of MVPR

Professor Lasse Lensu has started as a new head of MVPR since August 1, 2015.

The previous head, Professor Heikki Kälviäinen is going to enjoy his international university visit in Monash University in Kuala Lumpur from September 1, 2015. Professor Lensu has just ended his three-months university visit in Birminghan University in UK and now he returns back to the MVPR head postion which he has done also earlier. Moreover, Professor Lensu has served as Head of Degree Program and Head of Intelligent Computing Major.

MVPR congratulates Prof. Lensu.


2015-07-14

Collaboration visit to Czech Republic

Prof. Kälviäinen visited Brno University of Techology

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visted Brno University of Technology (BUT) July 7, 2015 - July 14, 2015 at Faculty of Information Technology (FIT). His visit included meetings with researchers related to digital image processing, machine vision, and pattern recognition, and visiting lectures connected to the erasmus teacher exchange program. The goal of the visit was to continue currect joint research and to discuss about possibilities for vision-based research collaboration.

The visit was hosted by Prof. Pavel Zemcik.


2015-06-08

Research visits to UK

Prof. Kälviäinen visited University of Surrey

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visted University of Surrey (UniS) May 28, 2015 - June 4, 2015 at Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP). His visit included meetings with several research groups related to digital image processing, machine vision, and pattern recognition, and the presentation about MVPR's research actitivies. The goal of the visit was to continue currect joint research and to discuss about possibilities for vision-based research collaboration.

The visit was hosted by Prof. Josef Kittler and Dr. Jean-Yves Guillemaut.