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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.


2015-05-13

Research visits to Czech Republic

Prof. Kälviäinen visiting CTU

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR is visiting Czech Technical Universty (CTU) May 7-19, 2015 at Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL). His visit includes 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 is hosted by Dr. Radek Marik from Department of Telecommunication Engineering and Prof. Jiri Matas from CMP.


2015-05-13

New Head of Degree Program

Associate Professor Kaarna from MVPR selected as Head of Degree Program

President of LUT, Professor Anneli Pauli has nominated Associate Professor Arto Kaarna to serve as a new head of Degree Program in Computational Engineering ("Laskennallinen tekniikka" in Finnish) from the beginning of May 2015. Besides this new position, Assoc. Prof. Kaarna continues as a head of Intelligent Computing Major.

The degree program is the youngest one at LUT and consists of three majors: Intelligent Computing, Technomathematics, and Technical Physics. Computational Engineering is a fascinating combination of mathematics, natural sciences, and computer science and engineering. Associate Professor Kaarna has made a long and many-sided career at LUT, serving more than 30 years in total.

MVPR congratulates Associate Professor Kaarna!


2015-05-12

Visiting Lectures: Real-Time Lane Detection and Rear-End Collision Warning System On A Mobile Computing Platform

Dr. Mark Ng from Monash University introducing his research

Dr. Mark Ng from Monash University will give a presentation about

Real-Time Lane Detection and Rear-End Collision Warning System On A Mobile Computing Platform

Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 14:14-15:00 in Room 2411 (seminar room at MVPR).

See the abstracts below.

Welcome!

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen

Dr. Mark Ng
School of Engineering
Monash University
Malaysia

Real-Time Lane Detection and Rear-End Collision Warning System On A Mobile Computing Platform

Accident prevention systems have recently been a part of many modern cars to reduce injuries and casualties on the road. However, the high cost of components and equipment have limited such accident prevention systems to mostly available in higher-end and luxury vehicles. Therefore, an economical method of using a smartphone application for real-time lane detection and rear-end collision warning system for drivers on the road is crucial so that a wider class of road users can benefit from such safety system. The Android-based application uses image-processing algorithms coupled with the monoscopic camera on the smartphone as the main sensor to perform lane and vehicle detection. The novelty of this work lies in the use of the monocular vision of the camera to estimate the distance with the vehicle up ahead. The system is able to distinguish unintentional lane departure or if the driver is traveling too close to the vehicle in front, where an acoustic warning system is used to notify the driver of a potential accident.