News

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.


2015-05-04

Reseach visit to England

Prof. Lensu visiting University of Birmingham

Professor Lasse Lensu has started his research visit to University of Birmingham in United Kingdom. The period is from April 30, 2015 to July 31, 2015. The visit promotes MVPR's medical imaging and processing collaboration with Prof. Ela Claridge. Previously MSc Lauri Laaksonen visited Prof. Claridge's group at School of Computer Science.

MVPR wishes an enjoyable and productive visit!


2015-03-30

Call for Summer Trainees

Degree Programme in Computational Engineering has opened a call for applications for summer trainee positions

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING: CALL FOR SUMMER TRAINEES

LASKENNALLINEN TEKNIIKKA HAKEE KESÄTYÖNTEKIJÖITÄ

Dear LUT students of mathematics, physics and intelligent computing

Degree Programme in Computational Engineering is a part of LUT School of Engineering Science. Its research-related competence areas based on mathematics, physics and intelligent computing form an inspiring and multidisciplinary combination to carry out top-level scientific research at LUT.

The degree programme is looking for motivated students to work as trainees in the summer 2015. We expect that your major subject is or will be one of the following: technomathematics, technical physics or intelligent computing. We also expect that you have performed well in your studies, are interested in computational methods, intelligent computing or physics, are eager to learn more about scientific research and/or teaching-related tasks, and have an active and result-oriented attitude to working.

More information on the research topics is available on the web pages of the unit and Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (MVPR). In case of further questions, contact directly a representative of the research group of your interest.

If you are interested in applying a summer trainee position, please submit the following documents as pdf files:

  1. A free-form application where you describe yourself and your skills, experience, motivation and interests (max. 2 pages).
  2. Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages).
  3. Transcript of records of your passed courses and if applicable, showing also what is your major subject.

Send your application with the other documents by email to riitta.laari@lut.fi (Secretary Ms. Riitta Laari). The deadline for the applications is Friday, 10th April 2015 at 12:00 EET.

Lappeenranta, 30th March 2015

Lasse Lensu
Head of the Degree Programme in Computational Engineering


2014-12-16

Research visits in California

Prof. Kälviäinen visited UCB, UCSC, and Standford University

Professor Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR visited University of California at Berkeley (UCB), University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), and Standford University December 3, 2014 - December 15, 2014. He visited several research groups related to digital image processing, machine vision, and pattern recognition, and gave presentations about MVPR's research actitivies. The goal of the visit was to continue currect joint research and to discuss about new possibilities for vision-based research collaboration.

The visit was hosted by Prof. Brian Barsky from UCB, Prof. Hartmut Sadrozinski from UCSC, and Prof. Fei Fei Li from Standford University.


2014-09-22

Visiting Lectures: Parallel Coordinates in Computer Vision and Object Detection with WaldBoost

Dr. Dubska and Dr. Juranek from Brno University of Technology introducing their research

Dr. Marketa Dubska and Dr. Roman Juranek from Brno University of Technology (BUT) from Czech Republic will give presentations about

Parallel Coordinates in Computer Vision and
Object Detection with WaldBoost

Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 14:30-16:00 in Room 2411 (seminar room at MVPR).

See the abstracts below.

Welcome!

Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen

Dr. Marketa Dubska: Parallel Coordinates in Computer Vision

The presentation focuses on usage of parallel coordinates in computer vision. The parallel coordinate system represents the space with axes which are mutually parallel. It can be used as a parameterization of lines and points for the Hough transform which requires only rasterization of lines, therefore it is very fast and accurate. The method is demonstrated on the matrix code extraction and the detection of vanishing points in Manhattan world images or roadside data.

Dr. Roman Juranek: Object Detection with WaldBoost

In my talk, I will briefly introduce WaldBoost algorithm for training object detectors (e.g. detection of faces in images). And I will summarize our research on acceleration of the detection process on various architectures (CUDA, FPGA). Finally, I will introduce our current research on multiview object detection with randomized forests, and its applications to traffic surveillance - detection of cars on highways.