Friday, June 28, 2013

Around the blogs in 78 hours: CIMI2013, CVPR, Listening in The Wild, ERMITES 2011 and more....

Besides CVPR this week, there was also the CIMI2013 workshop on "Optimization and Statistics in Image Processing" in Toulouse that I heard about through Pierre;s twitter feed.. A program at-a-glance is available online here. A pdf version of the program is available online here.
Slides of the talks are provided below (when available).

Monday 24th, 08:30 - 09:30 : Registration

Monday 24th, 09:30 - 10:15 : Opening
Chairs: Michel Ledoux, François Malgouyres, Denis Kouamé and Jean-Yves Tourneret

Monday 24th, 10:15 - 11:45 : Classification & segmentation
Chairs: Mario Figueiredo and Jean-Yves Tourneret
10:15 - 11:00 : Alfred Hero, University of Michigan, USA
11:00 - 11:45 : Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong-Kong, China
Monday 24th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Bayesian methods I
Chair: José Bioucas Dias
13:30 - 14:15 : Stephen McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
14:15 - 15:00 : Xavier Descombes, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Monday 24th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Biomedical imaging I
Chairs: Jeffrey Fessler and Denis Kouamé
15:30 - 16:15 : Jean-Philippe Thiran, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
16:15 - 17:00 : Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, France
Tuesday 25th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Graphical and geometry-based methods I
Chairs: Raymond Chan, François Malgouyres and Steve McLaughlin
09:00 - 09:45 : Clem Karl, Boston University, USA
09:45 - 10:30 : Olivier Lezoray, Université de Caen, France
11:00 - 11:45 : Boaz Nadler, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel
Tuesday 25th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Bayesian methods II
Chairs: Xavier Descombes and Nicolas Dobigeon
13:30 - 14:15 : Rafael Molina, Universidad de Granada, Spain
14:15 - 15:00 : Philippe Ciuciu, CEA Saclay, France
Tuesday 25th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Biomedical imaging II
Chairs: Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin and Adrian Basarab
15:30 - 16h15 : Jeffrey Fessler, University of Michigan, USA
16h15 - 17:00 : Françoise Peyrin, INSA de Lyon, France
Wednesday 26th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Theoretical results in inverse problems I
Chairs: Mike Davies and Steve McLaughlin
09:00 - 09:45 : Gabriel Peyré, Université Paris Dauphine, France
09:45 - 10:30 : Jalal Fadili, Université de Caen, France
11:00 - 11:45 : Mike Davies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wednesday 26th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Theoretical results in inverse problems II
Chair: Philippe Ciuciu
13:30 - 14:15 : Mila Nikolova, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
14:15 - 15:00 : Cédric Herzet, INRIA Rennes, France
Wednesday 26th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Filtering
Chairs: Jérôme Idier and Herwig Wendt
15:30 - 16h15 : Peyman Milanfar, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
16h15 - 17:00 : Fredrik Andersson, Lund University, Sweden
Thursday 27th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Compressed sensing/imaging
Chairs: Gabriel Peyré Ami Wiesel and Guillermo Sapiro
09:00 - 09:45 : Yonina Eldar, Technion, Israel
09:45 - 10:30 : José M. Bioucas-Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
11:00 - 11:45 : Pierre Vandergheynst, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Thursday 27th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Algorithms for inverse problems I
Chairs: José Bioucas Dias and Yonina Eldar
13:30 - 14:15 : Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, USA
14:15 - 15:00 : Mario Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
Thursday 27th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Algorithms for inverse problems II
Chairs Jérémie Bigot and Mila Nikolova
15:30 - 16:15 : Daniel Cremers, Technische Universität München, Germany
16:15 - 17:00 : Jérôme Idier, IRCCyN, France
Friday 28th, 9:00 - 10:15 : Poster Session

Friday 28th, 10:15 - 11h45 : Graphical and geometry-based methods II
Chair: Alfred O. Hero
10:15 - 11:00 : Gabriele Steidl, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
11:00 - 11:45 : Ami Wiesel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Friday 28th, 14:00 - 16:00 : CIMI Colloquium
Chairs: Denis Kouamé, François Malgouyres and Jean-Yves Tourneret

In particular, I liked this tweet:

Because there is indeed the sense that dictionary should be fed with results of (very complex) forward models such as those produced by codes like MCNP or GEANT4.

Also this week, Mark alerted me to Listening in the Wild meeting in London. The program and abstract booklet is here. This sort of research and the one listed after fit right into this Just on the right side of Impossible business models (i.e Communicating with Animals) I mentioned a while back.

Thierry Aubin (Université Paris Sud, Orsay)
Communication in seabird colonies: vocal recognition in a noisy world
David Clayton (Queen Mary University of London)
Investigating a link between vocal learning and rhythm perception using the zebra finch as a model animal
Maria Chait (University College London)
Change detection in complex acoustic scenes
Richard Turner (University of Cambridge)
Auditory scene analysis and the statistics of natural sounds
Marc Naguib (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Noise effects on communication in song birds
Jon Barker (University of Sheffield)
Machine listening in unpredictable "multisource" environments: Lessons learnt from the CHiME speech recognition challenges
Rachele Malavasi (Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, Oristano)
Auditory objects in a complex acoustic environment: the case of bird choruses
Mathieu Lagrange (IRCAM, Paris & IRCCYN, Nantes)
Machine Listening in Complex Environments: Some challenges in understanding musical and environmental sounds
Dan Stowell (Queen Mary University of London)
Machine listening for birds: analysis techniques matched to the characteristics of bird vocalisations
Which reminded of an email by Herve Glotin a while pointing to the ERMITES 2011 workshop on Sparse Decomposition, Contraction and Structuration for Complex Scene Analysis. Videos and slides are available directly from the booklet. (Lectures are in French but the slides are in English) and at least one presentation was about the sound of whales and more. 

J-P. Haton
« Analyse de Scène et Reconnaissance Stochastique de la Parole »
X. Halkias
 « Detection and Tracking of Dolphin Vocalizations »
M. Kowalski
« Sparsity and structure for audio signal: a *-lasso therapy »
J. Razik
 « Sparse coding : from speech to whales »
Y. Bengio
 «Apprentissage Non-Supervisé de Représentations Profondes »
O. Adam
« Estimation de Densité de Population de Baleines par Analyse de leurs Chants »
S. Mallat
 « Scattering & Matching Pursuit for Acoustic Sources Separation »
If you are interested in that subject and more, you might even be interested in this 30th International workshop on Cetacean echolocation and outer space neutrinos: ethology and physics for an interdisciplinary approach to underwater bioacoustics and astrophysical particles detection. What's the connection between Whales and neutrinos, check the program out (and the fact that most neutrino detection are in deep sea.

Finally, on the blogs, we had the ever interesting:

Congrats to Bob for getting one of those 2013 Reproducible Research Prizes
James: Separated Sets In Unions Of Frames
Suresh: Cake cutting Algorithms2physics: Quantum Information at Low Light
"....Eric Fossum made available his latest papers on QIS, DIS, ToF on-line, including the best poster award win at IISW 2013 (first link):
S. Chen, A. Ceballos, and E.R. Fossum, Digital Integration Sensor, IISW 2013
S. Masoodian, Y. Song, D. Hondongwa, JJ Ma, K. Odame and E.R. Fossum, Early Research Progress on Quanta Image Sensors, IISW 2013
Y. M. Wang, I. Ovsiannikov, S-J Byun, T-Y Lee, Y. Lee, G. Waligorski, H. Wang, S. Lee, D-K Min, Y.D. Park, T-C Kim, C-Y Choi, G.S. Han, and E.R. Fossum, Compact Ambient Light Cancellation Design and Optimization for 3D Time-of-Flight Image Sensors, IISW 2013
E.R. Fossum, Quanta Image Sensor (QIS): Early Research Progress (invited) in Proc. 2013 OSA Topical Meeting on Imaging Systems, Arlington, VA USA June 24-27, 2013..."
Hein: “The Next Great Era: Envisioning A Robot Society”
Dick It Takes Guts To Do Research Steve: Random Robot Roundup

Greg: Get yours here: Coffee Can Radar Kits to ship in August
David: CCCG acceptances
Sebastien: ICML and isotropic position of a convex body
Randy: Laser guided codes advance single pixel terahertz imaging
Stephen Cass: Joys of Noise.
Greg: R.I.P. Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

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