Mobile computer vision

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Thursday, June 21, 2012

Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program

Mobile Computer Vision

Lecturer: Professor Matthew Turk, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Date: June 20-21, 2012
Time: 9-12


Mobile platforms provide a rich opportunity for research in computer vision and multi-sensor integration. Many mobile applications demand robust, real-time performance under a wide range of environmental conditions; in some cases, additional available sensors, such as accelerometers, can be used to enhance the image processing approaches or to provide altogether new capabilities. In this course, we will discuss the mobile computing platform from the perspective of computer vision and multisensor processing, survey new opportunities for computer vision research and application that this platform affords, and present work on mobile vision for applications in several areas, including augmented reality, computational photography, gestural interaction, localization, and sign translation.


Matthew Turk received his PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 1991. He has worked at Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, LIFIA/ENSIMAG (in Grenoble, France), Teleos Research, and at Microsoft Research, where he was a founding member of the Vision Technology Group. In 2000 he joined the faculty of UC Santa Barbara, where he is now a full Professor in the Computer Science Department and former Chair (2005-2010) of the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program. He co-directs the UCSB Four Eyes Lab, where the research focus is on the "four I's" of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. He is a founding member and former chair of the advisory board for the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and on the editorial board of the Journal of Image and Vision Computing and the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems. He has organized several major conferences and is a general chair for the upcoming 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He received the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.

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