EI 2018 Plenary Speakers - Google, U.C. Berkeley, Intel
Monday January 29, 2018
PLENARY: Overview of Modern Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks - Impact on Imaging and the Field of Computer Vision
Speaker: Dr. Greg Corrado, Principal Scientist, Google (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PMIn this talk, Dr. Greg Corrado, co-founder of Google Brain and Principal Scientist at Google, provides an overview of modern machine learning and deep neural networks, with particular attention to its impact on imaging and the field of computer vision. Dr. Corrado is a senior research scientist interested in biological neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and scalable machine learning. He has published in fields ranging across behavioral economics, neuromorphic device physics, systems neuroscience, and deep learning. At Google he has worked for some time on brain inspired computing, and most recently has served as one of the founding members and the co-technical lead of Google's large scale deep neural networks project....learn more...
Tuesday January 30, 2018
PLENARY: Fast, Automated 3D Modeling of Buildings and Other GPS Denied Environments
Speaker: Professor Avideh Zakhor, University of California at Berkeley (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
In this talk, Dr. Avideh Zahkor, Professor at U.C. Berkeley and serial entrepreneur with startups in outdoor mapping, indoor mapping, and micro-lithography, discusses fast, automated 3D modeling of buildings and other GPS denied environments. Dr. Zakhor is a CEO and founder of Indoor Reality, a silicon valley start up with products in 3D reality capture, and visual and metric documentation of building interiors. Zakhor has been faculty member at U.C. Berkeley since 1988 where she has holds the Qualcomm Chair in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. She co-founded OPC technology in 1996, which was acquired by Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT) in 1998, and UrbanScan Inc. in 2005 which was acquired by Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL) in 2007. UrbanScan created the first fully automated 3D outdoor mapping system for 3D exterior models of buildings in urban environments. She has received a number of best paper awards in 3D computer vision, image processing, signal processing, is an IEEE fellow, and received the presidential young investigator award from President George Herber Walker Bush in 1992.
Wednesday January 31, 2018
PLENARY: Ubiquitous, Consumer AR Systems to Supplant Smartphones
Speaker: Dr. Ronald T. Azuma, Intel (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Dr. Ronald T. Azuma, Intel Labs researcher and Augmented Reality pioneer, will share his vision for achieving ubiquitous, consumer AR systems. Recent large investments in Augmented Reality reflect the commercial interest in its inherent potential to replace current smartphone technology, but much remains to be done. In his talk, Dr. Azuma gives a vision for achieving this goal, which requires not just solving numerous technical challenges but also determining new, compelling AR experiences that will establish AR as a new platform and novel form of media. Currently, Dr. Azuma leads a team in Intel Labs that designs and prototypes novel experiences and key enabling technologies to enable new forms of media. These technology areas include computational imaging and photography, computational displays, and head-worn displays. Dr. Azuma is recognized as a pioneer and innovator in Augmented Reality, and he has held prominent leadership roles in that research area, including leading and implementing research projects and demonstrations in areas such as AR, visualization, and mobile applications.