• Beyond semantics: multi-modal understand of subjec… December 22nd, 2016 We are pleased to announce a special session at ACM ICMR’17 with the title: Beyond semantics: multi-modal understanding of subjective properties This Special Session aims to gather high-quality contributions on the latest systems and applications of multimedia analysis for subjective property (SP) understanding, detection and retrieval. In a nutshell, the focus of the special session is on ...
  • ICASSP’17 paper on sound source joint separa… December 19th, 2016 Dionyssos Kounades-Bastian, Laurent Girin, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Sharon Gannot and Radu Horaud . Abstract: We present a statistical model for joint source separation and diarization of multichannel convolutive speech mixtures. We build ...
  • Best Scientific Paper Award at IAPR ICPR’16 December 15th, 2016 Dan Xu, Jingkuan Song, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Elisa Ricci and Nicu Sebe I happily announce that we received the Best Scientific Paper Award for Multi-paced dictionary learning for cross-domain retrieval and recognition at IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) . Abstract Several applications benefit from learning coupled representations able to describe data from ...
  • BMVC’16 paper: Projective Unsupervised Flexi… September 2nd, 2016 Wei Wang, Yan Yan, Feiping Nie, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Shuicheng Yan and Nicu Sebe . Abstract: Graph based dimensionality reduction techniques have been successfully applied to clustering and classification tasks. The fundamental basis of these algorithms is the constructed graph ...
  • Multi-person tracking with variational Bayes model… August 23rd, 2016 Silèye Ba, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Alessio Xompero and Radu Horaud Abstract: Object tracking is an ubiquitous problem that appears in many applications such as remote sensing, audio processing, computer vision, ...
  • ICPR’16 tutorial on multimodal human behavio… August 9th, 2016 We will be giving a tutorial at ICPR’2016 on “Multimodal Human Behaviour Analysis in the Wild:Recent Advances and Open Problems” together with Elisa Ricci and Nicu Sebe. Abstract: The automated analysis of human behavior in unstructured scenarios has many potential applications in health care, conflict and people management, sociology, marketing and surveillance. It is therefore unsurprising ...
  • ACMMM’16 Tutorial on learning from noisy and… July 29th, 2016 We will be giving a tutorial at ACM Multimedia’2016: Emerging topics in learning from noisy and missing data. The tutorial will be given on October the 16th in collaboration with  Dr. Timothy Hospedales, Prof. Elisa Ricci, Prof. Xiaogang Wang and Prof. Nicu Sebe. The abstract reads below. While vital for handling most computer vision problems, collecting ...
  • Sketch-based image retrieval @ ACMMM’16 … July 12th, 2016 Dan Xu, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Jingkuan Song, Elisa Ricci and Nicu Sebe In the last few years, the query-by-visual-example paradigm gained popularity, specially for content based retrieval systems. As sketches represent a natural way of expressing a synthetic query, recent research efforts focused on developing algorithmic solutions to address the sketch-based image retrieval (SBIR) ...
  • Remote heart-rate estimation with self-adaptive ma… June 29th, 2016 Sergey Tulyakov, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Elisa Ricci, Lijun Yin, Jeffrey Cohn and Nicu Sebe Recent studies in computer vision have shown that, while practically invisible to a human observer, skin color changes due to blood flow can be captured on face videos and, surprisingly, be used to estimate the heart rate (HR). While considerable progress has been ...
  • Presentation of Recurrent Face Aging @ CVPR’… June 28th, 2016 I presented a paper with the title: Recurrent Face Aging at CVPR’16, because Wei and Nicu could not make it to Las Vegas. Someone actually recorded the talk, so while waiting for the official videos, you can get part of the oral presentation here: