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Understanding Personal Photos and Videos

08 Feb
Thursday, 02/08/2018 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Computer Science Building, Room 151
Speaker: Liangliang Cao

Abstract: The popularity  of digital cameras and smartphones has brought a flourish  of personal photos and videos , and   led to   profound changes in both research and development. This talk will  review my experience on this topic in the past ten years, including winning ImageNet LSVRC and developing the photo2fashion search at Yahoo!. We will especially go through our recent project of question answering for personal albums.  This  talk will also summarize research lessons from big companies as well as startup's viewpoints, and discuss interesting directions in the future.

Bio: Liangliang Cao is the co-founder and CTO of HelloVera AI. He is also an adjunct professor of Columbia University since 2013. Previously He worked as a senior scientist at Yahoo Labs and earlier a research staff member at IBM Watson Research Center, from which he received a number of awards including IBM Emerging Leader in Multimedia and Signal Processing, and IBM Outstanding Technical Accomplishment (with multimedia team). He won the 1st place of ImageNet LSVRC Challenge in 2010. He is an IEEE senior member and a recipient of ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award.

A reception for attendees will be held at 3:30 p.m. in CS 150

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