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SPIE Professional October 2014

Big visual data probed at Electronic Imaging 2015

Experts in “big visual data” and the emerging science of behavior imaging will be plenary speakers at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015 in San Francisco, 8-12 February.

The two speakers are Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, an associate professor at University of California, Berkeley (USA) who uses the growing amount of visual information such as digital photos to understand the world around us, and James M. Rehg, of Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

Rehg, a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, co-director of the Computational Perception Lab, and associate director for research in the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, is leading a multi-institution effort to develop the science and technology for behavior imaging. The effort includes the capture and analysis of social and communicative behavior using multi-modal sensing and will support the study and treatment of developmental disorders such as autism.

Electronic Imaging 2015 will be held at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square and will feature 21 technical conferences covering all aspects of electronic imaging, including image sensing, 3D displays and processing, computational and digital photography, augmented and virtual reality, color imaging and perception, image and video compression, mobile imaging, media security and forensics, and computer vision.

A set of technical courses taught by experts from academia and industry and a small imaging exhibition will augment the main technical program of plenary, oral, and poster presentations on electronic imaging used to solve problems in space exploration, medicine, entertainment, science, and security applications.

3D imageThe 3D Theatre will screen the latest 3D films as part of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference Monday night, and interactive demonstrations will be part of several conferences.

Symposium chair is Sheila Hemami of Northeastern University (USA). SPIE member Choon-Woo Kim of Inha University (Republic of Korea) is co-chair.

Attendees of Electronic Imaging are invited to the SPIE Photonics West exhibition, which will be held at the nearby Moscone Center during the same week.

More information: spie.org/EI.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201410.29

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