At SP4CING, we aim at designing signal processing techniques for computational intelligence applications. Our research covers problems in diversified fields, ranging from environmental monitoring to multi-modal surveillance, from bio-image analysis to remote sensing. Check out our research page for more information and learn more about our latest papers.
Due to recent advances in artificial intelligence, image and video analysis, and machine learning techniques, as well as progress in enabling technologies, such as semiconductor device design and fabrication, volumetric fire detection methods yield superior results, as compared to other methods and point detectors. These developments pave the way for embedded computer vision systems equipped with lenses and cameras attached to computing platform which process an acquired sequence of images. The Journal of Imaging Editorial Board launches this call for papers for a Special Issue on “Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision on Fire and Smoke Detection”. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021. Read more here.
The International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding (IWCIM) is the annual workshop organized by the working group Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation, and Learning (MUSCLE) of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). This year, IWCIM takes place as a satellite workshop to ICCCI 2021, to be held in Rhodes, Greece on September 28 - October 1, 2021. Read more here.
The March session of the ATHENS (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/ Socrates) program was carried out online by the member institutions from 15-19 March 2021. Istanbul Technical University has been a member of the ATHENS network since 2007 (http://athensnetwork.eu/). Dr. Töreyin offered the course "ITU INF21 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” in the ATHENS week. As part of the course, two guest lecturers, Dr. Carly Eckert and Dr. Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad delivered a talk on “Fairness in Healthcare Al: Challenges and Opportunities”. Dr. Carly Eckertis a preventive medicine physician and epidemiologist and she has worked in the healthcare AI industry for 4 years, collaborating closely with data scientists developing and implementing machine learning solutions in healthcare. Dr. Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Washington and a Research Scientist at KenSci, an AI in healthcare company based in Seattle, USA. The recording of the lecture can be accessed here. Slides of the lecture can be downloaded here.
Beltus Nkwair is selected as the winner for the "COMSTECH-ICYF Essay Competition on Artificial Intelligence" The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) organized an international essay competition on Artificial Intelligence (AI) open to students and professionals from all OIC countries (57 member states). [Link: http://www.comstech.org/icyf/ ]. Representing Istanbul Technical University under the advanced students and professionals category (MSc and Ph.D.) was Beltus Nkwawir Wiysobunri, a graduate student, from Cameroon, in Computer Science Program at Informatics Institute, and a member of our research group. His essay titled "A Deep Learning Automatic Tactile Pavement Detection System for the Visually-Impaired” was selected as one of the top three winning essays in the Professional Category of the COMSTECH-ICYF Essay Competition on Artificial Intelligence. The Award ceremony is scheduled to be held online in mid-February 2021. The award-winning essay presenting the project idea by Beltus can be accessed here.
Dr. Töreyin delivered a talk (in Turkish) about machine learning and artificial intelligence at the Personal Data Protection Authority of Turkey (Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurumu), on "Data Privacy Day", Jan. 28th, 2021. The talk can be accessed here. Slides of the talk are also avaiable.
For many of us, the year 2020 was arguably one of the hardest ones in our lives. Still, it was a productive year for the Signal Processing for Computational Intelligence Research Group members. Our group members defended one Ph.D. thesis and six masters of science theses in the past year. We have one patent application granted, twelve papers published and/or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Three group members received national awards and international recognition. Our research continues to receive attention all around the world. Detailed list of research outcomes and recognitions can be accessed here. At SP4CING, we strive to produce more and better research outcomes in terms of quality and quantity in 2021. We are indebted to Istanbul Technical University and all organizations that fund our research. Wish you all a healthy and happy new year.