Category: AIR Seminars

Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

What began as a small, Hariri Institute seed-funded research project to explore new methods for analyzing social media data has grown into a Google-sponsored, award-winning research endeavor. Lei Guo, Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, received a Hariri Research Incubation award in June of 2016 to pursue her proposal,┬áStatistically Principled […]

“Adaptive Deep Learning for Perception, Action & Explanation”

Trevor Darrell, an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, presents recent long-term recurrent network models that learn cross-modal description and explanation, using implicit and explicit approaches, which can be applied to domains including fine-grained recognition and visuomotor policies.

Improving Face Verification Accuracy Using Hyperplane Similarity

This talk by Mike Jones, senior principal research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, will demonstrate how L2 distance is not the best basis of comparison to use in convolutional neural network (CNN) analysis for face verification and propose the hyperplane similarity as a more appropriate similarity function that is derived from the softmax loss function used to train the network.

Knowledge Transfer for Face Recognition

This talk by Zhengming Ding, a graduate student at Northeastern University, outlines a proposal to build a large-scale face recognizer capable of fighting off the data imbalance difficulty that existing machine learning approaches experience in mimicking human visual intelligence. To seek a more effective general classifier, we develop a novel generative model attempting to synthesize meaningful data for one-shot classes by adapting the data variances from other normal classes.