Towards Deep Visual Scene Understanding


Speaker:   Prof. Michael Ying Yang

Time:       15:00-16:00, July 23

Location:  SIST 1A 200

Host:       Prof. Xuming He


Inspired by the ability of humans to interpret and understand visual scenes nearly effortlessly, the problem of visual scene understanding has long been advocated as the holy grail of computer vision. In recent years there has been considerable progress on many sub-problems of the overall scene understanding problem. Due to the rise of deep learning, the performance for these sub-tasks starts to achieve remarkable performance levels. This talk highlights recent progress on some essential components such as semantic segmentation and object recognition. These efforts are part of a longer-term agenda towards deep visual scene understanding.


Michael Ying Yang is currently Assistant Professor with University of Twente (the Netherlands), heading a group working on scene understanding. He received the PhD degree from University of Bonn (Germany) in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, he was a Postdoc at Leibniz University Hannover. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Senior Researcher at TU Dresden. His research interests are in the fields of computer vision with specialization on scene understanding and semantic interpretation from imagery and videos. He published over 80 articles in international journals and conference proceedings and co-supervise 7 PhD students. He serves as Program Chair of ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, Associate Editor of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Editorial Advisory Board member of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, co-chair of ISPRS working group II/5 Dynamic Scene Analysis, and recipient of the ISPRS President's Honorary Citation (2016) and Best Science Paper Award at BMVC 2016. Since 2016, he is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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