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Visual Recognition March 21, 2005 - March 25, 2005
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2005 about 18 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 21, 2004 over 18 years ago
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Organizers Don Geman, Jitendra Malik, Pietro Perona, Cordelia Schmid

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Recognizing materials, objects and scenes is one of the most useful functions of vision. Understanding this ability in humans, and reproducing it in machines is a grand challenges for scientists, mathematicians and engineers. We will focus on the computational and statistical foundations of visual recognition. The program will be organized around special topics including: machine learning and statistical models, the role of context and language, recognition of human activities, features, shape matching, the structure and functional role of hierarchies and taxonomies. Sessions will include surveys and critiques of existing approaches in addition to presentations of the latest research results. Poster sessions will give all workshop participants to present their research. Confirmed speakers: Amit, Freeman, Geman, Grill-Spector, Harrison, Huttenlocher, Lowe, Malik, Mumford, Perona, Schmid, Ullman, Younes. Workshop Schedule All sessions will be held in the Second Floor lecture Hall. Daily Schedule 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Teas will be served at 10:30-11:00 AM and 3:00-3:30 PM daily. Monday, March 21 9:30AM - Features: +Lowe, Lazebnik, Schmid 2PM - P. Perona (overview), Student talks: P. Moreels, A. Ferencz, A. Holub, other... Tuesday, March 22 9AM - Stochastic models & learning I: Y. Amit, *D. Geman, D. Huttenlocher, L Younes 2PM - Stochastic models & learning II: *Jordan, Freeman, Zisserman, Zhu Wednesday, March 23 9AM - Images, context: +W. Freeman, E. Sudderth, A. Efros, J. Buhmann(?) 2PM - Shape and correspondence: +Mumford, L. Younes(?), *Malik Thursday, March 24 9AM - Hierarchical approaches, language: K. Grill-Spector, S. Ullman, *Y. Amit, C. Manning 2PM - Hiearchical approaches: M. Harrison, D. Geman, Y. Le Cun 4:45PM - Posters & short talks (15’ each) Friday, March 25 9AM - Looking at people: +Malik, Perona, Soatto, Viola PM - OPEN +Overview * Discussant Lodging: Rooms for this workshop are being held at the Hotel Durant at the rate of $118+tax/night. To make reservations, send and e-mail, referencing code "J80000", to: reservations@hoteldurant.com. The cut-off date for reservations is February 18th, 2005. For alternative, short-term accommodations click here.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Mar 21, 2005
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Features for Recognition
David Lowe
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Features for Visual Recognition
Svetlana Lazebnik
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Features of Visual Recognition
Cordelia Schmid (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique Automatique (INRIA))
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Features of Visual Recognition
Pierre Moreels
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Features of Visual Rcognition-Student Talks
Andras Ferencz
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Features for Visual Recognition- Student Talks
Stuart Andrews
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  BAFLE: Boosted Ambiguous Feature Learning
Pietro Perona
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Features of Visual Recognition
Yali Amit
Mar 22, 2005
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  Stochastic Models & Learning I
Dan Huttenlocher
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Dirichlet Processes, Chinese Restaurant Processes, and All That.
Michael Jordan (University of California)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Stochastic Models & Learning I
Andrew Zisserman
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Stochastic Models & Learning I
William Freeman
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Stochastic Models & Learning II
Alexei Efros
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Stochastic Models & Learning II
William Freeman
Mar 23, 2005
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Images, Context of Visual Recognition
Alexei Efros
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Learning Hierarchical Models of Scens, Objects, and Parts
Erik Sudderth
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Images, Context of Visual Recognition
Song Chun Zhu (University of California, Los Angeles)
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
  Shape Recognition
Jitendra Malik (University of California, Berkeley)
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
  Invariant Object Recognition with Energy-Based Models.
Yann LeCun
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Shape and Correspondence
Laurent Younes
Mar 24, 2005
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Hierarchical Approaches and Language
Shimon Ullman
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
  Recognition and the Brain.
Kalanit Grill-Spector
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Recognizing Object Types, Attributes and Relations Through Language.
Chris Manning
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Hierarchical Approaches.
Donald Geman (Johns Hopkins University)
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  Unsupervised Learning of Invariances Using Video.
Matthew Harrison
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Hierarchical Approaches.
Donald Geman (Johns Hopkins University)
Mar 25, 2005
09:00 AM - 09:20 AM
  Dynamic Link Matching for Correspondence-based Visual Recognition.
Junmei Zhu
09:20 AM - 09:40 AM
  Top-down Figure-ground Segmentation.
Eran Borenstein
09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
  Compositional Graphical Models for Categorization.
Björn Ommer
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
  Statistical Models for Visual Object Detection and Classification.
Elliot Bernstein
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tracking People and Recognizing Their Activities.
Deva Ramanan
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  Face Detection.
Paul Viola
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  Shape Representation.
Ruzena Bajcsy (University of California, Berkeley)