Dr. Jordi González discusses Facial Recognition in La Vanguardia

CVC Researcher Dr. Jordi González features as an expert in Facial Recognition in several newspaper articles discussing the importance of this Computer Vision application in several areas such as security, medicine or industry.

Read the articles here (in Spanish):

La Vanguardia (18/10/2019): El reconocimiento facial sale a la caza de rostros

La Vanguardia (09/10/2019): Polémica por usar a mendigos para la identificación facial de personas negras



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Facial Expression Classification For Deep Pain Analysis



CVC at ICCV 2019

CVC will be present at this year’s International Conference on Computer Vision, which will be taking place in Seoul at the end of October. Quoting the ICCV2019 organisation, “ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials.” This year, the Conference has received a total of 4303 submissions — a 100% increase over ICCV 2017.


The papers presented in this Conference are the following:

F. Codevilla, E. Santanta, A. M. López, A. Gaidon (2019): Exploring the Limitations of Behavior Cloning for Autonomous Driving

H.H. Aghdam, A. González-Garcia, J. Van de Weijer, M. Danelljan, F. S. Khan (2019): Active Learning for Deep Detection Neural Networks

L. Zhang, A. González-Garcia, J. Van de Weijer, M. Danelljan, F. S. Khan (2019): Learning the Model Update for Siamese Trackers 

D. Berga, X. R. Fdez-Vidal, X. Otazu, X.M. Pardo (2019): SID4VAM: A Benchmark Dataset With Synthetic Images for Visual Attention Modeling

A. F. Biten, R. Tito, A. Mafla, Ll. Gómez, M. Rusiñol, E. Valveny, C.V. Jawahar, D. Karatzas (2019): Scene Text Visual Question Answering 


Workshop papers:

7th Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving – J. Z. Bengar, A. González-Garcia, G. Villalonga, B. Raducanu, H. H. Aghdam, M. Mozerov, A. M. López, J. Van de Weijer (2019): Temporal Coherence for Active Learning in Videos

7th Visual Object Tracking Challenge VOT2019 – L. Zhang, M. Danelljan, A. González-Garcia, J. Van de Weijer, F.S. Khan (2019):Multi-Modal Fusion for End-to-End RGB-T Tracking

Advances in Image Manipulation Workshop – M. Al Rawi, D. Bazazian, E. Valveny (2019): Can Generative Adversarial Networks Teach Themselves Text Segmentation?

4th International Workshop on Compact and Efficient Feature Representation and Learning in Computer Vision – M. Al Rawi, E. Valveny (2019): Compact and Efficient Multitask Learning in Vision, Language and Speech
Furthermore, Dr. Antonio López was organizer of the workshop “Transferring and Adapting Source Knowledge in Computer Vision and VisDA Challenge” (TASK-CV 2019)

Neural Networks and personality testing at this year’s Maker Faire 2019

Once again, the Computer Vision Center took part in Barcelona’s Maker Faire, which took place on the first weekend of October 2019 at Nau Bostik, an emblematic citizen led cultural center in the neighborhood of La Sagrera (Barcelona). The Faire is visited by more than 5.000 people every year, mainly by families and makers who are enthusiastic of open source projects. The Faire offers diverse perspectives on the great challenges of our progressively complex society. It is a spot that gathers international and local makers, members of industry, universities and research centers who are willing to promote, share and explain their different initiatives and projects.

As in past editions, the CVC showcased some of its Open Source work. The star of the day was our demonstration on apparent personality detection, which uses a thorough analysis of tone, movement and facial microexpressions to predict an apparent personality within a 15-second video. We also presented our Computational Neural Network game, a demonstration aimed to all audiences in which we simplify how a neural network gathers data and takes a decision, which is the basics of how we teach a computer to understand the environment around it by means of cameras.

In the media:

Our participation in this year’s Maker Faire was featured at El País (in Catalan): https://cat.elpais.com/cat/2019/10/04/tecnologia/1570170723_757789.html