CVC researchers at this year’s ICPR2018

Several CVC researchers attended this year’s International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Beijing during August. CVC presented 5 papers in total: two oral presentations and three posters.

Xialei Liu presented an oral presentation of his paper ‘Rotate your Networks: Better Weight Consolidation and Less Catastrophic Forgetting‘; Pau Riba presented an oral presentation of his paperLearning Graph Distances with Message Passing Neural Networks‘, wining the Best student Scientific Paper Award of Track 5 on Document Analysis and Recognition. 

On the other hand, Lu Yu presented her poster ‘Weakly Supervised Domain-Specific Color Naming Based on Attention‘, Gemma Rotger presented hers: ‘2D-to-3D Facial Expression Transfer, and Sounak Dey presented ‘Learning Cross-Modal Deep Embeddings for Multi-Object Image Retrieval using Text and Sketch



Pau Riba: ICPR2018 Best Scientific Paper Award

CVC PhD Student Pau Riba has won the ICPR2018 Best student Scientific Paper Award of Track 5 on Document Analysis and Recognition for his paper ‘Learning Graph Distances with Message Passing Neural Networks‘at this year’s International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) which took place this past week in Beijing. Pau Riba presented his paper as … Read more

AERFAI Summer Lectures & Colloquium on Deep Learning for Computer Vision

CVC has organised this year’s AERFAI Summer School that took place at UAB’s Casa Convalescència on the 17th and 18th of July. We had keynote lectures by Prof. Antonio Torralba (MIT – IBM), Prof. Joan Bruna (NY University), Dr. Eduard Vázquez (Cortexica), Dr. Marco Bressan (Satellogic) and Prof. Antonio M. López from UAB and C VC. The program and Summer School details can all be found at the event’s website:

Plenty of CVC members attended, with a number of colloquiums debating on Deep Learning and its use in Computer Vision. Dr. Dimosthenis Karatzas, from CVC, moderated an intense debate in which speakers were asked to reflect on the future of Computer Vision and the role of Deep Learning within this new paradigm.

Find the event’s Twitter moment here:

Monitoring Alzheimer Disease with Deep Learning and Computer Vision

A team of CVC and INRIA researchers along with clinicians have developed a neural network model able to identify and monitor the evolution of Alzheimer disease in patients, by interpreting the results of a test known as PRAXIS with the use of Computer Vision and Deep Learning. Most of the world’s developed societies are experiencing … Read more

6 CVC papers accepted at this year’s ECCV

6 CVc papers have been accepted at this year’s European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) that will take place in Munich from the 8 to the 14th of September. Most of the papers aren’t accessible yet, and we will be publishing them as they become public. For now, we only have two available paper and … Read more

Toyota Research Institute Supports Development of Open-Source Automated Driving Simulator

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA). “Technological advances and growth are made possible through collaboration and community support,” said Vangelis Kokkevis, director of Driving Simulation … Read more

CARLA simulator and Crowd Counting at Maker Faire BCN 2018

CVC was present at this year’s Maker Faire Barcelona 2018 last weekend, 16th and 17th of June at the Italian Pavillion of the Fira de Barcelona.

More than 10.000 people visited this year’s Maker Faire in Barcelona, an expo dedicated to Open Source projects and makers that gathers a rapidly increasing community within the metropolitan area of Barcelona. CVC, along with other research centers, had a space in which it showcased its simulator for autonomous driving, CARLA, and its crowd counting technology, both technologies winning three Maker of Merit awards. PhD student Edgar Riba gave a talk on OpenCV, computer vision and deep learning, and how to embed computer vision in applications for all the maker community.

Have a look at our Maker Faire Twitter Moment

Our Communication manager was interviewed by La Hora Maker. See the video here:

CVC presented two papers and a keynote speech at the 2018 Intelligent Vehicle Symposium

CVC members Dr. Antonio M. López and Zhijie Fang presented various papers at this year’s Intelligent vehicle systems 2018 Conference, that took place in Chang Shu from the 26th to 29th of June. Furthermore, Dr. Antonio M. López gave a keynote lecture at the Simulation and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles session titled ‘Videogame technology meets self-driving’. Papers: Monocular … Read more

5 CVC papers accepted at ICPR

This year, CVC’s presence at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) will count with a total of 5 accepted papers featuring 14 CVC researchers: Gemma Rotger, Xialei Liu, Lu Yu, Marc Masana, Pau Riba, Sounak Dey, Suman Gosh, Dr. Anjan Dutta, Dr. Joost Van de Weijer, Dr. Luis Herranz, Dr. Antonio López, Dr. Josep … Read more

INNOBRAIN: optimizing the cognitive rehabilitation of neurological and psychiatric patients

The Catalan consortia INNOBRAIN explores computer-human interaction and artificial intelligence algorithms to predict intervention results. The initiative is part of NEXTHEALTH, the RIS3CAT community participated by CVC which is aimed to innovation in Health coordinated by Biocat and supported by ACCIÓ. A new technological platform will facilitate the stimulation and congitive rehabilitation of people with … Read more