Events & Seminars

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Below is a calender of events for computer vision research here at Western (seminars, thesis defences, conference dates etc). Anyone who's curious is welcome to stop in for seminars, though telling Olga ahead of time is the only way to get free pizza. Guest speakers in recent years include Daniel Cremers (Munich), Brendan Frey and Kyros Kutulakos (Toronto), Simon Prince (University College London), Milan Sonka (Iowa), James Elder (York), Xue-Cheng Tai (Bergen), and Carl Olsson (Lund).

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Recent News

Greg Elfers
  • April 16, 2015.Greg Elfers defended his MSC thesis "Geological Object Recognition in Extraterrestrial Environments." His advisor was Olga Veksler.

Hossam Isack
  • September 26, 2014. Hossam Isack defended his PhD thesis "Energy Based Multi-Model Fitting and Matching Problems." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.

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Yuchen Zhong
  • January 29, 2014. Yuchen Zhong defended his MSC thesis " Extracting Vessel Stricture from 3D Image Data." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.

Xuefeng Chang
  • January 21, 2014. Xuefeng (Ryen) Chang defended his MSC thesis "Multi-model fitting based on 3D vessel extraction." His advisor was Olga Veksler.

Liqun (Rachel) Liu
  • January 21, 2014. Liqun (Rachel) Liu defended her MSC thesis "Brain tumor segmentation with minimal user assistance." His advisor was Olga Veksler.

Meng Tang
  • December 16, 2013. Meng Tang defended his MSC thesis " Color Separation for Image Segmentation." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.

Igor Milevskiy
  • December 9, 2013. Igor Milevskiy defended his MSC thesis "Detecting Multilingual Lines of Text with Fusion Moves." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.



Wei Li
  • December, 2012. Wei Li and Junwei Sun defended their MSc theses. Their theses titles were, respectively, "Automatic Foreground Initialization for Foreground Segmentation" and "Automatic Classification of Epilepsy Lesions". Their advisor was Olga Veksler.

Andrew Delong
  • June 1, 2012. Andrew Delong has won an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. This year, there were 1254 applicants and only 98 fellowships were awarded. The Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government and universities.
  • May 22, 2012. Professor Xue-Cheng Tai (University of Bergen, Norway) will give a talk "A Fast Algorithm for Euler's Elastica Model using Augmented Lagrangian Method." (details in calendar).
Andrew Delong
  • Apr 23, 2012. Andrew Delong has received the Doctoral Dissertation Award 2011 from the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS). The award will be handed in at the next Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) conference in Toronto, May 2012. Each year one such award is issued in Canada.
Olga Veksler
  • Apr 3, 2012. Olga Veksler has been awarded an NSERC Accelerator grant—significant supplemental funding that is intended to maximize the impact of superior research programs.
  • Nov 8, 2011. Yuri Boykov and Olga Veksler received a rare Test of Time Award at ICCV 2011 in recognition of their influential 1999 work "Fast Approximate Energy Minimization via Graph Cuts."
Yu Liu
  • Oct 21, 2011. June (Yu) Liu defended her PhD thesis "A Problem in Graphics and Vision via Graph-Cut based Energy Optimization." Her advisor was Olga Veksler.
James Elder
  • Oct 21, 2011. Professor James Elder (York University) will give a colloquium "On Grouping and Formlets: The Role of Shape in Perceptual Organization" (details in calendar).
Brendan Frey
  • Sep 15, 2011. Professor Brendan Frey (University of Toronto) will give a colloquium, provocatively titled "Do We Learn to See Using Energy Minimization Or Statistical Inference?" (details in calendar).
  • Sep 15, 2011. Andrew Delong successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Advances in Graph Cut Optimization." His advisor was Yuri Boykov.

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