Category: News

Sep 29

IEEE/RSJ IROS’17: Novel Technology Paper Award Finalist!

Yutong Ban (PhD student) and his co-authors, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Fabien Badeig, and Radu Horaud, were among the five finalists of the “Novel Technology Paper Award for Amusement Culture” at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, September 2017, for their paper Tracking a Varying Number of People with a Visually-Controlled …

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May 19

ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant Awarded to Radu Horaud

As an ERC Advanced Grant holder, Radu Horaud was awarded a Proof of Concept grant for his project Vision and Hearing in Action Laboratory (VHIALab). The project will develop software packages enabling companion robots to robustly interact with multiple users.

Apr 06

IEEE HSCMA’17: Best Paper Award!

Israel Dejene Gebru (PhD student) and his co-authors, Christine Evers, Patrick Naylor (both from Imperial College London) and Radu Horaud, received the best paper award at the IEEE Fifth Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays, San Francisco, USA, 1-3 March 2017, for their paper Audio-visual Tracking by Density Approximation in a Sequential …

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Jan 26

Audio-visual diarization dataset now available for download

We just made public our novel AVDIAR dataset. AVDIAR stands for “audio-visual diarization”. The dataset contains recordings of social gatherings done with two cameras and six microphones. Both the audio and visual data were carefully annotated, such that it is possible to evaluate the performance of various algorithms, such as person tracking, speech-source localization, speaker …

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Dec 15

IEEE ICPR’16: Best Scientific Paper Award!

Xavier Alameda-Pineda and his co-authors from the University of Trento received the Intel best scientific paper award (INTEL BSPA), track image, speech, signal, and video processing, at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR’16), Cancun, Mexico, 4-8 December 2016, for their paper Multi-Paced Dictionary Learning for Cross-Domain Retrieval and Recognition. IEEE ICPR is …

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Jun 21

Welcome to New Permanent Member

The PERCEPTION team is pleased to announce that Xavier Alameda-PIneda has just been recruited as chargé de recherche at INRIA. Xavi will join the team next Fall. Currently, Xavi is a postdoc researcher at the University of Trento in the Multimedia and Human Understanding Group. Xavi’s webpage.

Jun 10

Deep Learning Reading Group

A deep learning reading group has started on June 2nd, jointly organized by the MISTIS, PERCEPTION and THOTH teams.

May 24

2016 Award for Outstanding Contributions in Neural Systems!

Antoine Deleforge (former team member, now with the PANAMA team, INRIA Bretagne-Atlantique), Florence Forbes (MISTIS team) and Radu Horaud received the 2016 Hojjat Adeli Award for Outstanding Contributions in Neural Systems for their paper: A. Deleforge, F. Forbes,  and R. Horaud (2015), “Acoustic Space Learning for Sound-source Separation and Localization on Binaural Manifolds,” International Journal of Neural …

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Oct 22

IEEE WASPAA’15: Best Student Paper Award!

Dionyssos Kounades-Bastian (PhD student) and his co-authors received the “Best Student Paper Award” at IEEE WASPAA’15 for the paper A Variational EM Algorithm for the Separation of Moving Sound Sources. The conference took place in New Paltz, NY, USA, October 2015. There were six papers nominated for the award, out of a total of 80 (oral and …

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Sep 29

IEEE ICIP’15: Best Student Paper Award!

Vincent Drouard (PhD student) and his co-authors received the “Best Student Paper Award” (second place) at IEEE ICIP’15 for the paper Head Pose Estimation via High-Dimensional Regression. The conference took place in Quebec City, Canada, September 2015. There were five papers awarded, two “Best Paper” and three “Best Student Paper” out of a total of 1033 (oral …

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