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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 develops software packages enabling companion robots to robustly interact with multiple users.

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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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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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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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.

Deep Learning Reading Group

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

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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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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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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September 2015: Paper in IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

The cover of the September issue of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (volume 9, number 6) features a picture from the team’s paper published in this issue: Antoine Deleforge, Florence Forbes, Sileye Ba, Radu Horaud. Hyper-Spectral Image Analysis with Partially-Latent Regression and Spatial Markov Dependencies. IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2015, …

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