Category Archive: Seminars

Nov 28

Augmented parametric shapes for real-time dense 3D modeling using an RGB-D camera

Friday, December 9, 2016,11:00 am to 12:00 pm, room F108, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Diego Thomas, University of Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan   Abstract: Consumer grade RGB-D cameras such as the Kinect camera or the Asus Xtion pro camera have become the commodity tool to build dense 3D models of indoor scenes. The volumetric Truncated Signed …

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Oct 13

A Hybrid Approach for Speech Enhancement Using GMM and Deep Neural Network Phoneme Classifier

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, room F108, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Sharon Gannot, Bar Ilan University Abstract: In this work, we propose a hybrid approach for single microphone speech enhancement, merging the generative Mixture of Gaussians (MoG) model and the discriminative deep neural network (DNN). The proposed algorithm is executed in …

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Sep 30

Binaural sound reproduction for the hearing impaired

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Noam Shabtai, Ben Gourion University Abstract: In most hearing aids systems, microphone array signal processing algorithms may be employed in order to reduce the noise and enhance the signals that are arriving from specific directions. However, most noise reduction algorithms …

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Sep 21

Modelling face-to-face conversational interaction with robots

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 am, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Gabriel Skantze, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden Abstract: When humans interact and collaborate with each other, they coordinate their turn-taking behaviours using verbal and non-verbal signals, expressed in the face and voice. If robots of the future are supposed to engage in social interaction with humans, it …

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May 25

Matrix Completion: A Vision-oriented Perspective

Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Xavier Alameda-Pineda, University of Trento, Italy Abstract: Matrix completion is a generic framework aiming to recover a matrix from a limited number of (possibly noisy) entries. In this context, low-rank regularizers are often imposed so as to find matrix estimators that are …

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Mar 04

Guiding Robot Audition with Motor Data: A Hybrid Classifier-Dictionary Approach

Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:00 to 12:00, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Antoine Deleforge, PANAMA team, INRIA Rennes-Atlantique A specificity of human-robot interaction (HRI), as opposed to human-computer interaction (HCI), is the ability of a robot to perform movements. On the one hand, this ability may constitute an advantage, enabling active perception. On the …

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Jan 05

Multi-task Learning for Activity Recognition and Event Detection, by Yan Yan

Monday, January 11, 2016, 2:30pm to 3:30pm, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Yan Yan, University of Trento, Italy Multiple Tasks are Better than One: Multi-task Learning for Head Pose Estimation, Activity Recognition and Event Detection Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV) have been put together during the development of computer vision in the …

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Nov 18

Multimodal head and body pose estimation, by Xavier Alameda-Pineda

Monday, November 23, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Xavier Alameda-Pineda, University of Trento, Italy Detecting social attention attractors in free-standing conversational groups through multimodal head and body pose estimation Abstract: During natural social gatherings, humans tend to organize themselves in the so-called free-standing conversational groups (FCGs). Studying FCGs in unstructured social settings …

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Mar 20

Acoustic Tracking of Moving Speakers, by Christine Evers

Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:00pm to 4:00pm, room C207, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Christine Evers, Imperial College, London   Localisation and bearing-only acoustic tracking of moving speakers for robot audition   Abstract. Robot audition for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is a complex and largely unsolved problem. Audition is particularly useful for HRI applications in situations where …

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Feb 06

Deep Neural Networks and Speech Recognition, by Romain Sérizel

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm, room F107, INRIA Montbonnot Seminar by Romain Sérizel, Télécom ParisTech   A brief introduction to deep neural networks and their application to automatic speech recognition   Abstract. During the past decade, with advances in terms of training algorithms and computing power the deep neural networks (DNN) …

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