PSIVT and IVCNZ at Auckland in 2015
In tune with summer breeze at the vestibule of the University of Auckland, the pomp and pageantry conferences were spanned a whole week in the commodious auditoriums of the Faculty of Engineering which were earmarked by the technologies of autonomous vehicles (@ the peak of Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies), embedded computer vision, and robotic vine pruning. The prevailing technologies will ramp up CeRV’s collaborations in future.
China Visitor’s Talk at CeRV
Under the aegis of school’s international collaborative programme, CeRV collaborator Yanchang Xiao from China sojourned at Auckland for three months and dwelt on his undergoing research project titled “Building Detection in Natural Scenes Based on DRF” on 22 October 2015. The seminar rolled out his immense potential in cooperation with this vision based research hub.
This world congress takes place 31 August to 2 September 2015 at Shenyang, China, under the theme “Smart manufacturing, smart future”. Three Nobel Prize Laureates are presenting keynotes at the congress. – Professor Klette, Director of CeRV, is invited to present a talk in Forum 1-2, dedicated to computer vision subjects.
Hsiang-Jen Chien, PhD student at CeRV, has been awarded a 6-months internship at Daimler A.G., Germany. He will be working in the group of Dr. Uwe Franke, a world-leader in vision-based driver assistance; algorithms developed by this group are the basis for Daimler’s stereo-camera-based safety systems that are commercially available in Mercedes Benz vehicles since 2013. This internship is part of long-term collaboration between CeRV members and Daimler A.G.
Simon Hermann had his PhD oral exam on this late Friday afternoon in Berlin at Humboldt University.
The committee agreed that the PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) should be awarded without any further
Simon gave a nice talk (30 min), and he had then to answer questions by 5 professors in the
following discussion, which went on for 70 minutes.
All the best, Dr. Simon Hermann
For this Saturday, 17th of January 2015, I am suggesting a joint walk for all interested at
Duder Regional Park:
For those interested: bring your friends or family, it’s a wonderful park.
We meet at 10.30 am at the parking lot of Duder Regional Park. We walk to the top
of the peninsula and have a lunch break there. Thus: be prepared for this picnic.
Then we walk back along the beaches and can have a swim at one of those
beaches: Thus: have your swim suit with you. This all may end then with a drink
or coffee at some place on our way back to Auckland.
I have 3 – 4 free seats in my car; start at 37 Kohimarama Road at 9.30 am.
Don’t forget sun blocker and a hat.