2020 News

All news of 2020 will be listed here.

Goodbye 2020

Posted on December 26, 2020

Undoubtedly, 2020 is an unprecedented year. On April, we lost our founding director Professor Klette of this research centre during the first lockdown of Auckland. However, our team and students were not affected by this unexpected matter, the lockdowns made us stay at home and let us more concentrate on our research work, our research projects and PhD thesis work keep going as usual along with the tremendous grief. With continuously granted research proposals and scholarships, uninterruptedly published high-quality journal articles, and endlessly graduated PhD students, CeRVers commemorate the founding director using the distinctive contributions. Although the submission deadline was postponed, CeRVers still established ISGV 2021 conference with the Events team of this University. By now, the paper review work has been accomplished, we are at the final stage and anticipate meeting the attendees from both online and onsite whilst we usher in the new year.

Reinhard Klette Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted on September 29, 2020

For commemorating our late Professor Reinhard Klette, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), the founding director of CeRV centre, especially thanks for his tremendous contributions to the friendship between Shandong China and New Zealand, the Shandong Academy of Sciences (SDAS ) China would like to establish the Postdoctoral Fellowship and PhD Scholarship, both named after Professor Klette, and encourage young talents who have received their PhD degree recently to work and study in China or New Zealand. Professor Klette was the chief scientist of SDAS, the recipient of Quancheng Friendship Award, and an honorary citizen of Shandong China. Professor Klette’s legacy will inspire a generation of young Chinese PhD students to collaborate with CeRV.

Concise Computer Vision

Posted on September 16, 2020

For memorialising our late Professor Reinhard Klette, especially his mighty contributions to digital geometry and computer vision in academic society, CeRV has inaugurated a series of online seminars since 02 July 2020 with our staff members and research students together to partake the contents of the well-known Springer book: Concise Computer Vision. The topics thoroughly covered the chapters of this book from Fourier transform to stereo vision as well as 3D reconstruction. The deep connections of these topics to modern mathematics, e.g., functional analysis and optimisation theory, have been unveiled and explicated.

Meanwhile, CeRV proceeds the first ISGV conference which will be on Jan 2021, the dates are near Professor Klette’s birthday. We anticipate Professor Klette’s students and colleagues who have been working with him will get together at our vicinity in the best summer time of this hemisphere where Professor Klette has left his footprints.

Our Sincere Condolences

Posted on April 03, 2020

Professor Klette has left us on 3 April 2020 peacefully at home, CeRV is wailing in grief for mourning the founding director. An nzherald website has been opened for noticing public to commemorate the intimate friend, supportive colleague, and respected scientific leader.

Professor Klette had over 40 years of academic services at universities in Germany, New Zealand, and China with over 500 publications and 30 books. He was a Fellow of Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), a Helmholtz International Fellow (Germany), an honorary citizen of China for his work with Chinese academies. As planned, an international symposium on geometry and vision (ISGV) is being organised by CeRV research centre for memorializing Professor Klette’s contributions to digital geometry and computer vision. The best paper award of this conference is named as Reinhard Klette Award for encouraging the novelty and creativity of these fields. Professor Klette is a pioneer of computer vision, his legacy will continue inspiring young talents.

Farewell Function for Professor Klette’s Retirement

Posted on February 24, 2020

The EEE department of AUT organises a farewell function for Professor Klette’s retirement at 3pm on 27 February 2020 in the staff room of WZ building to appreciate his contributions and efforts while at AUT. Professor Klette had his 40 years of academic services at universities in Germany and New Zealand. Professor Klette has over 500 publications, he is the founding director of CeRV research centre. Professor Klette’s students and friends have been invited to attend this farewell function. An international symposium on geometry and vision (ISGV 2020) will be organised by CeRV centre on November of this year for celebrating this retirement.

CeRV Offers Postgraduate Course: Deep Learning

Posted on February 24, 2020

The new semester eyes a postgraduate course: Deep learning which is being offered by CeRV centre at the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. In the ten lectures, the latest knowledge related to deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will be briefed for the new enrolled PG students who will devote to the state-of-the-art methodology of machine intelligence. In the AUT new course, the research methods for implementing various deep learning algorithms will be emphasised in practices.