2021 News

Professor Kasabov’s Online Speech at the EATA Awards Ceremony, Peking University China

Posted on December 20, 2021

While deepening school’s research collaborations with the Peking University, the nexus University between China and NZ, Professor Nikola Kasabov, AUT’s first life fellow of the IEEEE (Life FIEEE), a fellow of Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) has been invited and addressed his speech at the awards ceremony of AETA earthquake prediction AI algorithm competition 2021. The speech is related to open/ explainable AI algorithms for predictive modelling on streaming data. A slew of world leading professionals have been invited and delivered their online speeches at the ceremony. The CeRV director Wei Qi Yan has been invited to be as one of session chairs of this awards ceremony.

Recent Advances of Deep Neural Networks and Neuromorphic Computation for Computer Vision

Posted on July 08, 2021

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and their applications for computer vision have been actively developed in the recent year. Along with them, methods and systems for neuromorphic computation and Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) in particular are rapidly emerging means of neural information processing, drawing inspiration from brain processes. We are organising a special issue with the journal “Frontiers in Neuroscience”, led by AUT Professor Nikola Kasabov (FIEEE and FRSNZ). This special issue aims to bring together research works of contemporary areas of neural networks for computer vision, including theoretical, computational, application-oriented, experimental studies, and emerging technologies in deep neural networks, neuromorphic systems, computer vision, imaging and video technology. All submissions are welcome. See: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/23812/recent-advances-of-deep-spiking-neural-networks-and-neuromorphic-computation-for-computer-vision.

CeRV Poster Presentation on DCT Research Day

Posted on July 08, 2021

The University function room at city campus was revitalized with hustle and bustle on DCT research day. Followed by three public speeches, the DCT annual research event was resuscitated in the open area of the WG building. After a long time of muteness, CeRVers eyed the event blithely under the hyperwalls and witnessed the fruitful poster presentations before the coming new semester, CeRV selected research projects were being iteratively displayed on the big screens through airing motion pictures that are synchronically  reinvigorated with the texts inked on the poster and cyberised on this CeRV website.

Soaring Computational Intelligence

Posted on April 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a synonym for Machine Intelligence or Computational Intelligence which relies on computable algorithms in computational mathematics and applied mathematics for decision making, following the methodology as mathematical equations, computational algorithms, Boolean logics, coding and functionalities, especially in evolutionary learning and optimisation. Deep learning, inspired by bioinformatics in computer science, has been regarded as the jewel in the AI crown. The ongoing trend has embraved a copious UG&PG students from the domestic to be enrolled and sit in our classrooms for studying the courses like text and vision intelligence, natural language processing, robotics, computer vision, etc. We are having a new surge of enrolment in study of soaring computational intelligence.

Congrats for CeRV Collaborator in Singapore

Posted on April 10, 2021

Headed by Professor Kankanhalli (FIEEE), the Dean of School of Computing (SOC), National University of Singapore (NUS), NUS Computing was ranked as No.4 globally in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, CeRVers would like to hail this marvellous achievement, congratulations!

Professor Kankanhalli is a long-standing CeRV collaborator since the birth date of this research centre, he has offered prodigious and stupendous support to date in knowledge transfer for this centre and stopped by Auckland multiple times in the past decade. Recently, Professor Kankanhalli secured $50M (SGD) fund for his school in high-growth areas like artificial intelligence and data science, congratulations again!

CeRV Offers Newly-Designed Online Courses for PG Students

Posted on February 21, 2021

With great exertion, CeRVers have been engaged to forge the updated version of online courses at level eight for the PG students both from domestic and overseas. The distinctive courses being facilitated with modern software tools and platforms showcase the characteristics of pedagogy and curriculum in the epidemic time raged globally, which feature the subjects such as deep learning and machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, and neuroinformatics, etc. A briefing video has been filmed for surging number of students elaborately. The CeRV research centre ushers in the highly-demanded distance teaching and learning for the imminent semester which will be commenced on 1 March 2021.

Partnership with SN Computer Science

Posted on February 17, 2021

Our CeRV research centre has been invited as a partner of Springer Nature (SN) Computer Science (Journal) which unveils that this centre has been well recognised by this prestigious publisher in the academic community. The partnership grants CeRVers to have a space in this journal and publish the latest research outcomes related to computer vision and robotics. The CeRV director will preserve this collaborative relationship with the EiC and the editorial board of this journal as a partner editor. The topical issue under this partnership in 2021 is “From Geometry to Vision: The Methods for Solving Visual Problems”, which will be commenced and published in the later of this year. See: https://www.springer.com/journal/42979/updates/17525774

RSNZ Lodged Obituary for Professor Klette

Posted on February  15, 2021

Professor Dr Reinhard Klette FRSNZ from the School of Engineering, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) passed away on 03 April 2020.  Professor Klette was a passionate academic, who remained accessible to others—especially young researchers, he will be remembered eternally for his friendly personality and generosity with his family, students, colleagues, and friends. 

Professor Klette was one of the most recognised and published scientists world-wide in the fields of computer vision and digital geometry. He was a prolific educator and supervisor of PhD students who are now leading the areas internationally. Professor Klette’s research improved the performance of computer vision algorithms since the early 1990s by newly designed ways of mathematical modeling, comparative evaluation, and data analysis. He leads the ‘Environment Perception and Driver Assistance’ project at the University of Auckland and at the Auckland University of Technology, examining how to use multiple camera images to understand dynamic 3D environments. The main application of this research has been the use of cameras installed in a vehicle to support its operation. Professor Klette also had research interests in multimedia imaging and its application in fields as diverse as biology, medicine, the arts, panoramic imaging and industry. He also made fundamental contributions in the area of geometric algorithms, for example when co-authoring in 2004 (jointly with the late Azriel Rosenfeld, USA) the first comprehensive monograph in the field of digital geometry.

The world has lost a pioneering science figure, who left a rich legacy for others to follow for many years ahead.

See: https://www.royalsociety.org.nz/who-we-are/our-people/our-fellows/obituaries/fellows-obituaries/reinhard-klette/

ISGV 2021, Auckland, New Zealand

Posted on January 31, 2021

The International Symposium on Geometry and Vision (ISGV2021) was successfully accomplished at AUT city campus on 29 January 2021 before Professor Klette’s birthday. The specialists and scholars in digital geometry, computer vision, multimedia, deep learning, etc. from New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, China, Japan, USA, Mexico, Chile, etc. met online to share their knowledge and experience for resolving visual problems. The accepted and selected papers will be published in a special issue of Springer Nature Computer Science (Journal), the three best paper awards were accoladed onsite in the banquet time of this conference. This conference was organised by AUT CeRV Research Centre, a variety of institutions and firms have sponsored this conference to show their respect to Professor Reinhard Klette, the founding director of CeRV research centre. See: https://cerv.aut.ac.nz/isgv2021/