2022 News

Celebrating The Success

Posted on November 08, 2022

Stanford University’s annual list of the top 2 per cent of the world’s most-cited scientists in various categories this year includes an incredible 44 scientists from AUT. In the released official news, it is stressed that this is the highest number of AUT scientists since the list was firstly published in 2019. Dr. Wei Qi Yan, the current director of CeRV research centre emerges in this list. Prof. Reinhard Klette, the founding director of CeRV, is still at his leading position though the deceased Professor of computer vision has left us for more than two years. CeRVers welcome the list and celebrate the remarkable success of this research centre from the second largest university of New Zealand. See: https://autuni.sharepoint.com/sites/Tuia/SitePages/Celebrating-Success—8-Nov-2022.aspx?from=SendByEmail&e=7Vz8fn-mIUCVf2AZWpaywA&at=9&CT=1667929109767&OR=OWA-NT&CID=5708bd68-fe39-4043-10a7-21745a8079a3.

A Group of Academicians Address Their Keynote Speeches at Auckland, New Zealand

Posted on September 12, 2022

A group of academicians from Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand have been invited by CeRV research centre to deliver their keynote speeches for the conference IVCNZ 2022 on November at Auckland New Zealand, see: https://ivcnz2022.aut.ac.nz/. This is New Zealand’s premier academic conference on all aspects of computer vision, image processing, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, visualisation, and HCI applications related to these fields. The speakers all are long-standing collaborators of CeRV research centre. The keynote speeches are free for AUT staff and students. You are welcome to join us, enjoy the academic feast, and experience authentic and genuine artificial intelligence (AI) related to visual computing.

CeRV Demos Shining on The Most Open Day

Posted on August 27, 2022

A cohort of CeRVers played their dominant roles at School’s open day on 27 August 2022. In this first AUT Live after the pandemic, a consortium of visitors poured into the exhibition booths at early morning. CeRVers in the uniform warmly welcomed them and showcased visual object classification from live videos and VR/AR on the big LED screen, Lidar system with object depth detection online, and visual information sharing on transparencies without computing machines, etc. The excellent demos immensely attracted eyeballs of future computer science scientists and their parents, the most appealing demo was visual object segmentation and classification in computer vision using deep learning. The young fans played vividly with cheering gestures before the screen and relished the real-time pleasure brought by this robust system on the most open day.

CeRV Proposal Granted by Callaghan Innovation

Posted on August 25, 2022

A CeRV project on “Video Indexing II ” led by Dr Parma Nand and A/Professor Minh Nguyen has recently been awarded by Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand. In this project, the CeRV team are use of Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, and Deep Learning to automatically generate captions in Te Reo based on video content. In this project, we collaborate with Screen 2 Script Limited. This Māori-owned company creates software for the film and television industry to establish faster copyright (especially for indigenous producers), increases legal accessibility for the hearing and vision impaired, and help revitalise the Te Reo Māori. Our relationship with Screen 2 Script Limited is growing; this project is a continuation of the pre-cursor CeRV project, “Video Indexing I”, awarded in 2021. CeRV is proudly contributing to the progress and maintenance of indigenous culture, arts, and media, especially related to Maori and Pacifika.

CeRV Collaborator Received His Prestigious Fellowship in Singapore

Posted on August 11, 2022

For his outstanding and impactful contributions to computing education and research in Singapore, Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, the Dean of School of Computing (SOC), National University of Singapore (NUS) has been elected as a Fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) in 2022. Professor Kankanhalli is a Fellow of IEEE, who has been conferred a pile of teaching prizes and best paper awards. He has also been bestowed two Public Administration Medals in 2015 and 2021. Professor Kankanhalli was former Vice Provost of NUS who has been engaged in the collaboration between AUT and NUS since 2010, he has kept his communications with CeRV online. Congrats for the prestigious recognition of our collaborator Professor Kankanhalli from Singapore.

CeRVers Kick Off IVCNZ 2022

Posted on August 05, 2022

CeRV has released the CFP for the 37th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2022). IVCNZ is the event that reflects the latest progress in computer vision and visual computing of New Zealand, CeRVers are the main contributors of this conference in the past. After a round of rotations among eight universities of New Zealand, this annal event is returned to AUT this year and will be held in hybrid way from Nov 24 to 25 in 2022 at the City Campus. As the focus of this research centre in 2022, a group of CeRVers are devoting to the website, budget, and flyers as well as the proceedings of this conference. Our submission system is ready to receive the manuscripts from our participants. We are keen on seeing our friends, colleagues, and attendees by the end of this year. See: https://ivcnz2022.aut.ac.nz/

Superb Demos Showcased at School’s Research Framework Launch Ceremony

Posted on July 26, 2022

CeRV Deputy Director A/Professor Minh Nguyen and the core member Dr. Akbar Ghobakhlou organised the live demos related to our undergoing projects at the research framework launch ceremony of this school on 25 July 2022. The CeRVers showcased web-based augmented reality platforms, computer vision and deep learning applications as well as Cozmo mobile robots, etc. The CeRV demos are unique and feature the school’s research theme Intelligent Systems which have inspired a group of young computer science students who are pursuing their degrees with this school. The demos also have attracted a goodly number of visitors from domestic and overseas to seek hefty number of collaborations with CeRV.

Speech at CSSE Department Retreat 2022

Posted on July 7, 2022

CeRV Director Wei Qi Yan addressed his persuasive speech entitled “CeRV: The Past, Present and Future” at CSSE department retreat of this University which was held at Sorrento in the Park (One Tree Hill Domain) on July 2022. The speech was chaired by the Head of Department (HOD) A/Professor Minh Nguyen, who is also the Deputy Director of CeRV research centre. The retreat was the first reunion in the past three years that our departmental colleagues stayed together in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the first retreat of this department since 2014.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Screen 2 Script Limited (NZ)

Posted on June 7, 2022

CeRV Director Wei Qi Yan has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Screen 2 Script Limited, New Zealand. Screen 2 Script is a Māori owned company that is creating software for the film and television industry to establish faster copyright (especially for indigenous producers), increase legal accessibility for the hearing and vision impaired, and devote to the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. Screen 2 Script has received the financial sponsor from the Callaghan Innovation and MBIE, New Zealand.

Our Excellent Student Passed His PhD Defence

Posted on May 3, 2022

We are pleased to release the news that our PhD student Mr. Robert Le, successfully defended his thesis: “Synthetic data annotation for enhancing the experiences of augmented reality application based on machine learning.” and will be awarded a PhD degree. Dr. Le received his Bachelor degree from the University of Auckland and his master’s degree from us. During his PhD study, Dr. Le has fully engaged in his PhD project, published 14 research articles including CORE A papers, and received a pile of accolades. Our sincere congratulations to Robert and his family, we wish him all success in his future endeavours.

Top Computer Science Scientists in New Zealand

Posted on March 4, 2022

CeRV welcomes the new edition of top scientists ranking for computer science. In the latest list of the “Top Computer Science Scientists in New Zealand” for 2022, two professors from our University have made tremendous progress since last year. Professor Kasabov (Life FIEEE, FRSNZ, & FINN) is sitting at the second position, our late Professor Klette (FRSNZ), the founding director of CeRV centre is positioning at No. 8 in New Zealand. This is a tribute to the legacy of Prof. Klette. CeRVers are proud of their enormous research success and impact. The ranking contains h-index, publications, and citations collected on December 2021. The list provides an opportunity for our community to reflect and identify who are authentic leading experts in computer science research from New Zealand. See: research.com/scientists-rankings/computer-science/nz

The Head of CSSE Department

Posted on February 18, 2022

The deputy director of CeRV research centre Dr Minh Nguyen has been appointed recently as the Head of CSSE Department of this school. Dr Nguyen joined this centre in 2015 and experienced his career as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer as well as an Associate Professor in 2021. Minh has multiple contributions and played his pivotal roles in numerous international conferences organised by this centre. Minh has received a series of research grants from multiple fundations, he has a slew of international collaborators from USA, Germany, Japan, Chile, and Vietnam. Congratulations for our deputy director to realise his great progression and recognition.