Upcoming Talks

David Filip

David Filip is Chair (Convener) of OASIS XLIFF OMOS TC; Secretary, Lead Editor and Liaison Officer of OASIS XLIFF TC; a former Co-Chair and Editor for the W3C ITS 2.0 Recommendation; Steering Committee member of GALA TAPICC, Advisory Editorial Board member for the Multilingual magazine; co-moderator of the Standards IG at JIAMCATT. David has been also appointed as NSAI expert to ISO TC 37/SC 3 and /SC 5, ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 9. /SC38, and /SC42. His specialties include open standards and process metadata, workflow and meta-workflow automation. David works as a Research Fellow at the ADAPT Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Before 2011, he oversaw key research and change projects for Moravia’s worldwide operations. David held research scholarships at universities in Vienna, Hamburg and Geneva, and graduated in 2004 from Brno University with a PhD in Analytic Philosophy. David also holds master’s degrees in Philosophy, Art History, Theory of Art and German Philology.

Standardization and Research

David will explain about the multilingual content standardization ecosystem, starting with foundational standards such as XML and Unicode, over XML vocabularies for payload and metadata exchange, to API and reference architecture specifications. He will explain basic standardization principles with special regard for internet based technologies, touching on different standardization cultures ranging from industry associations, over ad hoc consortia, IETF, OASIS, W3C, Unicode, to traditional SDOs such as ISO, ISO/IEC, ASTM etc. David will also touch on the relationship of standardization, research, and innovation and how it is important or not for research groups and institutes to participate in standardization. Difference between anticipatory and post hoc standardization will be explained and how royalty free standards create and grow markets for technology and innovation.

His talk takes place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 13:00 in room E104.


Torsten Sattler

obo-2011Torsten Sattler received a PhD in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Bastian Leibe and Prof. Leif Kobbelt. In December 2013, he joined the Computer Vision and Geometry Group of Prof. Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he currently is a senior researcher and Marc Pollefeys’ deputy while Prof. Pollefeys is on leave from ETH. His research interests include (large-scale) image-based localization using Structure-from-Motion point clouds, real-time localization and SLAM on mobile devices and for robotics, 3D mapping, Augmented abd Virtual Reality, machine learning, (multi-view) stereo, image retrieval and efficient spatial verification, camera calibration and pose estimation. His current work focuses on making algorithms for localization and mapping “smarter” by incorporating higher-level scene understanding.

Torsten has worked on dense sensing for self-driving cars as part of the V-Charge project. He is currently involved in enabling semantic SLAM and re-localization for gardening robots (as part of the Trimbot2020 project, a EU Horizon 2020 project where he leads the efforts on a workpackage), research for Google’s Tango project, where he leads CVG’s research efforts, and in work on self-driving cars.

Torsten has organized multiple tutorials and workshops at CVPR and ICCV. He regularly serves as a reviewer for the top-conferences in Computer Vision (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV) and Robotics (IROS, ICRA) and is an area chair for CVPR 2018 and 3DV 2018.

His talk takes place in May / June 2018.


Miloslav Druckmüller

MDMiloslav Druckmüller is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Institute of mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology and the head of the Department of Computer Graphics and Geometry. His main interests are numerical methods of image analysis, digital image processing, computer graphics and complex variable analysis. During the last 10 years he has been cooperating widely with the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii in the field of solar coronal plasma research. He cTse2008proreated a large archive of K-corona (photospheric light scattered on free electrons) images and temperature maps based on Fe and Ni ions observing based on data obtained during total solar eclipses during last two decades. Nowadays his research is mainly focused on processing and analysis of data obtained by NASA SDO spacecraft. His talk takes place in POSTPONED.


Kevin Köser

Kevin KöserKevin Köser is a senior researcher at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel. His main research interest lies in novel camera-based measurement techniques for (deep) sea environments and processes (3D underwater vision). These help to study resources, to explore and monitor (deep) sea habitats or to assess hazards, e.g. with respect to gas flux or seafloor dynamics. In the past years Dr. Köser has taught the classes 3D Photography and Computer Vision Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and has worked as a senior researcher in ETH’s Computer Vision and Geometry Lab on shape and motion extraction from photos and videos, geolocalization and image registration. POSTPONED


Santosh Mathan

Santosh Mathan is an Engineering Fellow at Honeywell Aerospace and a Principal Scientist in the Human Centered Systems group at Honeywell Laboratories. His research lies at the intersection of human computer interaction, machine learning, and biological signal processing. Santosh is the principal investigator and program manager on several efforts to use neurotechnology in practical settings. These efforts, carried out in collaboration with academic and industry researchers around the world, have led to the development of machine learning and signal processing algorithms that can estimate changes in cognitive function following brain trauma, identify fluctuations in attention, boost the activity of cortical networks underlying fluid intelligence, and serve as the basis for hands-free robotic control. Papers describing these projects have won multiple best paper awards at research conferences, and have been covered by the press in publications including the Wall Street Journal and Wired. He has been awarded over 19 US patents. Santosh has a doctoral degree in Human Computer Interaction from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where his research explored the use of computational cognitive models for diagnosing and remedying student difficulties during skill acquisition. His talk takes place in POSTPONED.

Scaling up Cognitive Efficacy with Neurotechnology

Cognition and behavior arise from the activity of billions of neurons. Ongoing research indicates that non-invasive neural sensing techniques can provide a window into this never ending storm of electrical activity in our brains, and yield rich information of interest to system designers and trainers. Direct measurement of brain activity has the potential to provide objective measures that can help system designers and trainers in a variety of ways, including estimating the impact of a system on users during the design process, estimating cognitive proficiency during training, and providing new modalities for humans to interact with computer systems. In this presentation, Santosh Mathan will review research in the Honeywell Advanced Technology organization that offer novel tools and techniques to advance Human Computer Interaction. While many of these research explorations are at an early stage, they offer the preview of practical tools that lie around the corner for researchers and practitioners with an interest in boosting human performance in challenging task environments.