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Active capture at ACM MM 2010

FXPAL has a few papers appearing at the upcoming ACM Multimedia Conference in Firenze, Italy.  Among them is NudgeCam, which was recently featured in an article on MIT’s Technology Review. → Read More: Active capture at ACM MM 2010

Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

I am saddened to hear that Benoît Mandelbrot has passed away. His The Fractal Geometry of Nature excited and intrigued me when I was in high school, though I admit that while I, like many others, examined all the pictures, I read only scattered parts of the text. The talk of his I attended as [...] → Read More: Benoît Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

Best Paper Award

My paper with Vicky Kalogeiton, Dim Papadopoulos and Yiannis Boutalis “A NOVEL VIDEO SUMMARIZATION METHOD BASED ON COMPACT COMPOSITE DESCRIPTORS AND FUZZY CLASSIFIER" awarded as the BEST PAPER* at the “1st International Conference for Under… → Read More: Best Paper Award

FXPAL is hiring

FXPAL has immediate openings for regular full time employees and visiting scientists with research interests in the following areas: cloud computing, computer vision, multimedia applications, location-aware and event-processing applications, interactive documents, mixed reality environments, and database systems. → Read More: FXPAL is hiring

the problem with paper

A writer for the TC blog, Erick Schonfeld, recently posted a description of an encounter he had with a Stanford student at a drug store trying to recruit users to experiment with a paper prototype. The prototype and study were being carried out as a requirement for an HCI course the student is taking. The [...] → Read More: the problem with paper

Limited-time FREE access: International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI)

This journal publishes both applications and theory-oriented articles on new developments in the fields of pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, and is of interest to both researchers in industry and academia. From the beginning, there has a… → Read More: Limited-time FREE access: International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI)

Pluralistic Ignorance and Bayesian Truth Serum

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with CMU professor George Loewenstein, one of the top researchers in the area of behavioral economics. I mentioned my idea of using prediction markets to address the weaknesses of online review systems and reputation systems, and he offered two insightful pointers. The first pointer was to the [...] → Read More: Pluralistic Ignorance and Bayesian Truth Serum

Greece: Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research

The Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs invites all interested beneficiaries to submit proposal summaries for their inclusion in the Action "Support of Postdoctoral Researchers". The aim of this Action is to … → Read More: Greece: Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research

Twitter Launches Lucene Real-Time Search Architecture

The Twitter Search engineering team announced that they launched a New Twitter search Architecture. The previous system was based on the original Summize search system that Twitter acquired in 2008. The old technology was a MySQL-based system that bec… → Read More: Twitter Launches Lucene Real-Time Search Architecture

Final Call for Papers – ECIR 2011

3rd European Conference on Information Retrieval Dublin, Ireland 18 – 21 April 2011 In cooperation with: BCS-IRSG, Dublin City University, University of Sheffield http://ecir2011.dcu.ie The 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval … → Read More: Final Call for Papers – ECIR 2011