ACM Faculty Talk Series
Semi-supervised Learning for Visual Recognition
Dr. Hamed Pirsiavash, Assistant Professor, CSEE
1:00-2:00pm Friday, February 23, 2018, ITE 325, UMBC
We are interested in learning representations (features) that are discriminative for semantic image understanding tasks such as object classification, detection, and segmentation in images. A common approach to obtain such features is to use supervised learning. However, this requires manual annotation of images, which is costly, time-consuming, and prone to errors. In contrast, unsupervised or self-supervised feature learning methods exploiting unlabeled data can be much more scalable and flexible. I will present some of our efforts in this direction.
Hamed Pirsiavash is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to joining UMBC in 2015 he was a postdoctoral research associate at MIT and he obtained his PhD at the University of California Irvine. He does research in the intersection of computer vision and machine learning.
This talk is sponsored by the UMBC Student Chapter of the ACM. Contact with any questions regarding this event.