Video and Language - Prof. Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester


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Title: Video and Language


Video has become ubiquitous on the Internet, TV, as well as personal devices. Recognition of video content has been a fundamental challenge in computer vision for decades, where previous research predominantly focused on recognizing videos using a predefined yet limited vocabulary. Thanks to the recent development of deep learning techniques, researchers in vision and NLP communities are now striving to bridge videos with natural language in order to move beyond classification to interpretation, which should be regarded as the ultimate goal of video understanding. We will present recent advances in exploring the synergy of video understanding and language processing techniques, including video-language alignment, language localization in videos, video captioning, and video emotion analysis.


Professor Jiebo Luo joined the University of Rochester in 2011 after a prolific career of over fifteen years at Kodak Research Laboratories. He has been involved in numerous technical conferences, including serving as the program co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2010, IEEE CVPR 2012, and IEEE ICIP 2017. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Pattern Recognition, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Machine Vision and Applications, and Journal of Electronic Imaging. He is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAI, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE.