News and Events - 2017
Welcome to Lewis Baker
The Graphics Lab recently welcomed a new PhD student, Lewis Baker. Lewis will be investigating Augmented Reality for on-site spectator at sports events with Stefanie, Steve and Tobias Langlotz (HCI lab at InfoSci).
News and Events - 2016
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand is in Palmerston North on November 21st and 22nd. We have five papers accepted from Tap, Rassoul, Lewis, Stefanie, and Steven. See the publications page for details.
Hamza has published a paper and dataset of 3D vertebrae models in the Data Science Journal, and Steven is co-author on a paper by Tom Botterill summarising the robot vine pruning project in the Journal of Field Robotics.
Welcome to Stefanie
Stefanie Zollmann has just joined the department as a lecturer. She has previously worked at Animation Research Ltd., and her research interests lie in Visual Computing, the intersection between vision, graphics, visualisation, and HCI.
The Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing was held from August 16-19 in Philadelphia. Huan presented work on scalable nearest neighbours search using PCA. This was joint work with David, Steven, and Zhiyi, as well as Yongwei Wu from Tsingua University, China.
News and Events - 2015
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand is in Auckland from 23rd to 24th of November. We have four papers accepted from Masha, Xiping, Jordan, and Huan. See the publications page for details.
The Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Vision Technology is in Auckland from 23rd to 27th of November. Steven has a paper appearing with Tom Botterill and colleauges from the University of Canterbury.
Summer Students in the Lab
We have two students working in the lab over summer. Joshua La Pine will be continuing the work he started with Ashley and Shahne in his COSC490 project making a collbaorative AR jigsaw puzzle, and Joseph Cahill-Lane is tracking bristlebots for playing robot football.
Welcome to Tapabrata Chakraborti
The Graphics Lab recently welcomed a new PhD student, Tapabrata Chakraborti. Tapabrata joins us from Jadavpur University, India, and will be investigating fine-grained recognition with Brendan and Steve.
The International Conference on 3D Vision was held in Lyon from the 8th to 11th of December. Steven presented his paper "Accelerated Relative Camera Pose from Oriented Features".
Welcome to Rassoul Mesbah
The Graphics Lab recently welcomed a new PhD student, Rassoul Mesbah. Rassoul joins us from Iran, where he has been working in industry having completed his MSc in 2007. Rassoul will be exploring applications of convolutional neural networks to medical image segmentation.
The International Conference on Automation, Robotics, and Applications was held in Queenstown in February. Adrien Julé had a paper accepted on "Discriminative Touch from Pressure Sensors".
News and Events - 2014
The International Conference on 3D Vision is in Tokyo from the 8th to 11th of December. Steven has a paper in with Tom Botterill and Richard Green at Canterbury University.
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand was held in Hamilton from the 19th to 21st of November. Once again we were well represented - see the publications page for more details.
The Asian Conference on Computer Vision was held in Singapore from the 1st to 5th of November. Xiping presented his paper "NOKMeans: Non-Orthogonal K-means Hashing".
The International Conference on Pattern Recognition was held in Stockholm from the 24th to 28th of August. Umair presented a paper titled "Emergent Properties from Feature Co-occurrence in Image Collections".
Visitor from ISEN
Adrien Julè joined us as in intern from ISEN in France from May to September. He worked with Ali, Brendan, and Steven on touch sensors for a robot gripper.
New Project Students
Once again, the start of the academic year brings new 400-level project students to the lab. You can find out about their projects on the people pages.
News and Events - 2013
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand was held in Wellington from 27th-29th November. We had quite a few papers in the conference this year - see the publications page for more details. Maria won a prize for best student paper, and Steven won best poster.
The Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition was held in Okinawa from 5-8 November. Nabeel presented his work "Analysis of Verification Methods for Indoor Image Matching", and Xiping presented "Improved Spectral Clustering using Adaptive Mahalanobis Distance".
Smart Day 2013
The 10th of October was Smart Day for 2013.
The International Conference on Image Processing was held in Melbourne from 15-18 September. Steven presented his work Relative Orientation and Scale for Improved Feature Matching, and was co-author on Detecting Structured Light Patterns in Colour Images using Support Vector Machines. David G. Stork also stopped by on his way back from the conference and gave a talk about When Computers Look at Art.
Nabeel recently submitted his PhD thesis for examination, and Lynn has completed the corrections to her PhD also. Congratulations to them both!
The Spatial Information Research Conference was held at Otago from 29-30 August. Steven presented a poster titled Implementing Automated Photogrammetry for the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) Facilities.
eResearch Symposium 2013
The eResearch NZ 2013 symposium is being held in Christchurch from the 2nd to the 4th of July. Steven is giving a short presentation on Using heterogeneous distributed computing to facilitate 3D reconstruction.
We have another visiting student, Prateek Singh from Galgotias College of Engineering and Technogoly, will be in the lab for the next two months working on object recognition with Brendan.
We're pleased to welcome two visiting students from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Akshay Gulati will be working with Steve on calibrating and synchronising cameras, while Abhishek Sunkari will be working with Brendan and Nabeel on a mobile application for location determination. They will be with us until mid July.
New Year, Even More New Students
As well as the new 400-level project students, several new Postgrads have joined the lab. Maria, Xiping, and Jordan are all starting PhD research, while Ben is studying towards an MSc.
New Year, New Students
Once again, the start of the academic year brings new 400-level project students to the lab. This year we have eight such students, and you can find out about their projects on the people pages.
IVCNZ Proceedings Online
The proceedings for the IVCNZ 2012 conference that was held here in Dunedin late last year are now available online through the ACM Digital Library. Thanks to all the authors, reviewers, attendees, and helpers who made it such a successful event.
News and Events - 2012
We're pleased to have four undergraduate students working in the lab over summer. Jess is working on mobile phone localisation and motion estimation; Thomas is looking at vision-based quadrotor control; Matthew is building image distortion/smart magnification applications; and Corwin is investigating automatic musical composition.
At the end of November we hosted the Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) 2012 conference. Brendan, Steven, and Jeremiah Deng from Information Science were the conference organisers, and many people from the lab helped out. Brendan, Steven, Nabeel, and Umair all had papers in the conference - see the publications page for details.
Nabeel's work is part of Living it Up/iPos, one of 5 finalists in the AppStar competion. There were over 100 applicants, and there is a $20,000 top prize.
Apple University Consortium's conference for Mac OS 2012
Thomas Verbeek has been accepted to present a workshop at /dev/world 2012. This is the Apple University Consortium's conference for Mac OS, iOS and web in Melbourne, Australia. He will be presenting "Integrating the video element using HTML5" to delegates from across Australia and New Zealand. Read more on the AUC WEBSITE
The 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Nabeel has a paper accepted to The 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility to be held in USA on 22sd-24th October.
Optimising Light Source Positions to Minimise Illumination Variation for 3D Vision
Steven has a paper accepted to the 3DimPVT conference with collaborators in Christchurch. The conference is to be held in Zurich in October 2012.
Umair got a paper accepted to 2012 International Conference on Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA)
Postgrad Symposium 2012
Hamza won the best presentation award during the postgrad symposium held in computer science on the 27th August 2012
The 13th Annual Conference of the NZ ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction will be held at Otago from 2-3 July. Nabeel will be demonstrating his Indoor Scene Localization application.
IVCNZ 2012 - CfP
The Image and Vision Computing New Zealand 2012 conference will be held at Otago. The Call for Papers is out now. The deadline for submissions is 10th September, and the conference will run from th 26th to the 28th of November.
The NZ Computer Science Research Student Conference is being held at Otago from 11-13 April. This conference is organised by research students, and many of the lab members are involved in various roles. Umair Khan is presenting his work A Memory Efficient Approach for SIFT Size Reduction.
Smart Day 2012
Today (27th March) was Smart Day for 2012.
New Year, New Students
With the start of the academic year, we welcome 400-level project students to the lab. We're really looking forward to seeing what our new members produce over the course of the year.
News and Events - 2011
SGIGRAPH Asia 2011
SIGGRAPH Asia is being held in Hong King from the 12th-15th of December. Geoff will be presenting The Octagon in the Emerging Technologies exhibition.
The International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications is being held in Wellington, New Zealand from the 6th to 8th of December. We have one paper in this conference:
Tom Botterill, Steven Mills, and Richard Green: Design and Calibration of a Hybrid Computer Vision and Structured Light 3D Imaging System.
The International Conference on Digital Imaging Computing: Techniques and Applications is being held in Noosa, Queensland from the 5th to 8th of December. We have two papers in this conference:
Tom Botterill, Steven Mills, and Richard Green: Fast RANSAC Hypothesis Generation for Essential Matrix Generation.
Nabeel Kahn, Brendan McCane, and Geoff Wyvill: SIFT and SURF Performance Evaluation against Various Image Deformations on Benchmark Dataset.
The Image and Vision Computing New Zealand conference is being held in Auckland, New Zealand from the 29th of November to the 1st of December. We have several papers in this conference:
Brendan McCane: Model-Based Estimation of Vertebrae from Uncalibrated Bi-Planar XRays.
Nabeel Khan, Brendan McCane, and Geoff Wyvill: Homography based Visual Bag of Word Model for Scene Matching in Indoor Environments.
Lech Szymanski and Brendan McCane:Visualising Kernel Spaces.
Tom Botterill, Steven Mills, and Richard Green:Refining Essential Matrix Estimates from RANSAC.