News

12
Oct
10/12/2017
Prof. Ghanem gives an invited talk on learning to detect human activity in untrimmed video at GTC Europe 2017​​
26
Jul
7/26/2017
​IVUL hosted the 2nd annual ActivityNet Large Scale Action Recognition Challenge during CVPR 2017.​
17
Jul
7/17/2017
​​IVUL got 3 papers accepted to ICCV 2017! These papers address research problems in convolutional sparse coding, line drawing analysis, and 3D object detection.​​​
04
May
5/4/2017
Abdullah Hamdi participates in global UNESCO event on “Youth and their Social Impact” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01
May
5/1/2017
Adel Bibi and Matthias Mueller have been accepted to participate in the ICVSS (International Computer Vision Summer Schoole) 2017 in Italy. Admission into this summer school is quite competitive in the vision community.​​​
03
Mar
3/3/2017
6 CVPR papers got accepted!! 2 orals + 4 posters​​​
16
Dec
15
Dec
12/15/2016
Our paper on binary optimization using MPEC reformulation got accepted to AAAI2017. Check it out in the publication tab
29
Nov
11/29/2016
​Prof. Ghanem was awarded a TAQADAM grant from Sabb Bank for a project that focuses on developing AR on wearable devices for the sensory impaired
08
Aug
8/8/2016
An IVUL PhD student (Victor Escorcia) participated in the Deep Learning Summer School. He was selected among many students/researchers worldwide to attend this event, where he had the opportunity to interact with and learn from leaders in the field of deep learning.
24
Jul
7/24/2016
An IVUL PhD student (Fabian Caba)​ participates in the Computer Vision Summer School. He was selected among many applications worldwide to attend this international event, where he had the opportunity to interact and learn from leaders of the field of computer vision.​
11
Jul
7/11/2016
IVUL team got 4 papers accepted to ECCV!
08
Jul
7/8/2016
Two IVUL PhD students (Fabian Caba and Victor Escorcia) participate in the annual MSR Summer School. They were selected among many international applications to attend the event. It was an eye-opening experience for both of them.
6/26/2016
​Hachid won the award for the Venture pitch with the best business plan at the Fifth Annual Vision Industry and Entrepreneur Workshop (VIEW) 2016. VIEW is held in conjunction with the prestigeous and highly competitive Conference on Vision and Pattern Recognition, one of the premier scientific venues in the field of computer vision. VIEW brings together young high-tech startups and established industry in the field of Computer Vision, Robotics, and Graphics. Prof. Ghanem gave the winning pitch at the workshop on behalf of his Hachid co-founders. ​
17
Apr
4/17/2016
Our recent work on stroke authorship recognition (SAR) was highlighted in the KAUST Discovery webpage. This work was published in CGF2015.​​
07
Apr
4/7/2016
An MIT Tech Review article was published about work done with Effat university undergrads, a very hard working bunch of young ladies
24
Mar
3/24/2016
​The first annual ActivityNet large-scale action recognition challenge is underway. A development kit, training and validation subsets, and testing data without ground-truth annotations are available.
23
Mar
3/23/2016
QNRF proposal with David Yang, Marianne Winslett, and Mounir Hamdi on "Real-Time Analytics for Sports Video Streams" is accepted!! [go to 02:39 in the video here]
16
Mar
3/16/2016
Prof. Ghanem gave a talk on large-scale activity understanding at the annual KAUST-NSF conference.​
01
Mar
3/1/2016
IVUL got 3 papers accepted to CVPR2016! They focus on RGB tracking, RGBD tracking, and activity detection.
18
Dec
12/18/2015
Our workshop proposal on large-scale human activity understanding was accepted to CVPR2016. We will be releasing the results of the 1st annual ActivityNet challenge during the workshop. This venue allows researchers in the field to evaluate their activity classification and detection techniques on a large-scale benchmark of in-the-wild video sequences.
16
Nov
11/16/2015
Out of 2 paper submissions, IVUL got 2 AAAI papers accepted!
28
Aug
8/28/2015
IVUL got 3 papers accepted to ICCV, out of 3 submissions!​​​
15
Apr
4/15/2015
Fabian Caba and Victor Escorcia get invited to the 10th Annual MSR Summer School at Cambridge, UK.
02
Mar
3/2/2015
5 CVPR papers got accepted!!! 1 oral + 4 posters​​​​​
3/1/2015
CIV Conference​ at KAUST. Thanks to David Forsyth, Irfan Essa, Larry Davis, Shuicheng Yan, Yi Ma, Daniel Cremers, and ALL the other speakers!
13
Feb
2/13/2015
Awarded Google Faculty Research Award​ for ''ActivityNet: A Large-Scale Video Benchmark for Human Activity Understanding''!​​
15
Dec
12/15/2014
2 Eurographics papers accepted to publication
15
Dec
12/15/2014
Gave an invited talk the the first annual Conference on Remote Sensing at ARAMCO in Dammam
15
Dec
12/15/2014
Recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia 2014
01
Nov
11/1/2014
Presented 3 papers at ACCV 2014
16
Jun
6/16/2014
Ali Thabet wins the SABIC postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 year! 
19
May
5/19/2014
Program Committee member of two workshops at ACCV 2014 [IWRR2014][FSLCV2014]