Signal Processing (discontinued) - 6th Annual Watson Workshop


Emerging Leaders in Multimedia and Signal Processing
Jointly Hosted by
The Multimedia & Signal Processing PICs


IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne NY, USA
October 14-15, 2010 at the Hawthorne Cafeteria Annex


The "Emerging Leaders in Multimedia" workshop series is an annual event organized to recognize outstanding student researchers in the multimedia area.

Detailed Program

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First day: Oct. 14 (Hawthorne, Cafeteria Annex)

8:30-9:00 Breakfast  

9:00-10:00 Keynote talk: Build Watson: A Brief Overview of DeepQA and the Jeopardy! Challenge, Jennifer Chu-Carroll from IBM

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:55 Signal sensing and coding
10:15-10:40 "Compressive Sensing", Mark Davenport, Rice University
10:40-11:05 "Structured Sparsity and Its Applications", Junzhou Huang, Rutgers University
11:05-11:30 "Engineering the Wireless Communications Market", Shaolei Ren, UCLA
11:30-11:55 "Delay Tradeoffs in P2P Networks: Erasure Multiple Description Coding", Ebad Ahmed, Cornell University

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Cafeteria Atrium)

1:00-2:15 Social media and behavior understanding  
1:00-1:25 "Identifying Topically Relevant Social Media: Where Sampling Meets User Cognition", Munmun De Choudhury, Arizona State University
1:25-1:50 "The Friends and Family Study: Using Cellphones to Understand Human Dynamics", Wei Pan, MIT
1:50-2:15 "Socio-Behavioral Computing: Enriching Social Situational Awareness through Multimedia Technologies", Sreekar Krishna, Arizona State University

2:15-2:30 Coffee break

2:30-3:45 Multimedia analysis and recognition
2:30-2:55 "Large Scale Visual Recognition", Liangliang Cao, UIUC
2:55-3:20 "Advancing geometric analysis of man-made environments", Olga Barinova, Moscow State University
3:20-3:45 "Mining Web Contexts for Multimedia Applications", Bingbing Ni, National University of Singapore

4:00-5:00 One-to-one meeting with IBM researchers

Second day: Oct. 15 (Hawthorne, Cafeteria Annex)


8:30 - 8:50 Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 ISL demo (Hawthorne II, ISL)

11:00 - 12:00 Keynote talk: Image Retrieval Via Brain State Decoding and Semi-Supervised Learning, by Prof. Shih-Fu Chang from Columbia

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch with Managers (Hawthorne Cafeteria Atrium)

1:30 - 3:00 Panel Discussion: emerging topics on multimedia

3:00 - 4:00 One-to-one meeting with IBM researchers

4:00-4:30 Concluding Remarks (optional)