IU Computer Vision Lab

Seeing Differently.

The IU Computer Vision Lab investigates and develops advanced statistical and machine learning techniques for automatically analyzing, understanding, and organizing visual information. Our applications include recognizing objects in consumer images, analyzing human activity in video, discovering patterns in large scientific datasets, reconstructing 3-d models of world landmarks, and even studying visual attention in toddlers.

Selected Recent Papers

Chenyou Fan, Jangwon Lee, Mingze Xu, Krishna Kumar Singh, Yong Jae Lee, David Crandall, Michael Ryoo
CVPR 2017
Mingze Xu, David Crandall, Geoffrey Fox, John Paden
ICIP 2017
Scott Workman, Menghua Zhai, David Crandall, Nathan Jacobs
ICCV 2017
Jingya Wang, Mohammed Korayem, Saul Blanco, David Crandall
ACM Multimedia 2016
Stefan Lee, Senthil Purushwalkam, Michael Cogswell, Viresh Ranjan, David Crandall, Dhruv Batra
NIPS 2016
Mohammed Korayem, Robert Templeman, Dennis Chen, David Crandall, Apu Kapadia
CHI 2016

News and Updates

Nov 1, 2017: We have openings for postdoc researchers -- please contact David for more information!
Oct 20, 2017: Two fun remote sensing papers: 3d reconstruction of ice bed surfaces (at ICIP) and combining ground and satellite images to make maps (at ICCV).
Aug 23, 2017: IU is hiring faculty in the general area of Machine and Human Learning. Consider applying!
Jul 22, 2017: Check out our CVPR paper on associating wearable (egocentric) video with third-person video!
Jun 26, 2017: How has visual design on the web changed over time? Two new papers use expert surveys and computer vision to help find out.
Jun 10, 2017: How can developmental psychology inform computer vision, and vice-versa? Check out the talks from our Workshop on Egocentric Vision: From Science to Real-World Applications.
May 20, 2017: I'm very honored for the IU Trustees Teaching Award. But the credit goes to great IU students who make teaching fun -- thanks everyone!
Apr 28, 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Johnson on a successful proposal defense!
Mar 20, 2017: Co-organizing WebSci workshop on The Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring. Deadline is May 1. Please consider submitting!
Feb 15, 2017: Co-organizing CVPR workshop on The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security. Consider submitting a paper or abstract!
Jan 11, 2017: Very excited to lead the CS part of a new $2.5 million award to study interdisciplinary connections between human and machine learning!
Dec 15, 2016: Co-editing special issue on Egocentric Vision and Lifelogging Tools in the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. Please consider submitting a manuscript!
Dec 7, 2016: Check out our NIPS 2016 paper on training diverse networks using multiple choice learning.
Oct 15, 2016: Robert Pless and I are CVPR 2017 tutorial co-chairs. Please consider submitting a proposal!
Oct 8, 2016: Could wearable cameras narrate our lives? Our "DeepDiary" paper at ECCV EPIC is a first step.
Aug 22, 2016: Best paper award at ICDL-Epirob 2016 on wearable cameras to study infant word learning, with Sven Bambach and Profs. Linda Smith and Chen Yu.
Aug 10, 2016: What may machine learning reveal about infant learning? Check out ourCogSci 2016 paper!
Aug 22, 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Sven Bambach on successfully defending his dissertation to earn two PhDs, in Computer Science and Cognitive Science!
Jul 30, 2016: We've moved! Come visit our new lab (and my new office) at 611 N Park Ave (one block west of Informatics West).
Jul 20, 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Stefan Lee on his dissertation defense!
Jul 13, 2016: New contract to collaborate with NSWC Crane on analyzing images of microelectronic devices!
Jul 1, 2016: Promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure).
Jun 27, 2016: Interested in improving diversity of your deep networks? Check out this talk by my student Stefan Lee at a CVPR tutorial.
May 26, 2016: Grant from the IU Social Science Research Commons to investigate applications of computer vision to geography, with Prof. Tom Evans. Thanks SSRC!!
Mar 29, 2016: Congratulations to senior Ben Newman on winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Feb 12, 2016: Our new CHI 2016 paper on detecting computer screens to enhance lifelogger privacy is a CHI best paper honorable mention!
Jan 15, 2016: I'm co-organizing an International Workshop on the Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring at ICWSM 2016. Short and long papers due Feb 20. Consider submitting!
Sept 15, 2015: New ICCV 2015 paper, website, and dataset on hand recognition in first person video. Check out the video spotlight!
Aug 1, 2015: Welcome to new IU faculty member Prof. Michael Ryoo! Check out his interesting work on vision and robotics.
May 26, 2015: Congratulations Dr. Mohammed Korayem on a successful dissertation defense!
Apr 20, 2015: ICCP paper on mining architectural elements in Google Street View. Check out the demo!
Apr 15, 2015: Two CHI papers on privacy challenges and opportunities of wearable cameras
Jan 1, 2015: Recent and upcoming papers: WACV paper on geo-informative attributes, Signal Processing article on pose recognition, ICIP paper on ice layer detection
Dec 18, 2014: New NSF grant to study privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia and Denise Anthony. Check out the video!
Oct 28, 2014: New NSF grant to help build high-performance computing libraries for computer vision and other applications (with G. Fox, J. Qiu, and others)
Sep 8, 2014: Looking for a faculty job? Our school is hiring in Interactive and Intelligent Systems (as well as several other areas).
Aug 22, 2014: Congratulations Dr. Haipeng Zhang on a successful dissertation defense!
Aug 6, 2014: Check out our redesigned lab website, including a nice new overview of our projects!
Jul 21, 2014: Congratulations Dr. Kun Duan on a successful dissertation defense!
Jun 28, 2014: Best paper award at CVPR Workshop on Egocentric Vision
Feb 18, 2014: Google Research Award to study privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia
Feb 8, 2014: Our EMBO paper on science funding featured in Science
Jan 30, 2014: Our PlaceAvoider paper featured in MIT Tech Review and elsewhere
Dec 9, 2013: Best paper award at ICCV Workshop on CV for Converging Perspectives
Oct 1, 2013: Air Force Office of Scientific Research contractto study cloud robotics, with G. Fox and K. Hauser
May 2, 2013: IU Collaborative Research Grant to use first-person cameras to study parent interactions with deaf children (with Houston, Smith, Pisoni, Bergeson-Dana, Yu)
Mar 25, 2013: Awarded NSF CAREER grant
Jan 1, 2013: Awarded IU Faculty Research Support Program (FRSP) grant for studying privacy in first-person cameras, with Apu Kapadia
Sept 12, 2012: Awarded NSF EAGER grant with Chris Raphael, to study optical music recognition
June 15, 2012: Communications of the ACM paper on social photo mining (with Noah Snavely)
May 5, 2012: Our WWW 2012 paper on using Flickr to study ecology featured in New Scientist
April 11, 2012: Awarded subcontract from ObjectVideo to participate in the IARPA Finder program
Sept 12, 2011: Awarded IU Faculty Research Support Program grant to use first-person cameras for studying autistic and typically-developing children, with Chen Yu
June 22, 2011: Our paper on 3d reconstruction won runner-up best paper at CVPR 2011!
Dec 21, 2010: Our PNAS paper on inferring social ties from geo-tags featured in New Scientist and BBC World Service
Aug 24, 2010: Awarded grant from the IU D2I Center for mining social media for ecology