Introduction

SMILE lab focuses on the frontier research of applied machine learning, social media analytics, human-computer interaction, and high-level image and video understanding. Our research is driven by the explosion of diverse multimedia from the Internet, personal or publicly available photos and videos. We start by treating fundamental theory from learning algorithm as the soul of machine intelligence and arm it with visual perception. What follows is a synergetic media learning system that not only actively collects massive visual information from the environment, but also processes and responds human interactively with precise analysis and possible suggestions. We approach visual problem "what is it?" but we are more interested in "what should we do?" or "what does it mean?" and hopefully tackle them by interacting with machines when data are in large-scale and parsing process is extremely complex, e.g., mining social relations among billions of images, recommending through visual cues, total understanding and early prediction of events and activities under social context.

Machine Learning

Data Mining

Computer Vision

Supported By

NSF
NIH
DoD
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Army
DoHSS
IC
NEU
ONR
ARL
DARPA
IARPA
LincolnLab
Samsung
Google
Adobe
UB
ALERT

News

Sep

Congratulations to Hongfu!

Hongfu Liu has been named in the Top 20 New Stars in Data Mining, provided by Microsoft searching.

Aug

Fundings

Prof. Fu as PI, NIJ, Deep Multi-Factor Forensic Face Recognition, $150k.
Prof. Fu as PI, NSF RI, Vision-Based Activity Forecasting by Mining Temporal Causalities, $180k.
Prof. Fu as PI, Samsung GRO Award, Deeply Learned Visual Commonsense and Its Applications, $100k.

Aug

IEEE Transactions on Big Data

We have 2 IEEE Transactions on Big Data paper accepted.

Jul

SPIE Lockheed Martin Best Paper Award

We received the SPIE Lockheed Martin Best Paper Award, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) conference XXVII,2016.

Jul

Congratulations!

Ming Shao from smilelab will join Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Massachusetts (Umass) at Dartmouth as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting from September 1st. Congratulations!

Jul

CIKM 2016

We have 2 CIKM 2016 long papers accepted. The acceptance rate is 165/935=17.6%.

Jul

Senior Member of SPIE

Prof. Fu is elected to be Senior Member of SPIE.

Jul

ECCV 2016 and ACM MM 2016

We have 1 ECCV 2016 and 5 ACM MM 2016 papers accepted.

Awards

2015 NEU Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Topmost student award in NEU) (Sheng Li)
ICDM 2014 NSF Student Travel Award (Zhengming Ding, Kang Li, and Sheng Li)
ACM MM 2014 Student Travel Award (Chengcheng Jia, Shuyang Wang, and Zhengming Ding)
DHS Homland Security- STEM Career Development Program fellowship award (Joseph Robinson)
Northeastern University’s ‘Huntington 100′ Award (Joseph Robinson)
ECE Department Senior Capstone Competition (1st Place) award (Joseph Robinson)
2014 SDM Best Paper Award from SIAM SDM! Only 1 out of 384 submissions! (Sheng Li and Prof. Fu)
CDSP Research Workshop Award for Best Poster award (Joseph Robinson)
IEEE and ECE Department Winner for T-shirt Design Contest (Joseph Robinson)
ACM MM 2014 Student Travel Award (Chengcheng Jia, Shuyang Wang, and Zhengming Ding)