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

Apr

IJCAI & SIGIR 2015

We have 5 IJCAI 2015 papers and 1 SIGIR 2015 paper accepted!

Apr

Smile Tour

This past week, a tour was our the lab was held, pictures are available here!

Apr

Promotion

Prof. Fu has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure.

Mar

NEU Outstanding Graduate Student Award!

Sheng Li received the 2015 NEU Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Topmost student award in NEU). Congratulations!

Mar

CVPR 2015

We have 1 CVPR 2015 paper accepted.

Feb

MultiMedia paper

We have 1 IEEE Transactions on MultiMedia paper accepted for 2015 publishing.

Jan

New Home

Our SMILE Lab moved to the new home! Now you can find us at 427 Richards Hall (RI) 360 Huntington Ave.

Jan

Funding

Prof. Fu as PI, NPS, Pinpoint Geolocation using Multi-Source Multi-Dimensional Big Data from Social Media, $450k, 9/15-9/17.

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)