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

Aug

Adobe Gift Donation

Professor Fu as PI, Adobe, Gift donation, $12k; Co-PI, AFOSR STTR, $60k.

Aug

CIS Awardee!

Professor Fu is recognized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) as the awardee of 2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award, for contributions to neural computing, manifold learning, and visual intelligence.

Aug

ICDM 2015

We have 2 ICDM 2015 paper accepted.

Jul

Travel Award

Our PHD student Sheng Li received the ACM SIGIR Travel Award for CIKM 15. Congratulations!

Jul

Papers Accepted!

We have 1 IEEE Transactions on NNLS and 1 IEEE Transactions on IP paper accepted for 2015 publishing.

Jun

CIKM 2015

We have 1 CIKM 2015 paper accepted.

May

Funding

Professor Fu as PI, Samsung, Unconstrained Visual Recognition, $132k, 4/15-12/15.

May

Another Accomplishment!

Professor Fu is selected as one of the 2015 National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering by NAE.

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)