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

Nov

ACM

Prof. Fu has been elected to be Senior Member of ACM.

Nov

Six AAAI 2016 Papers!

We have 6 AAAI 2016 papers accepted. All authors are my students from my SMILE Lab! Congratulations!

Nov

Funding

Prof. Fu as PI, MITLL, Multimedia Search and Retrieval, $28k, 11/15-11/16.

Oct

IEEE Transactions on IP

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

Oct

IVCJ

Prof. Fu has accepted the invitation to serve as Editorial Board member of Image and Vision Computing (IVCJ).

Sep

CVIU 2015

We have 1 Elsevier CVIU accepted for 2015 publishing.

Sep

PAMI 2015

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

Sep

Adobe Research Award

Professor Fu as PI has received the Adobe Research Awards from Adobe, $50K.

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)