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News (2018)(Earlier News, 2008-2017)
- (Oct) The DPRL PhD students (Thomas Choi, Mahshad Mahdavi, Behrooz Mansouri, and Wei Zhong) presented their research in the poster seesion at the AI@GCCIS event held on Friday, Oct. 19th. It was a good event, celebrating AI research in the Computing College at RIT.
- (Oct) In mid-October, Thomas Choi and Prof. Zanibbi visited the Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Lab at McGill University in Montréal. Thomas presented his ongoing work in Optical Music Recognition (OMR). Our sincerest thanks to Dr. Fujinaga and his students for an informative and fun visit.
- (Oct) Mahshad Madhavi presented a poster on recognizing formulas in images, and Prof. Zanibbi gave an invited talk on formula search in videos and lecture notes at the Western New York Image Processing Workshop (WNYIP) held at RIT in early October.
- (Sept) Kenny Davila's Best Paper award at ICFHR 2018 has been announced on the CS web pages: link.
- (Sept) A new version of the AccessMath lecture video indexing code and video data sets are available.
- (Aug) The DPRL welcomes Abishai Dmello to the lab. Abishai will be completing an MSc thesis on math-aware search.
- (Aug) Kenny Davila and Prof. Zanibbi received the Best Paper award at ICFHR 2018.
- (July) Prof. Zanibbi is Co-Chairing ICFHR 2018 in early August, the leading international conference on handwriting recognition and applications.
- (July) Kenny Davila's Tangent-V system is now available for download. This is a new system for visual search of math in lecture notes and lecture videos, which will be presented at ICFHR 2018 in Niagara Falls in early August.
- (June) The lab welcomes Kwon-Young Choi, a PhD student from the University of Rennes, France. Kwon-Young's PhD is being co-advised by Bertrand Couasnon, Yann Ricquebourg, and Prof. Zanibbi. Kwon-Young is visiting from June through November of 2018.
- (May) Congratulations to Wei Zhong, who successfully passed his Research Potential Assessment (the 'comprehensive' in our PhD program) after writing and defending a nice paper on an improved path-based model for formula retrieval using operator trees.
- (May) Kenny Davila and Prof. Zanibbi's paper, "Visual Search Engine for Handwritten and Typeset Math in Lecture Videos and LaTeX Notes" has been accepted for Oral presentation at ICFHR 2018. The conference is being held in Niagara Falls in August.
- (May) The conference program and registration for ICFHR 2018 are now online. ICFHR is the leading conference on handwriting recognition and related applications. Prof. Zanibbi is a Co-Chair for the conference this year.
- (May) Kenny Davila came back to RIT to graduate. It was a very nice time to celebrate his excellent work during his PhD, and to meet his family, including his mother, father, and brother who flew in from Honduras (pictures).
- (May) Congratulations to Ritvik Joshi, who has secured a full-time position at Petuum Corporation. They are a start-up in Pittsburgh, initiated by some faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon University. They are specializing in providing scalable machine learning as a service.
- (May) Prof. Zanibbi has been promoted to Full Professor. My thanks to the students in the DPRL, without whom this would not have happened!
- (Apr.) The lab welcomes Behrooz Mansouri, who will be joining the lab as a PhD student in Fall 2018. Behrooz will be studying math-aware search engines, with an emphasis on using text-math embeddings to improve search in technical documents.
- (Apr.) Supriya Godge and Aditya Murthy will present their MS Project work in a poster session on Thursday, May 3rd from 1-3pm in the GCCIS atrium. They have been doing work on converting LaTeX output to structure trees for neural math image parsers, and improving a system for text detection in natural scenes.
- (Mar.) Our lab picture has been updated (see the Members Page).
- (Mar.) Congratulations to Parag Mali, who will be interning with a pattern recognition group at Apple in Cupertino this summer.
- (Feb.) The lab welcomes Xuechun Wu, who will be working as a visual designer for the MathSeer project.
- (Feb.) Congratluations to Puneeth Kukkadapu, who will also be interning with a pattern recognition group at Apple this summer!
- (Jan.) Prof. Zanibbi will be giving a lightning talk about the lab's work in math-aware search on Feb. 15th in the session from 12:30-2pm in the Golisano Auditorium (facebook page is here).
- (Jan.) The lab is happy to welcome new members starting in Spring 2018:
- Puneeth Kukkadapu, MSc Student (Computer Science) - working on math-aware search interfaces.
- Parag Mali, MSc Student (Computer Science) - working on content extraction and search in lecture videos.
- Aditya Murthy, MSc Student (Computer Science) - workoing on text detection in natural scenes.
- (Dec.) Congratulations to Xuan Huang, who has secured an internship with Facebook in summer 2018.
- (Dec.) In December, the National Science Foundation (USA) awarded a grant to Prof. Zanibbi, Dr. Anurag Agarwal (RIT), Dr. Douglas Oard (Univ. Maryland, College Park), and Dr. Lee Giles (Penn State) in support of research into exploiting text-math relationships in the design of math-aware search engines, and integration with the CiteSeerX technical paper database.