Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CCIS Seminar: Multimedia Forensics & Inverse Light Transport: Introduction and Open Problems

Dear Colleagues,
Centre for Computing and Intelligent Systems (CCIS), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) will be organizing the following open seminar:

Date: 7 Oct 2011 (Friday)
Time: 11:00am-11.30am
Venue: 6th Floor Meeting room, SA Block, FES,  UTAR, KL Campus, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Speaker: Tian-Tsong Ng
Title: Multimedia Forensics & Inverse Light Transport: Introduction and Open Problems
Abstract: Multimedia forensics arises from a question as old as photography: When is seeing is believing. Today, images and videos are as commonly exchanged and shared as are text messages when Internet was first invented. Visual content has become inseparable from our daily communications and is increasingly used as personal records or evidence in courts of law. I will introduce multimedia forensics and describe the open problems awaiting answers.
I will also briefly talk about a different research topic in computer vision and graphics known as inverse light transport. Light transport is function that maps the light sources and the images. Inverse light transport can be considered a general framework for tackling low-level computer vision problems and the research is still at its infancy. I will introduce the related early works and the open problems.
Speaker Bio:
Tian-Tsong Ng is a research scientist in Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. He received his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1998, his M.Phil. in Signal Processing from Cambridge University in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2007. His research interest lies in computer vision, computer graphics and image forensics.
He won the Microsoft Best Student Paper Award at ACM Multimedia Conference in 2005, the John Wiley & Sons Best Paper Award at the first IEEE Workshop in Information Security and Forensics in 2009 and I2R Best Paper Award in 2010. He is a Commonwealth Scholar and an A*STAR Overseas Graduate Scholar.

The seminar is open to all staff, students and public. Admission is free and no registration required. Please encourage your students / research counterparts to attend this seminar.

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