Call For Participation: VIEW 2013 IEEE Vision Industry and Entrepreneur Workshop at CVPR

Jan 23, 2013 at 1:53 am in by Computer Vision Central



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Location: Workshop in C124, Industry Session in C125-C126
Schedule: Full day

0800 Welcome: Sek Chai (SRI International) and Boaz Super (Motorola Solutions), Co-Chairs

S1: Distinguished Speakers (0810–1015)

  • 0810 Invited Talk: Research and Development at Microsoft, Richard Szeliski (Microsoft Research)
  • 0850 Invited Talk: From Human Vision to Computer Vision: Innovations and Inventions, Khaled ElMaleh (Qualcomm)
  • 0930 Invited Talk: A Professor’s View on University Patents: Filing, Commercialization, Prosecution, and Litigation, Shmuel Peleg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • 1015 Morning Break

S2: Session 2 (1040-1200)

  • 1040 Industry Session Spotlights: Moderator: Himanshu Arora (
  • 1100 Tutorial Session: Preparing to Pitch: Creating the Vision for your Vision, Terrance Boult (UCCS, Securics)
  • 1200 Lunch Break

S3: Industry Session: Demos, Posters, Recruiting (1300–1445)

  • The Kooaba Recognition Platform and its Applications, Till Quack, Tobias Jaeggli
  • Technologies for Vision, Augmented Reality and Natural User Interface, Aamer Zaheer, Ali Rehan, Murtaza Taj, Abdul Rehman
  • SRI International Vision Technology, Sek Chai
  • Computer Vision for Enterprise and Public Safety at Motorola Solutions, Ankur Patel
  • Euvision Technologies: Mining for Images, Koen van de Sande, Cees Snoek, Harro Stokman
  • Video Analytics at United Technologies Research Center, Alan Finn
  • RigIT: an Autonomous Rigging Application, Jeffrey Holcomb
  • Computer Vision at Eyenuk: Image Analysis for Your Health and Your Photos, Kaushal Solanki, Chaithanya Ramachandra, Nitin Solanki
  • Visual Search Technologies at A9, Arnab Dhua, Himanshu Arora
  • Large Scale Face Recognition in Online Videos, Carolina Galleguillos, Hardik Shah, Robert Impollonia
  • Embedded Vision Alliance: An Engineering Community at the Intersection of Computer Vision and Embedded Systems, Jeremy Giddings, Jeff Bier
  • Collaborative Computer Vision R&D at Kitware, Brad Davis, Sangmin Oh, Matt Turek, Amitha Perera, Anthony Hoogs
  • Computer Vision Applications at Amazon, Jim Curlander, Danny Guan
  • Computer Vision, Statistics, Simulation and Airport Problems, Roman Pflugfelder, Norbert Braendle

S4: Distinguished Speakers (1445–1715)

  • 1445 Invited Talk: Taking Vision from Expert to Everyday, Michael Geertsen (DARPA),  Harpreet Sawhney (SRI)
  • 1535 Afternoon Break
  • 1555 Invited Talk: Productizing a Computer Vision Technology, Victor Eruhimov (Itseez)
  • 1635 Invited Talk: Computer Vision Solutions for the eCommerce World, Gautam Bhargava(

S5: Panel Session (1715–1800)

  • 1715 Panel: Computer Vision Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Community, Moderator: Boaz Super (Motorola Solutions)
  • 1750 Beyond VIEW 2013: Sek Chai (SRI International) and Boaz Super (Motorola Solutions)

Invited Speakers

Mike Geertsen

Mike Geertsen

Mike Geertsen joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2011 and brings over 25 years of experience in private sector technology innovation. His areas of technical interest include geospatial, simulation and mobile technologies. He brings to DARPA a passion for increasing the speed at which the warfighter can benefit from emerging commercial technologies and small business innovation. Mr. Geertsen joined DARPA from his role as President of Depiction Inc., a software start-up he co-founded. Earlier in his career he held a variety of positions with Microsoft, including new product development in their simulation games group. Mr. Geertsen is the PM for DARPA’s Visual Medial Reasoning program.



Harpreet S. Sawhney

Harpreet S. Sawhney

Harpreet S. Sawhney, PhD, is CTO – Vision Technologies, and Technical Director, Vision & Learning, at SRI International in Princeton, NJ, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of Computer Vision. He has led the development of algorithms and systems in the areas of Security and Surveillance, Video Data Mining, Situational Awareness, and Training, and has done extensive work in Video and 3D analysis, Object & Event Recognition and Computer Vision. He was a key developer of video indexing within the context of IBM’s pioneering QBIC system for content based image retrieval. He was a key technical contributor to three Sarnoff start-ups/ventures: VideoBrush, LifeClips, and VideoFlashlights & VisionAlerts. He is a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has over 100 publications and 51 issued patents. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MTech and BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He was elected an SRI Fellow in 2011 and an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for his contributions to computer vision and video algorithms.

Terrance Boult

Terrance Boult

Terrance Boult has 25 years of faculty experience at leading institutions, during which time he has pioneered new educational programs and simultaneously worked outside the university as a serial entrepreneur with three significant startup involvements.  He was the visionary of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Bachelor of Innovation™ family of degrees, and currently teaches primarily in that program. Dr. Boult has won 4 teaching awards and 4 research/innovation awards.  Dr. Boult has published over 160 papers and been awarded 9 patents with 8 pending.  He has developed software/algorithms in use worldwide and on the battlefield. Over his academic career he has been the PI on over 30M$ of government funded research, and been involved in dozens of SBIR/STTR efforts spanning NSF, NIH, DoEd, and DOD (Army, AirForce,  DARPA, OSD, MDA, NAVY,  SOCOM) with multiple Phase II and Phase III successes. As part of Dr. Boult’s El Pomar Chair and Bachelor of Innovation program, he has been working with companies and student teams to help our partners win $5+Million in R&D funding since 2007.

Dr. Boult has been involved in 3 startup companies: two are still in business and one was acquired.  From May 2002 through 2004, he was the founding CTO of Guardian Solutions, a company in advanced video surveillance. At Guardian Solutions, Dr. Boult helped deliver large-scale video analytics to customers such as the second largest cruise ship port, the Marine Corps, and the Army MTMC.  Guardian’s technology was subsequently acquired. In 2004, Dr. Boult founded Securics to commercialize biometrics technology developed at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Since its founding, Securics has brought in more than $7M in funding via contracts, and supported multiple students though their graduate degrees in Dr. Boult’s VAST lab.

Terrance Boult

Khaled El-Maleh

Khaled El-Maleh received his M. Eng. and Ph.D. from McGill University, Canada, and B. Sc. in EE and B. Sc. in Applied Math from King Fahd University (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He has been with Qualcomm, San Diego since 2000. Dr. El-Maleh’s areas of expertise and interests include: design, implementation and quality evaluation of mobile multimedia systems with focus on speech and video compression/processing algorithms, computer vision, data mining/analytics, innovation and technology transfer. He was a key member of the team who designed the first generation of mobile camcorder and video telephony solutions for both UMTS and CDMA networks. He was the video quality lead for Qualcomm chip unit and contributed to the design of media quality assessment tools. He is currently leading the multimedia & user experience engineering team in the Strategic IP Department of Qualcomm developing innovative technologies to enhance mobile multimedia user experience. He is also leading Qualcomm User Experience IP Strategy team. In addition to his technical publications, he has filed more than 200 US and international patents covering video\image\speech processing and compression technologies, mobile learning and wireless power charging. He is a founding member of the International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) and served as the General Co-Chair for QoMEX 2009. He recently served as the TPC Vice Chair (Tutorial Co-Chair) for Globecom 2010, TPC member for ACM Multimedia 2010, Steering Committee vice-chair of QoMEX workshops , Industry Co-Chair for ICME 2011, Industry Chair for SiPS 2011, Industry Panel Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2011, Advisory Committee member of IEEE DSP/SPE 2011, a member of the steering committee of ICME 2010-2012 representing the communications society, Industry Co-Chair for ICIP 2012, Special Sessions Co-Chair for MMSP 2012, Tutorials Chair for ICASSP 2013, General Co-Chair of ICNC 2013 and 2014. He was a guest editor of two special journal issues on Quality of Multimedia User Experience (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing) – published in 2011. He is an associate editor for EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. He is a member of the industry advisory board of Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences.

Victor Eruhimov

Victor Eruhimov

Victor Eruhimov is a CEO of Itseez, a computer vision R&D company. He is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in computer vision. Prior to co-founding Itseez, Victor worked as a project manager and senior research scientist at Intel Corporation. He is the author of more than 25 papers in the areas of computer vision and machine learning as well as several US and international patents. Victor has also been involved in several open source projects, being a developer of the OpenCV library. Since 2012 Victor serves as chairman of the OpenVX working group at Khronos that develops the open standard for the computer vision industry.




Shmuel Peleg

Shmuel Peleg

Shmuel Peleg received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1979, and is now a Professor of Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Shmuel published over 140 technical papers in computer vision and image processing, holds about 19 US patents, and filed patents in about a dozen countries. His patents provided the technical foundations to several startup companies in the US, Japan, and in Israel. Most recently he was a general co-chair of CVPR 2011, a co-founder of the Computer Vision Foundation, and a program co-chair of ICCP 2013.



Gautam Bhargava

Gautam Bhargava

Gautam Bhargava is Vice President of Visual Search at, a subsidiary of The Visual Search team at A9 has created, amongst others, the Augmented Reality app Flow for recognizing products, text, barcodes, etc. in a seamless continuous scan from a camera-phone view. Previously, Gautam was Co-Founder and CEO of SnapTell, before its acquisition by SnapTell’s pioneering visual search solutions for iPhone and Android mobile devices have won academic, industry and customer acclaim. Gautam also co-founded Vialto Corporation (acquired by Cisco), where he was the CTO & VP Engineering. In his previous roles, Gautam held senior kernel-engineering and management positions at TimesTen Performance Software, IBM Silicon Valley Lab and Silicon Graphics. Gautam holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University, and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT, Kanpur.


Richard Szeliski

Richard Szeliski

Richard Szeliski is a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, where he leads the Interactive Visual Media Group. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, and is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE. Dr. Szeliski has done pioneering research in the fields of Bayesian methods for computer vision, image-based modeling, image-based rendering, and computational photography, which lie at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics. His research on Photo Tourism and Photosynth is an exciting example of the promise of large-scale image-based rendering.

Dr. Szeliski received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 1988 and joined Microsoft Research in 1995. Prior to Microsoft, he worked at Bell-Northern Research, Schlumberger Palo Alto Research, the Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International, and the Cambridge Research Lab of Digital Equipment Corporation. He has published over 150 research papers in computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging, neural nets, and numerical analysis, as well as the books Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications and Bayesian Modeling of Uncertainty in Low-Level Vision. He is a Program Committee Chair for CVPR’2013, served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and is a Founding Editor of Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision.

Call For Participation: VIEW 2013 IEEE Vision Industry and Entrepreneur Workshop at CVPR

Once largely an academic discipline, computer vision today is also a commercial force. Startups and global corporations are building businesses based on computer vision technology. These businesses provide computer vision based solutions for the needs of consumers, enterprises in many commercial sectors, non-profits, and governments.  The demand for computer vision based solutions is also driving commercial and open-source development in associated areas, including hardware and software platforms for embedded and cloud deployments, new camera designs, new sensing technologies, and compelling applications.

Last year, we introduced the IEEE Vision Industry and Entrepreneur Workshop (VIEW) at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) to bridge the academic and commercial worlds of computer vision.  The goals of VIEW are:

  • to educate computer vision researchers on startups and commercialization
  • to provide a meeting place for researchers, technologists, businesses, investors, and users

This year, we plan to continue with the successful features from last year and enhance it with new features. We anticipate the program will include talks and panels featuring speakers from startups, major corporations, and the investment community. The program will also include a poster and demo session for startups, industry computer vision teams, and others to introduce themselves.  Benefits of participating in VIEW 2013 include both learning and networking.

Call For Participation: Industry Session (Posters, Demos, and Recruiting)

Deadline Extended to April 17th!!

Applications are solicited to present posters and/or demos at “VIEW 2013: Industry Session” from startups, industry teams, non-profits, venture capitalists, and other groups, who are actively working on or are supportive of computer vision technology and solutions. This session will be different from a typical CVPR workshop poster session: its principal aim is to enable organizations to present themselves for recruiting, networking, publicity, and feedback; and showcase their technology and solutions to a wide audience. Applicants are encouraged to include demos to showcase their solutions. No proceedings are planned.

This session will facilitate close interaction between the presenters and attendees. In this sense, the session will also serve as a recruiting event. The workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes.

The submission should consist of a title, an abstract, and, a draft poster in PDF format. The applicants should indicate if the submission is a poster or a demo or both. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee for relevance, interest, quality, and balance. Presentation of technology, value proposition, team, and competitive landscape are encouraged, but only non-confidential material may be submitted. For further submission information, please visit the workshop website at For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Important Dates

Submission: April 17, 2013
Notification: April 27, 2013
Workshop: June 24, 2013

Important Information


Sek Chai, SRI International, Co-Chair
Boaz Super, Motorola Solutions, Co-Chair
Terry Boult, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Entrepreneurial Activities Chair
Himanshu Arora,, Industry Session Chair
Yu Wang, Auxogyn, Web Chair
Arnab Dhua,
Ankur Patel, Motorola Solutions
Varsha Hedau, Microsoft Corporation

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