You are cordially invited to attend our CG Colloquium on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 15:45-17:45h, at Pulse-Technology.
The program features the following two speakers:
Title: Improving video analysis for the Olympic dinghy class sailing coaches and athletes
Abstract: Nowadays technology and data analytics are becoming increasingly intertwined with sports. The data can help assess performance during training and in competitive settings. However, for most sailors in the Olympic dinghy class it holds that the use of sensors during training is not standard practice and not allowed during races. To record and review their performance the coaches and athletes make use of video, shot (often by holding a camera in hand) from the a coach boat. The goal is to improve the capture, processing and analysis of videos used to train sailing athletes in the dinghy class. More specifically, the stabilization and quality of the footage taken from the coach boat that follows athletes will be improved. Next to this, of the entire recorded session only the interesting parts for the coach and athletes will be highlighted and extracted. To achieve this segmentation into clips object tracking will be used as well as methods to detect sailing manoeuvres. From these video clips the heel angle, position in boat and rudder movements can be extracted or enhanced to support the coaches in their assessment. The proposed approach should lead to a time-saving method to extract more information from the videos previously possible to support the training of the dutch Olympic sailing team.
Levi van Aanholt
Title: Semantic Tile Solving for Procedural Generation of Architectural Spaces
Abstract: We present an offline tile solving technique to generate complex architectural spaces. The generation is controlled by the notion of an architectural profile. An architectural profile allows to declaritively control spatial creation. It consists of semantic tiles representing building elements and declarative rules to control the generation according to architectural relations. This problem is converted to an ASP logic program and subsequently solved by an ASP solver. Our technique results in a declarative architecture generator that unifies procedurally generating building exterior, building interior and traversal in one system.
You are all cordially invited to workshop visual analytics and applications, which will take place on 8th of April, from 14:00-17:00 at Pulse-hall 4. Please find detailed program below.
14:00 Jean Daniel Fekete: “Exploring the Evolution of Relationships with Dynamic Hypergraphs”
14:40 Renata Raidou: “Employing Visual Analytics for the Exploration and Prediction”
15:30 Cagatay Turkay: “Informed computational modelling through visual analytics”
the increasing availability of computational data analysis and modelling tools
that can be utilised out-of-the-box, the route from data to results is now much
shorter. However, these advancements also come together their own limitations,
and a data scientists need to be aware of the pitfalls and act carefully to
question every observation and method used within each step of the data
analysis process. Visual analytics approaches where interactive visualisations
are coupled tightly with the algorithms offer effective methodologies in
conducting data science in such inquisitive, rigorous ways. This talk will
discuss how visual analytics can facilitate such practices and will look at
examples of research on how data can be transformed and visualised creatively
in multiple perspectives, on how comparisons can be made within different
models, parameters, and within local and global solutions, and on how
interaction is an enabler for such processes.
16:10 Thomas Hollt: Cytosplore: Visual Analytics for Single-Cell Profiling of the Immune System Abstract:Recent advances in single-cell acquisition technology have led to a shift towards single-cell analysis in many fields of biology. In immunology, detailed knowledge of the cellular composition is of interest, as it can be the cause of deregulated immune responses, which cause diseases. Similarly, vaccination is based on triggering proper immune responses; however, many vaccines are ineffective or only work properly in a subset of those who are vaccinated. Identifying differences in the cellular composition of the immune system in such cases can lead to more precise treatment. Cytosplore is an integrated, interactive visual analysis framework for the exploration of large single-cell datasets. We have developed Cytosplore in close collaboration with immunology researchers and several partners use the software in their daily workflow. Cytosplore enables efficient data analysis and has led to several discoveries alongside high-impact publications.
Faizan got his BSc in Electronic Engineering from NED University, Karachi, Pakistan in 2014. He got his MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ozyegin University, Turkey in 2017. He will be working with Dr. Anna Vilanova on Medical visulization.
Professor Eisemann is to be awarded the 2019 Dutch prize for ICT research (Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-onderzoek). The well-deserved award is a recognition for Prof. Eisemann’s research into the accurate, detailed depiction of visualizations using modern graphics hardware. The prize will be officially awarded to Prof. Eisemann during the ICT Open 2019 in Hilversum. Congratulations to Prof. Eisemann!
We have one new PhD joining our group, Baran Usta, welcome!
Baran got his BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2015. He got his MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the same university in 2018. During his studies, he was an exchange student at TU/e for bachalors and TU Delft for masters.
Eurographics 2018 takes place in the Netherlands! Eurographics is the flagship event of the Eurographics Asssociation and the top computer graphics conference in Europe. Checkout the program here.
The registration is now open! Early-bird is running until 15th of March. All registration fees include full access to the 5-day conference, all social events, the electronic theater, as well as on-site lunch!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Delft between the 16th-20th of April!