SeSaMe Seminar by Professor Weidong Geng
Title: Behavior Perception for Intuitive Human-Computer Interaction on Mobile Platform
Speaker: Professor Weidong Geng
Date & Time: 13th March 2014 (Thu), 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: ETP Boardroom (I3-05-54), iCube building, Level 5
Abstract: Mobile devices are becoming widely available in our daily life, and with the booming mobile internet and social network being our second-life, new interesting applications are created.The motivation behind our work is to provide perceptual user interface for mobile applications by making full use of the built-in sensors such as the color camera, depth camera, motion sensors, and wearable surface EMG electrodes. However, the built-in sensors in most mobile devices are often in low prevision, and due to the limited capacity of computing and memory, the mobile platform usually requires a light-weight algorithmic framework. With these challenges in mind, this talk will present our recent investigation on pose estimation of face for real-time capturing of visual focus with color camera, recovery / recognition of limbs posture and hands gesture by depth camera, activity (running, walking and driving etc) recognition for social media and surveillance with accelerometer, gyros etc, and the visual sign language recognition by sEMG.
Bio: Weidong Geng is currently a professor of College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China. He received his BSc degree from the Computer Science Department in Nanjing University, China, in 1989, and MSc degree from the Computer Science Department of National University of Defense Technology in 1992. In 1995, he received his PhD degree from the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Zhejiang University, China. From 1995 to 2000, he was in Zhejiang University, where his major interests were on CAD/CG and intelligent systems. He joined Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (former GMD.IMK), Germany, as a research scientist in 2000. In 2002, he worked in Multimedia Innovation Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Since 2003, he has been working in State Key Laboratory of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University. His current research focuses on digitized shoe-making for personal customization, computer animation, perceptual user interface, interactive media design, and digital entertainment.