Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Jocelyn Chanussot received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from the Université de Savoie, Annecy, France, in 1998. In 1999, he was with the Geography Imagery Perception Laboratory for the Delegation Generale de l'Armement (DGA - French National Defense Department). Since 1999, he has been with Grenoble INP, where he is currently a Professor of signal and image processing. He is conducting his research at the Grenoble Images Speech Signals and Automatics Laboratory (GIPSA-Lab). His research interests include image analysis, multicomponent image processing, nonlinear filtering, and data fusion in remote sensing. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA), KTH (Sweden) and NUS (Singapore). Since 2013, he is an Adjunct Professor of the University of Iceland. In 2015-2017, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chanussot is the founding President of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing French chapter (2007-2010) which received the 2010 IEEE GRS-S Chapter Excellence Award. He was the co-recipient of the NORSIG 2006 Best Student Paper Award, the IEEE GRSS 2011 and 2015 Symposium Best Paper Award, the IEEE GRSS 2012 Transactions Prize Paper Award and the IEEE GRSS 2013 Highest Impact Paper Award. He was a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society AdCom (2009- 2010), in charge of membership development. He was the General Chair of the first IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Evolution in Remote sensing (WHISPERS). He was the Chair (2009-2011) and Cochair of the GRS Data Fusion Technical Committee (2005-2008). He was a member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2006-2008) and the Program Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, (2009). He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (2005-2007) and for Pattern Recognition (2006-2008). Since 2007, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (2011-2015). In 2013, he was a Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the IEEE and in 2014 a Guest Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2012- 2017) and a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).
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Over the past decade, deep learning techniques have been increasingly considered for the processing and analysis of hyperspectral data. A variety of tasks have been addressed, ranging from denoising, dimension reduction and feature extraction, to spectral unmixing, classification or data fusion. In 2008, the data fusion contest organized by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society served as an early warning milestone: the contest involved the classification of hyperspectral data. Among over 2000 entries to the contest, 9 out of the 10 best performing teams were using SVM and some sort of spectral spatial feature extraction or regularization. But the very best results were actually already achieved by a neural approach. In the following years and even more recently, deep learning techniques systematically dominate all the rankings. In this overview, special attention will be given to autoencoders and convolutional neural networks as well as their recent evolutions. In addition, the current challenges and future directions in the research of hyperspectral data processing will be provided.
Computer Science Department
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou is a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus where he is heading the Graphics and Hypermedia lab. He is also the Research Director of the newly established Centre of Excellence on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and emerging Technologies (RISE). Yiorgos was educated in the UK (Queen Mary College, University of London) and worked for several years as a research fellow and a lecturer at University College London. He has published over 80 papers in journals and international conferences and served as the local or overall coordinator of over 27 research projects, related to 3D graphics, virtual reality and applications. His research interests lie in the general area of 3D Computer Graphics, recently focusing more on computer animation, algorithms for real-time AR and VR rendering and reconstruction of urban environments.
Virtual environments are increasingly present in our lives, with a large number of potential applications. An indispensable component of many of these applications are virtual humans. From training for evacuation through to background scenes for a historical drama, virtual characters provide important context and constraints to the user; they can significantly improve the plausibility of the environment leading to a more realistic response, and ultimately, better understanding of the situation or better entertainment. Increasing processing power due to multicore architectures, improved clock speeds and highly programmable Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), enable designers and programmers to add multitudes of virtual characters in real-time applications. As the real-time rendering of the characters is becoming more and more realistic, there is a considerable gap between the rendering appearance and their simulated behavior. In this presentation we will look at some recent work on data-driven character simulation and animation covering both the simulation of virtual crowds and ambient life as well as the stylistic animation of individual characters.