Honours and recognitions
- August 2018, Siqi Wu became one of four recipients in Australia for the 2018 Google PhD Fellowship.
- January 2018, Lexing Xie received The Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research from The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE).
- December 2017, Honours students Sam Toyer and Quyu Kong were honored with ANU University Medal for exceptional academic and research achievement.
- September 2017, Minjeong Shin won the 2017 Woman in Data Science Award by Data to Decisions CRC.
- 2016-2017 Lexing Xie was named IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer.
2018-08 ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science featured our Google PhD Fellowship recipient Siqi Wu and his work on Understanding Human Behavior in Online Videos.
2018-06 ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science featured our work on stylistic image captions with When Artificial Intelligence Tells a Story.
2018-02 ANU News covered our work on Action Schema Networks - a deep learning algorithm for quick planning.
2016-03 Andrei was featured at the March 2016 Wikimedia Research Showcase for his WSDM paper on “Evolution of Privacy Loss”. Well done!
2016-03 Microsoft Academic Graph featured our analysis of the citation patterns of the WSDM conference.
2014-12 ANU News “Getting emotional about image search” describes Qianyu Zhang’s Honor thesis research.
2012-11 ANU Reporter published a story about our work on picture tags. Our college posted a news brief about the microblog event magazine at ACM Multimedia 2012.
2018-06 We will present four papers at two conferences this month. At CVPR’18, Alex will discuss SemStyle, a model for unsupervised style transfer in image captions. At ICWSM’18, Andrei will present #DebateNight; Swapnil will introduce RNN-MAS for predicting popularity with tweets and shares; Siqi will share his insights on which YouTube vidoes are more engaging and why.
2017-12 Congratulations to Sam Toyer and Quyu Kong for being awarded 2017 ANU University Medals for exceptional academic excellence!
2017-11 We are awarded a project by the ARC discovery scheme to promote “Fairness in Online Attention”.
2017-10 Lexing won the Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research.
2017-07 Conferences and talks: Andrei at ICWSM in May; Lexing gave a distinguished lecture at NTU Singapore; Lexing at AFOSR Trust and Influence Program Review. Some of us will be at ICML in Sydney and IJCAI in Melbourne, come say hi!
2016-12 Photos for group outings are posted, at National Cherry Festival and Wombeyan Caves.
2016-06 Lexing and Andrei presented at the AOFSR Trust and Influence Program annual review in Washington DC.
2016-04 Group activity: We climbed Mt Kosciuszko - the top of Australia!
2016-05 Lexing and Dongwoo visited the machine learning group of Monash University in Melbourne, and each gave a talk.
2016-03 Lexing is elected as an IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer 2016-2017.
2016-03 Andrei is featured at the March 2016 Wikimedia Research Showcase for his WSDM paper on “Evolution of Privacy Loss”. Well done!
2016-02 Alex presented SentiCap at AAAI’16, Feb. 12–17, 2016
2016-02 The 2016 edition of “The Art of Computing” just started!
2015-05 Honglin Yu is presenting “The lifecycle of a YouTube video: Phases, content and popularity” at ICWSM’15 this week. We are releasing the data+code for analyzing the longitudinal history of these 171K videos. Also see our slides, poster.
2015-02 Data from our WACV’15 paper “Choosing Basic-Level Concept Names using Visual and Language Context” (pdf) is released by Alex. You’re welcome to look at the basic-level names for thousands of categories.
2015-01 New course! Website for “The Art of Computing” is up, look forward to a fun semester of computational thinking (and tinkering : )
2014-11 New paper “Choosing Basic-Level Concept Names using Visual and Language Context” (pdf) will appear at IEEE WACV 2015. We’re proud to have a system that learns basic-level categories for thousands of categories and hundreds of thousands of images from web images. Congrats to Alex for his first paper!
2014-03 Two papers accepted: “Diffrential topic models” to IEEE T-PAMI, and “Bilateral Correspondence Model for Words-and-Pictures Association in Multimedia-rich Microblogs” to ACM ToMM. These two papers designs and applies topic models for text and image data on the social web.
2014-03 An opinion piece with Ayman Shamma and Cees Snoek - “Content is Dead … Long Live Content: The New Age of Multimedia-Hard Problems” is recently published by IEEE Multimedia. We explore the possibility of describing multimedia problems with human-computation primitives, this work originated from a panel discussion at ACM Mulitmedia 2012.
2013-10 “Picture Tags and World Knowledge”, our paper on learning tag relations from 5M Flickr images, is just presented at ACM Multimedia. Paper, slides, demo, and some data are here on the project page.
2013-08 I taught the Social Media Section of COMP4650 Document Analysis. An expanded set of lecture materials, and excercise questions are available here.
2012-11 We won the “multimodal award” for ACM Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions. Congratulations Peng, Zhiyu and Hao from Tsinghua.
2012-10 An AOARD project just started, look forward to an exciting exploration into social media.