David Hestenes Prize for outstanding research on “Hypercomplex algebras for dictionary learning”

Srđan Lazendić (EA16) and Hendrik De Bie (EA16) from the Clifford Research Group and Aleksandra Pižurica (EA07) from the Image Processing and Interpretation group (imec-IPI) are recipients of the second edition of the David Hestenes Prize.

They are receiving this prize for their outstanding paper and presentation on “Hypercomplex algebras for dictionary learning” awarded at the AGACSE 2018 conference in Campinas, Brazil. The prize awarded at the opening ceremony was followed by a special plenary lecture delivered by Srđan Lazendić.

The David Hestenes Prize was instituted in 2015 at the 6th Conference on Applied Geometric Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering (AGACSE) in Barcelona, Spain and is awarded each three years at the occasion of an AGACSE Conference. The prize intends to encourage young researchers to compete for excellence in their research and is awarded for the best work submitted by a young researcher under 35 years old.

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IPI research on automotive vision featured in Kanaal-Z

Traffic density levels are continuously increasing as a consequence of urbanization, posing challenges for the mobility infrastructure. Intelligent vehicles are part of the solution for this challenge. IPI is actively researching vision algorithms for smart vehicles, both for intelligent driver assistance and autonomous vehicles. Recently, our research was featured on Kanaal-Z:

SAS Imageens has signed a licensing agreement with Ghent-University IPI

SAS Imageens intends to commercialize IPI's software for cardiovascular image analysis.

Ghent University spin-off Smartivize launches an innovative shopper analytics solution based on computer vision and AI

With its first product Shopper Vision, Smartivize wants to bring innovation across the retail chain: to retailers and their suppliers (manufacturers) on one side, and to individual shoppers on the other. For retailers and their suppliers, they aim to provide real-time shopper behavior analytics that will be so detailed to put them on a par with online shops and help them increase sales efficiency. For individual shoppers, Smartivize wants to bring the online and offline world together, seamlessly augmenting offline experience with highly relevant online data.

MIT Technology Review named Vincent Spruyt one of the best inovators under 35 in Europe!

Our colleague, Dr. Vincent Spruyt is one of the four Belgians on the list of the most talented innovators in Europe. MIT Technology Review crowned 35 talented innovators and entrepreneurs out of 1100 candidates form Europe, who developed new technologies for solving societal challenges. More about this success at:

ITF Belgium 2017

IPI researchers showcased some of their latest results at the ITF Belgium 2017 edition of the worldwide series of Imec Technology Forums held 16-17 May in Antwerp, Belgium. Four interactive demos were presented:

Efficient 3D Mapping Using Lidar Technology featuring LiBorg, a 3D mapping platform allowing on the fly building 3D models with minimal human intervention, bringing savings in time and money.
Contact: ir. Michiel Vlaminck

Classic Movies in High Dynamic Range converting classic video content to HDR to ensure viewers’ increased expectations are met.
Contact: ir. Gonzalo Raimundo Luzardo Morocho

Content-Aware Video Quality Estimation, a real-time solution for generic perceptual video quality prediction, reaching up to 20% higher performance than traditional methods.
Contact: ir. Benhur Ortiz

Universal Sensor Fusion for Intelligent Surveillance, a universal solution allowing maximal flexibility in fusing image data captured by cameras of different wavelength bands and different modalities to ensure high computer vision performance.
Contact: Ljubomir Jovanov

Attila Fésus wins the Best poster Award at the FEA Research Symposium 2015.

At the 16th Ghent University FEA Research Symposium, held on Wednesday 9 December 2015, Attila Fésus was awarded the Atlas Copco Best poster Award.
Out of 77 posters, he was awarded this honor for his work titled "Paint loss detection and virtual inpainting to assist conservation of the Ghent Altarpiece (het Lam Gods)".

PANORAMA project wins Exhibition Award at the 2015 European Nanoelectronics Forum

The PANORAMA project, in which iMinds-IPI is a work package leader and one of two Belgian organizations in the project, was awarded with the Exhibition Award at the 2015 European Nanoelectronics Forum held 1-2 December in Berlin, Germany. During this yearly event, approximately 60 European funded projects were present with posters and demos. The PANORAMA project is co-funded by grants from Belgium, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and the ENIAC Joint Undertaking, and ran from April 2012 to December 2015.

Twitter picture of project leader Robert Hofsink from Philips Healthcare receiving the award:

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Sanne Roegiers wins 2015 IE-net master thesis prize.

For her master thesis "Ontwikkeling van een meer-assig bouwplatform voor additive manufacturing", IPI/VIS colleague Sanne Roegiers has won the finals of the 2015 IE-net prizes. She won both the prize for master theses in the category of "Industriële ingenieur" as well the press prize.

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Prof. Aleksandra Pizurica was awarded the 2013-2014 "de Boelpaepe" prize from the Académie royale de Belgique.

Prof. Pizurica has been awarded the 44th "de Boelpaepe" prize. The "de Boelpaepe" prize been awarded on a bi-annual basis since 1926 by the Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique (Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium). It rewards scientific contributions in photography and imaging. The award ceremony is scheduled for Monday, December 14th 2015, at 16h00.