The 24th International Conference On
Computer and Information Technology

December 18-20, 2021

North South University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The 24th International Conference On
Computer and Information Technology

December 18-20, 2021

North South University

Dhaka, Bangladesh




Vijayan K. Asari



Title: A Semi-Supervised Learning Framework for Image Data Annotation

Abstract: Automatic image annotation has been an active research topic in recent years due to the surge of deep learning and its impact on visual perception applications for scene-understanding and autonomous systems. Deep-learning based automatic target recognition algorithms demand the requirement of a large amount of precisely annotated data for robust training and performance evaluation. We propose a semi-supervised deep-learning framework for automated data annotation based on a single-shot object detection algorithm. Our data labeling model employs a pre-trained object detection algorithm that could predict the locations of the objects in the images. It automatically creates bounding boxes around the object regions and marks their respective object labels. The annotation tool provides accessibility to finetune the object bounding boxes as needed. The object detection method is invariant to object sizes, object orientations, lighting conditions and camera poses. Our data annotation system has the capability to retrain itself for capturing information of unfamiliar or new objects for further labeling. It can perform real-time labeling of data captured by the sensors in mobile platforms.

Biography: Vijayan K. Asari is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair in wide area surveillance with the University of Dayton. He is also the Director of the University of Dayton Vision Lab, a center of excellence for computational intelligence and machine vision. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1994. Dr. Asari has so far supervised 30 Doctoral dissertations and 45 Masters theses, and published more than 700 research articles, including an edited book on wide area surveillance and 118 peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial neural networks. He received several awards for teaching, research, advising and technical leadership that include the University of Dayton Vision Award for Excellence in August 2017, the Sigma Xi George B. Noland Award for Outstanding Research in April 2016, and the Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award for Technical Leadership from The Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton in April 2015. He is a senior member of IEEE and an elected Fellow of SPIE, and a co-organizer of several IEEE and SPIE conferences and workshops.

NOTICE
IMPORTANT DATES

Oct
01
Full Paper Submission (Closed)
September 14, 2021
11:59 PM, October 01, 2021 BST
(Bangladesh Standard Time)

Nov
05
Notification of Acceptance
November 05, 2021

Nov
19
Camera Ready Submission
November 19, 2021

Dec
18-20
Conference Dates
December 18-20, 2021
Conference General Chairs

Dr. Mohammad A. Karim
Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam
Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T, IAPR, and AAAS
Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Texas A&M University, Kingsville, USA