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June 22, 2017

Our paper titled: Separable Common Spatio-Spectral Patterns for Motor Imagery BCI Systems by Amirhossein Aghaei is published in the Special Issue of BRAIN. Congrats!

May 11, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Plataniotis, who has been selected as a Learders Circle ambassador for his extraodinary effort in bringing ICASSP 2021 to Toronto.

The Leaders Circle Recognition gala is a prestigious event to recognize Leaders Circle Ambassadors for their achievement in creating key partnerships and bringing international meetings to Toronto. This year the event was to recognize professionals for their effort in showcasing the city as a globally recognized hub for innovation, excellence and opportunity. More details on the award event can be found at: Toronto Top Thinkers Honoured at 2nd Annual Leaders Circle Recognition Gala

May 09, 2017

Presentation slides from our weekly group meetings are posted online and can be accessed through internal access. You will need the dsp group login info to access the posted material. Please keep in mind that these slides are strictly for the current dsp group members only.

Study Material assigned by Prof. Plataniotis is also posted here. Effective Science Communication - A practical guide to surviving as a scientist by Sam Illingworth and Grant Allen

October 03, 2016

Conference Proceedings from the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016) are available for the group under resources: ICIP 2016

Sept. 28, 2016

Conference Proceedings from the 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2016) are available for the group under resources: MMSP 2016

Dec. 21, 2015

Conference Proceedings from the 2015 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2015) are available for the group under resources: GlobalSIP 2015

October 06, 2015

Congratulations to both Mahdi S. Hosseini and Xingyu Li on receiving two separate best 10% paper awards at ICIP 2015 in Quebec, for the papers titled: Sparse Tensor Recovery via Combined First and Second High-accuracy Total Vairation certificate and Diagnostic Color Estimation of Tissue Components in Pathology Images certificate.

October 05, 2015

Conference Proceedings from the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2015) are available for the group under resources: ICIP 2015

Sept. 22, 2015

Conference Proceedings from the The 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2015), are available for the group under resources: EMBC 2015

April 29, 2015

Conference Proceedings from the 40th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015) are available for the group under resources: ICASSP 2015

November 05, 2014

Conference Proceedings from the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2014) are available for the group under resources: ICIP 2014

November 12, 2013

Seminar Annoucement

You are invited to the following talk given by Director Plataniotis

Title: Healthcare Goes Wireless- Body Area Networks

Day/Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Friday, November 15, 2013

Location: ENG LG06, Ryerson University, Toronto, (http://www.ryerson.ca/maps).

Abstract: The past decade has witnessed many significant advances in the use of wireless technologies in healthcare. This presentation offers a high level overview of various aspects of wireless technologies that are being used in healthcare applications with emphasis on body area networks. As wireless devices and networks are becoming ubiquitous their energy consumption is gradually increasing. Minimizing the total energy-consumption in both circuits and signal transmission is an important requirement in the design of future wireless networks. This requirement have led to a push towards green wireless communications and have created inter-disciplinary research challenges in hardware and protocols in different layers of the wireless stack. Central to this research area is to development of energy-efficient physical layer modulation and coding schemes. This presentation introduces some theoretical concepts of energy efficiency along with the system view emphasis on green modulation & coding. Emphasis is given on how these concepts can be applied in actual energy-constrained body area networks. Open research issues and future trends will be briefly discussed.

November 06, 2013

The IEEE Signal Processing Soceity (SPS) Officer Election Results

Director Konstantinos (Kostas) N. Plataniotis (University of Toronto) will serve as 20142016 SPS vice president, membership. He succeeds John Treichler (Raytheon Applied Signal Technology), who has held the post of vice president, awards and membership since January 2011.

November 02, 2013

Director Emeritus Anastasios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has been honoured with the 2013 Celebrating Excellence in Greek Achievement Award for Education. The 2013 CEGA Awards will be presented in a ceremony on Nov. 2, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The CEGA Awards honour preeminent individuals who have excelled in their respective fields, strive for excellence and serve as role models within and beyond the Greek community. Four other recipients were named in the categories of Hellenism, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family & Individual Excellence.

Venetsanopoulos is a professor Emeritus with ECE at U of T, and a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University. He joined ECE in 1968 as a lecturer and rose to become the 12th Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto from 2001 to 2006. Upon completion of his term he was recruited by Ryerson University to serve as the Founding Vice President-Research and Innovation, a position he held from 2006 to 2010. He has published nine books and over 850 papers on digital signal and image processing and digital communications. In 2003, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) conferred on him the McNaughton Medal at the Centennial Banquet of the Toronto Section in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the design and implementation of communication systems, digital filters and multimedia systems; IEEE; the engineering profession and society at large."

For the complete award citation, visit the CEGA Awards website.

September 19, 2013

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory alumnus Dr. Haiping Lu joined the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, as an Assistant Professor in August 2013. Haiping's current research focuses on machine learning, pattern recognition, and tensor-based computing for big data, biomedical engineering, computer vision, data mining, and mobile computing applications.

June 06, 2013

Conference Proceedings from the 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013) are available for the group under resources: ICASSP 2013

October 22, 2012

Conference Proceedings from the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012) are available for the group under resources: ICIP 2012

July 03, 2012

Haiping, Lu, an alumini of the dsp group, has received the 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award. This award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations that have contributed to the advancement of the theory and/or applications of computational intelligence

His dissertation, titled: "Multilinear subspace learning for face and gait recognition", focused on multilinear subspace learning for dimensionality reduction of multidimensional data. A webpage on this topic is hosted here.

May, 13, 2012

Thesis templates recommended by School of Graduate Studies are uploaded under the Resources directory, both in Microsoft Word format and in latex format (zip folder). More thesis formatting information can be found on the SGS website here.

April 19, 2012

Call for papers from the 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013) can be found here. More information is available on its official website here.

April 10, 2012

Conference Proceedings from the 37th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012) are available for the group under resources: ICASSP 2012

Resources concerned with the theories and applications of multilinear subspace learning (MSL) can be found through this link: Multilinear Subspace Learning (MSL)

September 29, 2011

Conference Proceedings from the 22nd IEEE Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications (PIMRC 2011) are available for the group under resources : PIMRC 2011
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September 20, 2011

ICIP2011 Conference Proceedings are available for the group under resources: ICIP2011
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February 16, 2011

Today Prof. Plataniotis hosted a group of 8 key US corporate delegates accompanied by Janice Mason, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. and Mauricio Ospina, Government of Ontario. The focus of the visit was on mobile content and applications, health IT, and cyber security.

Graduate students that participated successfully demonstrated their work on ECG biometrics, BUSNet framework, and EEG signal modeling. A big Thanks to them for helping out in this event.

October 10, 2010

Please be aware of the following conference deadlines:

ICASSP 2011
http://www.icassp2011.com/en/abstract-submission
Submission of Camera Ready Papers October 20, 2010

ICIP 2011
http://www.icip2011.com
Submission Deadline Jan 14, 2011

Ph.D students and postdocs are "required" to work towards ICASSP/ICIP paper submissions
MASc students are encouraged to consider ICASSP or ICIP submissions

January 26, 2010

Privacy protected surveillance research received NSERC Ideas to Innovation grant for commercialization. See press release from the office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (local copy) and media coverage.

June 10, 2009

Three papers co-authored by Multimedia Laboratory researchers, namely:

Label: Lu-2003
Title: Face recognition using kernel direct discriminant analysis algorithms
Journal: IEEE TRANS NEURAL NETWORKS, 14 (1): 117-126 JAN 2003
Authors: Lu, JW; Plataniotis, KN; Venetsanopoulos, AN

Label: Lu-2003
Title: Face recognition using LDA-based algorithms
Journal: IEEE TRANS NEURAL NETWORKS, 14 (1): 195-200 JAN 2003
Authors: Lu, JW; Plataniotis, KN; Venetsanopoulos, AN

Label: Lu-2005
Title: Regularization studies of linear discriminant analysis in small sample size scenarios with application to face recognition
Journal: PATTERN RECOGNITION LETT, 26 (2): 181-191 JAN 15 2005
Authors: Lu, JW; Plataniotis, KN; Venetsanopoulos, AN

have been named "core research papers" in the area of  "MACHINE LEARNING AND FACE RECOGNITION," by Thomson Citation Index.

» See http://sciencewatch.com/ana/st/face/rfmap1/

» Visit the Multimedia Lab Learning for Biometric Signal Recognition project page

April 25, 2008

itWorldCanada.com article by Rosie Lombardie cites Privacy Protected Surveillance work, including commentary from Karl Martin.

March 10, 2008

Karl Martin profiled in Toronto Star Article by Jim Coyle in relation to Privacy Protected Surveillance work.

March 3, 2008

Privacy Protected Surveillance work cited and recommended for evaluation by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner in her report on the Toronto Transit Comission (TTC) video surveillance system.

The CBC covers the story here.

January 26, 2007

Dr. Juwei Lu wins 2006 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award.

October, 2005

The following paper, co-authored by Multimedia Lab members, is listed in the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Pattern Recognition Letters for July – September, 2005:

J. Wang, K. N. Plataniotis, and A. N. Venetsanopoulos, "Selecting Discriminant Eigenfaces for Face Recognition," Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 1470-1482, July 2005.

Additonally, the following paper is listed in the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Pattern Recognition for July – September, 2005:

J. Lu, K. N. Plataniotis, A. N. Venetsanopoulos, and J. Wang, "An Efficient Kernel Discriminant Analysis Method," Pattern Recognition, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. 1788-1790, October 2005.

July, 2005

The following paper, co-authored by Multimedia Lab members, is listed in the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Pattern Recognition for April – June, 2005:

K. Martin, R. Lukac, and K. N. Plataniotis, "Efficient Encryption of Wavelet-Based Coded Color Images," Pattern Recognition, vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 1111-1115, July 2005.

Additionally, the following paper is listed in the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Real-Time Imaging for April – June, 2005:

R. Lukac and K. N. Plataniotis, "Digital Zooming for Color Filter Array-Based Image Sensors," Real-Time Imaging, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 129-138, April 2005.

January, 2005

The following paper, co-authored by Multimedia Lab members, is listed in the ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Pattern Recognition Letters for October – December, 2004:

B. Smolka, K. Czubin, J. Y. Hardeberg, K. N. Plataniotis, M. Szczepanski, and K. Wojciechowski, "Towards Automatic Redeye Effect Removal," Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1767-1785, July 2003.