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  • IS&T SPIE HVEI
    Human Vision and Electronic Imaging
    The International Conference on Perception and Cognition in Electronic Media

    January 28 - February 1, 2018
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    HVEI Banquet

    The First HVEI Banquet was organized in 1998 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the conference. Since that time, the Annual HVEI Banquet has become a tradition of the conference. It is held during the first day of the conference, and provides an opportunity to reminisce, cogitate, and speculate with colleagues in this exciting multidisciplinary field. We invite you to join us for this year's banquet:

    • 20th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet
      Monday 30 January 2017, 7:15 - 10:00 pm
      Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

      Deep Learning for Gestalt and Gestalt for Deep Learning
      Stella Yu, International Computer Science Institute, U.C. Berkeley

      Deep learning has delivered unprecedented success in human vision and computer vision research. The ImageNet classification task which popularized deep learning deals with semantic classification as a simple image-in-label-out supervised learning problem. It essentially asks the same question -- "Does this pattern look like what I have seen during training?" -- a thousand times. Such a brute-force approach is in a stark contrast to Gestalt psychologists' view of visual perception -- there vision is an emergent property from the inter-relations of visual elements in the scene, but the challenge is what defines visual elements and what are their inter-relations. The distinction between the popular deep learning and the traditional Gestalt approaches boils down to: Do we see a tiger in the scene by going over every object we know of, or by seeing similar (tiger) stripes popping out from the background even if we have no name for what it is? I will discuss our works that use deep learning to make Gestalt modeling more practical, and use Gestalt organization to make deep learning more powerful.

      To sign up, please use the attached form.
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    Past HVEI Banquet Speakers

    • 19th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2016):
      Bach to the Blues: Color, Music, Emotion, and Synesthesia
      Stephen E. Palmer, Psychology and Cognitive Science, U.C. Berkeley

      This talk explores perceptual and emotional associations between color and music, with a special look at syntesthetes, people who have atypical sensory experiences, such as seeing colors when a number or music is presented. Using a wide range of different musical genres from Classical to Heavy Metal to Salsa to Country Western, we found clear systematic patterns, independent of cultural upbringing. For example, faster music in the major mode was strongly associated with more saturated, lighter, yellower colors, and slower music in the minor mode with darker, grayer, bluer colors. Further results strongly suggest that these music-to-color associations are mediated by emotion. For example, happy/sad ratings of the classical music were highly correlated with the happy/sad ratings of the colors chosen as going best with the music. By contrast, the synesthetes chose colors that were most similar to the colors they actually experienced while listening to the same musical selections. Synesthetes showed clear evidence of emotional effects for some musical variables (e.g., major versus minor) but not for others (e.g., slow versus fast tempi). I will speculate on possible implications of our results for the nature of synesthesia and its neural mechanisms.

    • 18th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2015):
      The Science of Learning: Insights from Minerva on What We Teach, and How We Can Use Technology to Help
      Stephen M. Kosslyn, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute

      Minerva is a new approach to higher education, which rests in part on research in psychology, neuroscience, and technology. The goal is to build a new curriculum that fosters critical thinking, creative thinking, and effective communication. New computer methodologies have been developed that allow the students to interact with their professors remotely in real time, to enable "fully-active" learning. After the first year, the concept of distributed learning is taken to a new level-- students live in various cities around the world, and each city's resources are integrated into the curriculum. Minerva is a test-bed for designing new empirically based, technology-mediated technologies, which will improve the way we foster the creativity of the next generation's world thinkers.

    • 17th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2014):
      Visual Pleasure and the Neuroscience of Aesthetics
      Ed Vessel, New York University, Center for Brain Imaging


    • 16th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2013):
      Building Interactive, Intuitive Interfaces for Children: How the Sugar Environment Drew Inspiration from Research Presented at HVEI
      Walter Bender, Sugar Labs


    • 15th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2012):
      Style Over Substance? What Biological Motion Perception Tells Us About Animating Virtual Characters
      Carol O'Sullivan, Professor of Visual Computing, Trinity College, Dublin

    • 14th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2011):
      The Evolution of Color, Illusions, Forward-Facing Eyes, and Writing for Humans ... and Aliens
      Mark Changizi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    • 13th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2010):
      Linking Neurons to Individual Differences in Perceptual Skill
      Miguel Eckstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

    • 12th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2009):
      The Perception of Pictures
      Martin S. Banks, University of California, Berkeley

    • 11th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2008):
      The Rising Tide of Realism in Virtual Environments
      John Merritt, The Merritt Group

    • 10th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2007):
      Adaptation and Synthesis in the Perception of Reality
      Michael A. Webster, University of Nevada, Reno

    • 9th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2006):
      Rethinking Photography: Digital Devices to Capture Appearance
      Jack Tumblin, Northwestern University

    • 8th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2005):
      Following Bela the Paratrooper: Cyclopean Vision as a Metaphor for an Emergent Deep Reality
      Stanley Klein, University of California Berkeley

    • 7th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2004):
      Realism or Abstraction: The Future of Computer Graphics
      Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University

    • 6th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2003):
      History and Future of Electronic Color Photography: Where Vision and Silicon Meet
      Richard F. Lyon, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Research, Foveon, Inc.

    • 5th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2002):
      Perspectives on Vision and Graphics
      Michael D'Zmura, Univ. of California/Irvine

    • 4th Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2001):
      Great, but Forgotten Ideas in Color Theory
      John J. McCann, McCann Imaging

    • 3rd Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (2000):
      A History of Cybernetics: Personal Reminiscences: A personal history of how three great thinkers in cybernetics (Wiener, Shannon, and McCollough) changed our ideas about human vision
      Lawrence W. Stark, Univ. of California/Berkeley

    • 2nd Annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet (1999):
      A Stroll Through Vision, Perception, Art, and Philosophy
      Christopher Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

    • Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 10th Anniversary Banquet: (1998)
      Thoughts on Image Quality
      Jacques Roufs, IPO Ctr. for Perception Research (Netherlands)