Event: Journalism 3G The Future of Technology in the Field

February 23rd, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, Events, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

Journalism 3G: The Future of Technology in the Field (A Symposium on Computation and Journalism) was a huge success. CJ Logo

  • We had over 230 registered attendees. Thanks to all participants, panelists, and speakers.
  • Use our Social Network (http://cj.crowdvine.com/) to continue the conversation.
  • Join the FACEBOOK group (http://git.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18427444784)
  • Use the tag “CnJ” on all blog posts and photo/video posts on the web, so we can collect them
  • Videos of the event are now available here.

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Event: Symposium on computation+journalism (Feb 22-23, 2008, Atlanta, GA)

February 15th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

CJ LogoWorking with Brad Stenger (Wired), Nick Diakopoulos (GA Tech), Sergio Goldenberg (GA Tech), we are organizing a Symposium on computation+journalism, to bring together computationalists, internet/media experts, and journalists together for a series of panels, presentations, and discussion around how computing technologies are effecting (and changing) journalism practices. We have over 180 people registered and it promise to be a great first-of-its-kind event. This event is being hosted by the GVU Center at Georgia Tech.

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Event: AAAI 2008 Special Track on Physically-Grounded AI

February 14th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Service No Comments »

AAAIPGAIcallI am Co-Chairing  with Drew Bagnell (CMU), Wolfram Burgard (University of Frieberg) a Special Track on Physically-Grounded AI. See AAAI-08: Twenty-Third Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, IL, USA. The goal of this special track is to bring researhers from computer vision, robotics, machine learning and activity recognition to AAAI in a unified forum. All papers in this track will be full AAAI  papers.

We received around 60 submissions to this track and expect a few NECTAR (new scientific and technical advances in research) submissions too (DUE Feb 18, 2008). The primary track submissions are in process of review).

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 25, 2008 *DONE*
Paper Submission Deadline: January 30, 2008 *DONE*
Author Notification Deadline: April 1, 2008

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Awarded the “GVU 15 years of Impact Award”

October 25th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, In The News, Research No Comments »

Jim Foley and Irfan EssaThe Award

Awarded the “GVU 15 years of Impact Award” at GVU 15 Anniversary Celebration and Symposium on October 25, 2007.

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Event: GVU 15 Anniversay Celebration Symposium (2007)

October 25th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Research No Comments »

GVU 15 Anniversary Celebration and Symposium

GVU will celebrate “15 Years of Impact” at this anniversary symposium on October 25, 2007.

This special day in GVU history will include:

  • Morning keynote addressed by Andy van Dam and Genevieve Bell.
  • Presentation of 15 GVU Impact Awards for the people, projects and programs that have had significant impact on GVU research activities.
  • An afternoon keynote by GVU Director, Elizabeth Mynatt, outlining GVU’s mission and research program.
  • A demo reception where you will witness the latest innovations at the GVU Center.
  • An outdoor bbq in honor of returning GVU alums and faculty.
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Event: CVPR 2009 Conference. Miami FL, USA.

June 15th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Service No Comments »

We proposed to organize CVPR 2009 Conference in Miami FL, USA in June 2009.

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Event: GVU Demo Videos (For Turner) May 15, 2007

May 15th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Research, Teaching No Comments »

Here are 3 Videos that show me talking about our different efforts to visitors for the Turner Day at the GVU Center.

These videos were recorded by a Video Crew from Turner.  Thanks to them for sharing these.

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Event: International Conference on Face and Gesture Recognition (1996).

October 13th, 1996 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Face and Gesture, Sandy Pentland No Comments »

International Conference on Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) 1996, October 13-16, 1996, Killington, Vermont

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