A TEDx talk that I recently did. In this talk, the speaker takes you on a journey of how AI systems have evolved over time. DIRECTOR OF MACHINE LEARNING AT GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Dr. Irfan Essa is a professor in the school of Interactive Computing and the inaugural Director of Machine Learning at Georgia […]
Presentation at the Machine Learning Center at GA Tech on "The New Machine Learning Center at GA Tech: Plans and Aspirations"
Machine Learning at Georgia Tech Seminar Series Speaker: Irfan Essa Date/Time: March 1, 2017, 12n Abstract The Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) was established in Summer 2016 to foster research and academic activities in and around the discipline of Machine Learning. This center aims to create a community that […]
Announcement from Georgia Tech’s College of Computing about a new Interdisciplinary Research Center for Machine Learning (ML@GT) that I will be serving as the Inaugural Director for. Machine Learning @ Georgia Tech Based in the College of Computing, ML@GT represents all of Georgia Tech. It is tasked with pushing forward the ability for computers to […]
Dagstuhl Workshop 2015: "Modeling and Simulation of Sport Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training"
Participated in the Dagstuhl Workshop on “Modeling and Simulation of Sport Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training” at the Dagstuhl Castle, September 13 – 16, 2015. Motivation Computational modeling and simulation are essential to analyze human motion and interaction in sports science. Applications range from game analysis, issues in training science like training load-adaptation […]
Paper in ACM IUI15: “Inferring Meal Eating Activities in Real-World Settings from Ambient Sounds: A Feasibility Study”
Citation Abstract Dietary self-monitoring has been shown to be an effective method for weight-loss, but it remains an onerous task despite recent advances in food journaling systems. Semi-automated food journaling can reduce the effort of logging, but often requires that eating activities be detected automatically. In this work we describe results from a feasibility study […]
I was invited to participate and present at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Conference on Computational Imaging and Vision (CIV) March 1-4, 2015 Building 19 Level 3, Lecture Halls Visual Computing Center (VCC) Invited Speakers included Shree Nayar – Columbia University Daniel Cremers – Technical University of Munich Rene Vidal –The Johns […]
Irfan A. Essa “Computers Seeing People”, AI Magazine 20(2): Summer 1999, 69-82 Abstract AI researchers are interested in building intelligent machines that can interact with them as they interact with each other. Science fiction writers have given us these goals in the form of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Commander Data in Star […]
Award#9806822 – Experimental Software Systems: Automated Understanding of Captured Experience ABSTRACT 9806822 Essa, Irfan A. Abowd, Gregory D. Georgia Institute of Technology Experimental Software Systems: Automated Understanding of Captured Experience The objective of this research is to reduce substantially the human input necessary for creating and accessing large collections of multimedia, particularly multimedia created by […]