On Thursday, February 10, Jerod Weinman will discuss some aspects of his recent work on text recognition:
Is your smart phone smarter than a fifth grader? Not yet. Accurately translating a photograph of text into an intrinsically textual representation has been confounding computational scientists for over a century. Humans (even fifth graders) still outperform computers at reading. In this talk, I review why the problem is difficult and present a model for robustly recognizing small amounts of text in images.
Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in the Computer Science Commons (Noyce 3817). Mr. Weinman's talk, “Robust text recognition,” will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Noyce 3821. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The UC Berkeley GamesCrafters undergraduate research and development group was formed in 2001 as awatering holeto gather and engage top students as they explore the fertile area of computational game theory. At the core of the project is Gamesman, a system developed for strongly solving, playing and analyzing two-person, abstract strategy games (e.g., Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect 4) and puzzles (e.g., Rubik's Cube). Over the past nine years, more than seventy games and puzzles have been integrated into the system by over two hundred seventy-four undergraduates.
Pizza and soda will be served shortly before noon. Dr. Garcia's talk,
274 students can't be wrong!: GamesCrafters, a computational game theory
undergraduate research and development group at UC Berkeley, will begin
promptly thereafter. Everyone is welcome to attend!
On Thursday, December 3, Charles Frantz 2011 and Jeff Leep 2011 will present the results of their summer research on automatic classification of objects, conducted here under the direction of Professor Jerod Weinman.
Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. in the Computer Science Commons
(Noyce 3817). The talk,
Combining hierarchy and feature sharing for
object categorization, will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Noyce 3821.