Augmented Reality and Computer Vision with Houzz Experts + BlippAR + Demos
Come join Houzz and fellow Augmented Reality + Computer Vision folks to learn about their latest pioneering efforts in AR + CV technologies in AR, CV, and 3D!
This event is sponsored by Houzz and Pixy. This is our group's first South Bay event and we can't be more excited to be doing it with Houzz.
Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design.
Pixy is a stealth AR + AI social commerce platform.
***Houzz is generously providing SWAG BAGS on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis!***
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JOIN THE SF AR + CV MEETUP GROUP
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Registration and Networking
6:30pm - 6:35pm: Opening remarks by Anna Cho
6:35pm - 6:55pm: Sally Huang, Lead of Visual Technologies, Houzz
• Sally Huang, Lead of Visual Technologies, Houzz - Technical talk on Houzz's AR and 3D efforts
6:55pm - 7:15pm: Longbin Chen, Head of Research, Houzz
• Longbin Chen, Head of Research, Houzz - Computer Vision Research at Houzz
7:15pm - 7:35pm: Mark Mao, Vision Search Lead, Houzz
• Mark Mao, Vision Search Lead, Houzz - Vision Search at Houzz
7:35pm - 7:55pm: Changbo Hu, Computer Vision Research Scientist, BlippAR (Special Guest)
• Changbo Hu, Computer Vision Research Scientist, Blippar
Abstract: Reality is the physical world. How to augment relies on our understanding the reality and create the digital accordingly. In Blippar, we bridge the physical and the digital, pushing the boundaries of visual search and user experience. Our products facilitate an easy AR creation pipeline: seeing the reality, discovering information, DYI AR effect and publish it blipparable. In this talk, I will introduce toward this goal partially what we have achieved and briefly how we have.
Bio: Dr. Changbo Hu works as a staff research scientist in Deep Learning department at Blippar Inc., with the focus on computer vision and machine learning for visual search and augmented reality applications. He is currently developing and leading multiple Blippar core projects.
Changbo’s research experience includes working as a researcher at Computer and Vision Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; a project scientist with Drs. Takeo Kanade and Simon Baker at Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; researching as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Matthew Turk at FourEyes Lab, University of California at Santa Barbara; and interning at Microsoft Research Asia supervised directly by Drs. Harry Shum. Changbo received a Ph.D. in 2001 from National Lab of Pattern Recognition, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Dr. Songde Ma. He is a senior member of IEEE computer science society. Changbo’s industrial experiences, in addition to working with Blippar, include working as a researcher and developer in Aware Inc., and a consultant for several companies.
The areas he is interested includes: Computer vision, Machine learning, Visual scene understanding and visual surveillance, and Augmented Reality.
8:35pm - 9:00pm: Networking