Introduction

SMILE lab focuses on the frontier research of applied machine learning, social media analytics, human-computer interaction, and high-level image and video understanding. Our research is driven by the explosion of diverse multimedia from the Internet, personal or publicly available photos and videos. We start by treating fundamental theory from learning algorithm as the soul of machine intelligence and arm it with visual perception. What follows is a synergetic media learning system that not only actively collects massive visual information from the environment, but also processes and responds human interactively with precise analysis and possible suggestions. We approach visual problem "what is it?" but we are more interested in "what should we do?" or "what does it mean?" and hopefully tackle them by interacting with machines when data are in large-scale and parsing process is extremely complex, e.g., mining social relations among billions of images, recommending through visual cues, total understanding and early prediction of events and activities under social context.

Machine Learning

Data Mining

Computer Vision

Supported By

NSF
NIH
DoD
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Army
DoHSS
IC
NEU
ONR
ARL
DARPA
IARPA
LincolnLab
Samsung
Google
Adobe
UB
ALERT

News

Jan

3 Accepted Papers!

Congratulions to

Yue Wu, Zhengming Ding, Hongfu Liu, Joseph Robinson

Zhengming Ding, Yandong Guo, Lei Zhang

Handong Zhao, Quanfu Fan, Dan Gutfreund

Dec

Dr. Fu Selected as a SPIE Fellow

Congratulations to Raymond for this honor!

Dec

SMILE Lab T Shirts

T Shirts have been ordered for the lab! All volunteers will receive a black and white shirt.

Dec

International Workshop on Big Data Transfer Learning

SMILE Lab will be helping to run the 2nd BDTL Conference December 11, 2017

Nov

New England Computer Vision Workshop

Thanks for all who attended the third annual NECV!

Nov

2018 ICME Conference Announced

Click here to find out more about the Faces in Multimedia workshop, taking place July 23- July 27 in San Diego, California!

Nov

Faculty Position Given

Congratulations to Joe Robinson  and Yu Kong for receiving a part-time faculty position teaching EECE 2300 & EECE 5890, respectfully, next semester!

Nov

5 Papers AAAI- 50% acceptance from SMILE Lab

Congratulations to Kai Li(2), Lichen Wang(1), Jun Li(1), Yu Kong(1), Allan Ding(3), Sheng Li(2), Hongfu Liu(1), and Bin Sun(1) for your success!

Awards

2015 NEU Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Topmost student award in NEU) (Sheng Li)
ICDM 2014 NSF Student Travel Award (Zhengming Ding, Kang Li, and Sheng Li)
ACM MM 2014 Student Travel Award (Chengcheng Jia, Shuyang Wang, and Zhengming Ding)
DHS Homland Security- STEM Career Development Program fellowship award (Joseph Robinson)
Northeastern University’s ‘Huntington 100′ Award (Joseph Robinson)
ECE Department Senior Capstone Competition (1st Place) award (Joseph Robinson)
2014 SDM Best Paper Award from SIAM SDM! Only 1 out of 384 submissions! (Sheng Li and Prof. Fu)
CDSP Research Workshop Award for Best Poster award (Joseph Robinson)
IEEE and ECE Department Winner for T-shirt Design Contest (Joseph Robinson)
ACM MM 2014 Student Travel Award (Chengcheng Jia, Shuyang Wang, and Zhengming Ding)