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

Dec

Congratulations

Sheng Li won the supper competitive Baidu Scholarship(RMB 200,000)!

Dec

Papers

We have 2 IEEE Transactions on NNLS paper accepted for 2017 publishing.

Dec

Congratulations

Prof. Fu is elected as IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Fellow.

Nov

Funding

Prof. Fu as PI, Adobe, Gift donation, $5k.

Nov

Travel Awards

Hongfu Liu received the IEEE BigData 2016 Student Travel Award.
Hongfu Liu, Zhiqiang Tao and Sheng Li received the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2016 Student Travel Award.

Nov

Associate Editor

Prof. Fu is invited to serve as Associate Editor, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine.

Nov

Papers

We have 1 IEEE Transactions on NNLS and 1 IP papers accepted for 2016 publishing.
We have 6 AAAI 2017 papers accepted.

Oct

Awards

Our team is awards first place at the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia Conference MSR Image Recognition Grand Challenge.

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)