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

Nov

Dr. Fu Honored as 2018 ACM Distinguished Member for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing

2018 ACM Distinguished Members Recognized for Contributions that Have Revolutionized How We Live, Work and Play

Jul

6 More Papers Accepted!

We have 2 ECCV 2018 papers, 1 IEEE Transactions on PAMI, 1 ACM-MM, and 1 BMVC papers accepted!

May

Dr. Fu accepts invitation to serve as Associate Editor

Congratulations to Raymond for serving as Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)

May

Dr. Fu receives the Outstanding Translational Research Award 2018

Congratulations to Raymond for receiving this award from Northeastern University, College of Engineering.

Apr

More Papers Accepted!

We have 2 IJCAI 2018 papers, 1 IEEE Transactions on PAMI, 1 IEEE Transactions on KDE papers accepted!

Feb

4 Accepted papers!

We have 2 CVPR 2018 papers, 2 FG 2018 papers accepted!

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!

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)