My research interests include a variety of topics including both computer vision and human vision, visual attention, machine learning and computational neuroscience. I am interested in applying this knowledge to robotics, to imitate human-like behaviour.
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- Sept 2018 – Amazing news: our TRACA paper won the best poster award at the Samsung AI Forum! Very proud of the main author Jongwon Choi.
- Sept 2018 – I had a great time at ECCV2018, and it was nice meeting many new people and having stimulating conversations. Also very happy that our work on gaze estimation received a lot of interest!
- Sept 2018 – With only one month before submission of my PhD thesis, I am happy to announce that I will continue my research in the Personal Robotics Lab for some more time.
- Jun 2018 – Great news with a third paper accepted within a single month! This one is at ECCV2018. Tobias Fischer, Hyung Jin Chang and Yiannis Demiris: “RT-GENE: Real-Time Eye Gaze Estimation in Natural Environments”. Download or watch the video. The dataset and code will be released within the next weeks.
- Jun 2018 – Delighted that our IROS2018 submission got accepted! Phuong Nguyen, Tobias Fischer, Hyung Jin Chang, Ugo Pattacini, Yiannis Demiris, and Giorgio Metta: “Transferring Visuomotor Learning from Simulation to the Real World for Robotics Manipulation Tasks”. Download or watch the video .
- Jun 2018 – A workshop paper got accepted to the CVPR2018 Workshop on Vision Meets Cognition. Tobias Fischer and Yiannis Demiris: “A Computational Model for Embodied Visual Perspective Taking: From Physical Movements to Mental Simulation”. Join on Monday 18 June for my spotlight presentation and the poster session! Download paper or the poster
- Feb 2018 – Our CVPR 2018 paper got accepted. Jongwon Choi, Hyung Jin Chang, Tobias Fischer, Sangdoo Yun, Kyuewang Lee, Jiyeoup Jeong, Yiannis Demiris, Jin Young Choi: “Context-aware Deep Feature Compression for High-speed Visual Tracking”. Download or visit project page with (external link)
- Nov 2017 – Our paper entitled “Learning Kinematic Structure Correspondences Using Multi-Order Similarities” got accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI). Download
- Aug 2017 – Our paper discussing the cognitive architecture within the WYSIWYD project entitled “DAC-h3: A Proactive Robot Cognitive Architecture to Acquire and Express Knowledge About the World and the Self” got accepted in the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS). Download or visit project page with (external link)
- Jul 2017 – I will be presenting some recent work on “Perspective mechanisms for facilitating joint actions in human-robot collaborations” at the Joint Action Meeting 2017
- Feb 2017 – Our CVPR 2017 paper got accepted. Jongwon Choi, Hyung Jin Chang, Sangdoo Yun, Tobias Fischer, Yiannis Demiris, Jin Young Choi: “Attentional Correlation Filter Network for Adaptive Visual Tracking”. Download or visit project page with (external link)
- Feb 2017 – The WYSIWYD project I was working on until December 2016 has been rated “excellent” in the final review.
- Oct 2016 – Our grant proposal for the prestigious Samsung GRO got accepted and started in October 2016! I am working on the project as research assistant, with Yiannis Demiris as principal investigator, and Hyung Jin Chang as co-investigator.
- Sept 2016 – Two workshop papers accepted to IROS2016! One paper with Maxime Petit and Yiannis Demiris follows up on our TCDS2016 paper, and presents work towards procedural memories (Download ). The other paper proposes a framework combining several of our works for self-other anchoring (Download ).
- Apr 2016 – I attended the two day Real World Eye Tracking course at Royal Holloway, University of London, and returned with dozens of ideas.
- Apr 2016 – The WYSIWYD project I am working on has been rated “excellent” in the intermediate second year review.
- Mar 2016 – Our paper got accepted to CVPR 2016! Hyung Jin Chang, Tobias Fischer, Maxime Petit, Martina Zambelli, and Yiannis Demiris: “Kinematic Structure Correspondences via Hypergraph Matching”. Download or visit project page with (external link)
- Jan 2016 – Paper accepted to ICRA 2016! Tobias Fischer and Yiannis Demiris: “Markerless Perspective Taking for Humanoid Robots in Unconstrained Environments”. Download or visit project page with
- Jan 2016 – The Personal Robotics Lab got awarded a hardware grant for a nVidia Tesla K40 worth approx. 3000GBP. I wrote the application jointly with Maxime and Yiannis.
- Nov 2015 – My paper in collaboration with Maxime Petit and Yiannis Demiris got accepted: “Lifelong Augmentation of Multi-Modal Streaming Autobiographical Memories”. It will appear in the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS 2016). Download or visit project page with
- Sept 2015 – Early Stage Assessment for my PhD degree passed.
- Jul 2015 – I attended the two week Veni Vedi Vici iCub summmer school in Sestri Levante.
- Oct 2014 – I joined the Personal Robotics Lab at Imperial College London to pursue a PhD degree under Dr Yiannis Demiris‘ supervision.
- Aug 2014 – I received a Master of Science with distinction in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. Read more about my thesis.