March 26, 2018

Wojciech Samek will give several tutorials on Machine Learning at Computer Vision and Medical Imaging Conferences in 2018

March 26, 2018

Wojciech Samek, Head of Machine Learning Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, will participate in three conferences this year, where he will be giving tutorials. He will give one tutorial at the “IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)” in Salt Lake City, one at the “International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI)” in Granada, and one at the “IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)” in Athens.

The “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers”, or IEEE in short, an association of technical professionals from the fields of electrical engineering and information technology, organizes conferences, publishes specialist journals and forms committees for the standardization of technologies, hardware and software. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organisation with the goal of technological innovation and excellence.

The IEEE organized “IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition” is one of the premier annual computer vision events. It consists of the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses and will take place from 18th to 22nd June 2018 in Salt Lake City, USA. Wojciech Samek's tutorial "Interpreting and Explaining Deep Models in Computer Vision" will take place on June 18th.

The “International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention” will be held from 16th to 20th September 2018 in Granada, Spain. The annual MICCAI conference attracts world leading biomedical scientists, engineers and clinicians from a variety of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted intervention. The aim of the MICCAI is that the target group, which consists of professionals, students, clinicians, early career scientists and established researchers, can form an extensive and up-to-date overview of a single field. In the context of MICCAI, Wojciech Sameks tutorial "Interpretable Machine Learning" will take place on September 16th.

The “IEEE International Conference on Image Processing”, which is also hosted by the IEEE, will be held in Athens, Greece, from 7th to 10th October 2018. ICIP is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conferences focused on image and video processing and computer vision. The theme of ICIP 2018 will be "Imaging beyond imagination". The conference will feature top-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits and a vision technology showcase. Wojciech Samek will hold his tutorial "Interpretable Deep Learning: Towards Understanding & Explaining Deep Neural Networks" on 7th October at ICIP.  

Wojciech Samek’s team conducts research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), artificial neural networks, deep learning and interpretable Machine Learning. In the process, Samek focuses on the development of methods for visualizing, explaining and interpreting deep neural networks and other Machine Learning models.

With the availability of large databases and recent improvements in deep learning methodology, the performance of AI systems is reaching or even exceeding the human level on an increasing number of complex tasks. However, because of their nested non-linear structure, these highly successful Machine Learning models are usually applied in a black box manner, i.e., no information is provided about what exactly makes them arrive at their predictions. Since this lack of transparency can be a major drawback, e.g., in medical applications, research towards an explainable AI (XAI) has recently attracted increasing attention.

Further information on the conferences can be found here: