Abstract：Emotion plays an important role in people's life. Research shows that human emotions can be aroused and conveyed through visual content. With the increasing popularity of social media platforms, a large number of images and video clips are uploaded to the Internet. This highlights the importance of developing intelligent algorithms to automatically recognize or predict the emotions that these images and videos may convey or stimulate. Visual emotion recognition has many potential applications, such as image/video retrieval, recommendation, opinion mining and so on. This talk will introduce the recent research and applications of image and video emotion recognition in Visual and Aural Intelligent Lab.
Speaker: Dr. Min Xu is an associate professor at University of Technology Sydney. She obtained Bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology China, Master degree from National University of Singapore, and Doctor degree from University of Newcastle Australia, respectively. Her main research interests are multimedia, computer vision and machine learning. She has more than 100 research papers published in high quality journals or conference proceedings, such as: IEEE T-NNLS, IEEE T-MM, IEEE T-CSVT, ACM MM, ICCV, AAAI and so on. Her papers have been cited more than 1800 times, according to Google scholar record. She is an associate editor of Neurocomputing, and a TPC member of many international conferences. Recently, she is interested in applying machine learning techniques in real-world applications. She has successfully led many research projects funded by government and/or industry.