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Special Session on Human-Originated Data Analysis and Implementation


Dr. Hyeyoung Park
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
E-mail: hypark@knu.ac.kr

Dr. Sang-Woo Ban
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
E-mail: swban@dongguk.ac.kr


Human-originated data such as text, speech signal, facial images and gestures are main sources of information communication and cognition. Analysis of the various types of human-originated data is the core technology in many intelligent information processing systems. For example, in the field of augmented cognition, extracting useful information from various signals originated from other individuals is important for extending users�cognition ability. In the field of biometrics, researchers need to analyze bio-signals such as face, voice, iris images, and fingerprints to detect individuals�unique features. HCI (human-computer interaction) and humanoid robot are also main application fields of human-originated data. Though these research fields have different practical goals, they use common data sources and thus can be approached by common methodologies. The aim of this special session is to provide an opportunity for sharing the recent results and open problems in treating the various human-originated data.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Face recognition and facial data analysis
  • Speech recognition and localization
  • Gesture recognition
  • Text summarization and categorization
  • Hardware implementation for recognition of human-originated data
  • Augmented cognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

        Dr. Hyeyoung Park is currently an Associate Professor at School of Computer Science and Engineering in Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. She received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Yonsei University, Korea in 2000. She worked as a research scientist in Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan, from 2000 to 2004. During 2010, she was a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, Texas, U.S.A. Her main research interest includes machine learning, pattern recognition, neural networks. She has published over 50 research papers in journals (Neural Computation, and Neural Networks, Physical Review E, etc.) and conferences (NIPS, ICONIP, IJCNN, etc.). She served as the program committees and reviewers in conferences such as NIPS, ICONIP, and PRICAI.

        Dr. Sang-Woo Ban is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Gyeongbuk, Korea. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea in 2006. He worked as a visiting researcher in INSA de Rouen, France from 1997 to 1998. His research interest includes brain science and engineering, intelligent sensor systems, neural networks, pattern recognition techniques, and biologically motivated active vision systems. He published over 30 research papers in journals (Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, IEEE Sensors J, Sensors and Actuators B, etc.) and over 60 research papers in conferences (NIPS, AAAI, IJCNN, ICONIP, etc.).

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