This year, Kitware is excited to be included in the main program of the Thirty-Fourth Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-20) taking place February 17-21, 2020 in New York. This prestigious, highly selective conference has been growing more than 25% per year due to its focus on fostering scientific exchange between researchers, practitioners, scientists, students, and engineers in artificial intelligence (AI) and its affiliated disciplines.  As the premier international conference in general AI, AAAI has a very low acceptance rate of 20%, with a rigorous review and selection process that ensures all selected papers meet the highest academic research standards. Kitware will present at the conference on February 9, and will also be at the AAAI job fair on February 11 between 12:30 and 3 PM ET to discuss opportunities to join Kitware’s Computer Vision Team.

Kitware’s Senior R&D Engineer, Chengjiang Long, Ph.D., will present a  paper: RIS-GAN: Explore Residual and Illumination with Generative Adversarial Networks for Shadow Removal. The paper was authored by Ling Zhang, Ph.D., Chengjiang Long, Ph.D., Xiaolong Zhang, Ph.D., and Chunxia Xiao, Ph.D. to explore cutting edge techniques that address the challenging problems with removing shadows in complex scenes. These shadows negatively impact the accuracy and effectiveness of many computer vision tasks and the need for more effective techniques to remove them or mitigate their impact has been increasing exponentially. Chengjiang will provide a detailed look at the research and extensive experiments, with results, that strongly confirm the advantages of incorporating residual and illumination foreshadow removal.

Details About the Presentation:

Sunday, February 9

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Spotlight Session #151 (Vision Synthesis and Generation)

Paper ID 4545

Chengjiang will also participate in the evening poster session on February 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET for more in-depth, face-to-face discussions related to this work.

Kitware’s Computer Vision Team is dedicated to pushing research and technology development to better understand and utilize artificial intelligence (AI). We have a long-standing history in computer vision and deep learning. An early convert to deep learning, we have been developing expertise and tools to support deep learning technologies and techniques for years. Please visit our computer vision webpage for more information about our key focus areas and experience.

About AAAI:

AAAI’s annual conference attracts over 3,000 AI researchers and practitioners, representing government, university, and corporate research facilities from throughout the world. The conference features a diverse technical track, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, tutorials, workshops, and exhibit and competition programs, all selected according to the highest reviewing standards.  In 2020, AAAI will highlight research with a special track on artificial intelligence for social impact.

Physical Event

Hilton New York Midtown
1335 6th Ave

Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

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