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KMi and EEES at Howe Park Wood

The OU’s Citizen Science and AI Research group had a stand at the Parks Trust Love Nature event on the 4th of July. The group sported a fantastic number of activities throughout the day: Rachel Redford,  Citizen Science Project Officer, engaged with children and adults alike about the fascinating world of moth eco-systems; Nirwan Sharma, Research Associate,…

KMi presents new methods for markerless motion capture method at CVMP

Stefan Rueger of KMi presented recent work on markerless motion capture at a landmark Conference for Visual Media Production that was held at BFI Southbank. The significance of this joint work with Frederic Fol Leymarie, Prashant Aparajeya and Vesna Petresin of Goldsmiths is that it will allow a practical way of capturing the motion of…

UK REF confirms OU as World Leading and Internationally Excellent!

Computer Science and Informatics at the OU (including KMi and Computing and Communications) performed very strongly in the recent HEFCE REF exercise, with 75% of outputs rated world-leading or internally-excellent (up from 70% in 2008), an excellent research environment (100%), and a 30% larger submission (31 FTE, up from 24 in 2008). This result places Open University…

Data-driven approach to visualise EPSRCs research landscape

KMi professor Stefan Rueger was invited to an EPSRC network-of-networks meeting on 27 March 2014 in his role as coordinator of the Multimedia Knowledge Management research network to help map out the research challenges within EPSRC’s network portfolio. One interesting aspect of this workshop was that it did not involve the conventional jotting down of…

Stefan Rueger visits Moscow for ECIR

Stefan Rueger of KMi was invited on behalf of BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group to visit the European Conference on Information Retrieval Research in March 2013 in his role as Programme co-chair and mentor in the conference’s doctoral consortium. ECIR is a strong going conference series under the umbrella of BCS and is now in…

Stefan Rueger named Programme Co-Chair for Web Intelligence 2013

KMi Professor Stefan Rueger has been named PC Co-Chair of The 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence. The conference will be held next November in Atlanta, Georgia. Web intelligence is commonly seen as a combination of applied artificial intelligence and information technology in the context of the web with a view to study and…

Stefan Rueger named programme co-chair for ECIR 2013

Professor Stefan Rüger of KMi was named programme co-chair of ECIR 2013 to be held in Moscow in March 2013. This is the 35th annual instalment of the conference, which has been held in previous years in Toulouse (2009), Milton Keynes (2010), Dublin (2011) and Barcelona (2012), and which is considered the main European forum…

From Russia with love…

KMi Professor Stefan Rüger lectured on Multimedia Information Retrieval during a one-week Summer School at Voronezh State University, Russia. RuSSIR 2010 brought together postgraduate students from all over Russia and employees in the search engine industry. Rüger’s course on multimedia information retrieval — spread over 5 days — discussed in detail the process of searching…

Stefan Rueger named PC co-chair for IEEE/WIC/ACM conference WI 2010

Prof Stefan Rueger of KMi has been named as one of three Programme Co-chairs of the IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence conference to be held later this year in Toronto. Web Intelligence (WI) has emerged as a new direction for scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence…

Stefan Rueger named PC chair for IRFC 2010

The Information Retrieval Facility (IRF) in Vienna will be hosting its first international conference in May 2010 for which a member of KMi, Professor Stefan Rueger, has been appointed the Programme Chair. The IRF is an open, not-for-profit Information Retrieval science institution, which is managed by international experts in the field. The mission of IRF…

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