Summer Research At WLU: Is There a Person in that Image?

Will Richardson ’11 and Chen Zhong ’12 are working with Dr. Joshua Stough this summer on object recognition in natural images, a popular research front at the intersection of computer vision and machine learning. The goal is to take a digital image, for example from the popular flickr.com website, and to accurately assess whether that image contains at least one instance of a person, airplane, dog, table, chair, and so on among 20 different object classes. The three will submit their results at the end of the summer to a workshop competition associated with the European Conference on Computer Vision.¬† See the PASCAL competition website for more information.