Paper in AAAI’s ICWSM (2017) “Selfie-Presentation in Everyday Life: A Large-Scale Characterization of Selfie Contexts on Instagram”

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Posted in Computational Journalism, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Face and Gesture, Julia Deeb-Swihart, Papers, Social Computing | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2017-Deeb-Swihart-SELLCSCI] Abstract Carefully managing the presentation of self via technology is a core practice on all modern social media platforms. Recently, selfies have emerged as a new, pervasive genre of ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE WACV (2017): “Complex Event Recognition from Images with Few Training Examples”

Monday, March 27th, 2017 Posted in Computational Journalism, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Unaiza Ahsan | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2017-Ahsan-CERFIWTE] Abstract We propose to leverage concept-level representations for complex event recognition in photographs given limited training examples. We introduce a novel framework to discover event concept attributes from the web and ... Read more..

2015 C+J Symposium

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Posted in Computational Journalism, Nick Diakopoulos | No Comments »

Data and computation drive our world, often without sufficient critical assessment or accountability. Journalism is adapting responsibly—finding and creating new kinds of stories that respond directly to our new societal ... Read more..

Presentation at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken (2015): “Video Analysis and Enhancement”

Monday, September 14th, 2015 Posted in Computational Journalism, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Presentations, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

Video Analysis and Enhancement: Spatio-Temporal Methods for Extracting Content from Videos and Enhancing Video Output Irfan Essa (prof.irfanessa.com) Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing Hosted by Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrucken (Bernt Schiele, Director ... Read more..

William Mong Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong on “Video Cameras are Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Presentations | No Comments »

Video Cameras are Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement Irfan Essa (prof.irfanessa.com) Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing GVU and RIM @ GT Centers  Abstract  In this talk, I will start with ... Read more..

Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Posted in Computational Journalism, Events, Nick Diakopoulos | No Comments »

Hosted the 3rd Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014 at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, on October 24-25. It was a huge ... Read more..

Computational Journalist Nick Diakopoulos Appointed Assistant Professor at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, U of Maryland

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Posted in Computational Journalism, In The News, Nick Diakopoulos | No Comments »

Congratulations to my Ph. D. Student Nicholas Diakopoulos and best wishes on his new position. COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Computational journalist Nicholas A. Diakopoulos will be the newest assistant professor at ... Read more..

Spring 2014 term begins; teaching CS 4464/6465 (Computational Journalism) and CS 4001 (Computerization and Society)

Monday, January 6th, 2014 Posted in IROS/ICRA, ISWC, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV | No Comments »

Welcome to Spring 2014 term.  Happy 2014 to all.  This term I am teaching CS 4464/6465 (Computational Journalism) and CS 4001 (Computerization and Society) at Georgia Tech.  Following links provide more ... Read more..

Summer in Barcelona. Teaching classes and such.

Monday, May 13th, 2013 Posted in CnJ, Computational Photography, Daniel Castro, Study Abroad | No Comments »

I am here in Barcelona for my 4th summer, participating in the Georgia Tech, College of Computing's International Study Abroad Programs in Barcelona, ESP. Teaching two classes and spending time ... Read more..

Paper in AISTATS 2013 “Beyond Sentiment: The Manifold of Human Emotions”

Monday, April 29th, 2013 Posted in AAAI/IJCAI/UAI, Behavioral Imaging, Computational Journalism, Machine Learning, Papers, WWW | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2012-Kim-BSMHE] Abstract Sentiment analysis predicts the presence of positive or negative emotions in a text document. In this paper we consider higher dimensional extensions of the sentiment concept, which represent ... Read more..