Prof. Wen Gao from Peking University visited CHEC, Kochi University of Technology

Author: Lancy LAN

Monday, Apr 8, 2019


Prof. Wen Gao from Peking University visited CHEC, Kochi University of Technology, and gave a talk entitled "How to make the artificial vision system smart?".


Evolution of human visual system took millions of years, it might not be perfect yet, but much better than any of artificial vision system, in term of energy efficiency and so on. Most artificial visual systems developed in use today, are consisted of camera and computer, like eye and brain for human being, but with a very simple linkage model between two parts, comparing to human being’s model. The linkage model between eye and brain is quite complex and energy efficient, even we do not know that clearly in deep. In this talk, I will discuss how we can improve the linkage model between camera and computer, called digital retina, to make the artificial vision system smart.


Wen Gao is a Boya Chair Professor at Peking University. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991. He joined with Harbin Institute of Technology from 1991 to 1995, and Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from 1996 to 2005. He joined the Peking University in 2006. He is Professor and Dean, School of EE and CS, Peking University. He is also the President of CCF (China Computer Federation).

Prof. Gao works in the areas of multimedia and computer vision, topics including video coding, video analysis, multimedia retrieval, face recognition, multimodal interfaces, and virtual reality. His most cited contributions are model-based video coding and face recognition. He published seven books, over 270 papers in refereed journals, and over 700 papers in selected international conferences. He is a fellow of IEEE, a fellow of ACM, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.