Keynote talks

Irregular Text Detection and Recognition

Professor Xiang Bai

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Bio: Xiang Bai is currently a Full Professor with the school of Electronic Information and Communications, Huazhong Univerisity of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. He received the BS, MS, PhD degree from HUST in 2003, 2005, 2009, respectively. He was a joint PhD student at UCLA, co-supervised by Zhuowen Tu and Alan Yuille. In recent years, he has focused on scene text reading, and developed a series of state-of-the-art methods on text detection, text recognition, script identification in natural images. He is a major contributor of MSRA-TD 500 dataset for multi-oriented text detection. He serves as an associate editor for Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Neurocomputing, and Frontier of Computer Science.

Beyond Text Detection and Recognition: Emerging Opportunities in Scene Understanding

Professor C. V. Jawahar

International Institute of Information Technology, India

Bio: Prof. C.V. Jawahar holds the Amazon Chair at the IIIT Hyderabad, India, where he leads a group focusing on computer vision, machine learning and multimedia systems. In the recent years, he has been looking into a set of problems that overlap with vision, language and text, as well as large scale multimedia retrieval systems. He has numerous publications in top-tier computer vision, robotics and document image processing conferences, with contributions in the areas of scene text understanding and handwritten text recognition among others.