Scene Understanding Symposium
SUnS 2011

Friday, January 28
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Building 46 - 3002
MIT

SUnS 2011 is a multi-disciplinary symposium with speakers and poster presenters from a variety of disciplines (neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, visual cognition and computer vision) who will address a range of topics related to scene understanding and spatial cognition, object recognition, attention, visual search, etc.

Registration: click here to register (admission is free and open to the research community)

PROGRAM:

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Schedule:

 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
8:30
BREAKFAST
BUILDING SCENE REPRESENTATIONS: COMPUTER VISION
9:00 Out of Context Objects Antonio Torralba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
9:20 SUN Database: Large-scale Scene Categorization and Detection
James Hays (Brown University)
9:40 Object Bank: A High-Level Image Representation for Scene Classification and Semantic Feature Sparsification Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University)
10:00 Finding and Describing Objects within Broad Domains
Derek Hoiem (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
10:20
COFFEE BREAK - POSTER
ATTENTION AND OBJECT RECOGNITION: MODELS AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
10:45 Untangling Object Identity Manifolds along the Ventral Visual Stream: A Direct Comparison of V4 and IT Neuronal Population RepresentationsJames DiCarlo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
11:05 Object Decoding with Attention in Inferior Temporal CortexRobert Desimone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
11:25 What and Where: A Bayesian Inference Theory of AttentionThomas Serre (Brown University)
11:45 Effects of Exploratory Saccades on Brain Activity and Visual PerceptionMichael Paradiso (Brown University)
12:05
POSTER SPOTLIGHTS
12:30
LUNCH - POSTER
 
BUILDING SCENE REPRESENTATIONS: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
1:45 Neural Construction of Scenes from Objects in Human Occipitotemporal Cortex Russell Epstein (University of Pennsylvania)
2:05 Disentangling Neural Representation of Scene Content from Spatial BoundarySoojin Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Johns Hopkins University )
2:25 Property-Based Neural Representation of SpaceAude Oliva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2:45 Objects, Places and Spaces: Pathways to Scene RepresentationsChris I. Baker (National Institutes of Health)
3:05
COFFEE BREAK - POSTER
3:30 Invariance to Mirror Image Reversals in Object- and Scene-Selective Cortical RegionsDaniel D. Dilks (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
3:50 Object Ensemble Representation in the Human BrainJonathan Cant (Harvard University)
4:10 The Contextual Associations Network: Spatial and Temporal CharacterizationMoshe Bar (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
 
SPECIAL TOPIC IN VISUAL COGNITION
4:30 Guided Search in Scenes Jeremy Wolfe (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
5:00
RECEPTION
LOCATION

MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

43 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139
Bldg 46-3002 (campus map)
 

SPONSORS

The Scene Understanding Symposium series is an educational initiative from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. We wish to thank for their sponsoring: the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the National Science Foundation (IIS-CAREER Award to Aude Oliva, No. 0546262, and IIS-CAREER Award to Antonio Torralba, No. 0747120), the National Institutes of Health Predoctorol Training Grants (T32 EY013935 and T32 GM007484), the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.

ORGANIZERS: Aude Oliva (oliva@mit.edu), Thomas Serre (thomas_serre@brown.edu), Antonio Torralba (torralba@csail.mit.edu)

Artwork by Antonio Torralba