Colloquia and Seminars

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Upcoming Colloquia & Seminars

  • On Visibility and Point Clouds

    Nati Kligler, M.Sc. Thesis Seminar
    Tuesday, 29.8.2017, 11:30
    Taub 601
    Prof. A. Tal

    We introduce the concept of visibility detection within a point set to new domains. Specifically, we show that a simple representation of an image as a 3D point cloud lets us use visibility detection in classical image processing tasks, improving state-of-the-art results. Given an image, each pixel is represented as a feature point, a viewpoint is set, and points that are visible to the viewpoint are detected. What does it mean for a point to be visible? Although this question has been widely studied within computer graphics, it has never been regarded when the point set consists of feature vectors (rather than a real scene). We show that the answer to this question reveals unique information about the image, enabling us to modify state-of-the-art algorithms and improve their own results. As proof of concept, we demonstrate this idea within three applications: text image binarization, document unshadowing and stippling-style illustration.

  • The 6th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security

    The 6th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security

    Sunday, 10.9.2017, 09:00
    CS Taub Auditorium 1

    The Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center will hold the 6th Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security: "Decentralized Cryptographic Currencies and Blockchains".

    The event will take place on Sunday-Thursday, September 10th-14th, 2017 in Auditorium 1, CS Taub Building, Technion, Haifa.

    Tentative topics:
    Bitcoin, Ethereum and ZCash — overview
    Blockchain Scalability and Stability
    Game theory, economic incentives
    Zero knowledge proofs — applications to crypto-currencies
    Legal and regulatroy aspects of crypto-currencies

    Prof. Eli Biham – Technion
    Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson – Technion

    Confirmed Speakers
    Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson – Technion
    Vitalik Buterin – Ethereum, Chief Scientist; Foundation President
    Prof. Joseph Bonneau – New York University
    Prof. Ittay Eyal – Technion
    Prof. Rafael Pass – Cornell University
    Zooko Wilcox O’Hearn – ZCash, Founder and CEO
    Peter Van Valkenburgh, J.D. – Coin Center, Director of Research
    Prof. Aviv Zohar – Hebrew University

    Attendance is free, but registration is required.

    More details and information about The Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center.