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Faculty Short Talks: Svetlana Lazebnik, "Person Image Generation for Pose Transfer, Virtual Try-on and Outfit Editing" & Jiawei Han, "Mining Structured Knowledge from Massive Unstructured Text"

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Illinois Computer Science
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Dec 6, 2021   12:30 pm  
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Svetlana Lazebnik

Abstract: I will talk about recent work in my group on neural methods for person image generation supporting 2D pose transfer, virtual try-on, and several fashion editing tasks. I will describe our current system, called DiOr (for Dressing in Order), published in ICCV 2021, and outline future research directions. This is work with my Ph.D. students Aiyu Cui and Daniel McKee.

Bio: Lana Lazebnik is a full professor in the department of Computer Science working on computer vision.


Jiawei Han
Abstract: The real-world big data are largely dynamic, interconnected and unstructured text. It is highly desirable to transform such massive unstructured data into structured knowledge. Many researchers rely on labor-intensive labeling and curation to extract knowledge from such data. Such approaches, however, are not scalable. We vision that massive text data itself may disclose a large body of hidden structures and knowledge. Equipped with pretrained language models and text embedding methods, it is promising to transform unstructured data into structured knowledge. In this talk, we introduce a set of methods developed recently in our group for such an exploration, including joint spherical text embedding, discriminative topic mining, taxonomy construction, text classification, and taxonomy-guided text analysis. We show that data-driven approach could be promising at transforming massive text data into structured knowledge

Bio:Jiawei Han is Michael Aiken Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (2004), IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2005), IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award (2009), and Japan's Funai Achievement Award (2018). He is Fellow of ACM and Fellow of IEEE and served as the Director of Information Network Academic Research Center (INARC) (2009-2016) supported by the Network Science-Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS-CTA) program of U.S. Army Research Lab and co-Director of KnowEnG, a Center of Excellence in Big Data Computing (2014-2019), funded by NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative.


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