Klaus Schöffmann on the PhD defense committee of Luca Rossetto and gives an invited talk about “Medical Video Analytics”.

On September 27, 2018 Klaus Schöffmann participated on the PhD defense committee of Luca Rossetto at the University of Basel. The title of Luca Rossetto’s PhD is “Multi-Modal Video Retrieval”. Additionally, he gave an invited talk on September 28, 2018 about “Medical Video Analytics at the University of Basel, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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Klaus Schöffmann and Mario Taschwer outline the research goals of their new FWF stand-alone project on relevance detection in ophthalmic surgery videos.

The OVID research project (relevance detection in Ophthalmic surgery VIDeos), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), will start on October 1st, 2018 and run for three years. Together with research partners from Klinikum Klagenfurt, it will allow three PhD students (and an accompanying student assistant) to investigate challenging new research questions at the intersection of computer science and ophthalmic surgery. In particular, automatic classification and prediction of relevant content in video recordings from ophthalmic surgeries (e.g., operation phases, surgical actions, irregular events and their cause) should be evaluated for the purpose of medical training and retrospective analysis of irregularities. The researchers want to address these goals by using methods from video analysis, video compression, and machine learning (including deep neural networks). An interview summarizing the research goals can be found here (in German): https://www.aau.at/blog/relevante-stellen-in-augenoperationsvideos-maschinell-erkennen/

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Christian Timmerer on the PhD defense committee of Mario Cordina and gives an invited talk about “HTTP Adaptive Streaming — State of the Art and Challenges Ahead”

On September 18, 2018 Christian Timmerer participates on the PhD defense committee of Mario Cordina at the University of Malta. The title of Mario Cordina’s PhD is “Cross-Layer Design for Multi-View Video Plus Depth Transmission over LTE Networks in Crowd Event Scenarios”. Additionally, he delivered an invited talk about “HTTP Adaptive Streaming — State of the Art and Challenges Ahead” at the University of Malta, Department of Communications and Computer Engineering.