Goodbye Sony, Hello Affectv

Today was the my last day at Sony. It was an amazing journey working with many talented people there specially at Vision R&D and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished there. Best of luck to many of you guys :)

I’m moving to Affectv, and needless to say, I’m very excited about the new position, the new challenges that I’ll be facing there, and another bunch of smart and brilliant people that I’ll be working with.

Wonderbook and Book of Spells

This is exciting. At our computer vision group at London Studio, we have been working on a augmented reality gaming and story-telling PS3 peripheral which is called Wonderbook. Wonderbook is an augmented reality book where the story comes alive on the pages of the book. The first game is a collaboration with J.K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter books) and is titled “Book of Spells”.

It was announced at E3 2012, and here are a couple of early videos and trailers.

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ECCV 2010 Papers

We managed to get two papers accepted at ECCV, one being an ORAL:

  1. Christian Leistner, Amir Saffari, Horst Bischof, MILForests: Multiple-Instance Learning with Randomized Trees, Oral Presentation.
  2. Amir Saffari, Christian Leistner, Martin Godec, Horst Bischof, Robust Multi-View Boosting with Priors.

More to come soon. So now Bring us Pints of Beer

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