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Webinar: The Snapdragon Sensor Engine

Apr 10, 2014

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Sensors are changing the way we interact with our devices and the way our devices interact with the world. As sensors play a more central role in enabling always-on experiences, a low-power architecture that integrates a specialized sensor engine becomes even more important. This webinar will explore the sensor engine, what makes Qualcomm's solution unique, and sensor-based experiences.

Speaker:
Tia Cassett (Sr. Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Len Sheynblat (VP of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

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Webinar: Enabling the Full 4K Mobile Experience

Apr 10, 2014

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Is 4K really happening? Does it matter on mobile devices?

We are on the verge of a new era driven by visual experiences on mobile devices, and the next big thing is 4K Ultra HD, which supports four times the display resolution of Full HD 1080p. Mobile is becoming the driving force behind 4K adoption and will change the way 4K content is generated and consumed.

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (“QTI”) is leading the way in redefining the visual experience on mobile devices through its 4K innovations. The new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805 processor is the mobile industry’s first, truly end-to-end 4K platform. It enables a full 4K experience, which allows consumers to enjoy a broad range of high-quality 4K content beyond video, both on device and via 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Topics that will be addressed in this webinar include:
• The key industry and technology drivers leading to the rise of 4K
• How mobile is becoming the driving force behind 4K adoption
• Why 4K matters on mobile devices
• What the “full 4K mobile experience” means
• The challenges to enable the full 4K mobile experience
• How QTI is uniquely positioned to enable the full 4K mobile experience

Speaker: Maged Zaki, Director, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Shape Knowledge in Segmentation and Tracking

Apr 8, 2014

In this talk I will detail methods for simultaneous 2D/3D segmentation, tracking and reconstruction which incorporate high level shape information.

I base my work on the assumption that the space of possible 2D object shapes can be either generated by projecting down known rigid 3D shapes or learned from 2D shape examples. I minimize the discrimination between statistical foreground and background appearance models with respect to the parameters governing the shape generative process (the 6 degree-of-freedom 3D pose of the 3D shape or the parameters of the learned space). The foreground region is delineated by the zero level set of a signed distance function, and I define an energy over this region and its immediate background surroundings based on pixel-wise posterior membership probabilities. I obtain the differentials of this energy with respect to the parameters governing shape and conduct searches for the correct shape using standard non-linear minimization techniques.

This methodology first leads to a novel rigid 3D object tracker. For a known 3D shape, the optimization here aims to find the 3D pose that leads to the 2D projection that best segments a given image. I also show how the approach could be accelerated to a point where real time processing on a mobile phone becomes possible.

Next, I explore deformable 2D/3D object tracking. I use a non-linear and probabilistic dimensionality reduction, called Gaussian Process Latent Variable Models, to learn spaces of shape. Segmentation becomes a minimization of an image-driven energy function in the learned space. I can represent both 2D and 3D shapes which I compress with Fourier-based transforms, to keep inference tractable. I extend this method by learning joint shape-parameter spaces, which, novel to the literature, enable simultaneous segmentation and generic parameter recovery. These can describe anything from 3D articulated pose to eye gaze.

Victor Adrian Prisacariu, University of Oxford

Date: 25-03-14
Time: 13:30 -15:00
Location: TU Vienna
Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01)
1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11, Stiege III, ground floor, light green area
TU Vienna
Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01) 1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11, Stiege III, ground floor, light green area
Vienna
Austria

Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Wide-view Optical See-through Head Mounted Displays

Mar 12, 2014

In this talk, I will introduce the design of a wide field-of-view optical see-through head mounted display we have studied as well as a series of user studies on its effectiveness in augmented reality. The development of a wide field-of-view optical see-through head mounted display (HMD) has been a technological challenge for decades. There exist wide-view closed-type HMDs using multiple display units (tiling) or multiple curved mirrors. The former approach tends to be expensive and heavy, whereas the latter approach tends to suffer from image distortion and a small exit pupil. In order to provide a wide-view image with a large exit pupil, I will first introduce design considerations and implementation of our head mounted projective display (HMPD) using a hyperboloidal half-silvered mirror. This, hyperboloidal HMPD or HHMPD successfully provides a wide field-of-view, a large observational pupil, and optical see-through capability. Next I will introduce design considerations and prototyping of a simple head attached screen that is both retro-reflective and semi-transparent. This screen allows the HHMPD to be used in a wearable situation. I will then introduce a series of user studies that assessed different aspects of subjective image quality of the wearable HHMPD, such as visual acuity, perceptual distance and recognizability of information presented in the peripheral vision. I will also introduce user studies on the effectiveness of wide-view see-through HMDs in a simulated outdoor environment using a CAVE-like IPT display that studied relationship between information discovery rates and the field-of-view with a set of different annotation rendering policies. I will also introduce another user study on the effectiveness of the HHMPD that has actually been conducted in outdoor. Finally, I will summarize the talk and give future directions and visions.

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Associate Professor, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University

Date: 24-02-14
Time: 14:15 -15:45
Location: TU Vienna
Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01)
1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11, Stiege III, ground floor, light green area
TU Vienna
Zemanek Lecture Room (Room Number: HHEG01) 1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11, Stiege III, ground floor, light green area
Vienna
Austria

Mobile World Congress 2014

Feb 11, 2014

Mobile is more pervasive than ever before and soon nearly everything around us, people and things, will be connected. Mobile has forever changed the way we communicate, the way we conduct business, the way we manage our lives, and the way we are entertained. The possibilities for future innovations are nearly endless.

During the four days of Mobile World Congress, the 2014 conference programme will highlight the impact of mobile on individuals and businesses – in developed and developing markets – across a range of industries. As always, the conference programme will challenge and educate attendees, providing essential insights on the latest technological developments, market opportunities, next-generation services, and devices which are shaping mobile communications.

Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies within the expanding mobile value chain will be participating in more than 40 conference sessions at Mobile World Congress, from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics in mobile.

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Future of Smart Buildings

Matt Grob

Executive Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer

Matt Grob, EVP and CTO will participate in the “Future of Smart Buildings” panel.

February 25, 2014
The Successes and Challenges Associated with LSA

Durga Malladi

Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Durga Malladi, VP Engineering will participate in the “The Successes and Challenges Associated with LSA” panel.

February 25, 2014