Dipl.-Inform. Steffen Kirchhoff, member of the B-IT research school, receives a NRW Young Scientist Award 2011 for his publication on "Modeling Image Similarity by Gaussian Mixture Models and the Signature Quadratic Form Distance", coauthored with Christian Beecks, Anca Ivanescu and Thomas Seidl. The paper was presented at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2011), the leading venue in the field, held in Barcelona this year. At the time the paper was submitted Steffen Kirchhoff prepared his Diplomarbeit (Master Thesis) on the topic in our group. More details are available from http://idw-online.de/de/news452152.
The 2nd Workshop on Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings (MultiClust 2011) was held on September 5, 2011, in conjunction with the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2011) in Athens, Greece. Some 40+ attendants listened two invited talks given by Prof. Michael Houle, NII Tokyo, Japan, and by Prof. Bart Goethals, U Antwerp, Belgium, and could enjoy seven very inspiring scientific talks carefully selected by a peer review process.
Stephan Günnemann, Brigitte Boden, and Thomas Seidl received the ECML PKDD 2011 Best Paper Award in Data Mining for the paper DB-CSC: A density-based approach for subspace clustering in graphs with feature vectors presented in the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2011), held September 5-9, 2011 in Athens, Greece.
Anca Maria Ivanescu received a Recognition of Best Student Paper Award for the paper Employing Correlation Clustering for the Identification of Piecewise Affine Models presented at the International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery, Modeling and Simulation (KDMS 2011) in conjunction with the 17th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2011) on August 21st, 2011 in San Diego, California.
At this year's Aachener Lousberg Run also a team of the UMIC (Ultra Highspeed Mobile Information and Communication) HealthNet project of the RWTH Aachen University participated. The interdisciplinary team was constituted of five runners (Dr. Christoph Quix, Xiang Li, and Sandra Geisler of the Information Systems chair, Saim Kim of the Philips chair for Medical Information Technology (MedIT), and Marwan Hassani of the Data Management and Data Exploration chair) who started in a field of about 2000 runners.
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