Keynote Speeches

Large-Scale Gesture Recognition: Framework and Applications

Invited Speaker

Prof. Qiguang Miao
Xidian University


Many computer vision applications like human computer interaction have made the gesture recognition a highly desirable technique. However, the task for large-scale video-based recognition is still a challenge, since many gesture-irrelevant factors handicap the accuracy. In this talk, I will share our latest achievements on large-scale gesture recognition by means of deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and beyond. The whole recognition framework that helps us won two successive champions of the Chalearn LAP Large-scale Gesture Recognition Challenge., including data preparation via image processing, high-semantic feature extraction based on 3D CNNs, and a wide variety of fusion scheme will be discussed. In addition, our current research on its applications in the field of security monitoring and UAV vision will also be demonstrated.


Dr. Qiguang Miao is a professor and Ph.D. student supervisor with School of Computer Science and Technology in Xidian University. He received the Ph.D. degrees in computer application technology from Xidian University in December, 2005. His research interests include Computer Vision, machine learning and Big Data. As principal investigator, he is doing or has completed 4 projects of NSFC, 2 projects of Shaanxi provincial natural science fund; more than 10 projects of National Defence Pre-research Foundation, 863 and Weapons and Equipment fund. He has hosted 1 project supported by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities by MOE. In 2012, he was supported by the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by Ministry of Education. Dr. Qiguang Miao is the associate editor of International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computing, Neurocomputing, Journal of Memetic Computing, Multimedia Tools and Application, Journal of Industrial Mathematics, and Gate to Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is also a committee member of CCF, a committee member of CCF Computer Vision.

In recent years, Dr. Qiguang Miao has published over 100 papers in the significant domestic and international journal or conference including IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Neurocomputing, Knowledge Based System, IET Image Processing, and so on.