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Seminar: Associative mining for intelligent processing and interaction in immersive multimedia environments

April 9, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


From the arts, engineering and life sciences, to entertainment and emerging technologies, immersive multimedia is having a profound impact on how we study disciplines, model and design products, processes and services, and train personnel. For example, immersive multimedia can be used to visualize ancient buildings and cultural artifacts, create interactive frameworks for training and performance, or embed digital narratives within physical environments. It can also play a compelling role in the analysis of ‘big data’, prompting the need for tools that support visual exploration and inference.


In the first part of the talk, I will review my previous research work on the use of associative mining (topology preserving) techniques for the intelligent structuring of multimedia data in support of tasks such as multimedia summarization, interactive data visualization, and advanced gestural recognition. Emphasis will be placed on: 1) task oriented immersion and interfaces to support exploration and decision making; and 2) processing to support intelligent and embodied interaction. In the second part of the talk, I will discuss current works, future directions and open challenges, particularly relating to applications in immersive 3D and mixed reality.


Matthew Kyan received the BSc in Computer Science, BEng., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia, joining Ryerson University in 2008 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. In this time, he has been instrumental in establishing Ryerson’s Centre for Interactive Multimedia Information Mining (CIM2), along with an associated research program in information mining. In 2013, as Graduate Program Director, he led the launch of an innovative new multidisciplinary program, the Master of Digital Media (MDM), which is currently co-located with Ryerson’s incredibly successful startup incubator, the Digital Media Zone (DMZ).


Specializing in multimedia signal processing and summarization, knowledge-assisted visualization and informatics, immersive computing and virtual/mixed reality. He works with numerous industry partners across the GTA and abroad, from across a variety of sectors: including graphic arts and communications, film and cinema, 3D animation, augmented reality, advertising and marketing, and biomedical image and data analysis. His passion revolves around dissolving traditional boundaries that exist in the human-computer interface, and using pattern recognition and computational intelligence to extend and augment the human as they engage in computer mediated experiences.


April 9, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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York University
North York, Ontario M3J Canada
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