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AI and Computer Vision play a vital role in various domains from healthcare to entertainment.

Speaker

Md Azher Uddin, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Agenda

6:30pm - Event starts
8:30pm - Event closes

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Synopsis

AI and Computer Vision play a vital role in various domains from healthcare to entertainment. In today's talk, first, I would like to introduce AI and Computer vision, later on, I will discuss how we can automatically estimate the depression severity using these techniques. Depression is a severe mental illness that impairs a person’s capacity to function normally in personal and professional life. The assessment of depression usually requires a comprehensive examination by an expert professional.

Recently, machine learning-based automatic depression assessment has received considerable attention for a reliable and efficient depression diagnosis. Various techniques for automated depression detection were developed; however, certain concerns still need to be investigated. In this work, we propose a novel deep Spatio-Temporal Networks that effectively utilizes facial cues for an automated depression assessment.

In addition, Volume Local Directional Structural Pattern (VLDSP) based dynamic feature descriptor is introduced to extract the facial dynamics by encoding the structural aspects. Afterwards, we employ the Temporal Attentive Pooling (TAP) approach to summarize the segment-level features for video data.

About the speaker

Md Azher Uddin

Md Azher Uddin received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2011 and the Masters leading to Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea, in August 2020. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus, United Arab Emirates. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Big Data analytics.

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Hybrid event: AI and computer vision-based automated depression severity estimation
Date and time
Thursday 22 February, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Knowledge Village Main Gate 2
Al SufouhDubai Knowledge Park
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Price
Free