Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
MSR-INRIA joint lab: Image and video mining for science and humanities (INRIA)
Participants : Jean Ponce, Francis Bach, Andrew Zisserman, Josef Sivic, Ivan Laptev.
This new collaborative project, already mentioned several times in this report, brings together the WILLOW, LEAR, and VISTA project-teams with MSR researchers in Cambridge and elsewhere. The concept builds on several ideas articulated in the “2020 Science” report, including the importance of data mining and machine learning in computational science. Rather than focusing only on natural sciences, however, we propose here to expand the breadth of e-science to include humanities and social sciences. The project we propose will focus on fundamental computer science research in computer vision and machine learning, and its application to archaeology, cultural heritage preservation, environmental science, and sociology, and it will be validated by collaborations with researchers and practitioners in these fields. Total budget: 628 KEuros.