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Prof. Antanas Verikas,
Halmstad University, Sweden

About Prof. Antanas Verikas: He was awarded a PhD degree in pattern recognition from Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Currently he is holding a professor position at both Halmstad University Sweden, where he leads the Department of Intelligent Systems, and Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, learning systems, classification, fuzzy logic, and visual media technology. He published more than 150 peer reviewed articles in international journals and conference proceedings and served as Program committee member in numerous international conferences. He is a member of the International Pattern Recognition Society, European Neural Network Society, International Association of Science and Technology for Development, and a member of the IEEE.

Prof. Petia Radeva,
University of Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Petia Radeva (PhD 1993, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain) is a senior researcher and associate professor at UB. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 1998. Her present research interests are on development of learning-based approaches (in particular, statistical methods) for computer vision. She has led one EU project and 12 Spanish projects, 14 patents in the field of computer vision and medical imaging applied to health. Dr. Petia Radeva has published more than 80 SCI-indexed articles and more than 150 international publications. She has an H-index of 29 with 3166 citations. Dr. Petia Radeva was awarded the prize of "Antoni Caparros" for best technology transfer project of University of Barcelona (2013) and the prize of "Jaume Casademont" (2012) for her research activities in the field of lifelogging.

Prof. Dr. Petra Perner (IAPR Fellow)
Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Leipzig,Germany

Petra Perner is the director of the Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences in Leipzig, Germanyyyy. Under her leadership the institute developed to one of the leading institutes in basic and applied research in computer vision, data mining, machine learning, case-based reasoning and image databases.
She received a diploma degree in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in computer science. Her PhD thesis is about "Data Reduction Methods for Industrial Robots with Direct Teach-in-Programing" and her habilitation thesis is about "A Methodology for the Development of Knowledge-Based Image-Interpretation Systems".
Under her guidance highly qualified national and international personnel got trained in the above mentioned high-technology fields through research projects and education programs.
The tutorial on Data Mining ( is a recognized tutorial among the domain experts and is especially designed for training industrial people on hot topics in data mining. She gave courses on Data Mining and Image Interpretation at different universities in various countries.
For her contributions to image interpretation by developing methods for case-based reasoning, machine learning and data mining, she was awarded as IAPR Fellow in 2006.

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Title: Health Monitoring by an automated System for Biological Hazardous Material in the Air

Abstract: Human beings are exposed every day to bioaerosols in the various fields of their personal and/or professional daily life. The European Commission has rules protecting employees in the workplace from biological hazards. Airborne fungi, yeast, bacteria, and viruses can be detected and identified by an image acquisition and interpretation system. In this talk we present results on the development of an image interpretation system fordetecting biological hazardous material in the air. We explain the application domain and describe the development issues. The development strategy and the architecture of the system are described. Finally we give recent results.

Prof. Dmitry Nikolaev,
Institute for Information Transmission Problems, RAS (IITP RAS), Russia
Head of Vision Systems lab in IITP RAS

Dmitry Nikolaev was born in Moscow, Russia. He obtained his Master degree (in physics) in 2000 and Ph.D. degree (in computational methods of image processing) in 2004 from Moscow State University. Since 2007 he is a head of the Vision Systems Lab. at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, RAS. His research activities are in the areas of computer vision with primary application to color image understanding. Since 2005 he gives a course “Image processing” in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, take up an appointment of Assoc. Prof in 2008. At 2015 he has more than 120 publications.

Prof. Alexander Bernstein,
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia Federation

Professor Alexander Bernstein is a Principal Research Scientist in Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering. Prof. Bernstein started his career at the Research Institute of Automatic Equipment in 1969, where he was developing mathematical models and algorithms for computer networks. At the same time, he was engaged in mathematical statistics. For research in this field, he received the Candidate of Sciences Degree in Math from Steklov Mathematical Institute of USSR Academy of Sciences in 1973 and the Doctor of Sciences degree in Math in 1987 from the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University In the year of 1991, the Higher Attestation Commission awarded Alexander with the academic rank of Professor in the field of Intelligent Technologies and Systems. In 2002, Alexander joined the Software Engineering Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences to lead the projects in developing data analysis and applied mathematics software. Prior to joining Skoltech, Alexander held the positions of Chief Researcher at the Institute for System Analysis RAS and Lead Scientist in the Data Analysis Research Lab at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS. At the same time, he had part-time full professor positions at National Research University Higher School of Economics and Moscow Institute of Physics and technology.



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