The September 2012 Embedded Vision Summit East

Engineers: Learn to Design Machines That See!
September 19, 2012
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
In Conjunction with DESIGN East

On September 19th, 2012 in Boston, the Embedded Vision Alliance hosted the Embedded Vision Summit East, a technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. The Embedded Vision Summit East was part of the DESIGN East event, which comprised the Embedded Systems Conference Boston as well as the Android Summit, DesignMED, the LED Summit, Sensors in Design and an exhibition floor (the "Expo").

The September 2012 Embedded Vision Summit East is now concluded. Please visit the content page for videos of the keynotes, overview presentation, technical presentations, panel discussions, and product demonstrations from this event, along with associated file downloads.

Morning Keynote Speaker: Professor Rosalind Picard of the MIT Media Lab

The morning keynote speaker was Professor Rosalind Picard of MIT. Professor Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, co-director of the Things That Think Consortium (the largest industrial sponsorship organization at the lab) and leader of the new and growing Autism & Communication Technology Initiative at MIT. She is also co-founder, chief scientist and chairman of Affectiva, Inc., making technology to help measure and communicate emotion.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Gary Bradski of the OpenCV Foundation

The afternoon keynote speaker was Gary Bradski, President and CEO of the OpenCV Foundation and Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Industrial Perception Inc. The "father of OpenCV" (the Open Source Computer Vision Library), Bradski has been the director of its development for more than 14 years, stretching back to his time at Intel. Bradski is also the author of "Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library", published by O'Reilly. Prior to founding Industrial Perception, Bradski was chief scientist at Willow Garage. He is also a consulting professor at Stanford University.

Information on the technical presentations speakers can be found here.

Event Agenda

8:30-9:30 AM: Registration and coffee

9:30-10:30 AM: Keynote presentation: "Emotion Technology: Enabling Machines to Understand How We Feel" by Professor Rosalind Picard, MIT

11:00-11:45 AM: "Introduction to Embedded Vision" by Jeff Bier, Embedded Vision Alliance

11:45-12:45 PM: Lunch with Demos and Networking

12:45-1:45 PM: Session 1: Embedded Vision Applications and Algorithms

1:45-2:30 PM: Afternoon keynote presentation: "OpenCV: Past, Present, and Future" by Gary Bradski, OpenCV Foundation

2:30-3:30 PM: Session 2: Using Processors for Embedded Vision

3:30-3:50 PM: Afternoon Break with Demos

3:50-4:50 PM: Session 3: Using Tools, APIs and Design Techniques for Embedded Vision

4:50-5:20 PM: "Image Sensor Options and Trends for Embedded Vision" by Eric Gregori, BDTI

5:20-7:20 PM: Reception with Demos and Networking

Embedded Vision Summit East Sponsors


Analog Devices

Texas Instruments


Additional Information

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See you at the Summit! May 18-21 in Santa Clara, California!