Presented

Video for "Michael Stonebraker, 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient"

Similar to the video I produced last year to celebrate 2013 recipient Leslie Lamport, this one describes highlights from the career of this venerable name in relational database science.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/21/2015

Video for "Optimization as Motion Selection Principle in Robot Action"

An interview with two French roboticists, with a demonstration of how a humanoid robot actualizes their research.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 04/23/2015

Video for "Sketch-Thru-Plan"

A researcher and a military expert at Adapx discuss how they speed up battlefield planning with "multi-modal input" that marries speech, sketch, and writing.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 03/23/2015

Video for "Local Laplacian Filters: Edge-aware Image Processing with a Laplacian Pyramid"

Adobe researcher Sylvain Paris explains how a new method of combining Gaussian and Laplacian pyramids results in image filters that can enhance details without distorting edges.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 02/23/2015

Video for "Hacking Nondeterminism with Induction and Coinduction"

Videojournalism about a new method for comparing the processes called "finite-state machines" that underlie much of computer science.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 01/28/2015

Video for "Distributed Information Processing in Biological and Computational Systems"

Videojournalism introducing a paper that outlines how both computers and members of natural communities (such as ants, birds, and cells) cooperate.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 12/23/2014

Video for "Computationally Modeling Human Emotion"

Videojournalism about how researchers are teaching computers to understand the processes that create human emotion, possibly leading to better decisions and human-computer interfaces.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 11/26/2014

Video for "Scene Understanding by Labeling Pixels"

Videojournalism about algorithms that help computers recognize objects within an image, and undestand the scene itself.

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Date of publication: 
Mon, 10/27/2014

Video for "Moving Portraits"

Videojournalism about turning photo collections into movie-like "Face Movies", via a system that's been incorporated into Google's Picasa photo program. (Many thanks to guest interviewer Teresa Meek.)

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 08/22/2014

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