New England Computer Vision Workshop

Brown University, Providence, RI

Friday 6th December 2019

The New England Computer Vision Workshop (NECV) brings together researchers in computer vision and related areas for an informal exchange of ideas through a full day of presentations and posters. NECV typically attracts around 100 people from universities and industry research labs in New England. As in previous years, the workshop will focus on graduate student presentations.

- Benjamin Kimia and James Tompkin


Participation is free for all researchers at academic institutions. Academic researchers should register here.

For our industry friends, a limited number of registrations are available for a fee. Please contact Samson Timoner - for details.


Please submit a one-page PDF abstract using the CVPR 2015 Extended Abstract Template by email to Abstracts are due by 11:59pm on Mon Nov 4th Fri Nov 8th, 2019. Oral decisions will be released by Nov 25th.

You may present work that has already been published, or work that is in progress. All submissions will be granted a poster presentation, and selected submissions from each institution will be granted 12-minute oral presentations. Post-docs and faculty may submit for poster presentations, but oral presentations are reserved for graduate students.

There will be no publications resulting from the workshop, so presentations will not be considered "prior peer-reviewed work" according to any definition we are aware of. Thus, work presented at NECV can be subsequently submitted to other venues without citation.

The workshop is after the CVPR supplemental deadline, so come and show off your new work in a friendly environment. It's also just before the NeurIPS conference, so feel free to come and practice your presentation.

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Tentative Schedule

09:00-10:00 Breakfast, sign-in, poster setup
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:45 Oral presentations 1
  • Jahanian et al., On the ‚ÄúSteerability" of Generative Adversarial Networks (MIT)
  • Usman et al., PuppetGAN: Cross-Domain Image Manipulation by Demonstration (BostonU)
  • Gadelha et al., Deep Manifold Prior (UMass Amherst)
  • Lin et al., Learning to See before Learning to Act: Visual Pre-training for Manipulation (MIT)
  • Sharma et al., Third-Person Visual Imitation Learning via Decoupled Hierarchical Controller (MIT)
  • Dyballa and Zucker, Deep Artificial Neural Networks: Little Brains or Big Retinas or Both? (Yale)
11:45-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Poster presentations
  • Khan et al., View-consistent 4D Light Field Superpixel Segmentation (Brown)
  • Jalal et al., Kenyan Food Type Recognition in Instagram Photos (BostonU)
  • Yang et al., AG-NMS: Improving Object Detection in Crowd Scenes (BostonU)
  • Fabbri et al., Trifocal Relative Pose from Lines at Points and its Efficient Solution (Brown)
  • Zou et al., Automated Assessment of Human Embryo Development for In-Vitro Fertilization Treatment (Brown)
  • Stone and Tompkin, Interpreting DeepVoxel Representations in Neural Networks (Brown)
  • Tang et al., Qualitative Camera Relative Pose Estimation (Brown)
  • Correa et al., GridMapper: Mapping Electricity Grid Infrastructure in Developing Countries (UMass Amherst)
  • Pérez et al., Star Cluster Classification from LEGUS Photometric Catalogs (UMass Amherst)
  • Ammar and Taubin, Real-time Computer Assisted Carving (Brown)
  • Cohen et al., Shape From Tracing (Brown)
  • Zhang et al., Practical Physically-based Lighting and Skin Reflectance Reconstructor for Face Images (Brown)
  • Kotani et al., Reinvention of Printing and Handwriting (Brown)
  • Tursman et al., Social Verification of Geometric Consistency to Combat Deepfakes (Brown)
  • Jiang et al., SENSE: a Shared Encoder Network for Scene-flow Estimation (UMass Amherst)
  • Bashkirova et al., Adversarial Self-Defense for Cycle-Consistent GANs (BostonU)
  • Feng et al., Robust Visual Object Tracking with Natural Language Region Proposal Network (BostonU)
  • Hsieh et al., Image-based Virtual Pathology based on Intra-procedure High Resolution CT for Microwave Ablation of Lung Tumors (Rhode Island Hospital)
  • Teterwak et al., Boundless: Generative Adversarial Networks for Image Extension
14:30-15:45 Oral presentations 2
  • Huh et al., Projecting Images to Class-Conditional Generative Networks (MIT)
  • Guo et al., Compact single-shot metalens depth sensors inspired by eyes of jumping spiders (Harvard)
  • Li et al., KW-DYAN: A Recurrent Network for Adaptive Sequence Prediction (Northeastern)
  • Robinson et al., Laplace Landmark Localization (Northeastern)
  • Ruiz et al., Leveraging Affect Transfer Learning for Behavior Prediction in an Intelligent Tutoring System (BostonU/Clark/WPI)
15:45-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:15 Oral presentations 3
  • Su et al., When Does Self-supervision Improve Few-shot Learning? (UMass Amherst)
  • Li et al., Weakly Supervised Learning of Human-Object Interactions from Captioned Videos (MIT)
  • Cheng et al., A Bayesian Perspective on the Deep Image Prior (UMass Amherst)
  • Walecki and Taubin, Super-Resolution 3D Laser Scanning based on Interval Arithmetic (Brown)
  • Wu et al., PhraseCut: Instance-Aware Segmentation from Natural Language Phrases (UMass Amherst)


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Getting here

The workshop will be held in Alumnae Hall (194 Meeting Street, Providence, RI, 02912; campus map):

By train: From the station, campus is a 15 minute walk up College Hill, or a short taxi ride. From Boston: MBTA and Amtrak services run regularly. Take a train south from South Station or Back Bay to Providence, RI. MBTA service is on the Providence/Stoughton line. MBTA fares are $12.50 and takes 1:00-1:10 hr from South Station; Amtrak takes 40 minutes and costs $14 for early booking on the Northeastern train or up to $40-60 for the Acela train. From New Haven, New London, NYC: Amtrak service north to Providence, RI.

By coach: Peter Pan coach services run throughout New England; come to Providence (downtown) and either walk (15 mins), take a local bus (RIPTA, $2), or use taxi services.

Local buses: Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has a schedule and map, with real-time information through the "Transit" app. Buses 1, 32, 33 run to campus from downtown; walking is ~15 minutes.

By car: Brown has a visitor parking lot which costs $15 per day. Instructions here. Entrance is on Brook Street (map). On-street parking within campus is extremely limited. Street parking ~10 minutes walk away has fewer restrictions.


We are grateful for Aptiv (formerly nuTonomy) and NVIDIA for their sponsorship of this event.


Thank you to Elizabeth James and Samson Timoner for helping us arrange NECV 2019. Thank you also to the steering committee: Todd Zickler, Yun Raymond Fu, Octavia Camps, Kate Saenko, Erik Learned-Miller, and Subhransu Maji.

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