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Dr. Aakur was awarded a $1M NSF grant as part of a multi-university research project
CSE faculty Dr. Aakur is part of a multi-university collaborative project awarded a $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to carry on fundamental research for the project entitled “Collaborative Research: RI:Medium: Understanding Events from Streaming Video - Joint Deep and Graph Representations, Commonsense Priors, and Predictive Learning".
This multi-university collaborative project totaling $1M includes The University of South Florida, Florida State University, and Oklahoma State University. Dr. Aakur will work with Professor Sudeep Sarkar and Professor Anuj Srivastava in this four-year collaboration and lead the effort at OSU.
The goal of this proposed study is to formulate a computer vision-based event understanding algorithm that operates in a self-supervised, streaming fashion. The algorithm will predict and detect old and new events, learn to build hierarchical event representations, all in the context of a prior knowledge-base that is updated over time. The intent is to generate interpretations of an event that go beyond what is seen, rather than just recognition. This research pushes the frontier of computer vision by coupling the self-supervised learning process with prior knowledge, moving the field towards open-world algorithms, and needing little or no supervision.
Accelerating Research Discoveries with GPU-enabled Computing
Funder: Oklahoma State University’s Core Facility Support Program
Duration: Dec 13, 2019 – Dec 31, 2020
Lead: Dr. Thanh Thieu and Dr. Sathya Aakur Narasimhan
This award equips 16 NVIDIA RTX6000 GPUs to be hosted at OSU’s HPCC.
- Fall 2019 President's Fellows Funding
- FY21 The Arts & Sciences Summer Research and Supplemental Travel
- Grace Hopper Faculty Scholar, 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded OSU’s Department of Computer Science a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant of more than $100,000 to develop virtual reality-based training simulators for COVID-19 first responders. Computer science professor Dr. J. Cecil, who is leading the project, explained that the proposal was approved by NSF in a matter of weeks—a process that can typically take at least six months.
Colton Fike, Kayla Walkup, and Brandon Shearrer
Department of Computer Science's outstanding Senior for 2018-2019.