Research 22-01-2018

Seminar: Artificially Intelligent Imaging (AI2): A new approach for System Design, Intelligence Design (ID)


In this talk we will present the development of intelligence (vs intelligent) implementations from top-down and bottom-up approaches and from Electrical engineering design and Biological Biomimicry to Solid-state Physics prediction.  Inspired by the Human Visual System, we postulated that intelligent vision requires embedding intelligence at the image signal acquisition and along the path to the visual cortex and beyond when involving image recall and pattern recognition. A feedback loop of this path might be deemed necessary if a full fetched image understanding and vision “’intelligence” processing is required. To start the above path, Smart CMOS imaging was chosen as the application of choice where multi-disciplinary research tracks need to interact suggesting a novel approach for research to design intelligent imaging system for vision. We will provide our experience of this endeavor hoping to inspire other researchers to continue this promising track to build Artificially Intelligent Imaging (AI2) systems for vision benefiting a wide range of applications where human-vision-intelligence is needed such as biomedical, automotive and security applications to name a few.

biographie du Dr.  Faycal Saffih:

Dr. Fayçal Saffih (IEEE Member since 2000) received the B.Sc. (with Best Honors) degree in Solid-State Physics from the University of Sétif-1, Sétif, Algeria, in 1996, the M.Sc. degree in Digital Neural networks from Physics Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Smart CMOS Imaging from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Taking a decade journey between academia and industry, Dr. Saffih enriched his experience multi-dimensionally spanning Microelectronics from devices up-to systems, and industry from R&D department to Entrepreneurship start-up, all of which from West USA (OR) to Singapore’s prestigious A*star Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Recently, Dr. Saffih endeavored into renewable energy research and business starting from Stanford certification in 2013 and currently undertaking an Online program from Renewables Academy (RENAC), Germany 

Dr. Faycal Saffih is currently an assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the UAE University and a regular visiting scholar at the University of Waterloo, University of Alberta among others. His research is on intelligence extraction and implementation on devices and systems particularly smart CMOS image sensors.


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