Friday, September 30

3:00 pm and 4:00 pm: Optional Tours of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (meet inside of the front entrance on either time)

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception (Location: Beckman 5602)
Ed Feser, interim provost, University of Illinois
Peter Schiffer, vice chancellor for research, University of Illinois
Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the College of Engineering, University of Illinois

Saturday, October 1
8:30 – 9:30 am: Registration (Location: Beckman 1005)

9:30 – 9:45 am: Opening Remarks (Location: Beckman 1005)
Klara Nahrstedt, director of Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois
William Sanders, head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois


Morning session: Technical talks by Dr. Huang’s academic family: Past and present ( Talk Location: Beckman 1005)

Session Chair: Yong Rui

9:45 – 10:00am          Wai-Hon Lee, MIT, Personal Stories on Computer Generated Hologram

10:00 – 10:15am          Juyang Weng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, From Deep Learning to Machine Fully Autonomous Learning

10:15 – 10:30am          Kannappan Palaniappan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aerial Vehicle Tracking and 3D Urban Reconstruction

10:30 – 10:45am          Jialin Zhong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Intellectual Property and its Implications

10:45 – 11:00am           Coffee Break  ( Location: Beckman 1003)

11:00 – 11:15am          Hai Tao,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Embedded Vision Technology

11:15 – 11:30am          Sean Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CBIR: A 20-Year Search for the Killer Application – from Pictures of Faces to Breasts and Lungs…

11:30 – 11:45am          Jiebo Luo, Forever Young: A Tribute to the Grandmaster and a Recount of Personal Journey

11:45 – 12:00pm          Nicu Sebe, Human Behavior Understanding “in the Wild”

12:00 – 12:15pm          Shuicheng Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, AI Meets IOT

12:15 – 12:30pm          Pooya Khorrami, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, current student, How Deep Learning Can Help Emotion Recognition

12:30 – 12:45pm          Xianming Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, current student, Turning impossible into possible: Weakly Supervised Neural Network on Large Scale Imagery Data

12:45 – 2:00pm           Lunch Break ( Location: Beckman Atrium)


Afternoon session: Special guest speakers  ( Talk Location: Beckman 1005)

Session Chair: Chang Wen Chen 

2:00 – 2:20pm           Wen Gao, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Picture Coding for 50 Years

2:20 – 2:40pm           Kiyo Aizawa, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Tokyo, Image Processing: From Face to Food

2:40 – 3:00pm           Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research, Microsoft, Frontier of AI Research

3:00 – 3:20pm           Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Multimedia Signal Processing at the Beckman Institute, 1999-2016

3:20 – 3:30pm          Coffee Break ( Location: Beckman 1003)

3:30 – 3:50pm          Rama Chellappa, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Five Decades of Exemplary Scholarship and Mentoring

3:50 – 4:10pm          Narendra Ahuja, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Three Decades of Vision at Illinois, and Counting

4:10 – 4:30pm          Al Bovik, Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Leave My Picture Statistics Alone

4:30 – 4:50pm          Dave Munson, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan, The Complete Student


Evening session: Reception and banquet ( Location: Beckman Atrium)

5:00 –6:00pm           Reception

6:00 –8:00pm           Banquet and celebration

Jeff Moore, interim director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois

Personal reflections by Dr. Huang’s former students, colleagues and family members

Remarks by Dr. Huang