Distinguished Speaker Series - Nathan Jacobs

Urban Dynamics Institute Distinguished Speaker Series

Understanding Places Using Ground-Level and Overhead Views

Nathan Jacobs, The University of Kentucky, Lexington

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The Urban Dynamics Institute is pleased to host Dr. Nathan Jabobs (U of Kentucky) for a presentation on "Understanding Places Using Ground-Level and Overhead Views."

Every day billions of images are uploaded to the internet and trillions of pixels are gathered by satellites. Together they provide many perspectives of the world, ranging from what someone had for dinner to where new buildings have been constructed. Jacobs' talk describes his work in extracting geospatial attributes of places from this imagery using deep convolutional neural networks. The presentation will focus on methods that combine overhead and ground-level imagery in novel ways, with applications including image localization, cross-modal hallucination, and fine-grained classification of buildings in urban areas.

Additional Information 

Dr. Nathan Jacobs is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Kentucky. His research area is computer vision; his specialty is developing learning-based algorithms and systems for processing large-scale image collections. His current focus is on developing techniques for mining information about people and the natural world from geotagged imagery, including images from social networks, publicly available outdoor webcams, and satellites.

Learn more about Dr. Jacobs at http://cs.uky.edu/~jacobs/.