Speakers Bio


Dr Alex Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr Alex Hauptmann is Senior Systems Scientist in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and a faculty member in the Language Technologies Institute. His current main interest has been on multi-media analysis and retrieval. Other research interests include speech recognition and interfaces, translation and natural language in general. Most of his time is spent on the Informedia Digital Video project (http://www.informedia.cs.cmu.edu). This work has spawned three spin-off companies, related to digital video archiving and video question answering.

Alex is also pursuing projects on video observations for patient care for the elderly and personal wearable memory devices. His current passion is the pursuit of a large-scale concept ontology for multimedia to help narrow the semantic gap.

Alex holds a BA and MA degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, a 'Diplom' in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Berlin and obtained a PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon.

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