November 28, 2014

Workshop on "Scene Analysis"

Over a hundred teachers and students from various primary, secondary and international schools attended a workshop on "Scene Analysis" at the Department of Computer Science on November 22, 2014. This workshop, which was conducted by Dr Beta C.L. Yip and Dr Ivy K.Y. Wong, introduced how to write programs to analyze images and videos. Participants were able to gain some hands-on experience in writing computer programs and to have an understanding of how image and video analysis could be done.

This workshop is part of the "Sea Level Measurement Device for Everyone" project which is led by Professor Francis Lau and funded by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund. Under this project, there is a "Sea Level Measurement Device Design Competition" jointly organized by the Faculty of Engineering, the Hong Kong Observatory and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society. A series of talks, workshops and visits will also be conducted to enhance participants' understanding of meteorological computing.

For more details of the competition, please visit
http://i.cs.hku.hk/~sealevel/