Dr. Tawfiq Salem to present research at computer science conference

Dr. Tawfiq Salem, visiting assistant professor in the CSE department, published four papers last year (2019) alone.

His research interest is in the area of computer vision, remote sensing and machine learning. In 2019, Dr. Salem published different research works addressing the problem of localizing and seeing things from above through satellite images.Dr. Salem

Recently, his first paper of the year, titled “Learning a Dynamic Map of Visual Appearance,” was accepted to the 2020 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR). CVPR is one of the top and most well-known conferences in the computer science field.

His paper focuses on using the publicly available images on the internet to model the changes in the appearance of our world and construct dynamic maps of different transient and visual attributes on a global scale. The proposed approach can support various applications, including image-driven mapping, image geolocalization and metadata verification.

If you used a web mapping service like Google Maps to plan a vacation to, say, Colorado,
Dr. Salem’s research could enhance your experience and enable you to see visuals of the state in different seasons at different times of the day, all through satellite imaging.

In June, he will attend CVPR in Seattle, WA, to present his research.

The paper will be available online by the end of this month.

By Jenna Calderón, CEC Reporter