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05 Jun 2017
ECE PG students won the Action Unit Intensity Estimation sub-challenge in the Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge 2017

ECE PG students Yuqian Zhou and Jimin Pi, supervised by Prof. Bertram Shi, won the Action Unit Intensity Estimation sub-challenge in the Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge (FERA 2017).
 
The results of the Challenge were announced at the Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge 2017 Workshop, which was held in conjunction with Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition Conference in Washington, DC, USA in June 2017. Action Units (AUs) are the fundamental actions of individual muscles or groups of muscles used to quantify human facial movements in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). Accurate estimation of their intensity is a critical step in developing automated systems for detecting and measuring emotional state from facial images.
 
Certificate of the Award
 
Person in the middle-Mr. Yuqian Zhou
Person on the right-Organizer: Jeffrey Cohn, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh
Person on the left-Organizer: Michel Valstar, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham