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Orientation Day at the Ghent University 
Global Campus in Korea: Introduction 
Wesley De Neve 
Ghent University – iMinds &...
2 
Professional Background 
• Academic credentials 
- Master’s degree in computer science (2002) 
• at Ghent University, B...
3 
• Main track 
Research Topics 
- social media understanding 
- visual content understanding 
- machine learning 
• arti...
4 
Informatics 1: Background 
• Researchers are often confronted with time-consuming and repetitive 
tasks when gathering ...
5 
Informatics 1: Goals 
• To teach you how to describe time-consuming and repetitive tasks in 
such a way that these can ...
6 
• Teaching 
Informatics 1: Practicalities 
- theory lectures 
- supervised hands-on sessions 
- self-study using a hand...
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Orientation day at the Ghent University Global Campus in Korea: Introduction

  1. 1. Orientation Day at the Ghent University Global Campus in Korea: Introduction Wesley De Neve Ghent University – iMinds & KAIST Songdo, Korea August 29, 2014
  2. 2. 2 Professional Background • Academic credentials - Master’s degree in computer science (2002) • at Ghent University, Belgium - Ph.D. degree in computer science engineering (2007) • at Ghent University, Belgium • “Description-driven media resource adaptation” • Current employment - Multimedia Lab @ Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium (since 2011) - Image and Video Systems Lab @ KAIST, Korea (since 2007)
  3. 3. 3 • Main track Research Topics - social media understanding - visual content understanding - machine learning • artificial neural networks • Side track - compression of genomic data using video coding principles - querying of biomedical datasets using Semantic Web technology
  4. 4. 4 Informatics 1: Background • Researchers are often confronted with time-consuming and repetitive tasks when gathering and processing data - collecting data from websites - converting files from one format into another - analyzing, summarizing and visualizing the data obtained • The exponential flow of newly incoming data requires researchers to automate these tasks in order to speed up their daily job routines
  5. 5. 5 Informatics 1: Goals • To teach you how to describe time-consuming and repetitive tasks in such a way that these can be performed automatically by a computer • To teach you how to think and work in Python - highly popular language for teaching introductory computer science - helps bridging the language gap between humans and computers
  6. 6. 6 • Teaching Informatics 1: Practicalities - theory lectures - supervised hands-on sessions - self-study using a handbook • Evaluation - weekly programming assignments • basic exercises • advanced exercises - open book examination

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