Talk 1

Title:Conditional Convolutions for Instance Segmentation

Speaker: Jin Zhou


We propose a simple yet effective instance segmentation framework, termed CondInst (conditional convolutions for instance segmentation). Top-performing instance segmentation methods such as Mask R-CNN rely on ROI operations (typically ROIPool or ROIAlign) to obtain the final instance masks. In contrast, we propose to solve instance segmentation from a new perspective. Instead of using instancewise ROIs as inputs to a network of fixed weights, we employ dynamic instance-aware networks, conditioned on instances. CondInst enjoys two advantages: 1) Instance segmentation is solved by a fully convolutional network, eliminating the need for ROI cropping and feature alignment. 2) Due to the much improved capacity of dynamically-generated conditional convolutions, the mask head can be very compact (e.g., 3 conv. layers, each having only 8 channels), leading to significantly faster inference. We demonstrate a simpler instance segmentation method that can achieve improved performance in both accuracy and inference speed. On the COCO dataset, we outperform a few recent methods including welltuned Mask R-CNN baselines, without longer training schedules needed. Code is available:

Supervisor: Na Chen

Talk 2

Title:A Federated Bidirectional Connection Broad Learning Scheme for Secure Data Sharing in Internet of Vehicles

Speaker: Jianxin Yang


Data sharing in Internet of V ehicles (IoV) makes it possible to provide personalized services for users by service providers in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). As IoV is a multi-user mobile scenario, the reliability and efficiency of data sharing need to be further enhanced. Federated learning allows the server to exchange parameters without obtaining private data from clients so that the privacy is protected. Broad learning system is a novel artificial intelligence technology that can improve training efficiency of data set. Thus, we propose a federated bidirectional connection broad learning scheme (FeBBLS) to solve the data sharing issues. Firstly, we adopt the bidirectional connection broad learning system (BiBLS) model to train data set in vehicular nodes. The server aggregates the collected parameters of BiBLS from vehicular nodes through the federated broad learning system (FedBLS) algorithm. Moreover, we propose a clustering FedBLS algorithm to offload the data sharing into clusters for improving the aggregation capability of the model. Some simulation results show our scheme can improve the efficiency and prediction accuracy of data sharing and protect the privacy of data sharing..

Supervisor: Yanan Huang


Time:16:00  December 23, 2021

Address:MingLi Buliding C1102

Chair: Pan Li