Events 28th September 2016

Zoe Leonard, 28 Sep 2016

Events 28th September 2016

The Centre for Digital Entertainment has been selected as finalists in the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2016 for the  ‘Education Initiative and Talent Development’ category.

The awards will take place in London on Thursday 10th November 2016.  We will keep you up to date with news on the awards.  In the meantime, well done everyone, your success and commitment to CDE has helped the centre in this achievement.  Fingers crossed.




BU CDE Academic Hongchuan Yu will be continuing with the CDE Unit of Numerical Optimization Methods this Friday 30th September 2016.  The sessions are scheduled to run every Friday.

This Friday will see week four of Module 2.  Each module may include multiple lectures scheduled at the slot of 10:00-12:00 on Friday, and multiple workshops scheduled at the slot of 1pm-4pm.

This week, between 1pm – 2.30pm, there will be an open presentation by PhD student, Jiang Wang.

Title: Advances in Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Application in Image Annotation


A fundamental problem in  data analysis tasks is to find a suitable representation of the data,​​ as a good data representation can typically reveal the latent structure of data and facilitate further processes .  Nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF)  as a fundamental approach for such data representation has attracted great attentions. It aims at finding parts-based representations of nonnegative data, has been widely applied to a range of applications such as data clustering, pattern recognition and computer vision.

Recently,  multi-view data  are becoming available  in many real world applications because data is often collected from diverse domains or obtained from different feature extractors. Taken alone, these views will often be deficient or incomplete because different views describe distinct perspectives of data.​  Therefore, it is crucial to integrate the multiple views and discover the underlying structures for rendering accurate data representation.  ​This give rise to multi-view NMF.

In this presentation,  both standard single-view and multi-view NMF methods will be reviewed, followed by introducing an extension of multi-view NMF approach, called NMF-KNN, for image annotation​.  Compared to the state-of-the-arts,  NMF-KNN not only achieves competitive performance, but also does not require  ad-hoc approaches​ to deal with feature-fusion​ and any training in the form of global mapping between features and tags.


The session on Friday 30th September will take place in PG30d, Poole House, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus.



CDE will be having a stand during the BFX Festival this year between Monday 10th and Friday 14th October.  If any CDE students are interested in assisting on the stand and showing a demo of their research, please email Zoe Leonard to confirm your availability, we have limited availability of free entry tickets for those that are interested and can spend a bit of time on the stand.  If you are particularly interested in meeting with industry, Monday 10th October is the pro day and Friday 14th October is the careers day.



AWE Europe will take place in Berlin, 18th – 19th October 2016.  Augmented World Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to Augmented Reality.  If you are a CDE student interested in attending, please ensure that it is relevant to your research and make sure you receive authorisation from your academic supervisor before contacting either Anna Beeton (UoB) or Zoe Leonard (BU) regarding the arrangements.

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