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Speech in Pixels: Automatic Detection of Offensive Memes for Moderation
Xavier Giro-i-Nieto

Sat Dec 14 09:25 AM -- 09:30 AM (PST) @
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This work addresses the challenge of hate speech detection in Internet memes, and attempts using visual information to automatically detect hate speech, unlike previous works that have focused in language.

Speaker bio: Xavier Giro-i-Nieto is an associate professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona and visiting researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). His obtained his doctoral degree from UPC in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Ferran Marques (UPC) and Prof. Shih-Fu Chang (Columbia University). His research interests focus on deep learning applied to multimedia and reinforcement learning.

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Xavier Giro-i-Nieto (UPC Barcelona)

Xavier Giro-i-Nieto is an associate professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). He graduated in Electrical Engineering studies at ETSETB (UPC) in 2000, after completing his master thesis on image compression at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB) under the direction of Professor Peter Schelkens. In 2001 he worked in the digital television group of Sony Brussels, before returning to Barcelona and joining the Image Processing Group at the UPC. Since 2003, he has created and taught graduate and undergraduate courses for Electrical Engineering degress at the ESEIAAT and ETSETB schools from UPC. In 2013 he participated in the design of the Master in Computer Vision of Barcelona by UPC, UAB, UPF and UOC universities, where he lectures on deep learning, image retrieval and video processingl. He has taught several international courses in the framework of the European Erasmus program. He obtained his Phd on image retrieval in 2012, under the supervision by Professor Ferran Marqués from UPC and Professor Shih-Fu Chang from Columbia University. He was a visiting scholar during Summers 2008 to 2014 at the Digital Video and MultiMedia laboratory at Columbia University, in New York. His relation with industry includes collaborations with Mediapro, Catalan Broadcast Corporation (TV3), Pixable, Catchoom and Narrative.

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