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Age estimation of face image assisted by gender information

At 3:30 p.m. on June 14, 2017, invited by Department of Computer Science and Technology, Prof. Songcan Chen from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics made an academic report which in room 109 of Mingli Building. The title is “Age estimation of face image assisted by gender information”. The report was chaired by Prof. Ming Yang. 

Songcan Chen is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He has independently chaired 10 National Natural Science Foundation, 12 provincial and ministerial level funds, and participated in 1 national key projects of natural science foundation. He has published more than 150 SCIE papers in international mainstream academic journals. Among them, 3 papers published in the international journal "Pattern Recognition" were awarded the Paper Awards: Honorable (Mentions Best). 1 paper published in the journal of "Computer Journal" won the outstanding paper award. According to Google Scholar, the published papers have been cited over 9300 times, the H-index was 44. 2014-2016, he enrolled in Elsevier China high cited scholars list. In 2011, as a partner in Nanjing University, he was awarded the 1 prize of natural science by the Ministry of Education. In 2013, he won the National Natural Science 2 prize, all ranked 2.

In this report, Professor Songcan Chen introduces 2 new jobs in terms of age estimation, including ‘A Unified Gender-Aware Age Estimation’ and ‘Cross-heterogeneous-database age estimation through correlation representation learning’. The report ended with a heated discussion among Prof. Chen, the teachers and the students. This report has deepened the audience's understanding of machine learning and pattern recognition, expanded our vision, and provided a lot of inspiration for the research ideas of teachers and students.