September 1, 2017 Andrew A.

Welcoming Professor Jane Wang, our new Chief Scientist

Vancouver-based artificial intelligence and computer vision startup company AltumView Systems Inc. announced that Professor Jane Wang at University British Columbia (UBC) has joined the company as the Chief Scientist. She will lead AltumView’s research in strategic areas, such as deep learning and its applications in different scenarios.

Prof. Wang received her BSc from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996, with the highest honor, and her MSc and PhD from University of Connecticut in 2000 and 2002, respectively. She was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland before she joined the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC in 2004, where she is currently a full professor.

Dr. Wang is an internationally renowned researcher with broad research interests that span machine learning, deep learning, statistical signal processing, multimedia security, biomedical imaging, genomic signal processing, and wireless communications. She has published over 100 journal papers and 90 conference papers, and co-received the 2004 EURASIP Best Paper Award and 2005 Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society.

She is an IEEE Fellow, and a member of Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Wang has been an active leader in the academic community. She has been an Associate Editor of several top journals, including IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,IEEE Transactions on Multimedia,IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security,IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. In addition, she has organizing many top conferences, including ICASSP2013 (Finance Chair), ChinaSIP2014(Technical Program Chair), GlobalSIP2017 (Technical Program Chair), MMSP2018 (General Chair), and ICIP2021 (Technical Program Chair).

Founded in April 2016, AltumView has quickly assembled a strong team with about 20 R&D engineers (half are PhDs). The company also has a 10-people branch in Shenzhen, China. Having Prof. Wang on board will make AltumView a superior player in the fields of deep learning and computer vision in Vancouver, enabling the company to compete at the world stage.

AltumView will be releasing a series of intelligent vision products using the latest deep learning technologies, including:

  • A face recognition system with world-class performance, trained by its own large-scale face database and unique data processing and cleaning-up algorithm pipeline.
  • Intelligent cameras on different embedded platforms such as NVIDIA and HiSilicon.
  • A video analytics platform that integrates features such as faced etection/recognition/verification, pedestrian detection and tracking, crowd analysis, vehicle detection, license plate recognition, and general object detection and classification.
  • Navigation and object tracking algorithms for drones.
  • A time-of-flight camera that provides real-time accurate 3D distance measurement.
  • Cameras and tools for medical image analysis.