SVM + Patch-Based Features
Saadia Iftikhar worked on approaches to image segmentation which rely on specifying a rich set of visual features, feature selection and machine learning. The specification of user-labelled examples is required, but this makes the approach suitable for a wide range of biological segmentation problems, allowing expert users to train a system which, based on the non-linear SVM, generalises well within that image class. SVMs are able to define highly non-linear boundaries in feature space. More recently,t he technique was applied to segmentation of retinal vessels as well by Shearin Cao. See the Publications page for more details.
Tutorial: A Shallow Introduction to Deep Learning
This is based on a tutorial given at the NETT Induction Workshop held in Barcelona in November, 2013, an event within a Marie-Curie ITN. See here for the updated presentation (PDF format). You can also find a bibliography on Deep Learning, collated by Woo-Sup Han [HTML+BibTeX]. There is also a PDF version, with a short forward, at the link below: