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The Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) was founded in September 2013 by Professor Baoquan Chen, focusing mainly on emerging technology pertaining to visual sensing and communication.

Visuals represent the main channel through which humans, or their robotics agents, understand and maneuver through their living environment and interact with each other. IRC brings together disciplines such as computer graphics, computer vision, human-computer interaction (HCI), visualization, and machine learning. Big data, VR (virtual reality) & AR (augmented reality), 3D printing, Robotics, etc, are not simply bandwagons we jump on, but the vehicle we ride with towards a changing world. IRC publishes in top venues such as ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), SIGGRAPH, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), and IEEE VIS.

IRC fosters a truly international research culture, with frequent faculty and student exchanges with universities worldwide, also featuring visiting professors from the U.S., Canada, Israel, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc. IRC also reaches out to the broad academic community and the fast evolving industry in China. Our inaugural Summer School on Visual Computing was attended by over 300 undergraduates, graduates, and researchers nationwide from 60 universities of 25 provinces, with sponsors including nVidia. IRC has established a joint laboratory with China Youth Daily, a leading newspaper in China, on computational journalism, and with Iqiyi, a leading online video company, on visual data analysis.

IRC's research is generously sponsored by government and industry. IRC leads the China National Basic Research Initiative (dubbed 973 Plan) on Urban Big Data Computing – how the processing of urban big data, ranging from physical sensors to information systems to user generated contents, can capitalize on the spatial and temporal registration among them to consolidate data, extract semantical information, and ultimately, achieve new insights. Under a China-Israel joint grant, IRC also collaborates closely with Daniel Cohen-Or, Dani Lischinski, and Andrei Sharf on the analysis of social camera captures. Under China-Germany Collaboration Program (PPP), IRC has established an annual exchange program with Stuttgart and Constance, on research concerning visual analytics of big data.

IRCers are the happy crowd that calls IRC home, a place we grow, mature, and thrive, leaving a fun, and sometimes exhilarating, memory behind, be it the birthday party, or the first fall on the ski slopes. An annual family album captures the roads we hiked, the mountains we climbed, the hills we skied, and the oceans we sailed together.

IRC constantly looks out to extend the family by recruiting special individuals like you – whether undergraduates, graduates, PostDocs, or faculty members!

山东大学交叉研究中心(Interdisciplinary Research Center, IRC)于2013年9月由陈宝权教授创建,关注视觉感知与交互相关领域新兴技术的发展。视觉感知是人类对周围环境理解、认知、交互以及决策的重要途径,是机器智能的重要基础。本中心旨在以视觉感知与交互为着眼点促进机器智能以及人机协同的发展,通过综合交叉计算机图形学、计算机视觉、人机交互、可视化以及机器学习等学科,在可视大数据、虚拟现实与增强现实、3D打印、机器人等研究方向取得了一系列成果。自成立以来,本中心在ACM TOG、SIGGRAPH、TVCG、IEEE VIS等国际顶级期刊及会议上发表了多篇论文,获批多项国际与国内专利,并贡献代码于业内最具影响力的开源社区,获得上万下载。

交叉研究中心重视培养国际化的科研环境,与多个国家地区的大学和学者建立了良好的合作关系,吸引了来自美国、加拿大、以色列、德国、新加坡、香港等国家的学者作为交叉研究中心的访问教授,鼓励并支持友好院校师生互访交流。交叉研究中心亦注重与国内兄弟院校的交流,本中心于2015年首届举办的“可视计算暑期学校”吸引了300多名来自国内25个省份、60多所大学的老师、研究生和本科生来学习交流,并获得了包括NVIDIA、爱奇艺等多家企业的友情赞助。除此以外,交叉研究中心注重与工业界的合作,与中国青年报社联合建立了“中青报联合实验室”共同研究计算新闻学,并与爱奇艺公司成立了“联合实验室”共同研究可视媒体分析等前沿问题。

交叉研究中心的科学研究受到了政府与工业界的大力支持与资助。本中心现主持科技部国家重点基础研究发展计划(“973”计划) 《城市大数据计算理论和方法》、国家自然科学基金国际(地区)合作与交流项目—中以合作项目《面向社会相机的影像数据分析与重组研究》、中德合作项目《面向城市计算的三维建模与可视化理论与方法》(PPP)、国家自然科学基金重点项目等一批国家重点及重大科研项目。

交叉研究中心是一个不断成长壮大的大家庭,在这里,可爱的IRC成员们与研究中心共同成长、成熟——第一次走出国门交流学习、第一次站在国际顶级会议的讲台做报告,也共同享受愉悦的生活、创造美好的回忆——犹记得IRC成员们登山探险的英姿、生日派对的欢笑、夏日海边的畅泳、冬日滑雪的嬉戏,以及专属我们的年终纪念相册。

交叉研究中心诚邀新成员!唯一的条件是你自认不凡、或不甘平凡、无论本科生、研究生、博士后或教师,交叉研究中心都真诚期待你的加入!