A friend of mine nominated me for the TechionistaAwards for inspiring women in STEM and I am now on the shortlist! (Update: I didn’t get the award, but all your messages about voting really helped me, thank you!)

We won the Lorentz-eScience Competition with our proposal for the “Crowdsourcing for Medical Image Analysis” workshop. This is an initiative together with Lora Aroyo (VU), Alessandro Bozzon (Delft University of Technology), Danna Gurari (University of Texas at Austin) and Zoltán Szlavik (IBM Center for Advanced Studies Benelux).  Read more about it on the TU/e website

July 2017: Two papers accepted at LABELS 2017: meta-learning in medical image analysis and crowdsourcing in chest CT images

January 2017: New preprint on classification of COPD now available on arXiV

December 2016: Our survey on multiple instance learning is now available on arXiv. Hats off to Marc-André Carbonneau who did most of the work!

December 2016: My and email addresses will soon no longer be active, please use v.cheplygina[at] instead

November 2016: I’m excited to announce that I am joining the Medical Image Analysis group at Eindhoven University of Technology as an assistant professor from February 2017. My thoughts about this are here

23rd November 2016: I am visiting lots of awesome people and giving a talk at The Image Section, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11th November 2016: I’m organizing the fall meeting of the Dutch society of Pattern Recognition with keynotes by Joaquin Vanschoren, Diana Mateus and Julian de Wit.

3rd of November 2016: I am visiting Chloé Azencott and giving a talk at MINES ParisTech

September 2016: Added code for the recent IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems paper

26th August 2016: Dylan Dophemont has successfully defended his BSc thesis on ValleyWatch, a game for crowdsourcing airway annotations

August 2016: Our paper on crowdsourcing of airway annotations was accepted at the MICCAI LABELS workshop.

29th of May 2016: I’m organizing the spring meeting of the Dutch society on Pattern Recognition, with keynotes by Lena Maier-Hein and Thorsten Joachims

February 2016: I am one of the winners of the Pallas Ludens Academic Challenge. Together we will do a crowdsourcing project for extracting airways in chest CT images.

January 2016: Added code for our Pattern Recognition paper

December 2015: Our paper “Asymmetric similarity-weighted ensembles for image segmentation” has been accepted at ISBI 2016

November 2015: Our idea about a crowdsourcing game for medical image analysis made it to the finals of the STW OpenMind (in Dutch) award. See the pitch of the idea here.

10th of June 2015: I have successfully defended my PhD thesis.

April 2015: Our paper Label Stability in Multiple Instance Learning has been accepted at MICCAI 2015

10th July 2015: I’m co-organizing the second workshop on Features and Structures (FEAST) at the International Conference on Machine Learning in Lille, France.

April 2015: Our paper On Classification with Bags, Groups and Sets has been accepted at Pattern Recognition Letters.

January 2015: I started my postdoc at the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam at the Erasmus Medical Center.

July 2014: Our paper Multiple Instance Learning with Bag Dissimilarities has been accepted at Pattern Recognition.

24th August 2014: I’m co-organizing a workshop on Features and Structures at the International Conference of Pattern Recognition in Stockholm, Sweden.

September 2013: I will be on a research visit at the Machine Learning and Computational Biology group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany between September and December 2013

March 2013: I have been awarded an ACM-W scholarship sponsored by Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe to attend Multiple Classifier Systems 2013 in Nanjing, China

To avoid doing a huge, but not that accurate overview at the end of this year (if this website is still alive then ;)) I thought I´d give a few updates on what has been happening the last two months.

Our paper ¨Combining Instance Information to Classify Bags¨ has been accepted at Multiple Classifier Systems 2013! The venue is Nanjing, China, so I´m not sure I will be able to go myself (both in terms of time and budget). I did apply for scholarships in order to at least help the budget part 🙂

Remember the paper Yenisel (PhD student in Cuba) and I were writing in ShareLateX? It has been submitted to the SIMBAD workshop in York, United Kingdom. Notifications are due at the end of March. It would be great to go, and this time actually properly attend the workshop (as opposed to the 2011 edition when I had a fever the whole time).

At the end of January me and a few colleagues went to Copenhagen to attend the inaugural lecture (and party) of one of my supervisors. We decided to use the opportunity to see a bit of the city as well, so I arranged an apartment for us for a few days. An apartment is just so much better than a hotel when traveling in a group! It´s cheaper AND you get a living room where you can work and/or have a drink together 🙂 Too bad conferences are sometimes held in places where this is not a real possibility.

Another important event in Copenhagen was a meeting with Aasa Feragen, who is currently working at the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany. I will visit her and the group in March to discuss possible future collaboration. I will also meet a few people from other groups who are doing awesome research. I hope this can somewhat excuse irregular blog posts around that time, but I will definitely write more about this when I return.

March 2011: Our paper on Pruned Random Subspace Method for One-Class Clasifiers has been accepted at the 10th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier