Computer Vision News - May 2018

An unexpected delay in your project can be the result of all kind of circumstances, which are unrelated to your time: hardware may prove to be inadequate for the images that you need; or data from the real world was not supplied; or you don’t have sufficient access to physicians to go over the data and provide the ground truth. These and other bottlenecks may leave your team with no immediate task to fulfil. We shall propose today seven ways to make a positive use of that time. The first suggestions is in your mailbox, where you will certainly find an email of the compliance engineer, waiting for your attention. This is an ideal moment to provide the documentation, the unit test or the peer review that is expected from you. Let’s not leave this task to a time when the team will be in full steam of development. In deep learning projects, it is always recommended to consider and test different architectures, that might prove more efficient: use this time to test ideas and compare results. Mini-POCs are small Proof-Of-Concept projects that enable you to find alternatives to your approach: a few days might be sufficient to know if another approach is recommended for your development plan. This time, when time pressure is lower, might prove to be very precious for that purpose! Literature surveys and competitive studies are even more important today, when being up to date with fast developments in AI and computer vision is of primary importance: you can do that also by following major conferences like CVPR , MICCAI , ECCV / ICCV and by reading Computer Vision News ( subscription is always free ). The following ideas can also benefit the spirit of your team: it’s a great time to give your engineers a more professional training, which they always desire. The training department might suggest several topics to feed your team with. Summarizing a project is also important: it helps gaining recognition from management, corporate and peers. It also provide a social benefit. This too may have a positive influence on the commitment and motivation of your team. Load Balancing: the positive case Management Project Management Tip 43 Computer Vision News RSIP Vision ’s CEO Ron Soferman has launched a series of lectures to provide a robust yet simple overview of how to ensure that computer vision projects respect goals, budget and deadlines. This month we learn to handle load balancing in case of excess capacity . It’s another tip by RSIP Vision for Project Management in Computer Vision . “The following ideas can also benefit the spirit of your team.” “This time might prove to be very precious!”