The Rapid-Rich Object Search (ROSE) Lab is comprised of 12 faculty, 26 research staff and a total of 48 PhD students from the Schools of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Computer Science & Engineering (SCSE) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The Lab is focusing on visual object search (including object classification, recognition, & retrieval); deep learning & visual analytics (including anomaly detection, pedestrian detection, person re-identification, object tracking, action recognition); as well as multimedia forensics & biometrics (including face spoofing & liveness detection).
Since 2012, the ROSE Lab has secured 24 industry partners, including Tencent (one of the largest Internet companies in Asia), NVIDIA (the world’s leading visual computing company), Accenture (one of the world’s leading management consulting companies), and OMRON (a leading Japanese industry automation company).
Prof. Alex C. Kot has been with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore since 1991. He headed the Division of Information Engineering at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for eight years and served as Associate Chair/Research and Vice Dean Research for the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and was the Associate Dean for College of Engineering. He is currently Professor and Director of the Rapid-Rich Object SEarch (ROSE) Laband Director of NTU-PKU Joint Research Institute. He has published extensively in the areas of signal processing for communication, biometrics, data-hiding, image forensics, information security and object recognition and retrieval.
Dr. Kot served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I as well as Part II. He also served as Guest Editor for the Special Issues for the IEEE Transactions on CSVT and EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He is currently Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Advanced in Signal Processing.
Dr. Kot has served the IEEE SP Society in various capacities such as the General Co-chair for the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and Chair of the worldwide SPS Chapter Chairs and the Distinguished Lecturer program. He was a member in the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee and served as the Vice-President for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the Best Teacher of the Year Award and was a coauthor for several Best Paper Awards including ICPR, IEEE WIFS, ICEC, and IWDW. He was an IEEE SPS Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore.