Jerod Weinman
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Grinnell College
Jerod Weinman

Research Interests

I am interested in visual learning, especially inducing properties of the environment, i.e. what are relevant features? what is an appropriate model of reasoning for a visual task? Typically this involves bringing many sources of information to bear on a problem and using them in a unified fashion.

More details may be found in my research projects or publications

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  • Paper PIPS: An Instruction Set Architecture for Teaching Computer Organization accepted to the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (WCAE) 2021.
  • Appointed a Senior Summer Faculty Fellow for a collaboration with the Applied Optics branch of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to develop neuromorphic hybrid analog/digital image sensor and processing capabilities.
  • Paper Improved Point Transformation Methods For Self-Supervised Depth Prediction accepted to the Conference on Robots and Vision (CRV) 2021. [PDF].
  • Article [Rp] Reproducing Typographical Features for Scene Text Recognition accepted to ReScience C. [PDF]
  • Honored as an "Outstanding Reviewer" for ECCV 2020.
  • Released CatCorr (Category Correlation Coefficient) under the GNU General Public License.
  • Paper Deformable Part Models for Automatically Georeferencing Historical Map Images accepted to the ACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL) 2019. 🏆 Best Poster Award. [paper] [poster] [tech report].
  • Paper Deep Neural Networks for Text Detection and Recognition in Historical Maps accepted to the IAPR Intl. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) 2019. [paper] [poster] [code]
  • Released MapTD (Map Text Detector) under the GNU General Public License.
  • Paper Geographic and Style Models for Historical Map Alignment and Toponym Recognition accepted to the IAPR Intl. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) 2017. 🏆 Best Paper Award. [paper] [slides].
  • Released CNN-LSTM-CTC-OCR under the GNU General Public License.
  • Served as Computer Science Department Chair for Fall 2017–Spring 2020.
  • Visited as a year-long researcher at the Centre de Visió per Computador in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • Co-led a workshop on Reading and Writing Like Computer Scientists: How to Promote Critical Thinking and Student Engagement" at the 2016 SIGCSE Symposium (SIGCSE).
  • Elevated to IEEE Senior Member and ACM Senior Member.
  • Awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on Adaptive Integration of Textual and Geospatial Information for Mining Massive Map Collections.
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