Acquisition and Analysis of Large-scale Personal Dietary Data: FoodLog

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Location: Room Ofek, Polo scientifico e tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari", Building Povo 1, via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)


Prof. Kiyoharu Aizawa - The University of Tokyo


Our daily food is an emerging target for multimedia. Health care field is paying considerable attention on dietary control, which requires that individuals record  what they eat. We developed and made publicly available a novel smartphone application, that is, FoodLog, a multimedia food recording tool that allows users to take photos of their meals and to produce textual food records. Unlike conventional smartphone-based food recording tools, it allows users to employ meal photos to help them to input textual  descriptions based on image recognition. We have been operating FoodLog for general public and collected more than 5M food records for four years. In this talk, we will talk about the outline of FoodLog, and share our findings in the large amount of personal food data produced by general public users.

About the Speaker 

Prof. Kiyoharu Aizawa, received the B.E., the M.E., and the Dr.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Tokyo, in 1983, 1985, 1988, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Engineering of the University of Tokyo. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Illinois from 1990 to 1992. 

His research interest is in image processing and multimedia applications. He is one of the pioneers of life logging fields, and recently he is focusing on multimedia food logging for dietary assessment.  The outcome of his research, FoodLog, is made available to general public.

He received the 1987 Young Engineer Award and the 1990, 1998 Best Paper Awards, the 1991 Achievement Award, 1999 Electronics Society Award from IEICE Japan, and the 1998 Fujio Frontier Award, the 2002 and 2009 Best Paper Award, and  2013 Achievement award from ITE Japan. He received the IBM Japan Science Prize in 2002. He is an IEEE Fellow.

He is currently a Senior Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Image Processing, and Associate Editor of ACM TOMM, APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, and International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. He served as the Editor in Chief of Journal of ITE Japan, an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. CSVT and IEEE Trans. Multimedia. He has served a number of international and domestic conferences; he was a General co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2012. He is a Council Member of Science Council of Japan.

Contact Person Regarding this Talk: sebe [at] (Nicu Sebe)