OCAS organised the “Artificial Intelligence for advanced image processing and analysis in new product development” seminar on Friday February 1st 2019 in its labs at Zwijnaarde (Belgium), attracting 60+ participants representing both academics as well as industry.
At present, digital images of the microstructure of metals must be analysed by expert scientists who are trained for this task. This leads to a bottleneck on the number of images that can be analysed, and a certain subjectivity in the resulting classification of the image.
AI and machine learning for image analysis has boosted the last 10-15 years thanks to the massive amount of data (digital images), enhanced computing power and ever more performant algorithms, the most famous example being the face recognition by Facebook, Google, etc. This technological evolution will surely impact our research, in particular metallurgical developments, where microstructure visualisation via numerous microscopical techniques is key.
Bringing together academic research and industrial experience
The seminar “Artificial intelligence for advanced image processing and analysis in product development” was organised by OCAS. Total audience exceeded 60 participants. Presentations were given by leading scientists in this field to share their work and findings:
- “Person identification (classification) from radar images“, by Dr. Ivo Couckuyt, IDLab research group, Department of Information Technology, UGent (Belgium)
- “AI for image and video processing: applications and model architectures“, by Jean-Yves Parfait, Multitel (Belgium)
- “Microstructure and mechanical properties: connecting the data” by Prof. Geurt Jongbloed, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, TU Delft (The Netherlands)
- “Metallography 4.0 – How Machine Learning can help to make Microstructural Classification more reliable“, by Dr Dominik Britz, Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS) (Germany)
- “Advanced Steel Microstructural Classification by Deep Learning Methods”, by Dr. Seyed Majid Azimi, German Aerospace Center (Germany)
Enjoy some pictures taken during the event (click picture to navigate)
“This technological evolution will surely impact our research, in particular metallurgical developments, where microstructure visualisation via numerous microscopical techniques is key.”