On 24th April 2020, IEEE AIUB Student Branch in collaboration with IEEE Computer Society AIUB Student Branch Chapter and Pondits successfully organized a webinar titled ‘Getting Started with Image Processing using Python’. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is locked down in their homes, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch in celebration of ‘PES Day 2020’ organized the webinar through the CISCO WEBEX MEETING platform. The seminar was conducted by Mr. Saddam Hossain, CEO, Centureon IT; Co-Founder, Edwin who mainly focused on the importance of digital image processing and how Python Language can be used in this sector. The webinar was inaugurated by Mr. Mashrur Sakib Choyon, Vice-Chairperson (Technical), IEEE AIUB Student Branch who welcomed the participants and guests. He talked about the rules and regulations along with the etiquettes those should be followed by the participants throughout the webinar.
After that, Mr. Saddam Hossain started the session by sharing his educational and professional background along with his experience in the field of Image Processing with the participants. He discussed the computer vision and face recognition process as well as the ways which computers follow for understanding the images and videos. He also gave a detailed theoretical idea regarding Python Language along with its importance in science and also talked about some of its commonly used library tools. Later, he discussed the usage and necessity of single-shot detection & deep learning technology which is commonly used in modern image processing. Afterward, he elaborately discussed the algorithm modules of OpenCV which is a cross-platform library and with the help of which real-time computer vision applications can be developed.
Apart from these, he talked about various levels of Image Processing including their input and output levels. He also spoke briefly about the classification of Computer Vision Tasks and Machine Learning along with their importance. Mr. Hossain emphasized the wide range of applications of Image Processing Techniques in Biotechnology sectors, Traffic Monitoring systems, and many more including their operations. Later, he motivated the participants for considering this sector while choosing career due to its gradual advancements from time to time. Mr. Saddam Hossain concluded his presentation with an interactive Question-Answer session where he efficiently answered all the questions from the participants.
The concluding speech was delivered by Mr. Mashrur Sakib Choyon who expressed his wholehearted gratitude towards the honorable speaker and all the participants for their valuable participation in the webinar. Lastly, he concluded by urging the participants for filling-up the feedback form to point out the factors where IEEE AIUB Student Branch can ameliorate in organizing such events in the future. The event was graced by the presence of total 96 participants and everyone was provided with the Certificate of Participation for their enthusiastic engagement in the webinar.