The PhD at Wide Eyes Technologies, Dr. Vacit Oguz Yazici, wins a CERCA Pioner Award for his doctoral thesis to AI in Fashion Industry
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Vacit Oguz Yazici, PhD at Wide Eyes Technologies, has been recognized by the CERCA Institution – Research Centers of Catalonia -, with a Pioner Award 2022.
The thesis Towards Smart Fashion: Visual Recognition of Products and Attributes developed by the Wide Eyes’ PhD, Dr. Vacit Oguz Yazici, is what makes him the winner of the ninth edition of Pioner Awards. The winner of CERCA Pioner Award 2022 apply this cutting-edge thesis at Wide Eyes Technologies, the Visual AI partner of the masters of fashion.
Pioner Award 2022: Cutting-edge thesis to AI and its commercial contribution in Fashion Industry
Dr. Vacit Oguz Yazıcı, PhD at Wide Eyes Technologies, wins the CERCA Pioner Award 2022 for the commercial contribution of his thesis to the fashion industry. A research project that delves into the application of AI (artificial intelligence) for improving two different processes associated with image treatment in the fashion sector.
The thesis that has led Dr. Vacit Oguz Yazici to great success is Towards Smart Fashion: Visual Recognition of Products and Attributes, which Wide Eyes Technologies has been the industrial partner. Dr. Yazici conducted this thesis under the supervision of Dr. Arnau Ramisa (ex Senior Computer Vision researcher at Wide Eyes Technologies and actually a Scientist at Amazon) and Dr. Joost van de Weijer, senior researcher at CVC. And, with the unconditional support of Long Long Yu (Co-Founder and CIO at Wide Eyes Technologies), too.
The winner of CERCA Pioner Award 2022 had the opportunity to apply his research at Wide Eyes Technologies, the global SaaS leader of visual AI solutions for the Fashion industry, which was the industrial partner of his thesis.
As Dr. Oguz Yazici explained it during the award ceremony, his thesis focused on three challenges encountered by computer vision engineers working in the fashion industry:
- The Multi-label Image Classification challenge
- The Multi-label Colour Recognition challenge
- The Main Product Detection challenge
Although all these challenges were based on different subjects of the field, the main objective was to develop highly accurate computer vision models so that more e-commerce retailers can rely on these models to arrange or label their large catalogs in a matter of seconds, instead of opting for manual annotation which is prone to error and time-consuming. They can also provide a smoother and faster experience for customers by providing them with more content that resembles the customer’s garment of interest, said Dr. Oguz Yazici during his speech at the Pioner Award 2022 ceremony.
The CERCA Pioner Award jury highlighted that Yazici’s research describes the application of artificial intelligence for improving two different processes associated with image processing in the fashion pie: the automatic identification of garments and the automatic classification of colours.
Although it is a highly competitive field, the thesis shows better results than currently used systems. It proves to be an interesting technology with real commercial potential in line with global market trends. For this reason, we applied Yazici’s research in Wide Eyes Technologies.
“By using computer vision-based fashion systems has great commercial impacts and also is in the best interest of all parties in the fashion industry”, concluded the winner of Pioner Awards 2022.
Don’t miss the speech by the winner of the CERCA Pioner Awards 2022: Dr. Oguz Yazic, PhD at Wide Eyes technologies. We are so proud of having talent like him in our research team. Everything you do is magic!