2018 Huawei AI Challenge

Denoising images using deep learning

Tech giant Huawei uses machine learning algorithms to improve the image quality on millions of their smartphone devices. In addition to internal research, Huawei invited UK universities to compete at creating models which remove noise from the captured image.

A team of PAL PhD students entered the month-long competition. Using a novel approach to incorporate camera meta-data into the denoising process, they placed amongst the winners, taking home a cash prize plus an all-expenses paid trip to the company's headquarters in China.