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.