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The 18th PREMIA Annual General Meeting

We wish to notify that the 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA) will be held on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 6:45pm and will be conducted as a fully virtual AGM at a Zoom meeting room.


We are delighted to announce that we have invited Dr. Feng Jiashi, principal research scientist of SEA AI Lab to give a talk at the AGM.  Dr. Feng is internationally recognized for his significant contributions to the field of artificial intelligence and computer vision. His papers have been cited more than 18,000 times and won several best paper and international challenge awards in top-tier conferences.


Each attending full member will receive $30 NTUC voucher, and each student member will receive $15 NTUC voucher. In addition, a total prize value of SGD 500 will be given via lucky draws at the end of the event.


Agenda of the AGM

  1. Registration
  2. Talk by Dr. Feng Jiashi
  3. President’s report
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Discussion and member interaction session 
  6. Lucky draw
  7. End of AGM


Details of the Talk

Title: Recent Advance in Deep Learning Models for Visual Recognition


Abstract: Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have been dominating the deep learning model architecture design for many years. Recently, the transformer-based models, like Vision Transformers, have shown compelling performance with CNNs. In this talk, I will introduce the background on the vision transformers (ViTs), discuss their inherent limitations and present improvements on the architecture design to improve their performance to beat CNNs. This talk will include our recent works on T2T-ViT, DeepViT and Vision Outlookers. This talk will be concluded by discussing some future directions on the deep learning models for visual recognition. 

Bio: Dr. Jiashi Feng is currently a principal research scientist with SEA AI Lab. His research areas include machine learning and their applications in computer vision and AI. His recent research interests include deep learning model design, 3D human modeling, and life-long learning methods. He received the best technical demo award from ACM MM 2012, best paper award from TASK-CV ICCV 2015 and best student paper award from ACM MM 2018. He is also the recipient of Innovators Under 35 Asia, MIT Technology Review 2018. He served as the area chairs for NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, CVPR, BMVC, ACM MM and program chair for ICMR 2017.


Membership Renewal

PREMIA membership year is from 1 Aug of the current year to 31 July of the next year. Please refer to the URL for membership fee.  For existing members, full membership fee is $30, and student membership fee is $15.  


We encourage you to make payment via PayNow using PREMIA’s UEN: T04SS0041L


For Internet Banking to our PREMIA bank account, the account details are as follow:

Bank name:        Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited - Holland Village Branch

Bank code:         9496

Branch code:     024

Account no.:     24-0-831177-7

Account name: Pattern Recognition & Machine Intelligence Association


Important: Please indicate your name and other related information (a snapshot of your transaction record) in the message when you have made the fund transfer. Upon transaction, please inform PREMIA Treasurer Dr. Wu Yan ( and Secretary Dr. Loke Yuan Ren ( by email to confirm. You will be acknowledged shortly once the transaction is confirmed.

For other mode of payment, you may visit for more details. For more information about our membership, you may visit


To avoid any delay of the AGM, you are strongly encouraged to renew your membership before 10 August 2021. Thank you for your support and cooperation.