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William Mong Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong on “Video Cameras are Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Presentations | No Comments »

Video Cameras are Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement Irfan Essa (prof.irfanessa.com) Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing GVU and RIM @ GT Centers  Abstract  In this talk, I will start with ... Read more..

Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Posted in Computational Journalism, Events, Nick Diakopoulos | No Comments »

Hosted the 3rd Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014 at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, on October 24-25. It was a huge ... Read more..

Paper in BMCV (2014): “Depth Extraction from Videos Using Geometric Context and Occlusion Boundaries”

Friday, September 5th, 2014 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, S. Hussain Raza | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2014-Raza-DEFVUGCOBDEFVUGCOB] We present an algorithm to estimate depth in dynamic video scenes.We present an algorithm to estimate depth in dynamic video scenes. We propose to learn and infer depth in ... Read more..

Paper in CVPR 2014 “Efficient Hierarchical Graph-Based Segmentation of RGBD Videos”

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Posted in Computer Vision, Henrik Christensen, Papers, Steven Hickson | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2014-Hickson-EHGSRV] Abstract We present an efficient and scalable algorithm for seg- menting 3D RGBD point clouds by combining depth, color, and temporal information using a multistage, hierarchical graph-based approach. Our ... Read more..

PhD Thesis (2014) by Yachna Sharma “Surgical Skill Assessment Using Motion Texture analysis”

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Posted in Medical, PhD, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

Thesis title: Surgical Skill Assessment Using Motion Texture analysis Yachna Sharma, Ph. D. Candidate, ECE http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~ysharma3/ Committee: Prof. Irfan Essa (advisor), College of Computing Prof. Mark A. Clements (co-advisor), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. ... Read more..

PhD Thesis (2014) by S. Hussain Raza “Temporally Consistent Semantic Segmentation in Videos

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, PhD, S. Hussain Raza | No Comments »

Title : Temporally Consistent Semantic Segmentation in Videos S. Hussain Raza, Ph. D. Candidate in ECE (https://sites.google.com/site/shussainraza5/) Committee: Prof. Irfan Essa (advisor), School of Interactive Computing Prof. David Anderson (co-advisor), School of Electrical and ... Read more..

PhD Thesis by Zahoor Zafrulla “Automatic recognition of American Sign Language Classifiers

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Posted in Affective Computing, Behavioral Imaging, Face and Gesture, PhD, Thad Starner, Zahoor Zafrulla | No Comments »

Title: Automatic recognition of American Sign Language Classifiers Zahoor Zafrulla School of Interactive Computing College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology http://www.cc.gatech.edu/grads/z/zahoor/ Committee: Dr. Thad Starner (Advisor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech) Dr. Irfan Essa (Co-Advisor, School ... Read more..

Paper in IBSI 2014 conference entitled “Automated Surgical OSATS Prediction from Videos”

Monday, April 28th, 2014 Posted in Behavioral Imaging, Health Systems, Medical, Papers, Thomas Ploetz, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2014-Sharma-ASOPFV] Abstract The assessment of surgical skills is an essential part of medical training. The prevalent manual evaluations by expert surgeons are time consuming and often their outcomes vary substantially ... Read more..

Computational Journalist Nick Diakopoulos Appointed Assistant Professor at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, U of Maryland

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Posted in Computational Journalism, In The News, Nick Diakopoulos | No Comments »

Congratulations to my Ph. D. Student Nicholas Diakopoulos and best wishes on his new position. COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Computational journalist Nicholas A. Diakopoulos will be the newest assistant professor at ... Read more..

Two Ph. D. Defenses the same day. A first for me!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Posted in Activity Recognition, Computational Photography and Video, Health Systems, PhD, S. Hussain Raza, Students, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

Today, two of my Ph. D. Students defended their Dissertations.  Back to back.  Congrats to both as they are both done. Thesis title: Surgical Skill Assessment Using Motion Texture analysis Student: Yachna ... Read more..