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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..

Atlanta Magazine Features, Thad Starner, “Magnifying glass”

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Posted in In The News, Thad Starner, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

A wonderful write up on my friend and colleague, Thad Starner in the Atlanta Magazine.  Worth a read for sure “The guy with the computer on his face.” This would have ... Read more..

NAE elects Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland as a Member

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 Posted in In The News, Sandy Pentland | No Comments »

Congratulations to my Ph. D. Advisor, Sandy Pentland for being elected to the National Academy of Engineering. "For contributions to computer vision and technologies for measuring human social behavior." via NAE Website ... Read more..

Spring 2014 term begins; teaching CS 4464/6465 (Computational Journalism) and CS 4001 (Computerization and Society)

Monday, January 6th, 2014 Posted in IROS/ICRA, ISWC, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV | No Comments »

Welcome to Spring 2014 term.  Happy 2014 to all.  This term I am teaching CS 4464/6465 (Computational Journalism) and CS 4001 (Computerization and Society) at Georgia Tech.  Following links provide more ... Read more..