Paper in MICCAI (2015): “Automated Assessment of Surgical Skills Using Frequency Analysis”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Posted in Activity Recognition, Aneeq Zia, Eric Sarin, Mark Clements, Medical, MICCAI, Papers, Vinay Bettadapura, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Zia-AASSUFA] Abstract We present an automated framework for a visual assessment of the expertise level of surgeons using the OSATS (Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills) criteria. Video analysis technique for extracting motion quality ... Read more..

Dagstuhl Workshop 2015: “Modeling and Simulation of Sport Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training”

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 Posted in Activity Recognition, Behavioral Imaging, Computer Vision, Human Factors, Modeling and Animation, Presentations | No Comments »

Participated in the Dagstuhl Workshop on "Modeling and Simulation of Sport Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training" at the Dagstuhl Castle, September 13  - 16, 2015. Motivation Computational modeling and simulation ... Read more..

Paper in Ubicomp 2015: “A Practical Approach for Recognizing Eating Moments with Wrist-Mounted Inertial Sensing”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 Posted in ACM UIST/CHI, Activity Recognition, Behavioral Imaging, Edison Thomaz, Gregory Abowd, Health Systems, Machine Learning, Mobile Computing, Papers, UBICOMP, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Thomaz-PAREMWWIS] Abstract Recognizing when eating activities take place is one of the key challenges in automated food intake monitoring. Despite progress over the years, most proposed approaches have been largely ... Read more..

Paper in ISWC 2015: “Predicting Daily Activities from Egocentric Images Using Deep Learning”

Monday, September 7th, 2015 Posted in Activity Recognition, Daniel Castro, Gregory Abowd, Henrik Christensen, ISWC, Machine Learning, Papers, Steven Hickson, Ubiquitous Computing, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Castro-PDAFEIUDL] Abstract We present a method to analyze images taken from a passive egocentric wearable camera along with the contextual information, such as time and day of a week, to ... Read more..

Paper in ACM IUI15: “Inferring Meal Eating Activities in Real World Settings from Ambient Sounds: A Feasibility Study”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 Posted in ACM ICMI/IUI, Activity Recognition, Audio Analysis, Behavioral Imaging, Edison Thomaz, Gregory Abowd, Health Systems, Machine Learning, Multimedia | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Thomaz-IMEARWSFASFS] Abstract Dietary self-monitoring has been shown to be an effective method for weight-loss, but it remains an onerous task despite recent advances in food journaling systems. Semi-automated food journaling ... Read more..

Participated in the KAUST Conference on Computational Imaging and Vision 2015

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Daniel Castro, Presentations | No Comments »

I was invited to participate and present at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Conference on Computational Imaging and Vision (CIV) March 1-4, 2015 Building 19 Level 3, Lecture Halls Visual ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE WACV (2015): “Leveraging Context to Support Automated Food Recognition in Restaurants”

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 Posted in Activity Recognition, Computer Vision, Edison Thomaz, First Person Computing, Gregory Abowd, Mobile Computing, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Ubiquitous Computing, Uncategorized, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Bettadapura-LCSAFRR]   Abstract The pervasiveness of mobile cameras has resulted in a dramatic increase in food photos, which are pictures reflecting what people eat. In this paper, we study how taking ... Read more..

Paper in M2CAI 2014: “Video Based Assessment of OSATS Using Sequential Motion Textures”

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 Posted in Activity Recognition, Behavioral Imaging, Computer Vision, Medical, MICCAI, Papers, Thomas Ploetz, Vinay Bettadapura, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2014-Sharma-VBAOUSMT] Abstract A fully automated framework for video-based surgical skill assessment is presented that incorporates the sequential and qualitative aspects of surgical motion in a data-driven manner. The Objective Structured ... 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..