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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..

Paper in ACM Ubicomp 2013 “Technological approaches for addressing privacy concerns when recognizing eating behaviors with wearable cameras”

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Posted in Activity Recognition, Computational Photography and Video, Edison Thomaz, Gregory Abowd, ISWC, Mobile Computing, Papers, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Thomaz-TAAPCWREBWWC]  Abstract First-person point-of-view (FPPOV) images taken by wearable cameras can be used to better understand people's eating habits. Human computation is a way to provide effective analysis of FPPOV ... Read more..

Paper in ACM KDD 2013 “Detecting insider threats in a real corporate database of computer usage activity”

Sunday, August 11th, 2013 Posted in AAAI/IJCAI/UAI, Josh Jones, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Senator-DITRCDCUA] Abstract This paper reports on methods and results of an applied research project by a team consisting of SAIC and four universities to develop, integrate, and evaluate new approaches ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE CVPR 2013 “Decoding Children’s Social Behavior”

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Posted in Affective Computing, Behavioral Imaging, Denis Lantsman, Gregory Abowd, James Rehg, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Thomas Ploetz | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Rehg-DCSB] Abstract We introduce a new problem domain for activity recognition: the analysis of children's social and communicative behaviors based on video and audio data. We specifically target interactions between ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE CVPR 2013 “Augmenting Bag-of-Words: Data-Driven Discovery of Temporal and Structural Information for Activity Recognition”

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Posted in Activity Recognition, Behavioral Imaging, Grant Schindler, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Sports Visualization, Thomas Ploetz, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Bettadapura-ABDDTSIAR] Abstract We present data-driven techniques to augment Bag of Words (BoW) models, which allow for more robust modeling and recognition of complex long-term activities, especially when the structure and ... Read more..

Paper in ECCV Workshop 2012: “Weakly Supervised Learning of Object Segmentations from Web-Scale Videos”

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in Activity Recognition, Awards, Google, Matthias Grundmann, Multimedia, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Vivek Kwatra, WWW | No Comments »

Weakly Supervised Learning of Object Segmentations from Web-Scale Videos [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2012-Hartmann-WSLOSFWV] Abstract We propose to learn pixel-level segmentations of objects from weakly labeled (tagged) internet videos. Speci cally, given a large collection of ... Read more..

Paper in IROS 2012: “Linguistic Transfer of Human Assembly Tasks to Robots”

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in 0205507, Activity Recognition, IROS/ICRA, Mike Stilman, Robotics | No Comments »

Linguistic Transfer of Human Assembly Tasks to Robots [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2012-Dantam-LTHATR] Abstract We demonstrate the automatic transfer of an assembly task from human to robot. This work extends efforts showing the utility of ... Read more..

At CVPR 2012, in Providence, RI, June 16 – 21, 2012

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 Posted in Activity Recognition, Computational Photography and Video, Kihwan Kim, Matthias Grundmann, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Presentations, Vivek Kwatra | No Comments »

At IEEE CVPR 2012 is in Providence RI, from Jun 16 - 21, 2012. Busy week ahead meeting good friends and colleagues. Here are some highlights of what my group is involved ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE CVPR 2012: “Detecting Regions of Interest in Dynamic Scenes with Camera Motions”

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 Posted in Activity Recognition, Kihwan Kim, Numerical Machine Learning, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, PERSEAS, Visual Surviellance | No Comments »

Detecting Regions of Interest in Dynamic Scenes with Camera Motions [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2012-Kim-DRIDSWCM] Abstract We present a method to detect the regions of interests in moving camera views of dynamic scenes with multiple ... Read more..

Presentation at CVPR 2012 workshop on Large Scale Video Search and Mining “Extracting Content and Context from Video.”

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 Posted in Activity Recognition, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV | No Comments »

Extracting Content and Context from Video. (Presentation at CVPR 2012 workshop on Large Scale Video Search and Mining 2012, June 21, 2012) Irfan Essa GEORGIA Tech prof.irfanessa.com Abstract In this talk, I will describe various efforts ... Read more..