Presentation at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken (2015): “Video Analysis and Enhancement”

Monday, September 14th, 2015 Posted in Computational Journalism, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Presentations, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

Video Analysis and Enhancement: Spatio-Temporal Methods for Extracting Content from Videos and Enhancing Video Output Irfan Essa ( Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing Hosted by Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrucken (Bernt Schiele, Director ... 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..

Fall 2015 Teaching: Computer Vision and Computational Photography for Online MSCS.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 Posted in Aaron Bobick, Computational Photography, Computer Vision | No Comments »

In fall 2015 fall term, I am teaching two classes. Both for the Georgia Tech's Online MSCS program. CS 6475: Computational Photography CS 6476: Computer Vision (This class was originally developed and ... Read more..

Computational Photography (CS 6475) for Georgia Tech’s Online MSCS Program (via Udacity)

Monday, January 5th, 2015 Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video | 1 Comment »

Today, the Inaugural Offering of the Computational Photography (CS 6475) was launched for the Georgia Tech's Online MSCS Program using the Udacity platform. Course Description CS 6475* (3-0-3): Computational Photography – (Instructor: Irfan Essa) ... Read more..

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 ( Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing GVU and RIM @ GT Centers  Abstract  In this talk, I will start with ... 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, UBICOMP, 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..

Summer in Barcelona. Teaching classes and such.

Monday, May 13th, 2013 Posted in CnJ, Computational Photography, Daniel Castro, Study Abroad | No Comments »

I am here in Barcelona for my 4th summer, participating in the Georgia Tech, College of Computing's International Study Abroad Programs in Barcelona, ESP. Teaching two classes and spending time ... Read more..

Computational Photography MOOC on Coursera, comes to a close.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video, Coursera, Denis Lantsman | No Comments »

The Computational Photography MOOC offering in Coursera came to a close with the following final announcement (abridged here) on May 7, 2013. Computational photographers: Thanks for joining us for an engaging 5 ... Read more..

Paper in ICCP 2013 “Post-processing approach for radiometric self-calibration of video”

Friday, April 19th, 2013 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, ICCP, Matthias Grundmann, Papers, Sing Bing Kang | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Grundmann-PARSV] Abstract We present a novel data-driven technique for radiometric self-calibration of video from an unknown camera. Our approach self-calibrates radiometric variations in video, and is applied as a post-process; ... Read more..

Coursera Course on Computational Photography, NOW LIVE and RUNNING!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 Posted in Computational Photography, Coursera, Denis Lantsman | 9 Comments »

We are live! Welcome to the course website! As you take a look around, there are a few things we want to bring to your attention: 1. Do note that while this is ... Read more..