Fall 2016 Teaching

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 Posted in Computational Photography, Computer Vision | No Comments »

My teaching activities for Fall 2016 are CS 6475 Computational Photography (Part of the Online MS CS Program), supported by TAs, Kim Sirichoke, Chris Gearhart, Vickie Backman, Daniel Castro, and Phuc-Hai Huynh ... Read more..

Research Blog: Motion Stills – Create beautiful GIFs from Live Photos

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, In The News, Interesting, Matthias Grundmann, Projects | No Comments »

Kudos to the team from Machine Perception at Google Research that just launched the Motion Still App to generate novel photos on an iOS device. This work is in part ... Read more..

Paper (WACV 2016) “Discovering Picturesque Highlights from Egocentric Vacation Videos”

Monday, March 7th, 2016 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Daniel Castro, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2016-Castro-DPHFEVV] Abstract We present an approach for identifying picturesque highlights from large amounts of egocentric video data. Given a set of egocentric videos captured over the course of a vacation, ... Read more..

Spring 2016 Teaching

Sunday, January 10th, 2016 Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Computer Vision | No Comments »

My teaching activities for Spring 2016 are CS 4475 / 6475 Computational Photography (On-Campus, in Atlanta), Tue-Thu 1:35 pm-2:55 pm, KACB 2443, supported by TAs, Unaiza Ahsan, Huda Alamri, Amit Agarwal, ... Read more..

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 (prof.irfanessa.com) 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 | No Comments »

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 (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..

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..