Paper in M2CAI (workshop MICCAI) on “Fine-tuning Deep Architectures for Surgical Tool Detection” and results of Tool Detection Challange

Friday, October 21st, 2016 Posted in Aneeq Zia, Awards, Computer Vision, Daniel Castro, Medical, MICCAI | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2016-Zia-FDASTD] Abstract [caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignright" width="300"] Visualization of some of the training videos.[/caption] Understanding surgical workflow has been a key concern of the medical research community. One of the main advantages ... Read more..

Paper (ACM MM 2016) “Leveraging Contextual Cues for Generating Basketball Highlights”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 Posted in ACM MM, Caroline Pantofaru, Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Papers, Sports Visualization, Vinay Bettadapura | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2016-Bettadapura-LCCGBH] Abstract [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Leveraging Contextual Cues for Generating Basketball Highlights[/caption] The massive growth of sports videos has resulted in a need for automatic generation of sports highlights that ... Read more..

Paper in IJCARS (2016) on “Automated video-based assessment of surgical skills for training and evaluation in medical schools”

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 Posted in Activity Recognition, Aneeq Zia, Computer Vision, Eric Sarin, Mark Clements, Medical, MICCAI, Thomas Ploetz, Vinay Bettadapura, Yachna Sharma | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2016-Zia-AVASSTEMS] Abstract [caption id="attachment_1924" align="alignright" width="300"] Sample frames from our video dataset[/caption] Purpose: Routine evaluation of basic surgical skills in medical schools requires considerable time and effort from supervising faculty. For ... Read more..

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..

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..

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..

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..