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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 CVIU 2013 “A Visualization Framework for Team Sports Captured using Multiple Static Cameras”

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 Posted in Activity Recognition, Computational Photography and Video, Jessica Hodgins, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Raffay Hamid, Sports Visualization | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Hamid-VFTSCUMSC] Abstract We present a novel approach for robust localization of multiple people observed using a set of static cameras. We use this location information to generate a visualization of ... Read more..

At ICVSS (International Computer Vision Summer School) 2013, in Calabria, ITALY (July 2013)

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 Posted in Computational Photography, Computational Photography and Video, Daniel Castro, Matthias Grundmann, Presentations, S. Hussain Raza, Vivek Kwatra | No Comments »

Teaching at the ICVSS 2013, in Calabria, Italy, July 2013 (Programme) Computational Video: Post-processing Methods for Stabilization, Retargeting and Segmentation Irfan Essa (This work in collaboration withMatthias Grundmann, Daniel Castro, Vivek Kwatra, Mei ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE CVPR 2013 “Geometric Context from Videos”

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Posted in Matthias Grundmann, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, S. Hussain Raza | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2013-Raza-GCFV] Abstract We present a novel algorithm for estimating the broad 3D geometric structure of outdoor video scenes. Leveraging spatio-temporal video segmentation, we decompose a dynamic scene captured by a ... 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..

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..

Presentation (2012): CMU Robotics Institute Seminar

Friday, October 19th, 2012 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Matthias Grundmann, Presentations, Vivek Kwatra | No Comments »

Video Analysis and Enhancement: Video Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Removal on YouTube Irfan Essa Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing GVU and RIM @ GT Centers October 19, 2012, 3:30 PM, NSH 1305 Abstract In this talk, ... 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..