Announcing the new Interdisciplinary Research Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT)

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Posted in In The News, Interesting, Machine Learning | No Comments »

Announcement from Georgia Tech's College of Computing about a new Interdisciplinary Research Center for Machine Learning (ML@GT) that I will be serving as the Inaugural Director for. Machine Learning @ Georgia ... 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..

Paper in Ubicomp 2015: “A Practical Approach for Recognizing Eating Moments with Wrist-Mounted Inertial Sensing”

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 Posted in ACM UIST/CHI, Activity Recognition, Behavioral Imaging, Edison Thomaz, Gregory Abowd, Health Systems, Machine Learning, Mobile Computing, Papers, UBICOMP, Ubiquitous Computing | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Thomaz-PAREMWWIS] Abstract Recognizing when eating activities take place is one of the key challenges in automated food intake monitoring. Despite progress over the years, most proposed approaches have been largely ... 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..

Paper in ACM IUI15: “Inferring Meal Eating Activities in Real World Settings from Ambient Sounds: A Feasibility Study”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 Posted in ACM ICMI/IUI, Activity Recognition, Audio Analysis, Behavioral Imaging, Edison Thomaz, Gregory Abowd, Health Systems, Machine Learning, Multimedia | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Thomaz-IMEARWSFASFS] Abstract Dietary self-monitoring has been shown to be an effective method for weight-loss, but it remains an onerous task despite recent advances in food journaling systems. Semi-automated food journaling ... Read more..

Paper in IEEE WACV (2015): “Finding Temporally Consistent Occlusion Boundaries using Scene Layout”

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Computer Vision, Matthias Grundmann, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, S. Hussain Raza, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paper [bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2015-Raza-FTCOBUSL] Abstract We present an algorithm for finding temporally consistent occlusion boundaries in videos to support segmentation of dynamic scenes. We learn occlusion boundaries in a pairwise Markov random field ... Read more..

Paper in AISTATS 2013 “Beyond Sentiment: The Manifold of Human Emotions”

Monday, April 29th, 2013 Posted in AAAI/IJCAI/UAI, Behavioral Imaging, Computational Journalism, Machine Learning, Papers, WWW | No Comments »

[bibtex file=IrfanEssaWS.bib key=2012-Kim-BSMHE] Abstract Sentiment analysis predicts the presence of positive or negative emotions in a text document. In this paper we consider higher dimensional extensions of the sentiment concept, which represent ... 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, 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..

Paper (2011) in IEEE PAMI: “Bilayer Segmentation of Webcam Videos Using Tree-Based Classifiers “

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 Posted in Antonio Crimisini, Computational Photography and Video, John Winn, Machine Learning, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Papers, Pei Yin | No Comments »

Bilayer Segmentation of Webcam Videos Using Tree-Based Classifiers Pei Yin, A. Criminisi, J. Winn, I. Essa (2011), "Bilayer Segmentation of Webcam Videos Using Tree-Based Classifiers" in Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE ... Read more..

Paper in CVPR (2010): “Player Localization Using Multiple Static Cameras for Sports Visualization”

Sunday, June 13th, 2010 Posted in Activity Recognition, Jessica Hodgins, Kihwan Kim, Machine Learning, Matthias Grundmann, PAMI/ICCV/CVPR/ECCV, Raffay Hamid, Sports Visualization | No Comments »

Raffay Hamid, Ram Krishan Kumar, Matthias Grundmann, Kihwan Kim, Irfan Essa, Jessica Hodgins (2010), "Player Localization Using Multiple Static Cameras for Sports Visualization" In Proceedings of IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition ... Read more..