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  •  AWARD   AVSS 2011 Best Paper Award
    Date: September 2, 2011
    Awarded to: Fatih Porikli and Huseyin Ozkan.
    Awarded for: "Data Driven Frequency Mapping for Computationally Scalable Object Detection"
    Awarded by: IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
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  •  NEWS   AVSS 2011: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: August 30, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Data Driven Frequency Mapping for Computationally Scalable Object Detection" by Porikli, F. and Ozkan, H. was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
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  •  NEWS   BMVC 2011: publication by Michael J. Jones, Tim K. Marks and others
    Date: August 29, 2011
    Where: British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)
    MERL Contacts: Michael Jones; Tim Marks
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "Pose Normalization via Learned 2D Warping for Fully Automatic Face Recognition" by Asthana, A., Jones, M.J., Marks, T.K., Tieu, K.H. and Goecke, R. was presented at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)
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  •  NEWS   UAI 2011: publication by C. Oncel Tuzel and others
    Date: July 14, 2011
    Where: Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Compressed Inference for Probabilistic Sequential Models" by Polatkan, G. and Tuzel, O. was presented at the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)
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  •  AWARD   CVPR 2011 Longuet-Higgins Prize
    Date: June 25, 2011
    Awarded to: Paul A. Viola and Michael J. Jones
    Awarded for: "Rapid Object Detection using a Boosted Cascade of Simple Features"
    Awarded by: Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Michael Jones
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • Paper from 10 years ago with the largest impact on the field: "Rapid Object Detection using a Boosted Cascade of Simple Features", originally published at Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2001)
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2011: 6 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, Amit K. Agrawal and C. Oncel Tuzel
    Date: June 21, 2011
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Entropy Rate Superpixel Segmentation" by Liu, M.-Y., Tuzel, O., Ramalingam, S. and Chellappa, R., "Structured Light 3D Scanning in the Presence of Global Illumination" by Gupta, M., Agrawal, A., Veeraraghavan, A. and Narasimhan, S., "CrossTrack: Robust 3D Tracking from Two Cross-Sectional Views" by Hussein, M., Porikli, F., Li, R. and Arsian, S., "P2C2: Programmable Pixel Compressive Camera for High Speed Imaging" by Reddy, D., Veeraraghavan, A. and Chellappa, R., "Beyond Alhazen's Problem: Analytical Projection Model for Non-Central Catadioptric Cameras with Quadric Mirrors" by Agrawal, A., Taguchi, Y. and Ramalingam, S. and "The Light-Path Less Traveled" by Ramalingam, S., Bouaziz, S., Sturm, P. and Torr, P. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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  •  TALK   Modeling and Control of Multi-locomotion Robotic System
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 4:00 PM
    Speaker: Tadayoshi Aoyama, Nagoya University
    MERL Host: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • First, the concept of "Multi-Locomotion Robot" that has multiple types of locomotion is introduced. The robot is developed to achieve a bipedal walk, a quadruped walk and a brachiation, mimicking locomotion ways of a gorilla. It therefore has higher mobility by selecting a proper locomotion type according to its environment and purpose. I show you some experimental videos with respect to realized motions before now.
      Second, I focus on biped walk and talk about detail of bipedal walking. This part proposes a 3-D biped walking algorithm based on Passive Dynamic Autonomous Control (PDAC). The robot dynamics is modeled as an autonomous system of a 3-D inverted pendulum by applying the PDAC concept that is based on the assumption of point contact of the robot foot and the virtual constraint as to robot joints. Due to autonomy, there are two conservative quantities named "PDAC constant", that determine the velocity and direction of the biped walking. We also propose the convergence algorithm to make PDAC constants converge to arbitrary values, so that walking velocity and direction are controllable. Finally, experimental results validate the performance and the energy efficiency of the proposed algorithm.
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  •  NEWS   ICRA 2011: 2 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and C. Oncel Tuzel
    Date: May 9, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Pose Estimation using Both Points and Lines for Geo-Localization" by Ramalingam, S., Bouaziz, S. and Sturm, P. and "Finding a Needle in a Specular Haystack" by Shroff, N., Taguchi, Y., Tuzel, O., Veeraraghavan, A., Ramalingam, S. and Okuda, H. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
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  •  NEWS   Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval 2011: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: April 10, 2011
    Where: Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Shape Retrieval on Non-rigid 3D Watertight Meshes" by Lian, Z., Godil, A., Bustos, B., Daoudi, M., Hermans, J., Kawamura, S., Kurita, Y., Lavoua, G., Nguyen, H.V., Ohbuchi, R., Ohkita, Y., Porikli, F., Reuter, M., Sipiran, I., Smeets, P., Suetens, P., Tabia, H. and Vandermeulen, D. was presented at the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval
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  •  NEWS   Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) 2011: publication by Tyler W. Garaas
    Date: April 4, 2011
    Where: Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Sensor Placement Tool for Rapid Development of Video Sensor Layouts" by Garaas, T.W. was presented at the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD)
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  •  NEWS   Machine Vision and Applications: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: March 15, 2011
    Where: Machine Vision and Applications
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The article "In-vehicle Camera Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition" by Ruta, A., Porikli, F.M., Watanabe, S. and Li, Y. was published in Machine Vision and Applications
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: January 15, 2011
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "A Fast Bilinear Structure from Motion Algorithm Using a Video Sequence and Inertial Sensors" by Ramachandran, M., Veeraraghavan, A. and Chellappa, R. was published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
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  •  NEWS   Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision: publication by Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: January 15, 2011
    Where: Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Camera Models and Fundamental Concepts Used in Geometric Computer Vision" by Sturm, P., Ramalingam, S., Tardif, J.-P., Gasparini, S. and Barreto, J. was published in Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision
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  •  NEWS   ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG): publication by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: December 15, 2010
    Where: ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Axial-Cones: Modeling Spherical Catadioptric Cameras for Wide-Angle Light Field Rendering:" by Taguchi, Y., Agrawal, A., Veeraraghavan, A., Ramalingam, S. and Raskar, R. was published in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
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  •  NEWS   Journal of Vision (J Vis): publication by Tyler W. Garaas and others
    Date: October 26, 2010
    Where: Journal of Vision (J Vis)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Inconsistency between Peri-saccadic Mislocalization and Compression: Evidence for Separate "What" and "Where" Visual Systems" by Luo, G., Garaas, T., Pomplun, M. and Peli, E. was published in Journal of Vision (J Vis)
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  •  NEWS   IROS 2010: publication by Matthew E. Brand, Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: October 18, 2010
    Where: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
    MERL Contact: Matthew Brand
    Research Areas: Algorithms, Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "SKYLINE2GPS: Localization in Urban Canyons Using Omni-skylines" by Ramalingam, S., Bouaziz, S., Sturm, P. and Brand, M. was presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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  •  NEWS   ECCV 2010: 5 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, Amit K. Agrawal, C. Oncel Tuzel and Tim K. Marks
    Date: September 5, 2010
    Where: European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
    MERL Contacts: Tim Marks; Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Image Invariants for Smooth Reflective Surfaces" by Sankaranarayanan, A.C., Veeraraghavan, A., Tuzel, O. and Agrawal, A., "Analytical Forward Projection for Axial Non-Central Dioptric & Catadioptric Cameras" by Agrawal, A., Taguchi, Y. and Ramalingam, S., "P2Pi: A Minimal Solution for Registration of 3D Points to 3D Planes" by Ramalingam, S., Taguchi, Y., Marks, T.K. and Tuzel, O., "Fast Approximate Nearest Neighbor Methods for Non-Euclidean Manifolds with Applications to Human Activity Analysis in Videos" by Chaudhry, R. and Ivanov, Y. and "Flexible Voxels for Motion-Aware Videography" by Gupta, M., Agrawal, A., Veeraraghavan, A. and Narasimhan, S.G. were presented at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
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  •  NEWS   SSPR & SPR 2010: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: August 18, 2010
    Where: Joint IAPR International Conference on Structural, Syntactic and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SSPR & SPR)
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Learning on Manifolds" by Porikli, F. was presented at the Joint IAPR International Conference on Structural, Syntactic and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SSPR & SPR)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond and in the Visible Spectrum 2010: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: June 13, 2010
    Where: IEEE Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond and in the Visible Spectrum
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "RelCom: Relational Combinatorics Features for Rapid Object Detection" by Venkatraman, V. and Porikli, F.M. was presented at the IEEE Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond and in the Visible Spectrum
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2010: 8 publications by C. Oncel Tuzel, Tim K. Marks, Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, Michael J. Jones and Amit K. Agrawal
    Date: June 13, 2010
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contacts: Michael Jones; Tim Marks; Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The papers "Optimal Coded Sampling for Temporal Super-Resolution" by Agrawal, A.K., Gupta, M., Veeraraghavan, A.N. and Narasimhan, S.G., "Breaking the Interactive Bottleneck in Multi-class Classification with Active Selection and Binary Feedback" by Joshi, A.J., Porikli, F.M. and Papanikolopoulos, N., "Axial Light Field for Curved Mirrors: Reflect Your Perspective, Widen Your View" by Taguchi, Y., Agrawal, A.K., Ramalingam, S. and Veeraraghavan, A.N., "Morphable Reflectance Fields for Enhancing Face Recognition" by Kumar, R., Jones, M.J. and Marks, T.K., "Increasing Depth Resolution of Electron Microscopy of Neural Circuits using Sparse Tomographic Reconstruction" by Veeraraghavan, A., Genkin, A.V., Vitaladevuni, S., Scheffer, L., Xu, S., Hess, H., Fetter, R., Cantoni, M., Knott, G. and Chklovskii, D., "Specular Surface Reconstruction from Sparse Reflection Correspondences" by Sankaranarayanan, A., Veeraraghavan, A.N., Tuzel, C.O. and Agrawal, A.K., "Fast Directional Chamfer Matching" by Liu, M.-Y., Tuzel, C.O., Veeraraghavan, A.N. and Chellappa, R. and "Robust RVM regression using sparse outlier model" by Mitra, K., Veeraraghavan, A. and Chellappa, R. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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