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1,230 News items, Awards, Events and Talks related to MERL and its staff.


  •  AWARD   VIS 2007 Best Paper Award
    Date: January 1, 2007
    Awarded to: Yuri Ivanov, Christopher Wren, Alexander Sorokin and Ishwinder Kaur
    Awarded for: "Visualizing the History of Living Spaces"
    Awarded by: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
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  •  AWARD   CVPR 2007 Best Paper Runner Up of 1,300 submitted.
    Date: January 1, 2007
    Awarded to: Oncel Tuzel, Fatih Porikli and Peter Meer
    Awarded for: "Human Detection via Classification of Riemannian Manifolds"
    Awarded by: IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    Research Area: Machine Learning
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  •  NEWS   Advances in Multimedia: publication by Derek Schwenke, Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: December 19, 2006
    Where: Advances in Multimedia
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "Scalable Video Streaming Based on JPEG2000 Transcoding with Adaptive Rate Control" by Vetro, A., Schwenke, D., Hata, T. and Kuwahara, N. was published in Advances in Multimedia
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  •  NEWS   NIPS 2006: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: December 8, 2006
    Where: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
    Research Area: Speech & Audio
    Brief
    • The paper "A Probabilistic Latent Variable Model for Acoustic Modeling" by Smaragdis, P., Raj, B. and Shashanka, M. was presented at Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
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  •  NEWS   WAMICON 2006: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: December 4, 2006
    Where: IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON)
    Research Area: Signal Processing
    Brief
    • The paper "Ranging in the IEEE 802.15.4a Standard" by Sahinoglu, Z. and Gezici, S. was presented at the IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications: 5 publications by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: December 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Brief
    • The articles "Channel Statistics-Based RF Pre-Processing with Antenna Selection" by Sudarshan, P., Mehta, N.B., Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J., "Macrocell-Wide Behavior of the Orthogonality Factor in WCDMA Downlinks" by Mehta, N.B., Molisch, A.F. and Greenstein, L.J., "Keyhole Effect in MIMO Wireless Channels: Measurements and Theory" by Almers, P., Tufvesson, F. and Molisch, A.F., "The COST 259 Directional Channel Model - Part 11: Macrocells" by Asplund, H., Glazunov, A.A., Molisch, A.F., Pedersen, K.I. and Steinbauer, M. and "The COST259 Directional Channel Model - Part I: Overview and Methodology" by Molisch, A.F., Asplund, H., Heddergott, R., Steinbauer, M. and Zwick, T. were published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: publication by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: December 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Applying Antenna Selection in WLANs for Achieving Broadband Multimedia Communications" by Zhang, H., Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J. was published in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
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  •  NEWS   GLOBECOM 2006: 4 publications by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: November 27, 2006
    Where: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Brief
    • The papers "Energy-Efficient Cooperative Relaying over Fading Channels with Simple Relay Selection" by Madan, R., Mehta, N.B., Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J., "Progressive Accumulative Routing in Wireless Networks" by Yim, R., Mehta, N., Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J., "WLC41-6: Cooperative Relay Networks Using Fountain Codes" by Molisch, A.F., Mehta, N.B., Yedidia, J.S. and Zhang, J. and "WEC11-2: Propagation Channel Characteristics for Peer-to-Peer Multiple Antenna Systems at 300 MHz" by Eriksson, G., Tufvesson, F. and Molisch, A.F. were presented at the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
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  •  NEWS   AVSS 2006: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 22, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Robust License Plate Detection Using Covariance Descriptor in a Neural Network Framework" by Porikli, F. and Kocak, T. was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS)
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  •  NEWS   IECON 2006: publication by Ajay Divakaran, Daniel Nikovski and others
    Date: November 7, 2006
    Where: Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics (IECON)
    MERL Contact: Daniel Nikovski
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "A Comparison between Polynomial and Locally Weighted Regression for Fault Detection and Diagnosis of HVAC Equipment" by Radhakrishnan, R., Nikovski, D., Peker, K.A. and Divakaran, A. was presented at the Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics (IECON)
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  •  NEWS   European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2006: publication by Kathy Ryall, Darren Leigh and others
    Date: November 6, 2006
    Where: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
    Brief
    • The paper "Very Fast Subarray Position Calculation for Minimizing Sidelobes in Sparse Linear Phased Arrays" by Lee, C., Leigh, D., Ryall, K., Miyashita, H. and Hirata, K. was presented at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
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  •  NEWS   CSCW 2006: publication by Chia Shen, Clifton Forlines and others
    Date: November 4, 2006
    Where: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "Exploring the Effects of Group Size and Display Configuration on Visual Search" by Forlines, C., Shen, C., Wigdor, D. and Balakrishnan, R. was presented at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
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  •  NEWS   ICMI 2006: publication by Chia Shen and others
    Date: November 2, 2006
    Where: International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI)
    Brief
    • The paper "GSI Demo: Multiuser Gesture/Speech Interaction over Digital Tables by Wrapping Single User Applications" by Tse, E., Greenberg, S. and Shen, C. was presented at the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Communications Letters: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: November 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Communications Letters
    Research Areas: Communications, Signal Processing
    Brief
    • The article "On the Optimality of Equal Gain Combining for Energy Detection of Unknown Signals" by Gezici, S., Sahinoglu, Z. and Poor, H.V. was published in IEEE Communications Letters
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu, Philip Orlik, Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: November 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
    MERL Contacts: Philip Orlik; Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Tree-Based Data Broadcast in IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Networks" by Ding, G., Sahinoglu, Z., Orlik, P., Zhang, J. and Bhargava, B. was published in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Ultra-Wideband Communications Using Hybrid Matched Filter Correlation Receivers" by Tufvesson, F., Gezici, S. and Molisch, A.F. was published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation: 2 publications by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Brief
    • The articles "A Comprehensive Standardized Model for Ultrawideband Propagation Channels" by Molisch, A.F., Cassioli, D., Chong, C.-C., Emami, S., Fort, A., Kannan, B., Karedal, J., Kunisch, J., Schantz, H.G., Siwiak, K. and Win, M.Z. and "Impact of Matching Network on Bandwidth of Compact Antenna Arrays" by Lau, B.K., Andersen, J.B., Kristensson, G. and Molisch, A.F. were published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
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  •  NEWS   UIST 2006: 4 publications by John Barnwell, Darren Leigh, Samuel Shipman, Alan Esenther, Chia Shen, Clifton Forlines and others
    Date: October 15, 2006
    Where: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
    Brief
    • The papers "Under the Table Interaction" by Wigdor, D., Leigh, D., Forlines, C., Shipman, S., Barnwell, J., Balakrishnan, R. and Shen, C., "Multi-User, Multi-Display Interaction with a Single-User, Single-Display Geospatial Application" by Forlines, C., Esenther, A., Shen, C., Wigdor, D. and Ryall, K., "Two New Techniques for Natural Spoken User Interfaces" by Weinberg, G., Raj, B. and Kalgaonkar, K. and "HybridPointing: Fluid Switching between Absolute and Relative Pointing with a Direct Input Device" by Forlines, C., Vogel, D. and Balakrishnan, R. were presented at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
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  •  NEWS   Pattern Recognition: publication by Christopher R. Wren and others
    Date: October 15, 2006
    Where: Pattern Recognition
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Similarity-based Analysis for Large Networks of Ultra-Low Resolution Sensors" by Wren, C.R., Minnen, D.C. and Rao, S.G. was published in Pattern Recognition
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  •  NEWS   ICIP 2006: 3 publications by Oncel Tuzel, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun and others
    Date: October 8, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
    MERL Contacts: Anthony Vetro; Huifang Sun
    Brief
    • The papers "Extensions of H.264/AVC for Multiview Video Compression" by Martinian, E., Behrens, A., Xin, J., Vetro, A. and Sun, H., "Fast Construction of Covariance Matrices for Arbitrary Size Image Windows" by Porikli, F. and Tuzel, O. and "A Cascading Framework of Contour Motion and Deformation Estimation for Non-Rigid Object Tracking" by Shao, J., Porikli, F. and Chellappa, R. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
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