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


  •  NEWS   SAC 2006: publication by Daniel Nikovski and others
    Date: April 23, 2006
    Where: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC)
    MERL Contact: Daniel Nikovski
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "Induction of Compact Decision Trees for Personalized Recommendation" by Nikovski, D. and Kulev, V. was presented at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC)
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  •  NEWS   CHI 2006: 2 publications by Clifton Forlines, Chia Shen, Alan Esenther and others
    Date: April 22, 2006
    Where: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The papers "Effects of Display Position and Control Space Orientation on User Preference and Performance" by Wigdor, D., Shen, C., Forlines, C. and Balakrishnan, R. and "Three Modes of Multi-Surface Interaction and Visualization" by Shen, C., Esenther, A., Forlines, C. and Ryall, K. were presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Multimedia: publication by Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun and others
    Date: April 15, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    MERL Contacts: Anthony Vetro; Huifang Sun
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "Constant Quality Rate Allocation for FGS Coding Using Composite R-D Analysis" by Cheng, H., Zhang, X.M., Shi, Y.Q., Vetro, A. and Sun, H. was published in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: 2 publications by Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: April 10, 2006
    Where: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    Brief
    • The articles "Ultra-Wideband Impulse Radio Systems with Multiple Pulse Types" by Gezici, S., Sahinoglu, Z., Kobayashi, H. and Poor, H.V. and "Spectral Shaping of UWB Signals for Time-Hopping Impulse Radio" by Nakache, Y.-P. and Molisch, A.F. were published in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
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  •  NEWS   BMSB 2006: publication by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: April 6, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The paper "Antenna Selection in High-Throughput Wireless LAN" by Zhang, H., Molisch, A.F., Gu, D., Wang, D. and Zhang, J. was presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)
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  •  NEWS   WCNC 2006: publication by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: April 3, 2006
    Where: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The paper "Performance Analysis and a Proposed Improvement for the IEEE 802.15.4 Contention Access Period" by Tao, Z., Panwar, S., Gu, D. and Zhang, J. was presented at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: March 15, 2006
    Where: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Polarized MIMO Channels in 3-D: Models, Measurements and Mutual Information" by Shafi, M., Zhang, M., Moustakas, A.L., Smith, P.J., Molisch, A.F., Tufvesson, F. and Simon, S.H. was published in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Communications Letters: publication by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: March 15, 2006
    Where: IEEE Communications Letters
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Brief
    • The article "Two-Dimensional Correction for Min-Sum Decoding of Irregular LDPC Codes" by Zhang, J., Fossorier, M., Gu, D. and Zhang, J. was published in IEEE Communications Letters
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  •  NEWS   HRI 2006: publication by Clifton Forlines and others
    Date: March 2, 2006
    Where: ACM SIGCHI/SIGART Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
    Brief
    • The paper "The Effect of Head-Nod Recognition in Human-Robot Conversation" by Sidner, C.L., Lee, C., Morency, L.-P. and Forlines, C. was presented at the ACM SIGCHI/SIGART Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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  •  NEWS   ICACT 2006: publication by Jinyun Zhang, Jianlin Guo and others
    Date: February 22, 2006
    Where: International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)
    MERL Contacts: Jinyun Zhang; Jianlin Guo
    Brief
    • The paper "A Dynamic QoS Algorithm for Wireless AV Home Networks" by Guo, J., Zhang, J. and Chen, W. was presented at the International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics: publication by Ajay Divakaran and others
    Date: February 15, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
    Brief
    • The article "An Enhanced Video Summarization System Using Audio Features for a Personal Video Recorder" by Otsuka, I., Radhakrishnan, R., Siracusa, M., Divakaran, A. and Mishima, H. was published in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
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  •  NEWS   VCIP 2006: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: January 17, 2006
    Where: SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Complexity Scalable Motion Estimation for H.264/AVC" by Kim, C., Xin, J. and Vetro, A. was presented at the SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)
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  •  NEWS   SPIE Conference on Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval 2006: 3 publications by Ajay Divakaran, Clifton Forlines and others
    Date: January 17, 2006
    Where: SPIE Conference on Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval
    Brief
    • The papers "Blind Summarization: Content-Adaptive Video Summarization Using Time-Series Analysis" by Divakaran, A., Radhakrishnan, R. and Peker, K.A., "Subjective Assessment of Consumer Video Summarization" by Forlines, C., Peker, K.A. and Divakaran, A. and "Subjective Evaluation Criterion for Selecting Affective Features and Modeling Highlights" by Xing, L., Yu, H., Huang, Q., Ye, Q. and Divakaran, A. were presented at the SPIE Conference on Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval
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  •  NEWS   CCNC 2006: publication by Chunjie Duan, Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: January 8, 2006
    Where: IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The paper "Transmitting Multiple HD Video Streams over UWB Links" by Duan, C., Pekhteryev, C., Fang, J., Nakache, Y., Zhang, J., Tajima, K., Nishioka, Y. and Hirai, H. was presented at the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)
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  •  NEWS   ICCE 2006: 4 publications by Anthony Vetro, Ajay Divakaran, Samuel Shipman and others
    Date: January 7, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • The papers "Temporal-Context-Based Video Browsing Interface for PVR-Enabled High-Definition Television Systems" by Shipman, S., Divakaran, A., Flynn, M. and Batra, A., "An Enhanced Video Summarization System Using Audio Features for a Personal Video Recorder" by Otsuka, I., Radhakrishnan, R., Siracusa, M., Divakaran, A. and Mishima, H., "Architecture for Video Summarization Services Over Home Networks and the Internet" by Shipman, S., Radhakrishan, R. and Divakaran, A. and "MPEG-2 to H.264 / AVC Transcoding for Efficient Storage of Broadcast Video Bitstreams" by Xin, J., Vetro, A., Sekiguchi, S. and Sugimoto, K. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TableTop) 2006: 5 publications by Chia Shen, Kathy Ryall and Clifton Forlines
    Date: January 5, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TableTop)
    Brief
    • The papers "Multi-User Interface and Interactions on Direct-Touch Horizontal Surfaces: Collaborative Tabletop Research at MERL" by Shen, C., "Rotation and Translation Mechanisms for Tabletop Interaction" by Hancock, M.S., Vernier, F.D., Wigdor, D., Carpendale, S. and Shen, C., "Experiences With and Observations of Direct-Touch Tables" by Ryall, K., Ringel Morris, M., Everitt, K., Forlines, C. and Shen, C., "Gesture Registration, Relaxation, and Reuse for Multi-Point Direct-Touch Surfaces" by Wu, M., Shen, C., Ryall, K., Forlines, C. and Balakrishnan, R. and "MultiSpace: Enabling Electronic Document Micro-mobility in Table-Centric, Multi-Device Environments" by Everitt, K., Shen, C., Ryall, K. and Forlines, C. were presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TableTop)
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  •  AWARD   Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Best 10 New Products Prize
    Date: January 1, 2006
    Awarded to: MERL Staff
    Awarded for: The Dome Projector
    Awarded by: Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The Dome Projector, which was developed by MERL staff and productized by Mitsubishi Electric, was recognized by Nikkan Kogyo Simbun's Best 10 New Products Prize.
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  •  AWARD   PerGames 2006 Best Paper Award
    Date: January 1, 2006
    Awarded to: Edward Tse, Saul Greenberg, Chia Shen and Clifton Forlines
    Awarded for: "Multimodal Multiplayer Tabletop Gaming"
    Awarded by: International Workshop on Pervasive Gaming Applications (PerGames)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Communications Letters: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: December 15, 2005
    Where: IEEE Communications Letters
    Research Area: Signal Processing
    Brief
    • The article "Threshold Selection for UWB TOA Estimation Based on Kurtosis Analysis" by Guvenc, I. and Sahinoglu, Z. was published in IEEE Communications Letters
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  •  NEWS   AACC 2005: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: December 10, 2005
    Where: Asian Applied Computing Conference (AACC)
    Brief
    • The paper "Combadge: A Voice Messaging Device for the Masses" by Frankel, J. L. and Bromberg, D. was presented at the Asian Applied Computing Conference (AACC)
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