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1,217 News items, Awards, Events and Talks related to MERL and its staff.


  •  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 Areas: Electronics & Communications, Wireless 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
    Research Area: Multimedia
    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 Areas: Electronics & Communications, 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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  •  NEWS   Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: December 6, 2005
    Where: Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Recognition of Isolated Fingerspelling Gestures Using Depth Edges" by Feris, R., Turk, M., Raskar, R., Tan, K.-H. and Ohashi, G. was published in the book Real-Time Vision for Human-Computer Interaction
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  •  NEWS   Information Processing Letters: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: December 2, 2005
    Where: Information Processing Letters
    Brief
    • The article "BubbleSearch: A Simple Heuristic for Improving Priority-based Greedy Algorithms" by Lesh, N. and Mitzenmacher, M. was published in Information Processing Letters
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  •  NEWS   INTETAIN 2005: publication by Kent Wittenburg and Alan Esenther
    Date: November 30, 2005
    Where: Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN)
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "Multi-User Multi-Touch Games on DiamondTouch with the FTFlash Toolkit" by Esenther, A. and Wittenburg, K. was presented at Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN)
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  •  NEWS   ASRU 2005: 2 publications by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 28, 2005
    Where: IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU)
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    • The papers "A Robust Voice Activity Detector Using an Acoustic Doppler Radar" by Hu, R. and Raj, B. and "Reconstructing Spectral Vectors with Uncertain Spectrographic Masks for Robust Speech Recognition" by Raj, B. and Singh, R. were presented at the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU)
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  •  NEWS   GLOBECOM 2005: 7 publications by Jinyun Zhang, Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: November 28, 2005
    Where: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Electronics & Communications
    Brief
    • The papers "Reduced Latency Iterative Decoding of LDPC Codes" by Wang, Y., Zhang, J., Fossorier, M. and Yedidia, J.S., "Multiscale Energy Products for TOA Estimation in IR-UWB Systems" by Guvenc, I. and Sahinoglu, Z., "Flexible Lognormal Sum Approximation Method" by Wu, J., Mehta, N.B. and Zhang, J., "Spectral Efficiency Analysis of Cellular Systems with Channel-Aware Schedulers" by Wu, J., Mehta, N.B. and Zhang, J., "Orthogonality Factor in WCDMA Downlinks in Urban Macrocellular Environments" by Mehta, N.B., Molisch, A.F. and Greenstein, L.J., "Improved Min-Sum Decoding of LDPC Codes Using 2-Dimensional Normalization" by Zhang, J., Fossorier, M., Gu, D. and Zhang, J. and "A Comprehensive Model for Ultrawideband Propagation Channels" by Molisch, A.F., Balakrishnan, K., Cassioli, D., Chong, C.-C., Emami, S., Fort, A., Karedal, J., Kunisch, J., Schantz, H. and Siwiak, K. were presented at the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM)
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  •  NEWS   CVIIE 2005: publication by Paul Beardsley, Ramesh Raskar, Jeroen van Baar and others
    Date: November 17, 2005
    Where: Computer Vision for Interactive and Intelligent Environment (CVIIE)
    MERL Contact: Jeroen van Baar
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Computational Photography
    Brief
    • The paper "Tags are Coming: Exploiting Photosensing Wireless Tags for Assisting Geometric Procedures" by Raskar, R., Beardsley, P., Dietz, P. and van Baar, J. was presented at Computer Vision for Interactive and Intelligent Environment (CVIIE)
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  •  NEWS   SPIE Conference Optics East 2005: Communications, Multimedia & Display Technologies 2005: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: November 15, 2005
    Where: SPIE Conference Optics East 2005: Communications, Multimedia & Display Technologies
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Areas: Multimedia, Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Development of MPEG Standards for 3D and Free Viewpoint Video" by Smolic, A., Kimata, H. and Vetro, A. was presented at the SPIE Conference Optics East 2005: Communications, Multimedia & Display Technologies
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 15, 2005
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    Research Areas: Electronics & Communications, Wireless Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Variable-Phase-Shift-Based RF-Baseband Codesign for MIMO Antenna Selection" by Zhang, X., Molisch, A.F. and Kung, S.-Y. was published in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
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  •  NEWS   TREC 2005: publication by William Yerazunis and others
    Date: November 15, 2005
    Where: NIST Text REtrieval Conference (TREC)
    MERL Contact: William Yerazunis
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "CRM114 versus Mr. X: CRM114 Notes for the TREC 2005 Spam Track" by Assis, F., Yerazunis, W., Siefkes, C. and Chhabra, S. was presented at the NIST Text REtrieval Conference (TREC)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems 2005: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 7, 2005
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems
    Brief
    • The paper "Wide-Area Long-Range Unidirectional Sensor (WALRUS) Network" by Vannucci, G., Leigh, D. and Katz, J. was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems
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  •  NEWS   VSSN 2005: publication by Oncel Tuzel and others
    Date: November 6, 2005
    Where: ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks (VSSN)
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Bayesian Background Modeling for Foreground Detection" by Porikli, F. and Tuzel, O. was presented at the ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks (VSSN)
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  •  NEWS   Wireless Communications: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: November 4, 2005
    Where: Wireless Communications
    Research Areas: Electronics & Communications, Wireless Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Wireless Communications" by Molisch, A.F. was published in Wireless Communications
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  •  NEWS   MMSP 2005: publication by Derek Schwenke, Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: October 30, 2005
    Where: IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Areas: Multimedia, Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Surveillance System with Object-Aware Video Transcoder" by Hata, T., Kuwahara, N., Nozawa, T., Schwenke, D.L. and Vetro, A. was presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
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