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  •  NEWS   EUSAR 2012: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: April 1, 2012
    Where: European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "SAR Despeckle Filtering by Sparse Coding on Affinity Nets (SCAN)" by Porikli, F., Sundaresan, R. and Suwa, K. was presented at the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: January 10, 2012
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The article "Scalable Active Learning for Multi-Class Image Classification" by Joshi, A.J., Porikli, F. and Papanikolopoulos, N. was published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
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  •  NEWS   Video Analytics for Business Intelligence: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: January 1, 2012
    Where: Video Analytics for Business Intelligence
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The article "Object Detection & Tracking" by Porikli, F. and Yilmaz, A. was published in the book Video Analytics for Business Intelligence
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  •  NEWS   ICCV 2011: publication by Michael J. Jones, Tim K. Marks and others
    Date: November 6, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
    MERL Contacts: Tim Marks; Michael Jones
    Brief
    • The paper "Fully Automatic Pose-Invariant Face Recognition via 3D Pose Normalization" by Asthana, A., Marks, T.K., Jones, M.J., Tieu, K.H. and Rohith, M. was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Signal Processing Magazine: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: October 31, 2011
    Where: IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Multimedia Quality Assessment" by Porikli, F., Bovik, A., Plack, C., AlRegib, G., Farrell, J., LeCallet, P., Huynth-Thu, Q., Moeller, S. and Winkler, S. was published in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
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  •  NEWS   IROS 2011: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, John R. Hershey and Tim K. Marks
    Date: September 25, 2011
    Where: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
    MERL Contacts: Tim Marks; Yuichi Taguchi
    Brief
    • The paper "Entropy-Based Motion Selection for Touch-Based Registration Using Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filtering" by Taguchi, Y., Marks, T.K. and Hershey, J.R. was presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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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 Area: 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 Area: 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
    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 Area: 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   CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations 2011: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: May 12, 2011
    Where: CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Modeling Cutting Forces for 5-Axis Machining of Sculptured Surfaces" by Boz, Y., Erdim, H. and Lazoglu, I. was presented at the CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations
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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 Area: 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   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   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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