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1,222 News items, Awards, Events and Talks related to MERL and its staff.


  •  EVENT   SAPA 2006 - ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition
    Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 2006; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Brief
    • MERL is a sponsor for SAPA 2006, the second ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Statistical And Perceptual Audition, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, in September 2006. The workshop is co-organized by MERL researchers Bhiksha Raj and Paris Smaragdis.
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications: 2 publications by Alan W. Esenther, Alan Esenther and others
    Date: September 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The articles "Identity-Differentiating Widgets for Multiuser Interactive Surfaces" by Ryall, K., Esenther, A., Forlines, C., Shen, C., Shipman, S., Morris, M.R., Everitt, K. and Vernier, F.D. and "Informing the Design of Direct-Touch Tabletops" by Shen, C., Ryall, K., Forlines, C., Esenther, A., Vernier, F.D., Everitt, K., Wu, M., Wigdor, D., Morris, M.R., Hancock, M. and Tse, E. were published in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications: publication by Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: September 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    MERL Contact: Jinyun Zhang
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Practical Approaches to Channel Estimation and Interference Suppression for OFDM-based UWB Communications" by Li, Y.G., Molisch, A.F. and Zhang, J. was published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
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  •  NEWS   VTC 2006: 2 publications by MERL researchers and others
    Date: September 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)
    Brief
    • The papers "Measured Diversity Gains from MIMO Antenna Selection" by Almers, P., Santos, T., Tufvesson, F., Molisch, A.F., Karedal, J. and Johansson, A.J. and "A Cluster-Based Analysis of Outdoor-to-Indoor Office MIMO Measurements at 5.2 GHz" by Wyne, S., Czink, N., Karedal, J., Almers, P., Tufvesson, F. and Molisch, A.F. were presented at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)
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  •  NEWS   ESA 2006: publication by Matthew Brand and others
    Date: September 1, 2006
    Where: European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA)
    MERL Contact: Matthew Brand
    Brief
    • The paper "Stochastic Shortest Paths Via Quasi-convex Maximization" by Nikolova, E., Kelner, J., Brand, M. and Mitzenmacher, M. was presented at the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA)
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  •  NEWS   ACM SIGGRAPH 2006: 7 publications by Paul Beardsley, Ron Perry, Darren Leigh, Ramesh Raskar and Jeroen van Baar
    Date: July 30, 2006
    Where: ACM SIGGRAPH
    MERL Contacts: Ronald Perry; Jeroen van Baar
    Brief
    • The papers "Cartoon Dioramas in Motion" by Raskar, R., Ziegler, R. and Willwacher, T., "Non-photorealistic Camera: Depth Edge Detection and Stylized Rendering Using Multi-flash Imaging" by Raskar, R., Feris, R., Yu, J. and Turk, M., "RFIG Lamps: Interacting with a Self-Describing World via Photosensing Wireless Tags and Projectors" by Raskar, R., Beardsley, P., van Baar, J., Wang, Y., Dietz, P., Lee, J., Leigh, D. and Willwacher, T., "Designing with Distance Fields" by Frisken, S.F. and Perry, R.N., "An Improved Representation for Stroke-based Fonts" by Jakubiak, E.J., Perry, R.N. and Frisken, S.F., "iLamps: Geometrically Aware and Self-configuring Projectors" by Raskar, R., van Baar, J., Beardsley, P., Willwacher, T., Rao, S. and Forlines, C. and "Natural Video Matting using Camera Arrays" by Joshi, N., Matusik, W. and Avidan, S. were presented at ACM SIGGRAPH
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  •  NEWS   AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2006: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: July 16, 2006
    Where: AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    Brief
    • The paper "From the Programmer's Apprentice to Human-Robot Interaction: Thirty Years of Research on Human-Computer Collaboration" by Rich, C. and Sidner, C.L. was presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
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  •  NEWS   ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG): 7 publications by Amit Agrawal, Ramesh Raskar and others
    Date: July 15, 2006
    Where: ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The articles "Coded Exposure Photography: Motion Deblurring Using Fluttered Shutter" by Raskar, R., Agrawal, A. and Tumblin, J., "Fast Separation of Direct and Global Components of a Scene Using High Frequency Illumination" by Nayar, S.K., Krishnan, G., Grossberg, M.D. and Raskar, R., "Analysis of Human Faces using a measurement-Based Skin Reflectance Model" by Weyrich, T., Matusik, W., Pfister, H., Bickel, B., Donner, C., Tu, C., McAndless, J., Lee, J., Ngan, A., Jensen, H. and Gross, M., "Inverse Shade Trees for Non-Parametric Material Representation and Editing" by Lawrence, J., Ben-Artzi, A., DeCoro, C., Matusik, W., Pfister, H., Ramamoorthi, R. and Rusinkiewicz, S., "A Compact Factored Representation of Heterogeneous Subsurface Scattering" by Peers, P., Berge, K., Matusik, W., Ramamoorthi, R., Lawrence, J., Rusinkiewicz, S. and Dutre, P., "Time-Varying Surface Appearance: Acquisition, Modeling and Rendering" by Gu, J., Tu, C., Ramamoorthi, R., Belhumeur, P., Matusik, W. and Nayar, S. and "A Statistical Model for Synthesis of Detailed Facial Geometry" by Golovinskiy, A., Matusik, W., Pfister, H., Rusinkiewicz, S. and Funkhouser, T. were published in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
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  •  NEWS   International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech) 2006: publication by Alan Esenther and others
    Date: July 13, 2006
    Where: International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech)
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "RemoteDT: Support for Multi-Site Table Collaboration" by Esenther, A. and Ryall, K. was presented at the International Conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech)
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  •  NEWS   ICME 2006: 4 publications by Derek Schwenke, Anthony Vetro, Ajay Divakaran and others
    Date: July 9, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • The papers "Dynamic Rate Control for JPEG 2000 Transcoding" by Schwenke, D., Vetro, A., Hata, T. and Kuwahara, N., "Broadcast Video Program Summarization using Face Tracks" by Peker, K.A., Otsuka, I. and Divakaran, A., "Sports Program Boundary Detection" by Radhakrishnan, R., Divakaran, A. and Otsuka, I. and "Motion and Mode Mapping for MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC Transcoding" by Xin, J., Vetro, A., Sekiguchi, S. and Sugimoto, K. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
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  •  NEWS   EGSR 2006: publication by William Yerazunis and others
    Date: June 26, 2006
    Where: Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR)
    MERL Contact: William Yerazunis
    Research Area: Data Analytics
    Brief
    • The paper "Practical, Real-time Studio Matting using Dual Imagers" by McGuire, M., Matusik, W. and Yerazunis, W. was presented at the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR)
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  •  NEWS   PETS 2006: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: June 17, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS)
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Performance Evaluation of Object Detection and Tracking Systems" by Bashir, F. and Porikli, F. was presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS)
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2006: 3 publications by Oncel Tuzel, Amit Agrawal and Ramesh Raskar
    Date: June 17, 2006
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Covariance Tracking using Model Update Based on Lie Algebra" by Porikli, F., Tuzel, O. and Meer, P., "Covariance Tracker" by Porikli, F. and Tuzel, O. and "Edge Suppression by Gradient Field Transformation using Cross-Projection Tensors" by Agrawal, A., Raskar, R. and Chellappa, R. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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  •  NEWS   SPIE Conference on Infrared Technology and Applications 2006: publication by MERL researchers and others
    Date: June 15, 2006
    Where: SPIE Conference on Infrared Technology and Applications
    Research Area: Machine Learning
    Brief
    • The paper "Pedestrian Tracking Using Thermal Infrared Imaging" by Goubet, E., Katz, J. and Porikli, F. was presented at the SPIE Conference on Infrared Technology and Applications
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  •  NEWS   EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu and others
    Date: June 13, 2006
    Where: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
    Research Area: Communications
    Brief
    • The article "Multiuser Interference Mitigation in Non-coherent UWB Ranging via Nonlinear Filtering" by Sahinoglu, Z. and Guvenc, I. was published in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
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  •  NEWS   ICC 2006: 2 publications by Philip V. Orlik, Jinyun Zhang and others
    Date: June 11, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
    MERL Contacts: Jinyun Zhang; Philip Orlik
    Brief
    • The papers "Approximating the Sum of Correlated Lognormal or Lognormal-Rice Random Variables" by Mehta, N.B., Molisch, A.F., Wu, J. and Zhang, J. and "A Hybrid UWB Modulation Design Compatible for Both Coherent and Transmit-Reference Receivers" by Orlik, P., Zhao, S. and Molisch, A.F. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
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  •  NEWS   ICAPS 2006: publication by Matthew Brand and others
    Date: June 6, 2006
    Where: International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
    MERL Contact: Matthew Brand
    Brief
    • The paper "Optimal Route Planning under Uncertainty" by Nikolova, E., Brand, M. and Karger, D.R. was presented at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques: publication by Zafer Sahinoglu, Philip Orlik and others
    Date: June 1, 2006
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
    MERL Contact: Philip Orlik
    Research Areas: Communications, Signal Processing
    Brief
    • The article "TOA Estimation for IR-UWB Systems with Different Transceiver Types" by Guvenc, I., Sahinoglu, Z. and Orlik, P.V. was published in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
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  •  NEWS   AVI 2006: 4 publications by Derek Schwenke, Kent Wittenburg, Anthony Vetro, Kathy Ryall and Alan Esenther
    Date: May 23, 2006
    Where: International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • The papers "Enabling Interaction with Single User Applications through Speech and Gestures on a Multi-User Tabletop" by Tse, E., Shen, C., Greenberg, S. and Forlines, C., "Table-Centric Interactive Spaces for Real-Time Collaboration" by Wigdor, D., Shen, C., Forlines, C. and Balakrishnan, R., "The Prospects for Unrestricted Speech Input for TV Content Search" by Wittenburg, K., Lanning, T., Schwenke, D., Shubin, H. and Vetro, A. and "Fluid DTMouse: Better Mouse Support for Touch-Based Interactions" by Esenther, A. and Ryall, K. were presented at the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI)
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  •  NEWS   ISCAS 2006: 2 publications by Chunjie Duan and others
    Date: May 21, 2006
    Where: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
    Brief
    • The papers "Computing During Supply Voltage Switching in DVS Enabled Real-time Processors" by Duan, C. and Khatri, S.P. and "Memory-based Cross-talk Canceling CODECs for On-chip Buses" by Duan, C., Gulati, K. and Khatri, S. were presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
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