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  •  EVENT   ICASSP 2012 - Special Session on Signal-Processing Challenges and Opportunities in Depth Cameras
    Date & Time: Friday, March 30, 2012; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Location: Kyoto, Japan
    Brief
    • Anthony Vetro co-organized a Special Session of ICASSP 2012 on Signal-Processing Challenges and Opportunities in Depth Cameras. ICASSP 2012 will be held in Kyoto, Japan, in March 2012.
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  •  TALK   User-guided 2D-to-3D Conversion
    Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2012; 12:00 PM
    Speaker: Dimitri Androutsos, Richard Rzeszutek, Ryerson University
    MERL Host: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • The problem of converting monoscopic footage into stereoscopic or multi-view content is inherently difficult and ill-posed. On the surface, this does not appear to be the case as the problem may be summed up as, "Given single-view image or video, create one or more views as if they were taken from a different camera view." However, capturing a three-dimensional scene as a two-dimensional image is a lossy process and any information regarding the distance of objects to the camera is lost. Methods exist for extracting depth information from a monoscopic view and it is possible to obtain metrically-correct depth estimates under certain conditions. But since conversion is primarily used as a post-processing stage in film production, the user requires a degree of control over the results. This, in turn, makes it ill-posed as there is no way to know ahead of time what the user wants from the conversion. In this talk we will present the work being done at Ryerson University on user-guided 2D-to-3D conversion. In particular, we will focus on how existing image segmentation techniques may be combined to produce reasonable depth maps for conversion while still providing complete control to the user. We will also discuss how our research can be applied to both images and video without any significant alterations to our methods.
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  •  EVENT   99th MPEG meeting
    Date: Monday, February 6, 2012 - Friday, February 10, 2012
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Brief
    • MERL is a sponsor for the 99th MPEG meeting to be held in San Jose, CA, in February 2012. MERL researcher Anthony Vetro serves as Head of the US Delegation to MPEG.
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  •  EVENT   MMSP 2011 - IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop
    Date: Monday, October 17, 2011 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Location: Hangzhou, China
    Brief
    • MERL is a sponsor for the 2011 edition of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop.
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  •  EVENT   MMSP 2011 - IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop
    Date: Monday, October 17, 2011 - Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Location: Hangzhou, China
    Brief
    • Anthony Vetro is the General Co-chair of MMSP 2011, the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop, to be held in Hangzhou, China, in October 2011.
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  •  NEWS   ICIP 2011: 4 publications by Matthew E. Brand, Petros T. Boufounos, Shantanu D. Rane, Anthony Vetro and Dong Tian
    Date: September 11, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
    MERL Contacts: Matthew Brand; Anthony Vetro; Petros Boufounos
    Brief
    • The papers "Distributed Compression of Zerotrees of Wavelet Coefficients" by Wang, Y., Rane, S., Boufounos, P. and Vetro, A., "A Trellis-based Approach for Robust View Synthesis" by Tian, D., Vetro, A. and Brand, M., "Concentric Ring Signature Descriptor for 3D Objects" by Nguyen, H.V. and Porikli, F. and "Parallel Quadratic Programming for Image Processing" by Brand, M. and Chen, D. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
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  •  TALK   Image and Sensor-based Navigation in Fluorescence Endoscopy
    Date & Time: Thursday, September 1, 2011; 12:00 PM
    Speaker: Alexander Behrens, RWTH Aachen University
    MERL Host: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • Today, photodynamic diagnostics is commonly used for cancer detection in endoscopic interventions of the urinary bladder. Although the visual contrast between benign and malignant tissue is significantly enhanced using fluorescence markers, the field of view (FOV) of the endoscope becomes very limited. This impedes the navigation and the re-identifying of multi-focal tumors for the physician. Thus, new image mosaicking algorithms and visualization methods, which provide larger FOVs in real-time from free-hand bladder scans are developed and will be presented. Furthermore a novel method for an automatic control of seamless inspections using graphs are addressed. Going beyond image processing, a first low-cost inertial 3-D navigation system will be introduced, and a guided navigation tool for tumor re-identification and its application to virtual endoscopy will be discussed.
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  •  NEWS   ISCAS 2011: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: May 15, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Efficient Dictionary Based Video Coding with Reduced Side Information" by Kang, J.-W., Kuo, C.-C. J., Cohen, R. and Vetro, A. was presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
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  •  EVENT   IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Distributed Image Processing and Communications
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • Anthony Vetro is Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Distributed Image Processing and Communications of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
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  •  NEWS   SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery 2011: publication by Petros T. Boufounos, Shantanu D. Rane, Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: April 27, 2011
    Where: SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
    MERL Contacts: Anthony Vetro; Petros Boufounos
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Low-Complexity Efficient Raw SAR Data Compression" by Rane, S., Boufounos, P., Vetro, A. and Okada, Y. was presented at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
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  •  NEWS   Proceedings of the IEEE: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: April 15, 2011
    Where: Proceedings of the IEEE
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "Overview of the Stereo and Multiview Video Coding Extensions of the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Standard" by Vetro, A., Wiegand, T. and Sullivan, G. J. was published in Proceedings of the IEEE
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  •  EVENT   Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on 3D Media & Displays
    Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Brief
    • Anthony Vetro is Guest Editor for the Special Issue on 3D Media & Displays of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
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  •  NEWS   DCC 2011: publication by Robert A Cohen, Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: March 29, 2011
    Where: Data Compression Conference (DCC)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Robust Learning of 2-D Separable Transforms for Next-Generation Video Coding" by Sezer, O.G., Cohen, R. and Vetro, A. was presented at the Data Compression Conference (DCC)
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: March 22, 2011
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "Depth Coding Using a Boundary Reconstruction Filter for 3-D Video Systems" by Oh, K.-J., Vetro, A. and Ho, Y.-S. was published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
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  •  NEWS   IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: January 17, 2011
    Where: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "3D-TV Content Storage and Transmission" by Vetro, A., Tourapis, A.M., Muller, K. and Chen, T. was published in IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
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  •  NEWS   PCS 2010: publication by Petros T. Boufounos, Shantanu D. Rane, Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: December 7, 2010
    Where: Picture Coding Symposium (PCS)
    MERL Contacts: Anthony Vetro; Petros Boufounos
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Wyner-Ziv Coding of Multispectral Images for Space and Airborne Platforms" by Rane, S., Wang, Y., Boufounos, P. and Vetro, A. was presented at the Picture Coding Symposium (PCS)
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  •  NEWS   International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology: publication by Anthony Vetro and others
    Date: December 1, 2010
    Where: International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The article "Virtual View Synthesis Method and Self-Evaluation Metrics for Free Viewpoint Television and 3D Video" by Oh, K.-J., Yea, S., Vetro, A. and Ho, Y.-S. was published in International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology
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  •  EVENT   MMSP 2010 - IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop
    Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 - Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Location: St Malo, France
    Brief
    • MERL is a sponsor for the 2010 edition of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop.
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  •  NEWS   MMSP 2010: publication by Anthony Vetro, Shantanu D. Rane and others
    Date: October 4, 2010
    Where: IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
    MERL Contact: Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Toward Realtime Side Information Decoding on Multi-core Processors" by Momcilovic, S., Wang, Y., Rane, S. and Vetro, A. was presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
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  •  NEWS   ICIP 2010: 4 publications by Robert A Cohen, Petros T. Boufounos, Anthony Vetro and Huifang Sun
    Date: September 26, 2010
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
    MERL Contacts: Petros Boufounos; Anthony Vetro; Huifang Sun
    Brief
    • The papers "Direction-Adaptive Transforms for Coding Prediction Residuals" by Cohen, R.A., Klomp, S., Vetro, A. and Sun, H., "Streaming Compressive Sensing for High-Speed Periodic Videos" by Asif, M.S., Reddy, D., Boufounos, P.T. and Veeraraghavan, A., "Frame Compatible Formats for 3D Video Distribution" by Vetro, A. and "Occlusion Handling Based on Support and Decision" by Min, D., Yea, S. and Vetro, A. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
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