Hassan Mansour

Hassan Mansour
  • Phone: 617-621-7572
  • Email: mansour[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Hassan's research interests are in the areas of video compression, video transmission and compressed sensing. His PhD research developed resource allocation schemes for the transmission of scalable video content over bandwidth constrained wireless networks. His postdoctoral work developed adaptive sparse recovery algorithms for correlated signals from compressive measurements.

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  • Other Publications

    •  Mansour, H.; Herrmann, F.; Yilmaz, O., "Improved wavefield reconstruction from randomized sampling via weighted one-norm minimization", to appear in Geophysics, 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:Geo13,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Herrmann, F. and Yilmaz, O.},
      • title = {Improved wavefield reconstruction from randomized sampling via weighted one-norm minimization},
      • journal = {to appear in Geophysics},
      • year = 2013
      • }
    •  Mai, Z.; Mansour, H.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Ward, R., "Visually Favorable Tone-Mapping with High Compression Performance in Bit-Depth Scalable Video Coding", 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:HDR2,
      • author = {Mai, Z. and Mansour, H. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Ward, R.},
      • title = {Visually Favorable Tone-Mapping with High Compression Performance in Bit-Depth Scalable Video Coding},
      • year = 2013,
      • note = {IEEE Transactions on Multimedia}
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Wason, H.; Lin, T. T.Y.; Herrmann, F., "Randomized marine acquisition with compressive sampling matrices", Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 648-662, 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:GP12,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Wason, H. and Lin, T. T.Y. and Herrmann, F.},
      • title = {Randomized marine acquisition with compressive sampling matrices},
      • journal = {Geophysical Prospecting},
      • year = 2012,
      • volume = 60,
      • number = 4,
      • pages = {648--662}
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Yilmaz, O., "Support driven reweighted l1 minimization", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:ICASSP12a,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Yilmaz, O.},
      • title = {Support driven reweighted l1 minimization},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2012,
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Yilmaz, O., "Adaptive compressed sensing for video acquisition", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:ICASSP12b,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Yilmaz, O.},
      • title = {Adaptive compressed sensing for video acquisition},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2012,
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Mansour, H., "Beyond l1-norm minimization for sparse signal recovery", IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), Aug. 2012, pp. 337-340.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:WSPGL1,
      • author = {Mansour, H.},
      • title = {Beyond l1-norm minimization for sparse signal recovery},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP)},
      • year = 2012,
      • pages = {337--340},
      • month = {Aug.}
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Wason, H.; Lin, T. T.Y.; Herrmann, F., "A compressive sensing perspective on simultaneous marine acquisition", Proc of the 12th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society (CISBGF), August 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:SBGF11,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Wason, H. and Lin, T. T.Y. and Herrmann, F.},
      • title = {A compressive sensing perspective on simultaneous marine acquisition},
      • booktitle = {Proc of the 12th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society (CISBGF)},
      • year = 2011,
      • month = aug
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Yilmaz, O., "Weighted l1 minimization with multiple weighting sets", Proc. of the SPIE, Wavelets and Sparsity XIV, August 2011, pp. 13 pages.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:SPIE11,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Yilmaz, O.},
      • title = {Weighted l1 minimization with multiple weighting sets},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the SPIE, Wavelets and Sparsity XIV},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {13 pages},
      • month = aug,
      • note = {(invited)}
      • }
    •  Mai, Z.; Mansour, H.; Mantiuk, R.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Ward, R.; Heidrich, W., "Optimizing a Tone Curve for Backward-Compatible High Dynamic Range Image / Video Compression", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 20, pp. 1558-1571, June 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TIP11,
      • author = {Mai, Z. and Mansour, H. and Mantiuk, R. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Ward, R. and Heidrich, W.},
      • title = {Optimizing a Tone Curve for Backward-Compatible High Dynamic Range Image / Video Compression},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Image Processing},
      • year = 2011,
      • volume = 20,
      • pages = {1558--1571},
      • month = {June}
      • }
    •  Friedlander, M.; Mansour, H.; Saab, R.; Yilmaz, O., "Recovering Compressively Sampled Signals Using Partial Support Information", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 58, No. 1, January 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TIT12,
      • author = {Friedlander, M. and Mansour, H. and Saab, R. and Yilmaz, O.},
      • title = {Recovering Compressively Sampled Signals Using Partial Support Information},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
      • year = 2011,
      • volume = 58,
      • number = 1,
      • month = jan
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Krishnamurthy, V., "Rate and distortion modeling of CGS coded scalable video content", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 165 - 180, April 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TMM11,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Krishnamurthy, V.},
      • title = {Rate and distortion modeling of CGS coded scalable video content},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Multimedia},
      • year = 2011,
      • volume = 13,
      • number = 2,
      • pages = {165 -- 180},
      • month = apr
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Saab, R.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Ward, R., "Color Image Desaturation Using Sparse Reconstruction", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2010, pp. 778-781.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:ICASSP10,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Saab, R. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Ward, R.},
      • title = {Color Image Desaturation Using Sparse Reconstruction},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {778--781},
      • month = mar
      • }
    •  Mai, Z.; Mansour, H.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Ward, R., "Visually favorable tone-mapping with high compression performance", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2010, pp. 1285-1288.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:ICIP10a,
      • author = {Mai, Z. and Mansour, H. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Ward, R.},
      • title = {Visually favorable tone-mapping with high compression performance},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {1285--1288},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Sun, N.; Mansour, H.; Ward, R., "HDR image construction from multi-exposed stereo LDR images", Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2010, pp. 2973-2976.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{Mansour:ICIP10b,
      • author = {Sun, N. and Mansour, H. and Ward, R.},
      • title = {HDR image construction from multi-exposed stereo LDR images},
      • booktitle = {Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {2973--2976},
      • month = sep
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Fallah, Y. P.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Krishnamurthy, V., "Dynamic Resource Allocation for MGS H.264/AVC Video Transmission Over Link-Adaptive Networks", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 1478-1491, Dec. 2009.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TMM09,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Fallah, Y. P. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Krishnamurthy, V.},
      • title = {Dynamic Resource Allocation for MGS H.264/AVC Video Transmission Over Link-Adaptive Networks},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Multimedia},
      • year = 2009,
      • volume = 11,
      • number = 8,
      • pages = {1478--1491},
      • month = {Dec.}
      • }
    •  Fallah, Y. P.; Mansour, H.; Khan, S.; Nasiopoulos, P.; Alnuweiri, H., "A Link Adaptation Scheme for Efficient Transmission of H.264 Scalable Video Over Multirate WLANs", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 18, pp. 875-887, July 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TCSVT08,
      • author = {Fallah, Y. P. and Mansour, H. and Khan, S. and Nasiopoulos, P. and Alnuweiri, H.},
      • title = {A Link Adaptation Scheme for Efficient Transmission of H.264 Scalable Video Over Multirate WLANs},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 18,
      • pages = {875--887},
      • month = {July}
      • }
    •  Mansour, H.; Krishnamurthy, V.; Nasiopoulos, P., "Channel Aware Multiuser Scalable Video Streaming Over Lossy Under-Provisioned Channels: Modeling and Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 1366-1381, Nov. 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{Mansour:TMM08,
      • author = {Mansour, H. and Krishnamurthy, V. and Nasiopoulos, P.},
      • title = {Channel Aware Multiuser Scalable Video Streaming Over Lossy Under-Provisioned Channels: Modeling and Analysis},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Multimedia},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 10,
      • number = 7,
      • pages = {1366--1381},
      • month = {Nov.}
      • }
    •  Mansour, H., "Modeling of Scalable Video Content for Multi-user Wireless Transmission".
      BibTeX
      • @Other{Mansour:PhD,
      • author = {Mansour, H.},
      • title = {Modeling of Scalable Video Content for Multi-user Wireless Transmission},
      • note = { Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2005}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method and System for Reconstructing Sampled Signals"
      Inventors: Kniazev, Andrei; Gadde, Akshay; Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 9,510,787
      Issue Date: Dec 6, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting an Image Based on Motion Vanishing Points"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Kao, Jiun-Yu; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,430,840
      Issue Date: Aug 30, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Through-the-Wall Imaging using Sparse Inversion for Blind Multi-Path Elimination"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan
      Patent No.: 9,335,408
      Issue Date: May 10, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Through-the-Wall Imaging using Compressive Sensing and MIMO Antenna Arrays"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Li, Li; Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 9,261,592
      Issue Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Video Background Subtraction Using Factorized Matrix Completion"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,247,139
      Issue Date: Jan 26, 2016
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