Michael J. Jones

Michael J. Jones
  • Phone: (617) 621 7587
  • Email: mjones[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Mike's main areas of interest are computer vision, machine learning and data mining. He has focused on algorithms for detecting and analyzing people in images and video including face detection and recognition and pedestrian detection. He is a co-inventor of the popular Viola-Jones face detection method. Mike has been awarded the Marr Prize at ICCV and the Longuet-Higgins Prize at CVPR.

  • Awards

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Jones, M., Geng, Y., Nikovski, D., Hirata, T., "Predicting Link Travel Times from Floating Car Data", International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), October 2013.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2013-095
      • @inproceedings{Jones2013oct,
      • author = {Jones, M. and Geng, Y. and Nikovski, D. and Hirata, T.},
      • title = {Predicting Link Travel Times from Floating Car Data},
      • booktitle = {International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)},
      • year = 2013,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-095}
      • }
    •  Asthana, A., Marks, T.K., Jones, M.J., Tieu, K.H., Rohith, M.V., "Fully Automatic Pose-Invariant Face Recognition via 3D Pose Normalization", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), DOI: 10.1109/ICCV.2011.6126336, November 2011, pp. 937-944.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2011-074
      • @inproceedings{Asthana2011nov,
      • author = {Asthana, A. and Marks, T.K. and Jones, M.J. and Tieu, K.H. and Rohith, M.},
      • title = {Fully Automatic Pose-Invariant Face Recognition via 3D Pose Normalization},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {937--944},
      • month = nov,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICCV.2011.6126336},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2011-074}
      • }
    •  Asthana, A., Jones, M.J., Marks, T.K., Tieu, K., Goecke, R., "Pose Normalization via Learned 2D Warping for Fully Automatic Face Recognition", British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), August 2011.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2011-055
      • @inproceedings{Asthana2011aug,
      • author = {Asthana, A. and Jones, M.J. and Marks, T.K. and Tieu, K.H. and Goecke, R.},
      • title = {Pose Normalization via Learned 2D Warping for Fully Automatic Face Recognition},
      • booktitle = {British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC)},
      • year = 2011,
      • month = aug,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2011-055}
      • }
    •  Ritwik Kumar, Michael Jones, Tim Marks, "Morphable Reflectance Fields for Enhancing Face Recognition", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2010.5539972, June 2010, pp. 2606-2613.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2010-039
      • @inproceedings{Kumar2010jun,
      • author = {Kumar, R. and Jones, M.J. and Marks, T.K.},
      • title = {Morphable Reflectance Fields for Enhancing Face Recognition},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2010,
      • pages = {2606--2613},
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.1109/CVPR.2010.5539972},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2010-039}
      • }
    •  Raphael Pelossof, Michael Jones, Ilia Vovsha, Cynthia Rudin, "Online Coordinate Boosting", On-line Learning for Computer Vision Workshop (OLCV), October 2009.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2009-086
      • @inproceedings{Pelossof2009oct,
      • author = {Pelossof, R. and Jones, M.J. and Vovsha, I. and Rudin, C.},
      • title = {Online Coordinate Boosting},
      • booktitle = {On-line Learning for Computer Vision Workshop (OLCV)},
      • year = 2009,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2009-086}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  G.B. Huang, M.J. Jones, E. Learned-Miller and others, "Lfw results using a combined nowak plus merl recognizer", 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{huang2008lfw,
      • author = {Huang, G.B. and Jones, M.J. and Learned-Miller, E. and others},
      • title = {Lfw results using a combined nowak plus merl recognizer},
      • year = 2008
      • }
    •  T.J. Cham, S. Krishnamoorthy and M. Jones, "Analogous view transfer for gaze correction in video sequences", Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2002. ICARCV 2002. 7th International Conference on, 2002, vol. 3, pp. 1415-1420.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cham2002analogous,
      • author = {Cham, T.J. and Krishnamoorthy, S. and Jones, M.},
      • title = {Analogous view transfer for gaze correction in video sequences},
      • booktitle = {Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 2002. ICARCV 2002. 7th International Conference on},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 3,
      • pages = {1415--1420},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones and J.M. Rehg, "Statistical color models with application to skin detection", International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 81-96, 2002.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{jones2002statistical,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Rehg, J.M.},
      • title = {Statistical color models with application to skin detection},
      • journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 46,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {81--96},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  S.B. Kang and M. Jones, "Appearance-based structure from motion using linear classes of 3-d models", International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 5-22, 2002.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{kang2002appearance,
      • author = {Kang, S.B. and Jones, M.},
      • title = {Appearance-based structure from motion using linear classes of 3-d models},
      • journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 49,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {5--22},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  C.M. Procopiuc, M. Jones, P.K. Agarwal and TM Murali, "A Monte Carlo algorithm for fast projective clustering", Proceedings of the 2002 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data, 2002, pp. 418-427.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{procopiuc2002monte,
      • author = {Procopiuc, C.M. and Jones, M. and Agarwal, P.K. and Murali, TM},
      • title = {A Monte Carlo algorithm for fast projective clustering},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2002 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data},
      • year = 2002,
      • pages = {418--427},
      • organization = {ACM}
      • }
    •  P. Viola and M. Jones, "Fast and robust classification using asymmetric adaboost and a detector cascade", Proc. of NIPS01, 2001.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{viola2001fast,
      • author = {Viola, P. and Jones, M.},
      • title = {Fast and robust classification using asymmetric adaboost and a detector cascade},
      • journal = {Proc. of NIPS01},
      • year = 2001
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones and J.M. Rehg, "Statistical color models with application to skin detection", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1999. IEEE Computer Society Conference on., 1999, vol. 1.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{jones1999statistical,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Rehg, J.M.},
      • title = {Statistical color models with application to skin detection},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1999. IEEE Computer Society Conference on.},
      • year = 1999,
      • volume = 1,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  T.D. Rikert, M.J. Jones and P. Viola, "A cluster-based statistical model for object detection", Computer Vision, 1999. The Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on, 1999, vol. 2, pp. 1046-1053.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rikert1999cluster,
      • author = {Rikert, T.D. and Jones, M.J. and Viola, P.},
      • title = {A cluster-based statistical model for object detection},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision, 1999. The Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on},
      • year = 1999,
      • volume = 2,
      • pages = {1046--1053},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones and T. Poggio, "Hierarchical morphable models", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE Computer Society Conference on, 1998, pp. 820-826.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{jones1998hierarchical,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Hierarchical morphable models},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE Computer Society Conference on},
      • year = 1998,
      • pages = {820--826},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones and T. Poggio, "Multidimensional morphable models: A framework for representing and matching object classes", International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 107-131, 1998.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{jones1998multidimensional,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Multidimensional morphable models: A framework for representing and matching object classes},
      • journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision},
      • year = 1998,
      • volume = 29,
      • number = 2,
      • pages = {107--131},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  T.D. Rikert and M.J. Jones, "Gaze estimation using morphable models", Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. Third IEEE International Conference on, 1998, pp. 436-441.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rikert1998gaze,
      • author = {Rikert, T.D. and Jones, M.J.},
      • title = {Gaze estimation using morphable models},
      • booktitle = {Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 1998. Proceedings. Third IEEE International Conference on},
      • year = 1998,
      • pages = {436--441},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones, "Multidimensional morphable models: A framework for representing and matching object classes", 1997.
      BibTeX
      • @Phdthesis{jones1997multidimensional,
      • author = {Jones, M.J.},
      • title = {Multidimensional morphable models: A framework for representing and matching object classes},
      • year = 1997,
      • publisher = {Massachusetts Institute of Technology}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones, P. Sinha, T. Vetter and T. Poggio, "Top-down learning of low-level vision tasks", Current Biology, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 991-994, 1997.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{jones1997top,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Sinha, P. and Vetter, T. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Top-down learning of low-level vision tasks},
      • journal = {Current Biology},
      • year = 1997,
      • volume = 7,
      • number = 12,
      • pages = {991--994},
      • publisher = {Elsevier}
      • }
    •  T. Vetter, M.J. Jones and T. Poggio, "A bootstrapping algorithm for learning linear models of object classes", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on, 1997, pp. 40-46.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{vetter1997bootstrapping,
      • author = {Vetter, T. and Jones, M.J. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {A bootstrapping algorithm for learning linear models of object classes},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on},
      • year = 1997,
      • pages = {40--46},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  F. Girosi, M. Jones and T. Poggio, "Regularization theory and neural networks architectures", Neural computation, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 219-269, 1995.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{girosi1995regularization,
      • author = {Girosi, F. and Jones, M. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Regularization theory and neural networks architectures},
      • journal = {Neural computation},
      • year = 1995,
      • volume = 7,
      • number = 2,
      • pages = {219--269},
      • publisher = {MIT Press}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones and T. Poggio, "Model-based matching of line drawings by linear combinations of prototypes", Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings., Fifth International Conference on, 1995, pp. 531-536.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{jones1995model,
      • author = {Jones, M.J. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Model-based matching of line drawings by linear combinations of prototypes},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings., Fifth International Conference on},
      • year = 1995,
      • pages = {531--536},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  F. Girosi, M. Jones and T. Poggio, "Priors stabilizers and basis functions: From regularization to radial, tensor and additive splines", MIT AI Lab Memo 1430, 1993.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{girosi1993priors,
      • author = {Girosi, F. and Jones, M. and Poggio, T.},
      • title = {Priors stabilizers and basis functions: From regularization to radial, tensor and additive splines},
      • journal = {MIT AI Lab Memo 1430},
      • year = 1993
      • }
    •  T. Poggio, F. Girosi and M. Jones, "From regularization to radial, tensor and additive splines", Neural Networks, 1993. IJCNN'93-Nagoya. Proceedings of 1993 International Joint Conference on, 1993, vol. 1, pp. 223-227.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{poggio1993regularization,
      • author = {Poggio, T. and Girosi, F. and Jones, M.},
      • title = {From regularization to radial, tensor and additive splines},
      • booktitle = {Neural Networks, 1993. IJCNN'93-Nagoya. Proceedings of 1993 International Joint Conference on},
      • year = 1993,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {223--227},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  M.J. Jones, "Using recurrent networks for dimensionality reduction", 1992, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
      BibTeX
      • @Mastersthesis{jones1992using,
      • author = {Jones, M.J.},
      • title = {Using recurrent networks for dimensionality reduction},
      • school = {Massachusetts Institute of Technology},
      • year = 1992
      • }
  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Object Detection in Depth Images"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Tuzel, C. Oncel; Si, Weiguang
      Patent No.: 8,406,470
      Issue Date: Mar 26, 2013
    • Title: "Method for identifying Faces in Images with Improved Accuracy Using Compressed Feature Vectors"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Thornton, Jay E.
      Patent No.: 8,213,691
      Issue Date: Jul 3, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Synthetically Images of Objects"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Marks, Tim; Kumar, Ritwik
      Patent No.: 8,194,072
      Issue Date: Jun 5, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Localizing Irises in Images Using Gradients and Textures"
      Inventors: Guo, Guo Dong; Jones, Michael J.
      Patent No.: 7,583,823
      Issue Date: Sep 1, 2009
    • Title: "Detecting Pedestrians Using Patterns of Motion and Appearance in Videos"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Viola, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 7,212,651
      Issue Date: May 1, 2007
    • Title: "Detecting Arbitrarily Oriented Objects in Images"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Viola, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 7,197,186
      Issue Date: Mar 27, 2007
    • Title: "Object Recognition System"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Viola, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 7,031,499
      Issue Date: Apr 18, 2006
    • Title: "System and Method for Detecting Objects in Images"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Viola, Paul A.
      Patent No.: 7,020,337
      Issue Date: Mar 28, 2006
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