Anoop Cherian

Anoop Cherian
  • Biography

    Anoop was a postdoctoral researcher in the LEAR group at Inria from 2012-2015 where his research was on the estimation and tracking of human poses in videos. From 2015-2017, he was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, where he worked on the problem of recognizing human activities in video sequences. Anoop is the recipient of the Best Student Paper award at the Intl. Conference on Image Processing in 2012. Currently, his research focus is on modeling the semantics of video data.

  • Recent News & Events

    •  NEWS   MERL's Scene-Aware Interaction Technology Featured in Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Press Release
      Date: July 22, 2020
      Where: Tokyo, Japan
      MERL Contacts: Siheng Chen; Anoop Cherian; Bret Harsham; Chiori Hori; Takaaki Hori; Jonathan Le Roux; Tim Marks; Alan Sullivan; Anthony Vetro
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Speech & Audio
      Brief
      • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that the company has developed what it believes to be the world’s first technology capable of highly natural and intuitive interaction with humans based on a scene-aware capability to translate multimodal sensing information into natural language.

        The novel technology, Scene-Aware Interaction, incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s proprietary Maisart® compact AI technology to analyze multimodal sensing information for highly natural and intuitive interaction with humans through context-dependent generation of natural language. The technology recognizes contextual objects and events based on multimodal sensing information, such as images and video captured with cameras, audio information recorded with microphones, and localization information measured with LiDAR.

        Scene-Aware Interaction for car navigation, one target application, will provide drivers with intuitive route guidance. The technology is also expected to have applicability to human-machine interfaces for in-vehicle infotainment, interaction with service robots in building and factory automation systems, systems that monitor the health and well-being of people, surveillance systems that interpret complex scenes for humans and encourage social distancing, support for touchless operation of equipment in public areas, and much more. The technology is based on recent research by MERL's Speech & Audio and Computer Vision groups.


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        Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Press Release
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    •  NEWS   MERL researchers presenting three papers at ICML 2020
      Date: July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020
      Where: Vienna, Austria (virtual this year)
      MERL Contacts: Mouhacine Benosman; Anoop Cherian; Devesh Jha; Daniel Nikovski
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Data Analytics, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Robotics
      Brief
      • MERL researchers are presenting three papers at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2020), which is virtually held this year from 12-18th July. ICML is one of the top-tier conferences in machine learning with an acceptance rate of 22%. The MERL papers are:

        1) "Finite-time convergence in Continuous-Time Optimization" by Orlando Romero and Mouhacine Benosman.

        2) "Can Increasing Input Dimensionality Improve Deep Reinforcement Learning?" by Kei Ota, Tomoaki Oiki, Devesh Jha, Toshisada Mariyama, and Daniel Nikovski.

        3) "Representation Learning Using Adversarially-Contrastive Optimal Transport" by Anoop Cherian and Shuchin Aeron.
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Geng, S., Gao, P., Hori, C., Le Roux, J., Cherian, A., "Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Dialo", arXiv, July 2020.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Geng2020jul,
      • author = {Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Hori, Chiori and Le Roux, Jonathan and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Dialo},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.03848}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Aeron, S., "Representation Learning via Adversarially-Contrastive Optimal Transport", International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), July 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-093 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2020jul,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Aeron, Shuchin},
      • title = {Representation Learning via Adversarially-Contrastive Optimal Transport},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-093}
      • }
    •  Kumar, A., Marks, T., Mou, W., Wang, Y., Cherian, A., Jones, M.J., Liu, X., Koike-Akino, T., Feng, C., "LUVLi Face Alignment: Estimating Landmarks’ Location, Uncertainty, and Visibility Likelihood", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-067 PDF Video Data
      • @inproceedings{Kumar2020jun,
      • author = {Kumar, Abhinav and Marks, Tim and Mou, Wenxuan and Wang, Ye and Cherian, Anoop and Jones, Michael J. and Liu, Xiaoming and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Feng, Chen},
      • title = {LUVLi Face Alignment: Estimating Landmarks’ Location, Uncertainty, and Visibility Likelihood},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-067}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Wang, J., Hori, C., Marks, T., "Spatio-Temporal Ranked-Attention Networks for Video Captioning", IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), DOI: 10.1109/WACV45572.2020.9093291, February 2020, pp. 1606-1615.
      BibTeX TR2020-016 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2020feb,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Wang, Jue and Hori, Chiori and Marks, Tim},
      • title = {Spatio-Temporal Ranked-Attention Networks for Video Captioning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {1606--1615},
      • month = feb,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/WACV45572.2020.9093291},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-016}
      • }
    •  Huang, R., Xu, W., Lee, T.-Y., Cherian, A., Wang, Y., Marks, T., "FX-GAN: Self-Supervised GAN Learning via Feature Exchange", IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), February 2020, pp. 3194-3202.
      BibTeX TR2020-014 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Huang2020feb,
      • author = {Huang, Rui and Xu, Wenju and Lee, Teng-Yok and Cherian, Anoop and Wang, Ye and Marks, Tim},
      • title = {FX-GAN: Self-Supervised GAN Learning via Feature Exchange},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {3194--3202},
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-014}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "Second-order Temporal Pooling for Action Recognition", International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2018ijcv,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Second-order Temporal Pooling for Action Recognition},
      • journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)},
      • year = 2018,
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Rodrigo Santa Cruz, Basura Fernando, Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "Visual Permutation Learning", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2018permutation,
      • author = {Santa Cruz, Rodrigo and Fernando, Basura and Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Visual Permutation Learning},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2018,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Jue Wang, Anoop Cherian, Fatih Porikli and Stephen Gould, "Video Representation Learning Using Discriminative Pooling", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_representation_cvpr18,
      • author = {Wang, Jue and Cherian, Anoop and Porikli, Fatih and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Video Representation Learning Using Discriminative Pooling},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Suryansh Kumar, Anoop Cherian, Yuchao Dai and Hongdong Li, "Scalable Dense Non-rigid Structure-from-Motion: A Grassmannian Perspective", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_rigid_cvpr18,
      • author = {Kumar, Suryansh and Cherian, Anoop and Dai, Yuchao and Li, Hongdong},
      • title = {Scalable Dense Non-rigid Structure-from-Motion: A Grassmannian Perspective},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Stephen Gould and Richard Hartley, "Non-Linear Temporal Subspace Representations for Activity Recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_temporal_cvpr18,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Gould, Stephen and Hartley, Richard},
      • title = {Non-Linear Temporal Subspace Representations for Activity Recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Basura Fernando, Mehrtash Harandi and Stephen Gould, "Generalized Rank Pooling for Activity Recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2017generalized,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Fernando, Basura and Harandi, Mehrtash and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Generalized Rank Pooling for Activity Recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Panagiotis Stanitsas, Mehrtash Harandi, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Learning Discriminative Alpha-Beta Divergences for Positive Definite Matrices", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_rigid_iccv17,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Stanitsas, Panagiotis and Harandi, Mehrtash and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Learning Discriminative Alpha-Beta Divergences for Positive Definite Matrices},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Rodrigo Santa Cruz, Basura Fernando, Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "DeepPermNet: Visual Permutation Learning", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cruz2017deeppermnet,
      • author = {Cruz, Rodrigo Santa and Fernando, Basura and Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {DeepPermNet: Visual Permutation Learning},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Bayesian Non-Parametric clustering for positive definite matrices", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2016bayesian,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Bayesian Non-Parametric clustering for positive definite matrices},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2016,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Piotr Koniusz and Anoop Cherian, "Sparse coding for third-order super-symmetric tensor descriptors with application to texture recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{koniusz2016sparse,
      • author = {Koniusz, Piotr and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Sparse coding for third-order super-symmetric tensor descriptors with application to texture recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Piotr Koniusz, Anoop Cherian and Fatih Porikli, "Tensor representations via kernel linearization for action recognition from 3D skeletons", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{koniusz2016tensor,
      • author = {Koniusz, Piotr and Cherian, Anoop and Porikli, Fatih},
      • title = {Tensor representations via kernel linearization for action recognition from 3D skeletons},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
      • year = 2016,
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Julien Mairal, Karteek Alahari and Cordelia Schmid, "Mixing body-part sequences for human pose estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014mixing,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Mairal, Julien and Alahari, Karteek and Schmid, Cordelia},
      • title = {Mixing body-part sequences for human pose estimation},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, "Nearest neighbors using compact sparse codes", International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014nearest,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Nearest neighbors using compact sparse codes},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian and Suvrit Sra, "Riemannian sparse coding for positive definite matrices", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014riemannian,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit},
      • title = {Riemannian sparse coding for positive definite matrices},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
      • year = 2014,
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Arindam Banerjee and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Jensen-Bregman logdet divergence with application to efficient similarity search for covariance matrices", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2013jensen,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Banerjee, Arindam and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Jensen-Bregman logdet divergence with application to efficient similarity search for covariance matrices},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2013,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos and Saad J Bedros, "Dirichlet process mixture models on symmetric positive definite matrices for appearance clustering in video surveillance applications", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2011dirichlet,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos and Bedros, Saad J},
      • title = {Dirichlet process mixture models on symmetric positive definite matrices for appearance clustering in video surveillance applications},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Arindam Banerjee and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Efficient similarity search for covariance matrices via the Jensen-Bregman LogDet divergence", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2011efficient,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Banerjee, Arindam and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Efficient similarity search for covariance matrices via the Jensen-Bregman LogDet divergence},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Suvrit Sra and Anoop Cherian, "Generalized dictionary learning for symmetric positive definite matrices with application to nearest neighbor retrieval", Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{sra2011generalized,
      • author = {Sra, Suvrit and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Generalized dictionary learning for symmetric positive definite matrices with application to nearest neighbor retrieval},
      • journal = {Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Accurate 3D ground plane estimation from a single image", International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2009accurate,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Accurate 3D ground plane estimation from a single image},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
      • year = 2009
      • }
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