Hassan Mansour

Hassan Mansour
  • 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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  • Internships with Hassan

    • SP1414: Learning for inverse problems and dynamical systems

      The Computational Sensing team at MERL is seeking motivated and qualified individuals to develop algorithms that solve inverse problems in computational sensing that incorporate deep learning architectures for a variety of sensing applications. The project goal is to improve the performance and develop an analysis of algorithms used for inverse problems by incorporating new tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence. Ideal candidates should be Ph.D. students and have solid background and publication record in any of the following, or related areas: imaging inverse problems, large-scale optimization, plug-and-play priors, learning-based modeling for imaging, learning theory for computational imaging, and Koopman theory/dynamic mode decomposition. Publication of the results produced during our internships is expected. The duration of the internships is anticipated to be 3-6 months. Start date is flexible.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Kao, J.-Y., Ortega, A., Tian, D., Mansour, H., Vetro, A., "Graph Based Skeleton Modeling for Human Activity Analysis", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2019.8803186, ISSN: 2381-8549, ISBN: 978-1-5386-6249-6, September 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-037
      • @inproceedings{Kao2019sep,
      • author = {Kao, Jiun-Yu and Ortega, Antonio and Tian, Dong and Mansour, Hassan and Vetro, Anthony},
      • title = {Graph Based Skeleton Modeling for Human Activity Analysis},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = sep,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICIP.2019.8803186},
      • issn = {2381-8549},
      • isbn = {978-1-5386-6249-6},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-037}
      • }
    •  Bose, A., Kadu, A., Mansour, H., Wang, P., Boufounos, P.T., Orlik, P.V., Soltanalian, M., "THz Multi-Layer Imaging via Nonlinear Inverse Scattering", International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), September 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-091
      • @inproceedings{Bose2019sep,
      • author = {Bose, Arindam and Kadu, Ajinkya and Mansour, Hassan and Wang, Pu and Boufounos, Petros T. and Orlik, Philip V. and Soltanalian, Mojtaba},
      • title = {THz Multi-Layer Imaging via Nonlinear Inverse Scattering},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-091}
      • }
    •  Liu, D., Mansour, H., Boufounos, P.T., "Robust Mutual Information-Based Multi-Image Registration", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), July 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-079
      • @inproceedings{Liu2019jul,
      • author = {Liu, Dehong and Mansour, Hassan and Boufounos, Petros T.},
      • title = {Robust Mutual Information-Based Multi-Image Registration},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-079}
      • }
    •  Kadu, A., Mansour, H., Boufounos, P.T., Liu, D., "Reflection Tomographic Imaging of Highly Scattering Objects Using Incremental Frequency Inversion", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8682393, May 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-012
      • @inproceedings{Kadu2019may,
      • author = {Kadu, Ajinkya and Mansour, Hassan and Boufounos, Petros T. and Liu, Dehong},
      • title = {Reflection Tomographic Imaging of Highly Scattering Objects Using Incremental Frequency Inversion},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8682393},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-012}
      • }
    •  Das, P., Kao, J.-Y., Ortega, A., Mansour, H., Vetro, A., Sawada, T., Minezawa, A., "Hand Graph Representations for Unsupervised Segmentation of Complex Activities", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8683643, May 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-009
      • @inproceedings{Das2019may,
      • author = {Das, Pratyusha and Kao, Jiun-Yu and Ortega, Antonio and Mansour, Hassan and Vetro, Anthony and Sawada, Tomoya and Minezawa, Akira},
      • title = {Hand Graph Representations for Unsupervised Segmentation of Complex Activities},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICASSP.2019.8683643},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-009}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  H. Mansour, F. Herrmann and O. Yilmaz, "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
      • }
    •  Z. Mai, H. Mansour, P. Nasiopoulos and R. Ward, "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}
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, H. Wason, T. T.Y. Lin and F. Herrmann, "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}
      • }
    •  H. Mansour and O. Yilmaz, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour and O. Yilmaz, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, "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.}
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, H. Wason, T. T.Y. Lin and F. Herrmann, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour and O. Yilmaz, "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)}
      • }
    •  Z. Mai, H. Mansour, R. Mantiuk, P. Nasiopoulos, R. Ward and W. Heidrich, "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}
      • }
    •  M. Friedlander, H. Mansour, R. Saab and O. Yilmaz, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, P. Nasiopoulos and V. Krishnamurthy, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, R. Saab, P. Nasiopoulos and R. Ward, "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
      • }
    •  Z. Mai, H. Mansour, P. Nasiopoulos and R. Ward, "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
      • }
    •  N. Sun, H. Mansour and R. Ward, "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
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, Y. P. Fallah, P. Nasiopoulos and V. Krishnamurthy, "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.}
      • }
    •  Y. P. Fallah, H. Mansour, S. Khan, P. Nasiopoulos and H. Alnuweiri, "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}
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, V. Krishnamurthy and P. Nasiopoulos, "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.}
      • }
    •  H. Mansour, "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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    • Title: "System and Method for Determining Structure of Material"
      Inventors: Kamilov, Ulugbek; Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan
      Patent No.: 10,571,408
      Issue Date: Feb 25, 2020
    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Multi-Spectral Image Super-Resolution"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Wen, Bihan; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,482,576
      Issue Date: Nov 19, 2019
    • Title: "Systems and Methods of Fusing Multi-angle View HD Images Based on Epipolar Geometry and Matrix Completion"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Ma, Yanting; Mansour, Hassan; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Taguchi, Yuichi; Boufounos, Petros T.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 10,212,410
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "Methods and Systems for Predicting Flow of Crowds from Limited Observations"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Benosman, Mouhacine; Huroyan, Vahan
      Patent No.: 10,210,398
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "System and Method for Through-the-Wall-Radar-Imaging using Total-Variation Denoising"
      Inventors: Handa, Hiroyuki; Mansour, Hassan; Liu, Dehong; Kamilov, Ulugbek
      Patent No.: 9,971,019
      Issue Date: May 15, 2018
    • Title: "Method and System for Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Kamilov, Ulugbek
      Patent No.: 9,915,730
      Issue Date: Mar 13, 2018
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Pedestrian Flows in Videos"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Dicle, Caglayan; Tian, Dong; Benosman, Mouhacine; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,892,520
      Issue Date: Feb 13, 2018
    • Title: "Method for Segmenting and Tracking Content in Videos Using Low-Dimensional Subspaces and Sparse Vectors"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Jiang, Xin
      Patent No.: 9,697,614
      Issue Date: Jul 4, 2017
    • Title: "Depth-Weighted Group-Wise Principal Component Analysis for Video Foreground/Background Separation"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,679,387
      Issue Date: Jun 13, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Extracting Low-Rank Descriptors from Images and Videos for Querying, Classification, and Object Detection"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Rane, Shantanu D.; Boufounos, Petros T.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,639,761
      Issue Date: May 2, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Parameters of a Graph Spectral Filter Using Training Data"
      Inventors: Wang, Yongzhe; Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Vetro, Anthony; Ortega, Antonio
      Patent No.: 9,619,755
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2017
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Pedestrian Flows in Videos"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Dicle, Caglayan; Tian, Dong; Benosman, Mouhacine; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,600,896
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Graph Based Processing of Signals"
      Inventors: Tian, Dong; Mansour, Hassan; Kniazev, Andrei; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 9,600,865
      Issue Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • 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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