Tim K. Marks

Tim K. Marks
  • Biography

    Prior to joining MERL's Imaging Group in 2008, Tim did postdoctoral research in robotic Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research at MERL spans a variety of areas in computer vision and machine learning, including face recognition under variations in pose and lighting, and robotic vision and touch-based registration for industrial automation.

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  • Awards

    •  AWARD    MERL Researchers win Best Paper Award at ICCV 2019 Workshop on Statistical Deep Learning in Computer Vision
      Date: October 27, 2019
      Awarded to: Abhinav Kumar, Tim K. Marks, Wenxuan Mou, Chen Feng, Xiaoming Liu
      MERL Contact: Tim K. Marks
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
      Brief
      • MERL researcher Tim Marks, former MERL interns Abhinav Kumar and Wenxuan Mou, and MERL consultants Professor Chen Feng (NYU) and Professor Xiaoming Liu (MSU) received the Best Oral Paper Award at the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2019 Workshop on Statistical Deep Learning in Computer Vision (SDL-CV) held in Seoul, Korea. Their paper, entitled "UGLLI Face Alignment: Estimating Uncertainty with Gaussian Log-Likelihood Loss," describes a method which, given an image of a face, estimates not only the locations of facial landmarks but also the uncertainty of each landmark location estimate.
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  • Research Highlights

  • MERL Publications

    •  Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., Hori, C., "Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2022, pp. 7732-7736.
      BibTeX TR2022-019 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shah2022apr,
      • author = {Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan and Hori, Chiori},
      • title = {Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {7732--7736},
      • month = apr,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • issn = {1520-6149},
      • isbn = {978-1-6654-0540-9},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-019}
      • }
    •  Hori, C., Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Le Roux, J., Marks, T.K., "Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10", The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI, February 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-016 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Hori2022feb,
      • author = {Hori, Chiori and Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Le Roux, Jonathan and Marks, Tim K.},
      • title = {Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10},
      • booktitle = {The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-016}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Hori, C., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., "(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, DOI: 10.1609/​aaai.v36i1.19922, February 2022, pp. 444-453.
      BibTeX TR2022-014 PDF Video Presentation
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2022feb,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Chiori and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan},
      • title = {(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {444--453},
      • month = feb,
      • doi = {10.1609/aaai.v36i1.19922},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-014}
      • }
    •  Medin, S.C., Egger, B., Cherian, A., Wang, Y., Tenenbaum, J.B., Liu, X., Marks, T.K., "MOST-GAN: 3D Morphable StyleGAN for Disentangled Face Image Manipulation", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, DOI: 10.1609/​aaai.v36i2.20091, February 2022, pp. 1962-1971.
      BibTeX TR2022-011 PDF Video
      • @inproceedings{Medin2022feb,
      • author = {Medin, Safa C. and Egger, Bernhard and Cherian, Anoop and Wang, Ye and Tenenbaum, Joshua B. and Liu, Xiaoming and Marks, Tim K.},
      • title = {MOST-GAN: 3D Morphable StyleGAN for Disentangled Face Image Manipulation},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {1962--1971},
      • month = feb,
      • doi = {10.1609/aaai.v36i2.20091},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-011}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Pais, G., Jain, S., Marks, T.K., Sullivan, A., "InSeGAN: A Generative Approach to Segmenting Identical Instances in Depth Images", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), October 2021, pp. 10023-10032.
      BibTeX TR2021-097 PDF Video Data Software Presentation
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2021oct,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Pais, Goncalo and Jain, Siddarth and Marks, Tim K. and Sullivan, Alan},
      • title = {InSeGAN: A Generative Approach to Segmenting Identical Instances in Depth Images},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2021,
      • pages = {10023--10032},
      • month = oct,
      • publisher = {CVF},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-097}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  Tim K Marks, Andrew Howard, Max Bajracharya, Garrison W Cottrell and Larry H Matthies, "Gamma-SLAM: Visual SLAM in unstructured environments using variance grid maps", Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 26-51, 2009.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{marks2009gamma,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Howard, Andrew and Bajracharya, Max and Cottrell, Garrison W and Matthies, Larry H},
      • title = {Gamma-SLAM: Visual SLAM in unstructured environments using variance grid maps},
      • journal = {Journal of Field Robotics},
      • year = 2009,
      • volume = 26,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {26--51},
      • publisher = {Wiley Online Library}
      • }
    •  Luke Barrington, Tim K Marks, Janet Hui-wen Hsiao and Garrison W Cottrell, "NIMBLE: A kernel density model of saccade-based visual memory", Journal of Vision, Vol. 8, No. 14, 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{barrington2008nimble,
      • author = {Barrington, Luke and Marks, Tim K and Hsiao, Janet Hui-wen and Cottrell, Garrison W},
      • title = {NIMBLE: A kernel density model of saccade-based visual memory},
      • journal = {Journal of Vision},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 8,
      • number = 14,
      • publisher = {Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology}
      • }
    •  Tim K Marks, Andrew Howard, Max Bajracharya, Garrison W Cottrell and Larry Matthies, "Gamma-SLAM: Using stereo vision and variance grid maps for SLAM in unstructured environments", Robotics and Automation, 2008. ICRA 2008. IEEE International Conference on, 2008, pp. 3717-3724.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{marks2008gamma,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Howard, Andrew and Bajracharya, Max and Cottrell, Garrison W and Matthies, Larry},
      • title = {Gamma-SLAM: Using stereo vision and variance grid maps for SLAM in unstructured environments},
      • booktitle = {Robotics and Automation, 2008. ICRA 2008. IEEE International Conference on},
      • year = 2008,
      • pages = {3717--3724},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Lingyun Zhang, Matthew H Tong, Tim K Marks, Honghao Shan and Garrison W Cottrell, "SUN: A Bayesian framework for saliency using natural statistics", Journal of Vision, Vol. 8, No. 7, 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{zhang2008sun,
      • author = {Zhang, Lingyun and Tong, Matthew H and Marks, Tim K and Shan, Honghao and Cottrell, Garrison W},
      • title = {SUN: A Bayesian framework for saliency using natural statistics},
      • journal = {Journal of Vision},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 8,
      • number = 7,
      • publisher = {Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology}
      • }
    •  Tim K Marks, Andrew Howard, Max Bajracharya, Garrison W Cottrell and Larry Matthies, "Gamma-SLAM: Stereo visual SLAM in unstructured environments using variance grid maps", IROS visual SLAM workshop, 2007.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{marks2007gamma,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Howard, Andrew and Bajracharya, Max and Cottrell, Garrison W and Matthies, Larry},
      • title = {Gamma-SLAM: Stereo visual SLAM in unstructured environments using variance grid maps},
      • journal = {IROS visual SLAM workshop},
      • year = 2007,
      • publisher = {Citeseer}
      • }
    •  Tim K Marks, John Hershey, J Cooper Roddey and Javier R Movellan, "Joint tracking of pose, expression, and texture using conditionally Gaussian filters", Advances in neural information processing systems, Vol. 17, pp. 889-896, 2005.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{marks2005joint,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Hershey, John and Roddey, J Cooper and Movellan, Javier R},
      • title = {Joint tracking of pose, expression, and texture using conditionally Gaussian filters},
      • journal = {Advances in neural information processing systems},
      • year = 2005,
      • volume = 17,
      • pages = {889--896}
      • }
    •  Tim K Marks, John Hershey, J Cooper Roddey and Javier R Movellan, "3d tracking of morphable objects using conditionally gaussian nonlinear filters", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2004. CVPRW'04. Conference on, 2004, pp. 190-190.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{marks20043d,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Hershey, John and Roddey, J Cooper and Movellan, Javier R},
      • title = {3d tracking of morphable objects using conditionally gaussian nonlinear filters},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2004. CVPRW'04. Conference on},
      • year = 2004,
      • pages = {190--190},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Tim K Marks and Javier R Movellan, "Diffusion networks, products of experts, and factor analysis", Proc. Int. Conf. on Independent Component Analysis, pp. 481-485, 2001.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{marks2001diffusion,
      • author = {Marks, Tim K and Movellan, Javier R},
      • title = {Diffusion networks, products of experts, and factor analysis},
      • journal = {Proc. Int. Conf. on Independent Component Analysis},
      • year = 2001,
      • pages = {481--485},
      • publisher = {Citeseer}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Low-latency Captioning System"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Hori, Takaaki; Cherian, Anoop; Marks, Tim; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 11,445,267
      Issue Date: Sep 13, 2022
    • Title: "System and Method for a Dialogue Response Generation System"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Cherian, Anoop; Marks, Tim; Hori, Takaaki
      Patent No.: 11,264,009
      Issue Date: Mar 1, 2022
    • Title: "System and Method for Remote Measurements of Vital Signs"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Mansour, Hassan; Nowara, Ewa; Nakamura, Yudai; Veeraraghavan, Ashok N.
      Patent No.: 11,259,710
      Issue Date: Mar 1, 2022
    • Title: "Image Processing System and Method for Landmark Location Estimation with Uncertainty"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Kumar, Abhinav; Mou, Wenxuan; Feng, Chen; Liu, Xiaoming
      Patent No.: 11,127,164
      Issue Date: Sep 21, 2021
    • Title: "Method and System for Determining 3D Object Poses and Landmark Points using Surface Patches"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Marks, Tim; Papazov, Chavdar
      Patent No.: 10,515,259
      Issue Date: Dec 24, 2019
    • Title: "Method and System for Multi-Modal Fusion Model"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Hori, Takaaki; Hershey, John R.; Marks, Tim
      Patent No.: 10,417,498
      Issue Date: Sep 17, 2019
    • Title: "Method and System for Detecting Actions in Videos"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Tuzel, Oncel; Marks, Tim; Singh, Bharat
      Patent No.: 10,242,266
      Issue Date: Mar 26, 2019
    • Title: "Method and System for Detecting Actions in Videos using Contour Sequences"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Marks, Tim; Kulkarni, Kuldeep
      Patent No.: 10,210,391
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Locations of Facial Landmarks in an Image of a Face using Globally Aligned Regression"
      Inventors: Tuzel, Oncel; Marks, Tim; Tambe, Salil
      Patent No.: 9,633,250
      Issue Date: Apr 25, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Generating Representations Polylines Using Piecewise Fitted Geometric Primitives"
      Inventors: Brand, Matthew E.; Marks, Tim; MV, Rohith
      Patent No.: 9,613,443
      Issue Date: Apr 4, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Determining Similarity of Objects Represented in Images"
      Inventors: Jones, Michael J.; Marks, Tim; Ahmed, Ejaz
      Patent No.: 9,436,895
      Issue Date: Sep 6, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Detecting 3D Geometric Boundaries in Images of Scenes Subject to Varying Lighting"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Tuzel, Oncel; Porikli, Fatih M.; Thornton, Jay E.; Ni, Jie
      Patent No.: 9,418,434
      Issue Date: Aug 16, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Factorizing Images of a Scene into Basis Images"
      Inventors: Tuzel, Oncel; Marks, Tim; Porikli, Fatih M.; Ni, Jie
      Patent No.: 9,384,553
      Issue Date: Jul 5, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Tracking People in Indoor Environments using a Visible Light Camera and a Low-Frame-Rate Infrared Sensor"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Jones, Michael J.; Kumar, Suren
      Patent No.: 9,245,196
      Issue Date: Jan 26, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Detecting and Tracking Objects in Image Sequences of Scenes Acquired by a Stationary Camera"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Jones, Michael J.; MV, Rohith
      Patent No.: 9,213,896
      Issue Date: Dec 15, 2015
    • Title: "Method and System for Segmenting Moving Objects from Images Using Foreground Extraction"
      Inventors: Veeraraghavan, Ashok N.; Marks, Tim; Taguchi, Yuichi
      Patent No.: 8,941,726
      Issue Date: Jan 27, 2015
    • Title: "Camera-Based 3D Climate Control"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Jones, Michael J.
      Patent No.: 8,929,592
      Issue Date: Jan 6, 2015
    • Title: "Method and System for Registering an Object with a Probe Using Entropy-Based Motion Selection and Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filtering"
      Inventors: Taguchi, Yuichi; Marks, Tim; Hershey, John R.
      Patent No.: 8,510,078
      Issue Date: Aug 13, 2013
    • Title: "Localization in Industrial Robotics Using Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filtering"
      Inventors: Marks, Tim; Taguchi, Yuichi
      Patent No.: 8,219,352
      Issue Date: Jul 10, 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
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