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Finished Papers, 2011

  • December 5th, 2011: Sancho presents an overview of recent improvements to the spatial pyramid recognition method.
    • We will primarily read: Boureau, Y.-L., Bach, F., LeCun, Y., & Ponce, J. Learning mid-level features for recognition. CVPR 2010 (pp. 2559-2566). [Retrieved from].
    • Sancho will also discuss 2 recent papers: Boureau, Y.-L., Le Roux, N., Bach, F., Ponce, J., & LeCun, Y. Ask the locals: multi-way local pooling for image recognition. ICCV 2011. [External Link] and Liu, L., Wang, L., & Liu, X. In Defense of Soft-assignment Coding. ICCV 2011. [External Link].
  • November 28th, 2011: Wei-Lwun gives the practice talk for his PhD thesis oral defense. We will read his recent paper: W.L. Lu, J.A. Ting, K.P. Murphy, J.J. Little, "Identifying Players in Broadcast Sports Videos using Conditional Random Fields", CVPR 2011. [External Link].
  • November 14th, 2011: Jim Little presents: Amin Sadeghi, Ali Farhadi. Recognition using Visual Phrases. In proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. 2011. Best Student Paper Award. [External Link]
  • November 7th, 2011: Ankur Gupta presents: Joseph Tighe, Svetlana Lazebnik. "Understanding Scenes on Many Levels". ICCV 2011. [External Link]
  • October 31st, 2011: Ian Dewancker presents: Grabner H., Gall J., and van Gool L., What Makes a Chair a Chair?, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'11), 1529-1536. [External Link]
  • October 24th, 2011: Dave Meger presents: M. Krainin, P. Henry, X. Ren, and D. Fox. Manipulator and Object Tracking for In-Hand 3D Object Modeling. International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2011 (To appear) [External Link]
  • October 17th, 2011: Marius Muja presents: Binary Coherent Edge Descriptors. C. Lawrence Zitnick. ECCV 2010. [External Link]
  • September 19th, 2011: Ankur Gupta and Dave Meger present: S. Yingze Bao and S. Savarese, Semantic Structure from Motion, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2011 [External Link]
  • September 12th, 2011: Martin Lesmana MSc Thesis presentation: "Biologically Motivated Controllers for Robotic Eyes". We present the development of computational models of biological motor control used in two different types of eye movements --- gaze shifting and gaze stabilization. They are then implemented and tested on robotic systems. The thesis also investigates the application of these biological motor control strategies in robotics applications.
  • July 12th, 2011: Parnian presents: Place Recognition in 3D Scans Using a Combination of Bag of Words and Point Feature based Relative Pose Estimation. B. Steder, M. Ruhnke, S. Grzonka, and W. Burgard. In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2011. Accepted for publication. [External Link].
  • June 28th, 2011: Andrew Duan presents his MSc thesis work. Title: Automatic Determination of Puck Possession and Location in Broadcast Hockey Video
  • June 21st, 2011: Ankur Gupta presents: Abhinav Gupta, Scott Satkin, Alyosha Efros and Martial Hebert. From 3D Scene Geometry to Human Workspace. CVPR 2011. [External Link].
  • June 14th, 2011: David Kerr presents: Eduardo S. L. Gastal and Manuel M. Oliveira. Shared Sampling for Real-Time Alpha Matting. Computer Graphics Forum. Volume 29 (2010), Number 2, Proceedings of Eurographics 2010, pp. 575-584. [paper link].
  • May 23, 2011: Scott Helmer presents Sparse Distance Learning for Object Recognition Combining RGB and Depth Information. - Kevin Lai, Liefeng Bo, Xiaofeng Ren, and Dieter Fox. Best Paper at ICRA 2011. [pdf] [Dataset description]
  • May 17, 2011: Sancho McCann presents Graph Cut based Inference with Co-occurrence Statistics. - L. Ladicky, C. Russell, P. Kohli, P. H.S. Torr. Best Paper at ECCV 2010. [pdf] [Supplementary material]
  • Since April 26, we've been reading a new book by Nowozin and Lampert, Structured Learning and Prediction in Computer Vision. Topics include graphical models, structured prediction, conditional random fields, and structured support vector machines. [pdf]
  • April 19, 2011: David Lowe presents Online learning of robust object detectors during unstable tracking - Z. Kalal, J. Matas, and K. Mikolajczyk. from the On-line Learning and Computer Vision Workshop, 2009. [pdf]
  • March 29, 2011: Sancho McCann presents Real-time Human Pose Recognition in Parts from Single Depth Images - J. Shotton, A. Fitzgibbon, M. Cook, T. Sharp, M. Finocchio, R. Moore, A. Kipman, and A. Blake. CVPR 2011 (to appear). [pdf] [Project page]
  • March 15, 2011: Shervin Mohammadi Tari presents Robust Tracking-by-Detection using a Detector Confidence Particle Filter - M.D. Breitenstein, F. Reichlin, B. Leibe, E. Koller-Meier, L. Van Gool. ICCV 2009. [pdf] [Project page]
  • March 8, 2011: Matt Brown (EPFL) presents recent work on learning visual features in the visibile and infrared.
  • March 1, 2011: Kenji Okuma presents: An Adaptive Interface for Active Localization - Kenji Okuma, Eric Brochu, David G. Lowe, James J. Little. VISAPP 2011. [pdf] [Project page]
  • February 22, 2011: Shervin Mohammadi Tari presents: Generating Sharp Panoramas from Motion-blurred Videos - Yunpeng Li, Sing Bing Kang, Neel Joshi, Steve Seitz, Dan Huttenlocher. CVPR 2010. [External link] [Supplementary material]
  • February 8, 2011: Xin (Andrew) Duan presents his in-progress Masters work on determining hockey team and player possession information from video.
  • January 25, 2011: Sancho McCann presents: CHoG: Compressed Histogram of Gradients - Chandrasekhar, V., Takacs, G., Chen, D., Tsai, S., Grzeszczuk, R., and Girod, B. CVPR 2009. [External link]
  • January 18, 2011: Kenji Okuma presents: What does Classifying more than 10,000 Image Categories Tell us? - Jia Deng, Alexander Berg, Kai Li, and Li Fei-Fei. ECCV 2010. [External link]
  • January 11th, 2011: David Lowe presents: BRIEF: Binary Robust Independent Elementary Features - Michael Calonder, Vincent Lepetit, Christoph Strecha, and Pascal Fua. ECCV 2010. [External link].

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