Ajmal S. Mian

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Classification based on image sets has recently attracted great research interest as it holds more promise than single image based classification. In this paper, we propose an efficient and robust algorithm for image set classification. An image set is represented as a triplet: a number of image samples, their mean and an affine hull model. The affine hull(More)
Viewpoint independent recognition of free-form objects and their segmentation in the presence of clutter and occlusions is a challenging task. We present a novel 3D model-based algorithm which performs this task automatically and efficiently. A 3D model of an object is automatically constructed offline from its multiple unordered range images (views). These(More)
We present a fully automatic face recognition algorithm and demonstrate its performance on the FRGC v2.0 data. Our algorithm is multimodal (2D and 3D) and performs hybrid (feature based and holistic) matching in order to achieve efficiency and robustness to facial expressions. The pose of a 3D face along with its texture is automatically corrected using a(More)
3D object recognition from local features is robust to occlusions and clutter. However, local features must be extracted from a small set of feature rich keypoints to avoid computational complexity and ambiguous features. We present an algorithm for the detection of such keypoints on 3D models and partial views of objects. The keypoints are highly(More)
Holistic face recognition algorithms are sensitive to expressions, illumination, pose, occlusions and makeup. On the other hand, feature-based algorithms are robust to such variations. In this paper, we present a feature-based algorithm for the recognition of textured 3D faces. A novel keypoint detection technique is proposed which can repeatably identify(More)
We propose an efficient and robust solution for image set classification. A joint representation of an image set is proposed which includes the image samples of the set and their affine hull model. The model accounts for unseen appearances in the form of affine combinations of sample images. To calculate the between-set distance, we introduce the Sparse(More)
Existing hyperspectral imaging systems produce low spatial resolution images due to hardware constraints. We propose a sparse representation based approach for hyperspectral image super-resolution. The proposed approach first extracts distinct reflectance spectra of the scene from the available hyperspectral image. Then, the signal sparsity, non-negativity(More)
Automatic registration of range images is a fundamental problem in 3D modeling of free-from objects. Various feature matching algorithms have been proposed for this purpose. However, these algorithms suffer from various limitations mainly related to their applicability, efficiency, robustness to resolution, and the discriminating capability of the used(More)
The use of ear shape as a biometric trait is a recent trend in research. However, fast and accurate detection and recognition of the ear are very challenging because of its complex geometry. In this work, a very fast 2D AdaBoost detector is combined with fast 3D local feature matching and fine matching via an Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm to(More)
We present an algorithm that uses a low resolution 3D sensor for robust face recognition under challenging conditions. A preprocessing algorithm is proposed which exploits the facial symmetry at the 3D point cloud level to obtain a canonical frontal view, shape and texture, of the faces irrespective of their initial pose. This algorithm also fills holes and(More)