Ali Zarezade

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This paper presents a robust tracking approach to handle challenges such as occlusion and appearance change. Here, the target is partitioned into a number of patches. Then, the appearance of each patch is modeled using a dictionary composed of corresponding target patches in previous frames. In each frame, the target is found among a set of candidates(More)
Users in social networks whose posts stay at the top of their followers' feeds the longest time are more likely to be noticed. Can we design an online algorithm to help them decide when to post to stay at the top? In this paper, we address this question as a novel optimal control problem for jump stochastic differential equations. For a wide variety of feed(More)
In real world social networks, there are multiple diffusion processes which are rarely independent. They usually interact with each other in a competitive or cooperative manner. In this paper, motivated by the reinforcement theory in sociology, we model the adoption behavior of users in social networks by a multivariate marked Hawkes process. According to(More)
Social networks are getting closer to our real physical world. People share the exact location and time of their check-ins and are influenced by their friends. Modeling the spatio-temporal behavior of users in social networks is of great importance for predicting the future behavior of users, controlling the users’ movements, and finding the latent(More)
Sparse representation techniques for visual tracking have rarely taken advantage of the similarity between target objects in consecutive frames. In this paper, the target is divided into disjoint patches, and the sparse representation of corresponding consecutive target patches is assumed to be distributed according to a common Laplacian Scale Mixture (LSM)(More)
User engagement in social networks depends critically on the number of online actions their users take in the network. Can we design an algorithm that finds when to incentivize users to take actions to maximize the overall activity in a social network? In this paper, we model the number of online actions over time using multidimensional Hawkes processes,(More)
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