Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury

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We propose a view-based approach to recognize humans from their gait. Two different image features have been considered: the width of the outer contour of the binarized silhouette of the walking person and the entire binary silhouette itself. To obtain the observation vector from the image features, we employ two different methods. In the first method,(More)
We introduce a new large-scale video dataset designed to assess the performance of diverse visual event recognition algorithms with a focus on continuous visual event recognition (CVER) in outdoor areas with wide coverage. Previous datasets for action recognition are unrealistic for real-world surveillance because they consist of short clips showing one(More)
We present an approach for comparing two sequences of deforming shapes using both parametric models and nonparametric methods. In our approach, Kendall's definition of shape is used for feature extraction. Since the shape feature rests on a non-Euclidean manifold, we propose parametric models like the autoregressive model and autoregressive moving average(More)
An activity consists of an actor performing a series of actions in a pre-defined temporal order. An action is an individual atomic unit of an activity. Different instances of the same activity may consist of varying relative speeds at which the various actions are executed, in addition to other intra- and inter- person variabilities. Most existing(More)
This paper summarizes results of the 1st Contest on Semantic Description of Human Activities (SDHA), in conjunction with ICPR 2010. SDHA 2010 consists of three types of challenges, High-level Human Interaction Recognition Challenge, Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge, and Wide-Area Activity Search and Recognition Challenge. The challenges are(More)
Maintaining the stability of tracks on multiple targets in video over extended time periods remains a challenging problem. A few methods which have recently shown encouraging results in this direction rely on learning context models or the availability of training data. However, this may not be feasible in many application scenarios. Moreover, tracking(More)
Camera networks are being deployed for various applications like security and surveillance, disaster response and environmental modeling. However, there is little automated processing of the data. Moreover, most methods for multicamera analysis are centralized schemes that require the data to be present at a central server. In many applications, this is(More)
In this paper, rather than modeling activities in videos individually, we propose a hierarchical framework that jointly models and recognizes related activities using motion and various context features. This is motivated from the observations that the activities related in space and time rarely occur independently and can serve as the context for each(More)
Shoot apical meristems (SAMs) of higher plants harbor stem-cell niches. The cells of the stem-cell niche are organized into spatial domains of distinct function and cell behaviors. A coordinated interplay between cell growth dynamics and changes in gene expression is critical to ensure stem-cell homeostasis and organ differentiation. Exploring the causal(More)
Human gait is a spatio-temporal phenomenon and typifies the motion characteristics of an individual. The gait of a person is easily recognizable when extracted from a sideview of the person. Accordingly, gait-recognition algorithms work best when presented with images where the person walks parallel to the camera (i.e. the image plane). However, it is not(More)