Arif Mahmood

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Existing techniques for 3D action recognition are sensitive to viewpoint variations because they extract features from depth images which change significantly with viewpoint. In contrast, we directly process the pointclouds and propose a new technique for action recognition which is more robust to noise, action speed and viewpoint variations. Our technique(More)
We propose an algorithm which combines the discriminative information from depth images as well as from 3D joint positions to achieve high action recognition accuracy. To avoid the suppression of subtle discriminative information and also to handle local occlusions, we compute a vector of many independent local features. Each feature encodes spatiotemporal(More)
Existing techniques for 3D action recognition are sensitive to viewpoint variations because they extract features from depth images which are viewpoint dependent. In contrast, we directly process point clouds for cross-view action recognition from unknown and unseen views. We propose the histogram of oriented principal components (HOPC) descriptor that is(More)
BACKGROUND Device loss and entrapment are infrequent but potentially grave complications of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). There are limited contemporary data on the frequency, treatment, and consequences of these complications. METHODS We reviewed 2338 consecutive PCI cases performed between 1/2005 and 5/2010 at our institution to identify(More)
We present an image set classification algorithm based on unsupervised clustering of labeled training and unlabeled test data where labels are only used in the stopping criterion. The probability distribution of each class over the set of clusters is used to define a true set based similarity measure. To this end, we propose an iterative sparse spectral(More)
Hyperspectral imaging offers new opportunities for face recognition via improved discrimination along the spectral dimension. However, it poses new challenges, including low signal-to-noise ratio, interband misalignment, and high data dimensionality. Due to these challenges, the literature on hyperspectral face recognition is not only sparse but is limited(More)
We propose a Locality-constrained Linear Coding (LLC) based algorithm that captures discriminative information of human actions in spatio-temporal subsequences of videos. The input video is divided into equally spaced overlapping spatio-temporal subsequences. Each subsequence is further divided into blocks and then cells. The spatio-temporal information in(More)
Hyperspectral imaging offers new opportunities for inter-person facial discrimination. However, due to the high dimensionality of hyperspectral data, discriminative feature extraction for face recognition is more challenging than 2D images. For dimensionality reduction and feature extraction most of the previous approaches just sub sampled the hyperspectral(More)
Partial computation elimination techniques are often used for fast template matching. At a particular search location, computations are prematurely terminated as soon as it is found that this location cannot compete with an already known best match location. Due to the nonmonotonic growth pattern of the correlation-based similarity measures, partial(More)
Computing a background model from a given sequence of video frames is a prerequisite for many computer vision applications. Recently, this problem has been posed as learning a low-dimensional subspace from high dimensional data. Many contemporary subspace segmentation methods have been proposed to overcome the limitations of the methods developed for simple(More)