Arvind Nayak

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The counter-intuitive properties of quantum mechanics have the potential to revolutionize information processing by enabling the development of efficient algorithms with no known classical counterparts. Harnessing this power requires the development of a set of building blocks, one of which is a method to initialize the set of quantum bits (qubits) to a(More)
An important challenge of any skin color based tracking system is to accommodate varying illumination conditions. We present a method for automatic transformation of the color planes to match the skin color model learnt for a fixed illumination. The first couple of initial frames are used to automatically extract the palm region which in turn serves as an(More)
A variety of least-squares estimators of significantly different complexity and generality are available to solve over-constrained linear systems. The most theoretically general may not necessarily be the best choice in practice; problem conditions may be such that simpler and faster algorithms, if theoretically inferior, would yield acceptable errors. We(More)
A novel appearance-based simulator of burst illumination laser sequences, SimBIL, is presented and the sequences it generates are compared with those of a physical model-based simulator that the authors have developed concurrently. SimBIL uses a database of 3D, geometric object models as faceted meshes, and attaches example-based representations of material(More)
Several computer vision problems lead to linear systems affected by noise. These are commonly solved by least-squares estimators, the most popular being ordinary least squares (LS), total least squares (TLS) and generalized total least squares (GTLS). However, the statistical or structural assumptions of these theoretical estimators are very often violated(More)
The present work reports on the generation of short-pulse coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation of controlled polarization. The proposed strategy is based on high-order harmonics generated in pre-aligned molecules. Field-free molecular alignment produced by a short linearly-polarized infrared laser pulse is used to break the isotropy of a gas medium.(More)
Varying illumination conditions result in images of a same scene differing widely in color and contrast. Accommodating such images is a problem ubiquitous in machine vision systems. A general approach is to map colors (or features extracted from colors within some pixel neighborhood) from a source image to those in some target image acquired under canonical(More)
This paper introduces the first ever appearance-based simulator of burst illumination laser sequences from a single, conventional video image of a vehicle. The appearance-based approach allows us to dispose of the very complex physical models needed to achieve realism. The system uses a dictionary of 3-D, geometric object models and a dictionary of(More)
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