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A novel object descriptor, histogram of Gabor phase pattern (HGPP), is proposed for robust face recognition. In HGPP, the quadrant-bit codes are first extracted from faces based on the Gabor transformation. Global Gabor phase pattern (GGPP) and local Gabor phase pattern (LGPP) are then proposed to encode the phase variations. GGPP captures the variations(More)
Self-recalibration of the relative pose in a vision system plays a very important role in many applications and much research has been conducted on this issue over the years. However, most existing methods require information of some points in general three-dimensional positions for the calibration, which is hard to be met in many practical applications. In(More)
We have developed a methodology for allocating operating room capacity to specialties. Our methodology consists of a finite-horizon mixed integer programming (MIP) model which determines a weekly operating room (OR) allocation template that minimizes inpatients' cost measured as their length of stay. A number of patient type priority (e.g., emergency over(More)
Data simulation is widely used in remote sensing to produce imagery for a new sensor in the design stage, for scale issues of some special applications, or for testing of novel algorithms. Hyperspectral data could provide more abundant information than traditional multispectral data and thus greatly extend the range of remote sensing applications.(More)
BACKGROUND Although multiple templates are frequently used in comparative modeling, the effect of inclusion of additional template(s) on model accuracy (when compared to that of corresponding single-template based models) is not clear. To address this, we systematically analyze two-template models, the simplest case of multiple-template modeling. For an(More)
Two short (<2 s) γ-ray bursts (GRBs) have recently been localized 1–4 and fading afterglow counterparts detected 2–4. The combination of these two results left unclear the nature of the host galaxies of the bursts, because one was a star-forming dwarf, while the other was probably an elliptical galaxy. Here we report the X-ray localization of a short burst(More)