Epameinondas Antonakos

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Lucas-Kanade and active appearance models are among the most commonly used methods for image alignment and facial fitting, respectively. They both utilize nonlinear gradient descent, which is usually applied on intensity values. In this paper, we propose the employment of highly descriptive, densely sampled image features for both problems. We show that the(More)
Computer Vision has recently witnessed great research advance towards automatic facial points detection. Numerous methodologies have been proposed during the last few years that achieve accurate and efficient performance. However, fair comparison between thesemethodologies is infeasiblemainly due to two issues. (a) Most existing databases, captured under(More)
Cascaded regression has recently become the method of choice for solving non-linear least squares problems such as deformable image alignment. Given a sizeable training set, cascaded regression learns a set of generic rules that are sequentially applied to minimise the least squares problem. Despite the success of cascaded regression for problems such as(More)
In this paper we present a novel generative deformable model motivated by Pictorial Structures (PS) and Active Appearance Models (AAMs) for object alignment in-the-wild. Inspired by the tree structure used in PS, the proposed Active Pictorial Structures (APS)<sup>1</sup> model the appearance of the object using multiple graph-based pairwise normal(More)
Recently, technologies such as face detection, facial landmark localisation and face recognition and verification have matured enough to provide effective and efficient solutions for imagery captured under arbitrary conditions (referred to as “in-the-wild”). This is partially attributed to the fact that comprehensive “in-the-wild” benchmarks have been(More)
The Menpo Project, hosted at http://www.menpo.io, is a BSD-licensed software platform providing a complete and comprehensive solution for annotating, building, fitting and evaluating deformable visual models from image data. Menpo is a powerful and flexible cross-platform framework written in Python that works on Linux, OS X and Windows. Menpo has been(More)
Generic face detection and facial landmark localization in static imagery are among the most mature and well-studied problems in machine learning and computer vision. Currently, the top performing face detectors achieve a true positive rate of around 75-80% whilst maintaining low false positive rates. Furthermore, the top performing facial landmark(More)
The predominant strategy for facial expressions analysis and temporal analysis of facial events is the following: a generic facial landmarks tracker, usually trained on thousands of carefully annotated examples, is applied to track the landmark points, and then analysis is performed using mostly the shape andmore rarely the facial texture. This paper(More)
The two predominant families of deformable models for the task of face alignment are: (i) discriminative cascaded regression models, and (ii) generative models optimised with Gauss-Newton. Although these approaches have been found to work well in practise, they each suffer from convergence issues. Cascaded regression has no theoretical guarantee of(More)
We propose the combination of dense Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) features with Active Appearance Models (AAMs). We employ the efficient Inverse Compositional optimization technique and show results for the task of face fitting. By taking advantage of the descriptive characteristics of HOG features, we build robust and accurate AAMs that generalize(More)