Farhana Kagalwala

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In this thesis, we describe a statistical method for 3D object detection. In this method, we decompose the 3D geometry of each object into a small number of viewpoints. For each viewpoint , we construct a decision rule that determines if the object is present at that specific orientation. Each decision rule uses the statistics of both object appearance and(More)
1. SUMMARY Differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy, a method pioneered by Georges Nomarski, is widely used to study live biological specimens. However, to date, biologists only qualitatively interpret DIC microscope images. In this work, we describe a method to extract quantitative information from optically-sectioned DIC microscope images.(More)
Diierential Interference Contrast DIC mi-croscopy is a powerful visualization tool to study live biological cells. Its use in quantitative analysis, however , is limited by the nonlinear relation between image and object. Combining concepts from graphics and physics, we model these nonlinearities using a generalized r ay tracer. We verify our model by(More)
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