Homer H. Chen

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In this paper, we present a system including a novel component called programmable aperture and two associated post-processing algorithms for high-quality light field acquisition. The shape of the programmable aperture can be adjusted and used to capture light field at full sensor resolution through multiple exposures without any additional optics and(More)
Content-based retrieval has emerged in the face of content explosion as a promising approach to information access. In this paper, we focus on the challenging issue of recognizing the emotion content of music signals, or music emotion recognition (MER). Specifically, we formulate MER as a regression problem to predict the arousal and valence values (AV(More)
One common way to extend the battery life of a portable device is to reduce the LCD backlight intensity. In contrast to previous approaches that minimize the power consumption by adjusting the backlight intensity frame by frame to reach a specified image quality, the proposed method optimizes the image quality for a given backlight intensity. Image is(More)
Determining the emotion of a song that best characterizes the affective content of the song is a challenging issue due to the difficulty of collecting reliable ground truth data and the semantic gap between human's perception and the music signal of the song. To address this issue, we represent an emotion as a point in the Cartesian space with valence and(More)
Due to the sequential-readout structure of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor image sensor array, each scanline of the acquired image is exposed at a different time, resulting in the so-called electronic rolling shutter that induces geometric image distortion when the object or the video camera moves during image capture. In this paper, we propose an(More)
Belief propagation (BP) is an effective algorithm for solving energy minimization problems in computer vision. However, it requires enormous memory, bandwidth, and computation because messages are iteratively passed between nodes in the Markov random field (MRF). In this paper, we propose two methods to address this problem. The first method is a message(More)
The proliferation of MP3 players and the exploding amount of digital music content call for novel ways of music organization and retrieval to meet the ever-increasing demand for easy and effective information access. As almost every music piece is created to convey emotion, music organization and retrieval by emotion is a reasonable way of accessing music(More)