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Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) is a popular data-analytic tool for studying the class relationship between data points. A major disadvantage of LDA is that it fails to discover the local geometrical structure of the data manifold. In this paper, we introduce a novel linear algorithm for discriminant analysis, called Locality Sensitive Discriminant(More)
This paper presents a novel method for recovering consistent depth maps from a video sequence. We propose a bundle optimization framework to address the major difficulties in stereo reconstruction, such as dealing with image noise, occlusions, and outliers. Different from the typical multi-view stereo methods, our approach not only imposes the(More)
Matrix factorization techniques have been frequently applied in information processing tasks. Among them, Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) have received considerable attentions due to its psychological and physiological interpretation of naturally occurring data whose representation may be parts-based in human brain. On the other hand, from geometric(More)
We present a novel technique for large deformations on 3D meshes using the volumetric graph Laplacian. We first construct a graph representing the volume inside the input mesh. The graph need not form a solid meshing of the input mesh's interior; its edges simply connect nearby points in the volume. This graph's Laplacian encodes volumetric details as the(More)
In this paper, we introduce a novel approach to mesh editing with the Poisson equation as the theoretical foundation. The most distinctive feature of this approach is that it modifies the original mesh geometry implicitly through gradient field manipulation. Our approach can produce desirable and pleasing results for both global and local editing(More)
Recently, nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) has become increasingly popular for feature extraction in computer vision and pattern recognition. NMF seeks two nonnegative matrices whose product can best approximate the original matrix. The nonnegativity constraints lead to sparse parts-based representations that can be more robust than nonsparse global(More)
In this paper, we present a method for constructing a 3D <i>cross-frame field</i>, a 3D extension of the 2D cross-frame field as applied to surfaces in applications such as quadrangulation and texture synthesis. In contrast to the surface cross-frame field (equivalent to a 4-Way Rotational-Symmetry vector field), symmetry for 3D cross-frame fields cannot be(More)
We present a real-time algorithm called <i>compensated ray marching</i> for rendering of smoke under dynamic low-frequency environment lighting. Our approach is based on a decomposition of the input smoke animation, represented as a sequence of volumetric density fields, into a set of radial basis functions (RBFs) and a sequence of residual fields. To(More)
Gaussian Mixture Models (GMMs) are among the most statistically mature methods for clustering. Each cluster is represented by a Gaussian distribution. The clustering process thereby turns to estimate the parameters of the Gaussian mixture, usually by the Expectation-Maximization algorithm. In this paper, we consider the case where the probability(More)