Ioannis Konstantinidis

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It is becoming increasingly important to be able to credential and identify authorized personnel at key points of entry. Such identity management systems commonly employ biometric identifiers. In this paper, we present a novel multimodal facial recognition approach that employs data from both visible spectrum and thermal infrared sensors. Data from multiple(More)
We present a general mathematical theory for lifting frames that allows us to modify existing filters to construct new ones that form Parseval frames. We apply our theory to design nonseparable Parseval frames from separable (tensor) products of a piecewise linear spline tight frame. These new frame systems incorporate the weighted average operator, the(More)
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy is the standard of care after coronary stent placement but increases the bleeding risk. The effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on clopidogrel metabolism have been described, but the clinical significance is not yet definitive. We aimed to do an updated meta-analysis comparing outcomes in patients receiving(More)
In this paper, we present a novel frames-based denoising algorithm. Using a general result on lifting frames, we construct a non-separable 3D frame capable of robust edge detection. This frame detects edge information by ensemble thresholding of the filtered data. The denoising uses a hysteresis thresholding step and an affine thresholding function, which(More)
In this paper, we propose a new method to denoise a surface. This method is motivated by the Laplacian flow and the theory of tight frames. Mesh denoising is achieved by building local Wiener filtering into the detail representation of the surface. We have performed a number of experiments to assess the accuracy, advantages and limitations of our approach(More)
BACKGROUND The utilization of parathyroidectomy (PTX) to manage secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) refractory to medical management (MTX) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the era of calcimimetics is not well known. METHODS Adult ESRD patients receiving dialysis between August 2007 and December 2011 at our institution with an intact parathyroid(More)
Constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (off the dc component) waveforms are constructed. These are called CAZAC waveforms. In the d-dimensional case they consist of N vectors, where N is given, and N is generally greater than d. The constructions are algebraic and have been implemented in user friendly software. They have the added feature that they are a(More)
Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are linked to poorer outcomes in patients with ICH, possibly due to less active management. Demographic, regional, and social factors, not related to ICH severity, have not been adequately looked at as significant predictors of(More)