Kshitiz Garg

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The visual effects of rain are complex. Rain consists of spatially distributed drops falling at high velocities. Each drop refracts and reflects the environment, producing sharp intensity changes in an image. A group of such falling drops creates a complex time varying signal in images and videos. In addition, due to the finite exposure time of the camera,(More)
Rain produces sharp intensity fluctuations in images and videos, which degrade the performance of outdoor vision systems. These intensity fluctuations depend on various factors, such as the camera parameters, the properties of rain, and the brightness of the scene. We show that the properties of rain - its small drop size, high velocity, and low density -(More)
The visual effects of rain are complex. Rain produces sharp intensity changes in images and videos that can severely impair the performance of outdoor vision systems. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the visual effects of rain and the various factors that affect it. Based on this analysis, we develop efficient algorithms for handling(More)
Photorealistic rendering of rain streaks with lighting and viewpoint effects is a challenging problem. Raindrops undergo rapid shape distortions as they fall, a phenomenon referred to as oscillations. Due to these oscillations, the reflection of light by, and the refraction of light through, a falling raindrop produce complex brightness patterns within a(More)
We present a prototype video tracking and person categorization system that uses face and person soft biometric features to tag people while tracking them in multiple camera views. Our approach takes advantage of temporal aspect of video by extracting and accumulating feasible soft biometric features for each person in every frame to build a dynamic soft(More)
The visual appearance of rain is highly complex. Unlike the particles that cause other weather conditions such as haze and fog, rain drops are large and visible to the naked eye. Each drop refracts and reflects both scene radiance and environmental illumination towards an observer. As a result, a spatially distributed ensemble of drops moving at high(More)
The splashing of a water drop is a fascinating phenomenon that results from a variety of complex interactions between the drop and the material it impacts. In general, the distribution of droplets of a splash depends on the drop size and velocity; the surface roughness, rigidity, and wetness; and the angle of impact. Given the number of factors involved, it(More)
In this paper, we describe the algorithms for three event detection tasks, namely “Elevator No-Entry”, “Opposing Flow”, and “Picture Take” and findings from applying these algorithms to the TRECVID airport data set. We ran a single run for each event detection task. For Elevator No-Entry event detection we used Haar object pedestrian detection followed by(More)
Rain produces sharp intensity fluctuations in images and videos, which degrade the performance of outdoor vision systems. These intensity fluctuations depend on various factors, such as the camera parameters, the properties of rain, and the brightness of the scene. We show that the properties of rain – its small drop size, high velocity, and low density –(More)
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