Martin D. Levine

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We address the issue of visual saliency from three perspectives. First, we consider saliency detection as a frequency domain analysis problem. Second, we achieve this by employing the concept of nonsaliency. Third, we simultaneously consider the detection of salient regions of different size. The paper proposes a new bottom-up paradigm for detecting visual(More)
An accurate and robust face recognition system was developed and tested. This system exploits the feature extraction capabilities of the discrete cosine transform (DCT) and invokes certain normalization techniques that increase its robustness to variations in facial geometry and illumination. The method was tested on a variety of available face databases,(More)
This paper introduces a general purpose performance measurement scheme for image segmentation algorithms. Performance parameters that function in real-time distinguish this method from previous approaches that depended on an a priori knowledge of the correct segmentation. A low level, context independent definition of segmentation is used to obtain a set of(More)
At the retinal level, the strategies utilized by biological visual systems allow them to outperform machine vision systems, serving to motivate the design of electronic or "smart" sensors based on similar principles. Design of such sensors in silicon first requires a model of retinal information processing which captures the essential features exhibited by(More)
A novel approach to 3D part segmentation is presented. It is a well-known physical fact that electrical charge on the surface of a conductor tends to accumulate at a sharp convexity and vanish at a sharp concavity. Thus, object part boundaries, which are usually denoted by a sharp surface concavity, can be detected by simulating the electrical charge(More)