Menaka Rajapakse

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Colors act as cues for perceiving objects, particularly in complex scenes. Intuitively, color seems to play an important role in recognizing people in scenes. Recent research has evinced that color cues contribute in recognizing faces, especially when shape cues of the images are degraded. Although the input to many of the face recognition systems is color(More)
Peptides binding to Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II molecules are crucial for initiation and regulation of immune responses. Predicting peptides that bind to a specific MHC molecule plays an important role in determining potential candidates for vaccines. The binding groove in class II MHC is open at both ends, allowing peptides longer than(More)
A hybrid model comprised of Gaussian Mixtures Models (GMMs) and Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) is used to model generic sounds with large intra class perceptual variations. Each class has variable number of mixture components in the GMM. The number of mixture components is derived using the Minimum Description Length (MDL) criterion. The overall performance of(More)
Malassezia is a unique lipophilic genus in class Malasseziomycetes in Ustilaginomycotina, (Basidiomycota, fungi) that otherwise consists almost exclusively of plant pathogens. Malassezia are typically isolated from warm-blooded animals, are dominant members of the human skin mycobiome and are associated with common skin disorders. To characterize the(More)
Absiradane of the important features for human-robot interadion is its ability to recognize human faces. This paper presents a novel architecture suitable for real time robotic face recognition by learning a person's face incrementally. The Gabor features at respective feature locations of a face are used to derive a similarity measurement. A face tracking(More)
Uninhibited access to the unstructured information distributed across the web and in scientific literature databases continues to be beyond the reach of scientists and health professionals. To address this challenge we have developed a literature driven, ontology-centric navigation infrastructure consisting of a content acquisition engine, a domain-specific(More)