Michael Lew

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Image and video storage and retrieval continues to be one of the most exciting and fastest-growing research areas in the field of multimedia technology. However, opportunities for the exchange of ideas between different groups of researchers, and between researchers and potential users of image/video retrieval systems, are still limited. The International(More)
This sketch presents a real-time system that aims to bridge a gap between machine listening technology, and self-editing, self-synchronizing video: a movie organizes itself from "listening" to music. In our current demonstration, a series of short video clips of "Cati" dancing, originally shot at different tempi, are arbitrarily sequenced, always in sync(More)
This thesis presents several new percussion instruments that explore the ideas of musical networks; playing, recording, and developing musical material; continuous control over rhythm and timbre; pressure sensing; and electronic / acoustic hybrids. These instruments use the tools of electronics and computation to extend the role of percussion by creating(More)
The surgical treatment of lung malignancies often results in persistent symptoms, psychosocial distress, and decrements in quality of life (QOL) for cancer patients and their family caregivers (FCGs). The potential benefits of providing patients and FCGs with preparatory education that begins in the preoperative setting have been explored in multiple(More)