Nannan Wang

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This paper comprehensively surveys the development of face hallucination (FH), including both face super-resolution and face sketch-photo synthesis techniques. Indeed, these two techniques share the same objective of inferring a target face image (e.g. high-resolution face image, face sketch and face photo) from a corresponding source input (e.g.(More)
Topology control is a fundamental issue in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. Due to intrinsic characteristic of flatness, hierarchical topology can achieve the scalability and efficiency of a wireless network. To solve this problem, one can construct a virtual backbone network by using a connected dominating (CDS) set of a wireless network. In past few(More)
This paper presents a comprehensive survey of facial feature point detection with the assistance of abundant manually labeled images. Facial feature point detection favors many applications such as face recognition, animation, tracking, hallucination, expression analysis and 3D face modeling. Existing methods can be categorized into the following four(More)
Face sketch-photo synthesis plays a critical role in many applications, such as law enforcement and digital entertainment. Recently, many face sketch-photo synthesis methods have been proposed under the framework of inductive learning, and these have obtained promising performance. However, these inductive learning-based face sketch-photo synthesis methods(More)
The existing face sketch-photo synthesis methods trend to lose some vital details more or less. In this paper, we propose a novel sketch-photo synthesis approach based on support vector regression (SVR) to handle this difficulty. First, we utilize an existing method to acquire the initial estimate of the synthesized image. Then, the final synthesized image(More)
Heterogeneous image transformation (HIT) plays an important role in both law enforcements and digital entertainment. Some available popular transformation methods, like locally linear embedding based, usually generate images with lower definition and blurred details mainly due to two defects: (1) these approaches use a fixed number of nearest neighbors (NN)(More)