Peter M. Roth

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In this paper, we raise important issues on scalability and the required degree of supervision of existing Mahalanobis metric learning methods. Often rather tedious optimization procedures are applied that become computationally intractable on a large scale. Further, if one considers the constantly growing amount of data it is often infeasible to specify(More)
Person re-identification, i.e., recognizing a single person across spatially disjoint cameras, is an important task in visual surveillance. Existing approaches either try to find a suitable description of the appearance or learn a discriminative model. Since these different representational strategies capture a large extent of complementary information we(More)
Face alignment is a crucial step in face recognition tasks. Especially, using landmark localization for geometric face normalization has shown to be very effective, clearly improving the recognition results. However, no adequate databases exist that provide a sufficient number of annotated facial landmarks. The databases are either limited to frontal views,(More)
Matching persons across non-overlapping cameras is a rather challenging task. Thus, successful methods often build on complex feature representations or sophisticated learners. A recent trend to tackle this problem is to use metric learning to find a suitable space for matching samples from different cameras. However, most of these approaches ignore the(More)
Online learning has shown to be successful in tracking of previously unknown objects. However, most approaches are limited to a bounding-box representation with fixed aspect ratio. Thus, they provide a less accurate foreground/background separation and cannot handle highly non-rigid and articulated objects. This, in turn, increases the amount of noise(More)
Recognizing persons over a system of disjunct cameras is a hard task for human operators and even harder for automated systems. In particular, realistic setups show difficulties such as different camera angles or different camera properties. Additionally, also the appearance of exactly the same person can change dramatically due to different views (e.g.,(More)
Recently, Mahalanobis metric learning has gained a considerable interest for single-shot person re-identification. The main idea is to build on an existing image representation and to learn a metric that reflects the visual camera-to-camera transitions, allowing for a more powerful classification. The goal of this chapter is twofold. We first review the(More)
This paper introduces a novel classification method termed Alternating Decision Forests (ADFs), which formulates the training of Random Forests explicitly as a global loss minimization problem. During training, the losses are minimized via keeping an adaptive weight distribution over the training samples, similar to Boosting methods. In order to keep the(More)
On-line boosting is one of the most successful on-line algorithms and thus applied in many computer vision applications. However, even though boosting, in general, is well known to be susceptible to class-label noise, on-line boosting is mostly applied to self-learning applications such as visual object tracking, where label-noise is an inherent problem.(More)
Robust multi-object tracking-by-detection requires the correct assignment of noisy detection results to object trajectories. We address this problem by proposing an online approach based on the observation that object detectors primarily fail if objects are significantly occluded. In contrast to most existing work, we only rely on geometric information to(More)