Pichao Wang

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BACKGROUND The pluripotent state of embryonic stem (ES) cells is controlled by a network of specific transcription factors. Recent studies also suggested the significant contribution of mitochondria on the regulation of pluripotent stem cells. However, the molecules involved in these regulations are still unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this(More)
In this paper, we propose to adopt ConvNets to recognize human actions from depth maps on relatively small datasets based on Depth Motion Maps (DMMs). In particular, three strategies are developed to effectively leverage the capability of ConvNets in mining discriminative features for recognition. Firstly, different viewpoints are mimicked by rotating(More)
Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Abstract Recently, mid-level features have shown promising performance in computer vision. Mid-level features learned by incorporating class-level information are potentially more discriminative than traditional low-level(More)
In this paper, a novel direction of arrival (DOA) estimation algorithm called the Toeplitz fourth order cumulants multiple signal classification method (TFOC-MUSIC) algorithm is proposed through combining a fast MUSIC-like algorithm termed the modified fourth order cumulants MUSIC (MFOC-MUSIC) algorithm and Toeplitz approximation. In the proposed algorithm,(More)
Human action recognition from RGB-D (Red, Green, Blue and Depth) data has attracted increasing attention since the first work reported in 2010. Over this period, many benchmark datasets have been created to facilitate the development and evaluation of new algorithms. This raises the question of which dataset to select and how to use it in providing a fair(More)
Salient object detection is very useful in many computer vision applications such as image segmentation, content-based image editing and object recognition. In this paper, we present a salient object detection algorithm by using color spatial distribution (CSD) and minimum spanning tree weight (MSTW). We first use a segmentation algorithm to decompose an(More)
Recently, Convolutional Neural Networks (ConvNets) have shown promising performances in many computer vision tasks, especially image-based recognition. How to effectively use ConvNets for video-based recognition is still an open problem. In this paper, we propose a compact, effective yet simple method to encode spatio-temporal information carried in 3D(More)
—Recently, deep learning approach has achieved promising results in various fields of computer vision. In this paper, a new framework called Hierarchical Depth Motion Maps (HDMM) + 3 Channel Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (3ConvNets) is proposed for human action recognition using depth map sequences. Firstly, we rotate the original depth data in 3D(More)
This paper proposes a new framework for RGB-D-based action recognition that takes advantages of hand-designed features from skeleton data and deeply learned features from depth maps, and exploits effectively both the local and global temporal information. Specifically, depth and skeleton data are firstly augmented for deep learning and making the(More)