Prakash Ishwar

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Change detection is one of the most commonly encountered low-level tasks in computer vision and video processing. A plethora of algorithms have been developed to date, yet no widely accepted, realistic, large-scale video dataset exists for benchmarking different methods. Presented here is a unique change detection benchmark dataset consisting of nearly(More)
Change detection is one of the most important lowlevel tasks in video analytics. In 2012, we introduced the (CDnet) benchmark, a video dataset devoted to the evalaution of change and motion detection approaches. Here, we present the latest release of the CDnet dataset, which includes 22 additional videos (70; 000 pixel-wise annotated(More)
When it is desired to transmit redundant data over an insecure and bandwidth-constrained channel, it is customary to first compress the data and then encrypt it. In this paper, we investigate the novelty of reversing the order of these steps, i.e., first encrypting and then compressing, without compromising either the compression efficiency or the(More)
This paper addresses the important aspect of compressing and transmitting video signals generated by wireless broadband networks while heeding the architectural demands imposed by these networks in terms of energy constraints as well as the channel uncertainty related to the wireless communication medium. Driven by the need to develop light, robust,(More)
Despite a significant growth in the last few years, the availability of 3D content is still dwarfed by that of its 2D counterpart. To close this gap, many 2D-to-3D image and video conversion methods have been proposed. Methods involving human operators have been most successful but also time-consuming and costly. Automatic methods, which typically make use(More)
A two-terminal interactive distributed source coding problem with alternating messages for function computation at both locations is studied. For any number of messages, a computable characterization of the rate region is provided in terms of single-letter information measures. While interaction is useless in terms of the minimum sum-rate for lossless(More)
A problem of interactive function computation in a collocated network is studied in a distributed block source coding framework. With the goal of computing samples of a desired function of sources at the sink, the source nodes exchange messages through a sequence of error-free broadcasts. For any function of independent sources, a computable(More)
We propose a general framework for fast and accurate recognition of actions in video using empirical covariance matrices of features. A dense set of spatio-temporal feature vectors are computed from video to provide a localized description of the action, and subsequently aggregated in an empirical covariance matrix to compactly represent the action. Two(More)
Efficient browsing of long video sequences is a key tool in visual surveillance, e.g., for postevent video forensics, but can also be used for fast review of motion pictures and home videos. While frame skipping (fixed or adaptive) is straightforward to implement, its performance is quite limited. Although more efficient techniques have been developed, such(More)