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As one of the most successful applications of image analysis and understanding, face recognition has recently received significant attention, especially during the past several years. At least two reasons account for this trend: the first is the wide range of commercial and law enforcement applications, and the second is the availability of feasible(More)
Adapting the classifier trained on a source domain to recognize instances from a new target domain is an important problem that is receiving recent attention. In this paper , we present one of the first studies on unsupervised domain adaptation in the context of object recognition, where we have labeled data only from the source domain (and therefore do not(More)
Several recently developed techniques for reconstructing surface shape from shading information estimate surface slopes without ensuring that they are integrable. This paper presents a n approach for enforcing integrability, a particular implementation of the approach , a n example of its application to extending a n existing shape-from-shading algorithm,(More)
The discrimination power of various human facial features is studied and a new scheme for automatic face recognition (AFR) is proposed. The first part of the paper focuses on the linear discriminant analysis (LDA) of different aspects of human faces in the spatial as well as in the wavelet domain. This analysis allows objective evaluation of the(More)
—A large number of algorithms have been proposed for feature subset selection. Our experimental results show that the sequential forward floating selection (SFFS) algorithm, proposed by Pudil et al., dominates the other algorithms tested. We study the problem of choosing an optimal feature set for land use classification based on SAR satellite images using(More)
— The past decade has witnessed a rapid proliferation of video cameras in all walks of life and has resulted in a tremendous explosion of video content. Several applications such as content-based video annotation and retrieval, highlight extraction and video summarization require recognition of the activities occurring in the video. The analysis of human(More)
We present an approach that incorporates appearance-adaptive models in a particle filter to realize robust visual tracking and recognition algorithms. Tracking needs modeling interframe motion and appearance changes, whereas recognition needs modeling appearance changes between frames and gallery images. In conventional tracking algorithms, the appearance(More)
We propose a new objective function for superpixel seg-mentation. This objective function consists of two components: entropy rate of a random walk on a graph and a balancing term. The entropy rate favors formation of compact and homogeneous clusters, while the balancing function encourages clusters with similar sizes. We present a novel graph construction(More)
Recently introduced cost-effective depth sensors coupled with the real-time skeleton estimation algorithm of Shotton et al. [16] have generated a renewed interest in skeleton-based human action recognition. Most of the existing skeleton-based approaches use either the joint locations or the joint angles to represent a human skeleton. In this paper, we(More)