Stavri G. Nikolov

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A number of pixel-based image fusion algorithms (using averaging, contrast pyramids, the discrete wavelet transform and the dualtree complex wavelet transform (DT-CWT) to perform fusion) are reviewed and compared with a novel region-based image fusion method which facilitates increased flexibility with the definition of a variety of fusion rules. The DT-CWT(More)
Image fusion is the process of combining information from two or more images of a scene into a single composite image that is more informative and is more suitable for visual perception or computer processing. The objective in image fusion is to reduce uncertainty and minimize redundancy in the output while maximizing relevant information particular to an(More)
This paper focuses on a novel region-based image fusion method which facilitates increased flexibility with the definition of a variety of fusion rules. A dual-tree complex wavelet transform (DT-CWT) is used to segment the features of the input images, either jointly or separately, to produce a region map. Characteristics of each region are calculated and a(More)
How do we visually encode facial expressions? Is this done by viewpoint-dependent mechanisms representing facial expressions as two-dimensional templates or do we build more complex viewpoint independent three-dimensional representations? Recent facial adaptation techniques offer a powerful way to address these questions. Prolonged viewing of a stimulus(More)
Image fusion is the process of combining images of differing modalities, such as visible and infrared (IR) images. Significant work has recently been carried out comparing methods of fused image assessment, with findings strongly suggesting that a task-centred approach would be beneficial to the assessment process. The current paper reports a pilot study(More)
While wearable cameras are becoming increasingly popular, locating relevant information in large unstructured collections of egocentric images is still a tedious and time consuming process. This paper addresses the problem of organizing egocentric photo streams acquired by a wearable camera into semantically meaningful segments, hence making an important(More)
The increased interest in image fusion (combining images of two or more modalities such as infrared and visible light radiation) has led to a need for accurate and reliable image assessment methods. Previous work has often relied upon subjective quality ratings combined with some form of computational metric analysis. However, we have shown in previous work(More)
To analyse parametrically (in terms of the qualitative theory of dynamical systems) the mechanical influence of inertia, resistance (positive and negative), elasticity and other global properties of the heart-muscle on the left ventricular pressure, an active rheodynamic model based on the Newtons's principles is proposed. The equation of motion of the(More)