Terrence Chen

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In this paper, we present the logarithmic total variation (LTV) model for face recognition under varying illumination, including natural lighting conditions, where we rarely know the strength, direction, or number of light sources. The proposed LTV model has the ability to factorize a single face image and obtain the illumination invariant facial structure,(More)
We present a new algorithm for illumination normalization and uneven background correction in images, utilizing the recently proposed TV+L/sup 1/ model: minimizing the total variation of the output cartoon while subject to an L/sup 1/-norm fidelity term. We give intuitive proofs of its main advantages, including the well-known edge preserving capability,(More)
A guidewire is a medical device inserted into vessels during image guided interventions for balloon inflation. During interventions, the guidewire undergoes non-rigid deformation due to patients' breathing and cardiac motions, and such 3D motions are complicated when being projected onto the 2D fluoroscopy. Furthermore, in fluoroscopy there exist severe(More)
In this paper, we present a novel probabilistic framework for automatic follicle quantification in 3D ultrasound data. The proposed framework robustly estimates size and location of each individual ovarian follicle by fusing the information from both global and local context. Follicle candidates at detected locations are then segmented by a novel database(More)
In image-guided cardiac interventions, X-ray imaging and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging are two often used modalities. Interventional X-ray images, including angiography and fluoroscopy, are used to assess the lumen of the coronary arteries and to monitor devices in real time. IVUS provides rich intravascular information, such as vessel wall(More)
An accurate and robust method to detect curve structures, such as a vessel branch or a guidewire, is essential for many medical imaging applications. A fully automatic method, although highly desired, is prone to detection errors that are caused by image noise and curve-like artifacts. In this paper, we present a novel method to interactively detect a curve(More)
In this paper, we present a novel Deep Decision Network (DDN) that provides an alternative approach towards building an efficient deep learning network. During the learning phase, starting from the root network node, DDN automatically builds a network that splits the data into disjoint clusters of classes which would be handled by the subsequent expert(More)
In this paper, we present the region based hidden Markov random field model (RBHMRF), which encodes the characteristics of different brain regions into a probabilistic framework for brain MR image segmentation. The recently proposed TV+L model is used for region extraction. By utilizing different spatial characteristics in different brain regions, the(More)
3D human body shape matching has large potential on many real world applications, especially with the recent advances in the 3D range sensing technology. We address this problem by proposing a novel holistic human body shape descriptor called BodyPrint. To compute the bodyprint for a given body scan, we fit a deformable human body mesh and project the mesh(More)