Touradj Ebrahimi

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We present a multimodal data set for the analysis of human affective states. The electroencephalogram (EEG) and peripheral physiological signals of 32 participants were recorded as each watched 40 one-minute long excerpts of music videos. Participants rated each video in terms of the levels of arousal, valence, like/dislike, dominance, and familiarity. For(More)
With the increasing use of multimedia technologies, image compression requires higher performance as well as new features. To address this need in the specific area of still image encoding, a new standard is currently being developed, the JPEG2000. It is not only intended to provide rate-distortion and subjective image quality performance superior to(More)
A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a communication system that translates brain-activity into commands for a computer or other devices. In other words, a BCI allows users to act on their environment by using only brain-activity, without using peripheral nerves and muscles. In this paper, we present a BCI that achieves high classification accuracy and high(More)
This paper proposes an efficient method to estimate the distance between discrete 3D surfaces represented by triangular 3D meshes. The metric used is based on an approximation of the Hausdorff distance, which has been appropriately implemented in order to reduce unnecessary computations and memory usage. Results show that when compared to similar tools, a(More)
We present a fulland no-reference blur metric as well as a full-reference ringing metric. These metrics are based on an analysis of the edges and adjacent regions in an image and have very low computational complexity. As blur and ringing are typical artifacts of wavelet compression, the metrics are then applied to JPEG2000 coded images. Their perceptual(More)
In this paper, we present a no-reference blur metric for images and video. The blur metric is based on the analysis of the spread of the edges in an image. Its perceptual significance is validated through subjective experiments. The novel metric is near real-time, has low computational complexity and is shown to perform well over a range of image content.(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of privacy protection in video surveillance. We introduce two efficient approaches to conceal regions of interest (ROIs) based on transform-domain or codestream-domain scrambling. In the first technique, the sign of selected transform coefficients is pseudorandomly flipped during encoding. In the second method, some(More)
Shadows are integral parts of natural scenes and one of the elements contributing to naturalness of synthetic scenes. In many image analysis and interpretation applications, shadows interfere with fundamental tasks such as object extraction and description. For this reason, shadow segmentation is an important step in image analysis. In this paper, we(More)
This paper addresses the problem of assessing distortions produced by watermarking 3-D meshes. In particular, a new methodology for subjective evaluation of the quality of 3-D objects is proposed and implemented. Two objective metrics derived from measures of surface roughness are then proposed and their efficiency to predict the perceptual impact of 3-D(More)