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Constrained local models (CLMs) have recently demonstrated good performance in non-rigid object alignment/ tracking in comparison to leading holistic approaches (e.g., AAMs). A major problem hindering the development of CLMs further, for non-rigid object alignment/tracking, is how to jointly optimize the global warp update across all local search responses.(More)
Ricci flow is a powerful curvature flow method, which is invariant to rigid motion, scaling, isometric, and conformal deformations. We present the first application of surface Ricci flow in computer vision. Previous methods based on conformal geometry, which only handle 3D shapes with simple topology, are subsumed by the Ricci flow-based method, which(More)
We use the carbon and oxygen isotopic compositions of fossil tooth enamel and paleosols to reconstruct the late Cenozoic history of vegetation and environmental change in the Linxia Basin at the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. The d 13 C values of fossil enamel from a diverse group of herbivores and of paleosol carbonate and organic matter(More)
In this paper, we present a new method to modify the appearance of a face image by manipulating the illumination condition, when the face geometry and albedo information is unknown. This problem is particularly difficult when there is only a single image of the subject available. Recent research demonstrates that the set of images of a convex Lambertian(More)
In this paper we present a new discriminative approach to achieve consistent and efficient tracking of non-rigid object motion, such as facial expressions. By utilizing both spatial and temporal appearance coherence at the patch level, the proposed approach can reduce ambiguity and increase accuracy. Recent research demonstrates that feature based(More)
In this paper, we propose a high-order graph matching formulation to address non-rigid surface matching. The singleton terms capture the geometric and appearance similarities (e.g., curvature and texture) while the high-order terms model the intrinsic embedding energy. The novelty of this paper includes: 1) casting 3D surface registration into a graph(More)
We present a novel fully automatic method for high resolution, nonrigid dense 3D point tracking. High quality dense point clouds of nonrigid geometry moving at video speeds are acquired using a phase-shifting structured light ranging technique. To use such data for the temporal study of subtle motions such as those seen in facial expressions, an efficient(More)
As decisions in cardiology increasingly rely on noninvasive methods, fast and precise image processing tools have become a crucial component of the analysis workflow. To the best of our knowledge, we propose the first automatic system for patient-specific modeling and quantification of the left heart valves, which operates on cardiac computed tomography(More)
In this paper, we present a new method to change the illumination condition of a face image, with unknown face geometry and albedo information. This problem is particularly difficult when there is only one single image of the subject available and it was taken under a harsh lighting condition. Recent research demonstrates that the set of images of a convex(More)
The compensatory angiogenesis that occurs after cerebral ischemia increases blood flow to the injured area and limits extension of the ischemic penumbra. In this way, it improves the local blood supply. Fostering compensatory angiogenesis is an effective treatment for ischemic cerebrovascular disease. However, angiogenesis in the adult organism is a(More)