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Current Research Associates

  1. Carlos D. Castillo mail
  2. Jun-Cheng Chen mail

Current Ph.D. Students and Thesis Topics

  1. Boyu Lu, Vision for Social Networks. mail
  2. Rajeev Ranjan, mail
  3. Amit Kumar, mail
  4. Hongyu Xu, Social Networks for Computer Vision. mail
  5. Arthita Ghosh, Compressive Sensing of Microscopy Images. mail
  6. JingXiao Zheng, mail
  7. Ankan Bansal mail
  8. Anirudh Nanduri mail
  9. Lee Stearns, Computer Vision Technologies for the Blind. mail
  10. Navaneeth Bodla mail
  11. Hui Ding mail
  12. Wei-An Lin mail
  13. Yogesh Balaji   mail homepage
  14. Joshua Gleason mail
  15. Steve Schwarz
  16. Sai Rambhatla
  17. Pirazh Khorramshahi
  18. Prithviraj Dhar
  19. Kaan Elgin

Former Research Scientists and Associates

  1. Qinfen Zheng, Asst., Associate and Senior Research Scientist (1992-2005)  mail homepage
  2. Philippe Burlina, Asst. Research Scientist (1994-1999)   mail homepage
  3. Reuven Meth, Research Associate (1998-2004)   mail homepage
  4. Hassan Shekarforoosh, Research Associate (2000-2002) mailhomepage
  5. Chandra Shekhar, Asst. Research Scientist (1998-2002) mail homepage
  6. Amit Roy Chowdhury, Research Associate (2003-2004) mail homepage
  7. Volker Kruger, Research Scientist
  8. Volkan Cevher
  9. Gang Qian, Research Associate (2003-2004) mail homepage
  10. Pavan Kumar Turaga    mailhomepage
  11. Felipe Arrate mail
  12. Vishal M. Patel mail homepage
  13. Azadeh Alavi mail

Graduated Ph.D. Students and Thesis Topics

  1. Govind Sharma, August 1984, Modern 2-D Spectral Estimation Using Non-causal Models. (Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India) homepage
  2. Paul Singer, May 1985, Machine Perception of Partially Specified Planar Shapes. (Senior Scientist, Raytheon, Electro-optical Data Systems Group, El Segundo, CA).
  3. Hao Jinchi, December 1986, Image Restoration Algorithms Using 2-D Gaussian Markov Random Field Models. (Professor, Military College in Taiwan, R.O.C.).
  4. Shankar Chatterjee, July 1987, Synthesis, Analysis and Segmentation of Natural Textures. (Multimedia Company, Hollywood, CA).
  5. Robert T. Frankot, December 1987, Computational Vision Algorithms for SAR Imagery. (Senior Staff Engineer, Raytheon Company, Tucson, AZ).
  6. Ted J. Broida, December 1987, Estimating the Kinematics and Structure of a Moving Object from a Sequence of Images. (Was a Scientist, Hughes Aircraft Company, Radar Systems Group, El Segundo, CA, Deceased 08/96.).
  7. Tal Simchony, December 1988, Parallel Deterministic and Stochastic Algorithms for Some Computer Vision Problems. (Chief Engineer, ECI Telecom Ltd., Israel).
  8. Zhou Yi-Tong, December 1988, Artificial Neural Networks for Some Computer Vision Problems. (Consultant, San Diego, CA)
  9. Richard R. Hansen, Jr., December 1988, Parametric Spectrum Estimation for Contaminated Random Fields. (Chief Engineer, Electronic Combat Development Branch, Edwards Airforce Base, CA).
  10. Anand Rangarajan, Jan. 1991, Representation and Recovery of Discontinuities in Some Early vision Problems. (Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville). homepage
  11. Gason Young, May 1991, 3-D Motion Estimation Using a Sequence Binocular of Noisy Images. (Thomson Electronics, CA).
  12. V. Venkateswar, May 1991, Hierarchical Representation, Matching and Search for Some Computer Vision Problems. Was in Texas Instruments. (Co-Founder of a small company in Bay area).
  13. E.J.M. Rignot, May 1991, Segmentation of Multifrequency and Polarmetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Data. (Senior Member, Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.)
  14. Q. Zheng, August 1991, Robust Algorithms for Estimation of Illuminant and Shape from Shading. (Vice-President, Advanced Technology, SET Corporation, Greenbelt, MD).homepage
  15. B.S. Manjunath, August 1991, Perceptual Grouping and Segmentation Using Neural Networks. (Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA).homepage
  16. S. Chandrashekhar, 1991, 3-D Motion Estimation and Passive Navigation Using a Long Sequence. (Free-lance writer) homepage
  17. T.H. Wu, 1993, Estimation of Motion and Structure Using Long Sequences of Noisy Images. (Prodigy, New York).
  18. P. Burlina, 1994, Time-to Collision Estimation and Navigation Using Long Sequences. Technical Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory, MD
  19. O.J. Kwon, 1994, Region Based Coding of Images. (Technical Staff, Samsung Corporation, Korea). homepage
  20. S.Z. Der, March 1995, Automatic Target Recognition Using Passive Infrared and Laser Radar Sensors. (The Aerospace Corporation. Washington, D.C)
  21. S. Krishnamachari, June 1995, Hierarchical Markov Random Field Models for Image Analysis. (Start up Company, Atlanta, Georgia). homepage
  22. Y.S. Yao, September 1995, Electronic Stabilization and Feature Tracking in Long Image Sequences. (Technical Staff, Pacific Bell, SanFranciso, CA).
  23. H.C. Liu, September 1995, A General Motion Model and Spatio temporal Filters for 3-D Motion Interpretations. (Technical Staff, ETAK Company, Palo Alto, CA)
  24. C.L. Lin, Dec. 1995 Model Supported Exploitation of Aerial Images, Technical Staff, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA.(Computer Science) homepage
  25. K. Etemad, May 1996, Multiscale Discriminant Analysis and Recognition of Signals and Images (Technical Staff, Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, MD).
  26. C. Morimoto, March 1997, Electronic Image Stabilization, Associate Professor, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Computer Science)
  27. S. Kuttikad, Dec. 1997, Site Models for SAR Image Exploitation. (Technical Staff, ETAK Company, Palo Alto, CA). homepage
  28. W. Phillips, March 1998, SAR Image Exploitation (Technical Staff, Northrop-Grumman, Baltimore, MD).
  29. S. Srinivasan, Dec. 1998, Structure from Motion (Technical Staff, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA).
  30. R. Meth, Dec. 1998, SAR Feature Extraction and Target Classification. (Scientist, SET Corporation, Greenbelt, MD, 20740). homepage
  31. V. Madhav Govindu, Nov. 1999, Probabilistic Models for Motion Estimation (Freelance writer and Social Activist). homepage
  32. M. Srinivasan, August 1999, Video Compression (Flavian) homepage
  33. W. Zhao, Dec. 1999, Robust Face Recognition (Technical Staff, David Sarnoff Corporation. Princeton, NJ). homepage
  34. B. Li, July 2000, Human and Object Verification in Video (Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept, Arizona State University). homepage
  35. A. Banerjee, August 2000, Target Detection in Foliage (Technical Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory, MD). homepage
  36. H. Moon, August 2001, Shape -Encoded Particle Filtering for Object Detection and Tracking (Startup company, College Station, PA. homepage
  37. G. Qian, Dec.2001, Robust Methods for Structure From Motion Using Video Sequences (Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Arizona State University.    homepage
  38. Y. Wexler, December 2000, Projective Geometric Techniques for Video Analysis, Research Staff, Microsoft Corporation. (Computer Science) homepage
  39. A. Roy Chowdhury, June 2002, Structure from motion, Assistant Professor, EE, UC Riverside, CA. homepage
  40. Huying Liu, August 2003, Hierachical Structure and Movement Estimation, Technical Staff, Object Video, VA. (Computer Science)homepage
  41. Amit Kale, Nov. 2003, Gait-Based Human Identification, Siemens Medical Systems, Bangalore, India.     homepage
  42. V. Parameswaran, April 2004, View Invariants for Activity Modelling and Recognition, Technical Staff, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ. (Computer Science).    homepage
  43. Shaohua Kevin Zhou, July 2004 Unconstrained FaceRecognition,Technical Staff, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ. homepage
  44. N. Vaswani, July 2004, Change Detection in Partially Observed Dynamical Systems with Applications in Activity Recognition, Assistant Professor, ECE Iowa State University. homepage
  45.  Amit Agrawal, May 2006, Research Scientist, MERL, Boston, MA. mail homepage
  46.  Jian Li, Dec. 2006, Technology Associate, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY. mail homepage
  47.  Yang Ran, August 2006, Research Scientist, SET Corporation, Greenbelt, MD.   mail homepage
  48.  N. Cuntoor, May 2007, Activity modeling and Recognition, KitWare, Inc, NY.   mail homepage
  49. Seong-Wook Joo, May 2007, Multiobject tracking, event detection and activity modeling, Google, Mountain View, CA.(Computer Science)
  50.  Joshua Broadwater, May 2007, Anomaly detection in hyperspectral images, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, MD.    mail
  51. Feng Guo, August 2007, Research Scientist, ObjectVideo, VA. (Computer Science).
  52.  ZhangFeng Yue, August 2007, FastVideo LLC, Group Leader, Columbia, MD.
  53.  Aravind Sundaresan, Dec. 2007, Member of the Staff, SRI International Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  54.  Gaurav Aggarwal, Feb. 2008, Illumination-invariant face recognition, ObjectVideo, Reston, VA. (Computer Science).
  55.  Ashok Veeraraghavan, Aug. 2008, Staff Scientist, MERL, Boston, MA. mail homepage
  56.  Narayanan Ramanathan, Dec. 2008, Face recognition across aging, Cernium Corporation, VA.   mail homepage
  57.  Dalton Rosario, Semi-parametric statistical methods for target detection, August 2008, ARL. (Applied Mathematics).
  58.  Wu Hao, August 2009, Robust methods for visual tracking and model alignment, Member of Staff, Kodak Corporation, Rochester, NY.    mail
  59. Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Sept. 2009, Efficient inference in multi-camera systems, Research Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX. mail homepage
  60. Pavan Turaga, October 2009, Statistical and geometric modeling of spatio-temporal patterns for video understanding, Asst. Research Scientist, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD. mailhomepage
  61.  Jie Shao, December 2009, Object tracking and mensuration in surveillance videos, Member of Staff, Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA.   mail homepage
  62. Soma Biswas, Dec. 2009, Statistical/Geometric techniques for object representation and recognition, Assistant Research Scientist, Univ. of Notre Dame, IN.
  63. Mahesh Ramachandran, May 2010, Video Processing with Additional Information, Member of Technical Staff, Qualcomm, San Diego, CA    mail homepage
  64. Vishal Patel, August 2010, Sparse and Redundant Representations for Inverse Problems and  Recognition, Assistant Research scientist,  UMIACS, UMD. mail homepage
  65. Mohamed F. Abdelkader, August 2010, Activity Representation from video Using Statistical Models on Shape Manifolds,  Asst. Professor, Suez-Canal University, Egypt.
  66. Ruonan Li, August 2011, Segmentation, Recognition and Alignment of Collaborative Group Motion,  Post doctoral researcher, Harvard University, Boston, MA. mailhomepage
  67. Raghuram Gopalan, August 2011, Model-driven and Data-driven Approaches for some Object Recognition Problems, Member of Technical Staff, AT&T, NJ. mail homepage
  68. Kaushik Mitra, August 2011, Statistical Models and Optimization Algorithms for H-dimensional Computer Vision Problems, Post doc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University. mailhomepage
  69. Dikpal Reddy, August 2011, Sparse Acquisition and Reconstruction for Some Computer Vision Problems,  Post doc, EECS, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA. mail homepage
  70. Ming Yu Liu, December 2011, Discrete Optimization Methods for Image Segmentation and Matching, Visiting Researcher, MERL, Boston, MA.mailhomepage
  71. Nitesh Shroff, August 2012, Efficient Sensing, Summarization and Classification of Videos, Member of Technical Staff, Qualcomm, San Diego, CA. mailhomepage
  72. Qiang Qiu, January 2013, Sparse Dictionary Learning and Domain Adaptation for Face and Action Recognition, Postdoc, Duke University, Durham, NC. mailhomepage
  73. Jaishanker Pillai , March 2013, Learning Visual Classifiers from Limited Labeled Images, Memebr of Technical Staff, A9 (Subsidiary of Amazon), Mountain View, CA. mailhomepage
  74. Sima Taheri, August 2013, Subspace Representations for Robust Face and Facial Expression Recognition, Memebr of Technical Staff, Digital Signal Corporation, Chantilly, VA. mailhomepage
  75. Hien Nguyen, August 2013, Non-linear and Sparse Representations for Multi-Modal Recognition, Considering offers. mailhomepage
  76. Yi-Chen Chen, August 2013, Discriminative Learning and Recognition Using Dictionaries, Interviewing for jobs in USA and Taiwan.mailhomepage
  77. Tao Wu, August 2013, Dictionaries and Manifolds for Face recognition across Illumination, Aging and Quantization, Member of Technical Staff, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Seattle. mailhomepage
  78. Nazre Batool,  December 2013, Modeling and Analysis of Wrinkles on Aging Human Faces, Post Doc., INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France. mailhomepage
  79. Dave Shaw,  August 2014, Regularization Methods for High-dimensional Inference, Post Doc., CMU, Pittsburgh, PA. mailhomepage
  80. Huy Tho Ho,  August 2014, Face Recognition and Facial Semantic Analysis from Unconstrained Visual Data, Apple, Cupertino, CA. mailhomepage
  81. Sumit Shekhar,  August 2014, Sparse Methods for Robust and Efficient Visual Recognition, Adobe, Bangalore, India. mailhomepage
  82. Garrett Warnell,  August 2014, Adaptive Sensing and Processing for Some Computer Vision Problems, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. mailhomepage
  83. Ming Du,  Dec 2014, Recognition of Faces from Single and Multi-View Videos, A9, Palo Alto, CA. mailhomepage
  84. Ashish Srivastava,  Dec 2014, Sparse Representation Discriminative Dictionaries and Projections for Visual Classification, Member of Technical Staff, VideoIQ, Boston, MA. mailhomepage
  85. Jie Ni,  May 2015, Restoration and Domain Adapatation for Unconstrained Face Recognition. mailhomepage
  86. Kaustav Nandy, May 2015, Segmentation and Informatics in Multi-dimensions; Fluorescence Optical Microscopy Images (Scientist, Leidos Corporation, Frederick, MD).
  87. Jingjing Zheng, Dec. 2015, Domain Transfer Learning for Object and Action Recognition (GE Global, Schenectady, NY).
  88. Xavier Gibert Serra, May 2016 (Successfully defended on 11/18/2015), Anomaly Detection in Noisy Images (Google, Mountain View, CA).
  89. Kota Hara,  Dec 2016 (Successfully defended on 08/08/2016), Deep Neural Networks and Regression Models for Object Detection and Pose Estimation, Apple, CA. mailhomepage
  90. Raviteja Vemulapalli,  Dec 2016 (Successfully defended on 08/08/2016), Geometric Representations and Deep Gaussian Conditional Random Field Networks for Computer Vision, Research Scientist, Google, Seattle. mailhomepage
  91. Ching-Hui Chen, Tracking and Recognition in a Camera Network. mail
  92. Chris Reale, Heterogenous Face Recognition. mailhomepage
  93. Jun-Cheng Chen (Successfully defended in 12/2016),   Robust Representations for Unconstrained Face Verification and Its Applications ( Research associate, University of Maryland)  mail
  94. Heng Zhang  Active Authentication  mailhomepage
  95. Mohammed E. Fathy Salem (Successfully defended on 01/16/2018),   Sparse Representations and Feature Learning for Image Set Classification and Correspondence Estimation (Google, Inc, Mountain View, CA)   mail
  96. Maya Kabkab (Successfully defended on 03/14/2018),   Learning Along the Edge of Deep Neural Networks (Waymo (affiliated to Google) Mountain View, CA)   mail
  97. Emily Hand (Successfully defended on 05/18/2018),   Learning Explainable Facial Features from Noisy Unconstrained Visual Data (Asst. Professor at University of Nevada, Reno)   mail
  98. Swami Sankaranarayanan (Successfully defended on 06/07/2018),   Towards Robust and Domain Invariant Feature Representations in Deep Learning (Butterfly Network, NYC)   mail
  99. Pouya Samangouei (Successfully defended on 24/07/2018),   Machine Learning of Facial Attributes using Explainable, Secure, and Generative Adversarial Networks (Butterfly Network, NYC)   mail
  100. Upal Mahbub (Successfully defended on 08/14/2018),   Multi-Modal Active Authentication of Smartphone Users (Qualcomm Inc, San Diego)   mail

Graduated M.S. Students and Thesis Topics

  1. Y. Lau, 1992 Computation of Optic Flow and Depth with Known Motion.
  2.  G. Cheesman, 1992 Classification of Millimeter Wave Radar Signatures.
  3.  H. Singh, 1992 An Improved Algorithm for Shape form Shading (Aware Inc, MA).
  4.  V. Sabio, 1993 Target Recognition in Ultrawide Band Images (SAIC, Arlington, VA).
  5.  S. Sirohey, 1993 Segmentation and Recognition of Faces (General Electrical, Chicago).
  6.  D. Wason, 1994 Enhancement and Minutiae Detection in Fingerprints. (SAIC, VA).
  7.  R. Parulekar, 1995 Parallel Algorithms for Classification of Remotely Sensed Imagery (Shearson-Lehman).
  8.  S. Balakrisky, 1995 Performance Characterization of Image Stabilization Algorithms (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
  9.  C. Stevens, 1997, Enhancement and Matching of Fingerprints ( LNK Corporation, MD).
  10.  H. Mahmood, 1999, Active Vision for LADAR ATR (Wireless Company in S. Carolina).
  11.  D. Ayers, 2000, Activity Monitoring in Video (SAIC, MD).
  12.  H. Gupta, 3-D Face Modeling Using Contours, (Object Video, VA).
  13.  Francesc, Frigole-Roma, Image Stabilization for Unmanned Air Vehicles.
  14.  Marty, Ballcells-Capellades, Video Activity Analysis.
  15.  T. Yamamoto, 3-D Motion Analysis for Sports Video (Hitachi, Japan)U. Akdemir, Ontology for Activity Modeling (Technical Staff Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ).
  16. U. Akdemir, Ontology for Activity Modeling (Technical Staff Siemens Corporate
    Research, Princeton, NJ)
  17.  A. Trias, Processing Aerial Images (Engineer, SET Corporation, MD).
  18.  K. Nandy, Simulation of Human Movement (Engineer, National Cancer Institute, Frederic, MD).
  19.  G. Rosenbush, Detection of Unattended Packages Using Attributed Grammars (SET Corporation, Greenbelt, MD).
  20. P. Vageeswaran, 2013, Blur and Illumination-Robust Face Recognition via Set Theoretic Characterization.
  21. Ankit Jain, 2013, Watch-List Based Classification System (Bloomberg, NY).
  22. Alex Krishnan Cramer (NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD).
  23. Kang-Hao Peng.
  24. Sayantan Sarkar, 2018
  25. Sriram Vasudevan, 2018

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