We have the following 4 papers that have been accepted for publications in IEEE CVPR 2010. More details forthcoming, with links to more details. Matthias Grundmann, Vivek Kwatra, Mei Han, and Irfan Essa (2010) “Discontinuous Seam-Carving for Video Retargeting” (a GA Tech, Google Collaboration) Matthias Grundmann, Vivek Kwatra, Mei Han, and Irfan Essa (2010) “Efficient Hierarchical Graph-Based Video […]
Happy 2010! In Spring Term 2010, I am teaching the following two classes. Computation + Journalism (CS 4464 / CS 6465) This class is aimed at understanding the computational and technological advancements in the area of journalism. Primary focus is on the study of technologies for developing new tools for (a) sense-making from diverse news information […]
Paper in Advanced Robotics (2009): "Human Action Recognition Using Global Point Feature Histograms and Action Shapes"
Radu Bogdan Rusu, Jan Bandouch, Franziska Meier, Irfan Essa and Michael Beetz (2009) “Human Action Recognition Using Global Point Feature Histograms and Action Shapes”, in Journal of Advanced Robotics, volume 23, pages 1873–1908, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden and The Robotics Society of Japan, 2009. [ DOI | PDF] Abstract This paper investigates the recognition of […]
Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps with Dynamic Information Abstract We introduce methods for augmenting aerial visualizations of Earth (from tools such as Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth) with dynamic information obtained from videos. Our goal is to make Augmented Earth Maps that visualize the live broadcast of dynamic sceneries within a city. We propose different […]
Paper in Artificial Intelligence (2009): "A novel sequence representation for unsupervised analysis of human activities"
A novel sequence representation for unsupervised analysis of human activities Raffay Hamid, Siddhartha Maddi, Amos Johnson, Aaron Bobick, Irfan Essaand Charles Isbell (2009) “A novel sequence representation for unsupervised analysis of human activities” in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 173, Issue 14, September 2009, Pages 1221-1244. [PDF][DOI][Science Direct] Abstract Formalizing computational models for everyday human activities remains […]
N. Diakopoulos PhD Thesis (2009): Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video"
Title: Collaborative annotation, analysis, and presentation interfaces for digital video Author: Diakopoulos, Nicholas A. Abstract Information quality corresponds to the degree of excellence in communicating knowledge or intelligence and encompasses aspects of validity, accuracy, reliability, bias, transparency, and comprehensiveness among others. Professional news, public relations, and user generated content alike all have their own subtly different information […]
Paper (2009) In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and CG "Fluid Simulation with Articulated Bodies"
Nipun Kwatra, Chris Wojtan, Mark Carlson, Irfan A. Essa, Peter J. Mucha, Greg Turk (2009), “Fluid Simulation with Articulated Bodies“, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 10 Jun. 2009. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society. [DOI | PDF (see copyright) | Video | Website] Abstract We present an algorithm for creating realistic […]
Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?, TIME Magazine, by MATT VILLANO, June 8, 2009 EXCERPT “At the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a three-year-old program in “computational journalism” helps computer-science majors study how journalists gather, organize and utilize information, then take these workflows and see how technology can make the processes easier.” Full article here. Also […]
Presentation at CMU's Computational Thinking Seminar Series (2009): "From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism"
From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism Irfan Essa Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers April 21, 2009. (see the video of this presentation) Abstract Our consumption of images (photography/video) continues to grow with the pervasiveness of computing (networking, mobile and media) technologies into our daily lives. Everyone […]