Matthew Flagg, Atsushi Nakazawa, Qiushuang Zhang, Sing Bing Kang, Young Kee Ryu, Irfan Essa, James M. Rehg (2009), Human Video Textures In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2009 (I3D ’09), Boston, MA, February 27-March 1 (Fri-Sun), 2009 [PDF (see Copyright) | Video in DiVx | Website ] Abstract This paper describes a data-driven approach […]
Presentation at Duke University (2009): "Computation & Journalism: The Impact of Technology on Journalism, Information Quality, and Civic Literacy"
Talk/Presentation at Duke University, Jan 27, 2009. Hosted by James Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University Computation & Journalism: The Impact of Technology on Journalism, Information Quality, and Civic Literacy Irfan Essa Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing, GVU and RIM Centers Fundamentally, journalism is the process of collecting […]
“Deep Throat Meets Data Mining” by JOHN MECKLIN Dec 23, 2008 in Miller-McCune “If you pay passing attention to the media landscape, you know that most mainstream news outlets have had their business models undermined by the digital revolution. As their general-interest monopolies have been pillaged by niche online competitors, traditional news organizations have lost revenue […]
Paper: ACM Multimedia (2008) "Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game"
N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, I. Essa (2008), “Audio Puzzler: Piecing Together Time-Stamped Speech Transcripts with a Puzzle Game.” In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2008. Vancouver, BC, CANANDA [Project Link] ABSTRACT We have developed an audio-based casual puzzle game which produces a time-stamped transcription of spokenaudio as a by-product of play. Our evaluation […]
An Online DEMO of Videolyzer, a project by my PhD Student, Nick Diakopolous. Videolyzer is a tool designed to help journalists and bloggers collect, organize, and present information about the quality (i.e. validity, reliability, etc.) of online videos. It makes it possible to evaluate and make sense of things like comments, claims, and sources as […]
Kihwan Kim, Jay Summet, Thad Starner, Daniel Ashbrook, Mrunal Kapade and Irfan Essa (2008) “Localization and 3D Reconstruction of Urban Scenes Using GPS” In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2008 (To Appear). [PDF] ABSTRACT Using off-the-shelf Global Positioning System (GPS) units, we reconstruct buildings in 3D by exploiting the reduction in signal […]
Paper: Pragmatic Web (2008) "An Annotation Model for Making Sense of Information Quality in Online Videos"
N. Diakopoulos, I. Essa. (2008) “An Annotation Model for Making Sense of Information Quality in Online Videos.” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Pragmatic Web. 28–30 Sept. 2008, Uppsala, Sweden (To Appear) ABSTRACT Making sense of the information quality of online media including things such as the accuracy and validity of claims and the […]
Presentation: At Qualcomm Research in San Diego, CA (2008) "From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism"
From Computational Photography and Video to Computational Journalism Abstract Digital image capture, processing, and sharing has become pervasive in our society. This has had significant impact on how we create novel scenes, how we share our experiences, and how we interact with images and videos. In this talk, I will present an overview of […]
Funding (2007): NSF "Web on Demand – Bridging the Gap Between Social Networks and Ad Hoc Networking"
Award#0834545 – CSR-DMSS, SM: Web on Demand – Bridging the Gap Between Social Networks and Ad Hoc Networking Investigator(s): Umakishore Ramachandran, (Principal Investigator), Irfan Essa (Co-Principal Investigator) Dates: September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009 (Estimated) Abstract From the western world to the third world, the use of handheld devices (cellphones, PDAs) has proliferated. The […]
ACM Siggraph 2008 Class on Computional and Journalism Date and Time: Wednesday, 13 August 2008 | 1:45 pm – 5:30 pm Location: Room 502 A, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Fundamentally, journalism is the process of collecting news information and disseminating that information with a layer of contextualization and understanding provided by […]