Browse Dissertations and Theses - Electrical and Computer Engineering by Contributor "Huang, Thomas S."

  • Le, Vuong (2014-05-30)
    In this dissertation we study core problems in 3D face processing with their important applications in biometrics and graphics. We propose efficient and accurate feature based algorithms for facial feature detection, 3D ...

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  • Hedau, Varsha (2012-02-06)
    An image is nothing but a projection of the physical world around us, where objects do not occur randomly but follow certain spatial rules. Many existing computer vision approaches tend to ignore this aspect of understanding ...

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  • Gu, Kuangxiao (2020-07-08)
    This dissertation presents preliminary work in facial animation generation with applications in educational psychology. In the first part of this dissertation, we describe two psychology studies as well as the computer ...

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  • Le, Vuong V. (2010-05-18)
    In this thesis, we introduce a novel algorithm for reconstructing the 3D shape and texture model of human faces from two stereo images which are captured from calibrated cameras. Our approach works in a sparse to dense ...

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  • Sharma, Harsh (2012-06-27)
    Speech production errors characteristic of dysarthria are chiefly responsible for the low accuracy of automatic speech recognition (ASR) when used by people diagnosed with the condition. The results of the small number of ...

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  • Shu, Xianbiao (2013-05-24)
    This dissertation works on advanced imaging systems using multiplexed sensing and compressive sensing (CS). Conventional cameras (e.g., pin-hole and lens cameras) follow the one-object-point-to-one-image-point or one-to-one ...

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  • Zhou, Yue (2008)
    Finally, a correlation based feature weighting algorithm is presented with application to video activity classification.

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  • Xu, Xun (2010-06-29)
    In this dissertation we study key problems in face processing, with a focus on the applications in biometrics, including both hard biometrics (i.e. conventional face recognition) and soft biometrics, where demographical ...

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  • Zhang, Yang (2017-07-11)
    Generative probabilistic and neural models of the speech signal are shown to be effective in speech synthesis and speech enhancement, where generating natural and clean speech is the goal. This thesis develops two probabilistic ...

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  • Balasubramanian, Arvind (2012-06-27)
    The ubiquitous availability of high-dimensional data such as images and videos has generated a lot of interest in high-dimensional data analysis. One of the key issues that needs to be addressed in real applications is the ...

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  • Xiong, Ziyou (2004)
    The last part of the thesis presents our work on "single-channel audio source separation" using generative probabilistic models. The approach can be potentially very useful as a pre-processing step for the key audio "objects" ...

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  • Nam, Myra (2012-09-18)
    We propose an automatic method for image sharpening that maximizes the perceptual sharpness while preserving naturalness and original colors of a given image. We hypothesize a set of image properties to model the context ...

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  • She, Alfred Chia-Hwa (1998)
    The main contributions of our work are towards the development of a prototype content-based retrieval system, the Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval System (MARS), a joint effort by several research groups under the Digital ...

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  • Resendiz, Esther I. (2011-01-21)
    In railroad track inspection, the inspection images contain periodically occurring components. Computer vision has recently been applied to several railroad applications due to its potential to improve the efficiency, ...

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  • Zhou, Xiang Sean (2002)
    This dissertation deals with research topics in the area of content-based access of image and video data. The main objective is to bridge the semantic gap between high-level concepts in the human mind and low-level features ...

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  • Tian, Qi (2002)
    Monte Carlo simulations with machine-generated layouts, pilot user studies, and experimental retrieval results from large image databases have demonstrated the capability of the proposed approaches for image retrieval ...

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  • Wang, Gang (2011-01-14)
    Visual recognition is a fundamental research topic in computer vision. This dissertation explores datasets, features, learning, and models used for visual recognition. In order to train visual models and evaluate ...

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  • Liu, Ding (2018-07-12)
    Image restoration is the process of recovering an original clean image from its degraded version, and image enhancement takes the goal of improving the image quality either objectively or subjectively. Both of them play a ...

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  • Shi, Honghui (2017-12-05)
    Deep learning has achieved great success in recent years in computer vision and its related areas. For core computer vision tasks such as image classification, image semantic segmentation, image super-resolution, and object ...

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  • Majure, Lydia (2013-08-22)
    Cognitive developmental robotics unites machine learning and neuroscience with the aim of creating robots which display the robustness and efficiency of human cognition. This document proposes a novel method for acquiring ...

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