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Capsule Networks for Video Understanding

Announcing the Final Examination of Kevin Duarte for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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First Place in the ICCV VIPriors Action Recognition Challenge

CRCV team ‘knights’ got first place at Visual Inductive Priors for Data-Efficient Action Recognition challenge, ICCV 2021. The team includes graduate students Ishan Dave, Brandon Clark, Rohit Gupta, and undergraduate intern Naman Biyani from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. https://vipriors.github.io/challenges/#action-recognition Data is fueling deep learning, yet it is costly to gather and to annotate. ...
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CRCV Has 6 Papers Accepted to ICCV 2021

ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials. In 2021, UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 6 papers accepted into the ICCV conference. You can access the CRCV Publications Page for enhanced search capabilities. ...
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Dr. Chen Chen Joins CRCV as Assistant Professor

CRCV is pleased to announce Dr. Chen Chen has joined our center as an Assistant Professor as of July 1, 2021. He has an h-index of 44 as of July 2021 according to his Google Scholar profile. He is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world by a recent Stanford University study (https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918). He ...
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Exploring Relationships Between Ground and Aerial Views by Synthesis and Matching

Announcing the Final Examination of Krishna Regmi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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UCF Wins JackRabbot 3D tracking at CVPR workshop

CRCV researchers top the 3D Tracking Leaderboard at https://jrdb.stanford.edu/leaderboards/tracking. You can read the extended abstract here. “JRDB is a novel dataset collected from our social mobile manipulator JackRabbot. The dataset includes 64 minutes of multimodal sensor data including stereo cylindrical 360° RGB video at 15 fps, 3D point clouds from two Velodyne 16 Lidars, line ...
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UCF Master in Computer Vision Virtual Open House

Join us to learn more about UCF’s exciting new Computer Vision Masters Program on Tuesday, March 30 at 5:30pm! Register Here The Master of Science in Computer Vision (MSCV) Program aims to provide technical skills and domain knowledge to the future professionals who seek to acquire expertise in Computer Vision and its related areas. This ...
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Can We Trust AI? Towards Practical Implementation and Theoretical Analysis in Trustworthy Machine Learning

Mr. Kaidi Xu Northeastern University Monday, March 15, 2021 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Abstract Deep learning has achieved extraordinary performance in many application domains recently. It has been well accepted that Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are vulnerable to adversarial attacks, which raises concerns of DNNs in securitycritical applications and may result in disastrous consequences. ...
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CRCV Has 6 Papers Accepted to 5th Ranked CVPR According to h-5-Index

The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. According to Google Scholar Metrics, the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is ranked 5th in the h5-index rankings. In 2021, UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision (CRCV) had 6 papers accepted into the CVPR conference, covering ...
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ICPR 2020 Best Scientific Paper Award

CRCV researchers won the Best Scientific Paper award at the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. See the project page, Gabriella: An Online System for Real-Time Activity Detection in Untrimmed Security Videos – Center for Research in Computer Vision (ucf.edu), for details on the system from the Center for Research in Computer Vision. <b>Publication<b> Mamshad N ...
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Master of Science in Computer Vision Approved by Board of Governors

The Master of Science in Computer Vision at UCF has been approved by the Florida Board of Governors to begin in Fall 2021. This will be the first masters program of its kind in Florida and among a select few in the United States. ...
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CS PhD graduate and Prof. Shah win SIGMM Test of Time Honorable Mention Award

CS PhD graduate Yun Zhai and Professor Mubarak Shah received an ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper Honorable Mention award for their paper “Visual attention detection in video sequences using spatiotemporal cues,” in Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM ’06, page 815–824, New York, NY, USA, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1145/1180639.1180824 Earlier this year, ...
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UCF-CMU Team Win Topic 4 of HeroX ASAPS Challenge

CRCV Assistant Professor, Dr. Yogesh Rawat, captained a UCF-CMU team in the herox Automated Streams Analysis for Public Safety (ASAPS) Challenge. They competed and won a $30,000 prize for Topic 4 of Contest 1 on Extraction-to-analysis systems approach across all data categories as did another team led by Roy Hayes. The National Institute of Standards ...
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Large-scale Human-centric Video Analysis in Complex Events (HiEve)

http://humaninevents.org In this grand challenge, we focus on very challenging and realistic tasks of human-centric analysis in various crowd & complex events, including subway getting on/off, collision, fighting, and earthquake escape (cf. Figure. 1). To the best of our knowledge, few existing human analysis approaches report their performance under such complex events. With this consideration, ...
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Dr. Bagci Awarded SAIC Professorship

CRCV Professor, Dr. Ulas Bagci, has been awarded the SAIC professorship in the Department of Computer Science for a period of 5 years. This appointment is in addition to his academic appointment and is in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and national and international recognition in his discipline. Furthermore, it has the strong support of ...
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Our ECCV 2020 Papers

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Novel Computational Approaches for Multidimensional Brain Image analysis

Announcing the Final Examination of Harish RaviPrakash for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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Algorithms and Applications of Novel Capsule Networks

Announcing the Final Examination of Rodney LaLonde III for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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UCF Wins NIST ActEV: Activities in Extended Video Challenge at CVPR-2020

  The ActEV (Activities in Extended Video) Sequestered Data Leaderboard is an ongoing ranking of software systems that watch lengthy videos and detect activities of interest. Anyone can submit their system to NIST, which will then run the system on sequestered data, score the results and post the score to the leaderboard. The sequestered data ...
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Dr. Bagci Received Editor’s Recognition Award from RadioGraphics

RadioGraphics’ mission to publish high-quality educational content is in large part the result of the efforts of those radiologists, medical physicists, and radiation oncologists who provide peer review of submitted material for the journal. Peer reviewers contribute their time and expertise to ensure that articles meet the high scientific standards and educational quality readers have ...
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Mubarak Shah Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

For his contributions in video surveillance, including object detection, tracking and action recognition, Dr. Mubarak Shah was been elected to be a member of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL).The induction of new members and certificate awards will be presented during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of AMEMFL to ...
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AMiner recognized Dr. Mubarak Shah with Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention on AI2000

Dr. Shah has been recognized as the Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention for his “outstanding and vibrant contributions to the field of Computer Vision between 2009 and 2019”. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact. Each year, the top 10 most-cited scholars from the top venues ...
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Dr. Bagci’s NIH R01 Funded

CRCV Professor, Dr. Ulas Bagci, has been awarded NIH’s prestigious R01 funding. The title of his grant is “Cyst-X: Interpretable Deep Learning Based Risk Stratification of Pancreatic Cystic Tumors”, and a total of award more than $2.5M. Dr. Bagci has obtained this funding from National Cancer Institute (NCI) of NIH, the nation’s leader in cancer ...
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Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis who received promotion to Associate Professor with tenure in the last cycle! This will officially be effective on August 8, 2020. ...
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Our CVPR 2020 Papers

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Video Content Understanding Using Text

Announcing the Final Examination of Amir Mazaheri for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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US Patent titled “System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video”

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued on December 17, 2019, the patent number US 10,509,957 titled “System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video”. Title: System and Method for Human Pose Estimation in Unconstrained Video UCF Inventor(s): Dong Zhang, Dr. Mubarak Shah UCF REF ID#: 33602 Download ...
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National Academy of Inventors Names UCF Computer Vision Pioneer as Fellow

UCF NEWS | STORIES OF IMPACT + INNOVATION | ORLANDO, FL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY National Academy of Inventors Names UCF Computer Vision Pioneer as Fellow Mubarak Shah is the university’s 13th NAI fellow, the highest professional accolade given to academic inventors. BY BEL HUSTON | FEBRUARY 6, 2020   Mubarak Shah, Trustee Chair Professor of Computer Science, ...
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Optimization Algorithms for Deep Learning Based Medical Image Segmentations

Announcing the Final Examination of Aliasghar Mortazi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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Visual-Textual Video Synopsis Generation

Announcing the Final Examination of Aidean Sharghi for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Medial Imaging Applications

Announcing the Final Examination of Naji Khosravan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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Irene Tanner recommended for Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has recommended to The Burnett Honors College that Irene Tanner receive an Honors Undergraduate Scholarship (HUT) for her research accomplishments and completion of the honors thesis. Irene’s honors thesis is about finding obesity and cancer link with deep learning algorithms, working under CRCV Professor, Ulas Bagci in collaboration ...
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Our ICCV 2019 Papers

Paper:            Bridging the Domain Gap for Ground-to-Aerial Image Matching  Presentation: https://youtu.be/gmAhQXCYCEQ   Paper:           Deep Constrained Dominant Sets for Person Re-Identification Presentation: https://youtu.be/R8vXWtwwAbk   Paper:           CapsuleVOS: Semi-Supervised Video Object Segmentation Using Capsule Routing Presentation: https://youtu.be/YjjVatilGpA ...
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CRCV Assistant Professor Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis selected for DARPA Young Faculty Award

The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process. The YFA program provides funding, mentoring and industry and DoD contacts to awardees early in their careers ...
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Dr. Shah wins Prestigious ACM SIGMM Award

Trustee chair professor Dr. Mubarak Shah is the 2019 winner of the prestigious ACM SIGMM award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. Dr. Shah was selected for this award for his “outstanding and pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and multimedia applications, for leadership in ...
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Action Recognition, Temporal Localization And Detection in Trimmed And Untrimmed Video

Announcing the Final Examination of Rui Hou for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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Capsule Networks for Computer Vision – CVPR 2019 Tutorial

A capsule network provides an effective way to model part-to-whole relationships between entities and allows to learn viewpoint invariant representations. Through this improved representation learning, capsule networks are able to achieve good performance in multiple domains with a drastic decrease in the number of parameters. Recently, capsule networks have shown state-of-the-art results for human action ...
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Best Research Paper Award in “The Smart Conference”

Enes Karaaslan, Ulas Bagci and Necati Catbas received the Best Research Paper Award for their paper on “Smart Infrastructure Assessment Using Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence” at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies. This work was in collaboration with the Civil Engineering Department of UCF, and the first author ...
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Describing Images by Semantic Modeling using Attributes and Tags

Announcing the Final Examination of Mahdi M. Kalayeh for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science ...
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