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Computer Vision Research Laboratory

 

 

Welcome to the Computer Vision Research Laboratory at UCSB. The name is there for historical reasons; however, our research agenda and project scope have broadened to include a diverse set of interesting and challenging topics. Today, students, visitors, and faculty are engaged in advanced research related to computer vision, medical image analysis, computer graphics, and bioinformatics. This page is constantly under construction and contains descriptions of some sample projects in the Computer Vision Laboratory. If you desire further information, please contact Professor Yuan-Fang Wang directly.

 

 

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

If you are interested in publications before 2000 or newer publications that are not included here, please contact Professor Yuan-Fang Wang directly or consult Google Scholar Page.

 

Sample Older Publications (2000 and before)

1.       Y. F. Wang and Jih-Fang Wang, ``On 3D Model Construction by Fusing Heterogeneous Sensor Data,'' CVGIP: Image Understanding, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 210-229, 1994.

2.       Zaiming Yang and Y. F. Wang, ``Error Analysis of 3D Shape Construction From Structured Lighting,'' Pattern Recognition, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 189-206, 1996.

3.       Darrin R. Uecker, Cheolwhan Lee, Y. F. Wang, Yulun Wang, ``Automated Instrument Tracking in Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery,'' Journal of Image Guided Surgery, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1996.

4.       S. Chandrasekaran, B. S. Manjunath, Y. F. Wang, J. Winkeler, and H. Zhang, ``An Eigenspace Update Algorithm for Image Analysis,'' CVGIP: Graphic Models and Image Processing. Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 321-332, 1997.

5.       C. H. Lee, Y. F. Wang, and Tao Yang, ``Global Optimization for Mapping Parallel Image Processing Tasks on Distributed Memory Machines,'' Journal of Parallel and Distributed Processing. Vol. 45, pp. 29-45, 1997.

6.       Y. F. Wang, D. R. Uecker, and Y. Wang, `` ``A New Framework for Vision-Enabled and Robotically-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery,'' Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 429-437, 1998.

7.       Ronald Alferez and Y. F. Wang, `` Geometric and Illumination Invariants for Object Recognition,'' IEEE Transactions on PAMI, vol. 21, pp. 505-536, 1999.

8.       Y. Chen, A. Saran, T. Smith, and Y. F. Wang, ``VCME: A Visual Interactive Environment for Computational Modeling Systems,'' Encyclopeida of Microcomputers, vol. 24, pp. 333-372, 2000.

9.       C. H. Lee, Y. F. Wang, and Tao Yang, ``Partitioning and Scheduling for Parallel Image Processing Operations,'' Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, San Antonio, pp. 86-90, TX, Oct. 25-28, 1995.

10.   B. S. Manjunath, S. Chandrasekaran, and Y. F. Wang, ``An Eigenspace Update Algorithm for Image Analysis,'' Proceedings of International Symposium on Computer vision, Miami, FL, pp. 551-556, Nov. 21-23, 1995.

11.   Y. F. Wang, D. Uecker, and Y. Wang, ``Choreographed Scope Maneuvering in Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy with Active Vision Guidance,'' IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Saratoga, FL, pp. 187-192, Dec, 8-10, 1996.

12.   Y. F. Wang and P. Liang, ``3D Shape and Motion Analysis from Image Blur and Smear: A Unified Approach,'' International Conference on Computer Vision, Bombay, India, pp. 1029-1034, January, 1998.

13.   P. Liang and Y. F. Wang, ``Local Scale Controlled Anisotropic Diffusion with Local Noise Estimate for Image Smoothing and Edge Detection,'' International Conference on Computer Vision, Bombay, India, pp. 193-200, January, 1998.

14.   Y. F. Wang and Ronald-Bryan O. Alferez, ``A Unified Framework for Image-Derived Invariants,'' the 3rd Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Hong Kong, pp. 542-549, January, 1998.

15.   Ronald Alferez and Y. F. Wang, ``Image Indexing and Retrieval Using Image-Derived, Geometrically and Illumination Invariant Features,'' Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, pp. 177-182, Florence, Italy, June, 1999.

16.   Ronald Alferez and Y. F. Wang, ``Highly Discriminative Invariant Features for Image Matching,'' Proceedings of the third International Conference On Visual Information Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 435-442, June, 1999.

17.   Ronald Alferez and Y. F. Wang, ``Image Database Indexing using a Combination of Invariant Shape and Color Descriptions,'' Proceedings of the Second International Conference On Information Fusion, Sunnyvale, CA, pp. 688-695, July, 1999.

2001

18.   Ronald Alferez and Y. F. Wang, "Invariant, Intra-Class Retrieval in Homogeneous Databases,'' Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Multimedia Conference, pp. 177-182, Tokyo, Japan, 2001.

19.   D. Koppel, Y. F. Wang, and Hua Lee, ''Automated Image Rectification in Video-Endoscopy,'' Proceedings of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Utrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 1412-1414, Oct., 2001.

20.   T. Can, Y. J. Wang, Y. F. Wang, and J. Su, ''A Distributed Protein Visualization Application,'' Proceedings of the third International Conference on Bioinfomatics, (presentation slides) Atlanta, GA, Nov., 2001.

21.   C. M. Tan, Y. F. Wang, and C. D. Lee, ''The Use of BiGrams to Enhance Text Categorization,'' Journal Information Processing and Management, vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 529-546, 2002.

2002

22.   D. Koppel, Yuan-Fang Wang, and Hua Lee, "Viewing Enhancement in Video-Endoscopy," Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications Computer Vision, pp. 304-307, Orlando, FL, 2002.

2003

23.   Tolga Can and Yujun Wang and Yuan-Fang Wang and Jianwen Su, "FPV: Fast Protein Visualization Using Java 3D," Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pp. 88-95, Melbourne, FL, 2003.

24.   Tolga Can and Yujun Wang and Yuan-Fang Wang and Jianwen Su, "FPV: Fast Protein Visualization Using Java 3D," Bioinformatics, vol. 19, June, 2003, pp. 0-10.

25.   Tolga Can and Yuan-Fang Wang, "CTSS: A Robust and Efficient Method for Protein Structure Alignment Based on Local Geometrical and Biological Features," Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Bioinformatics Conference, pp. 169-179, Palo Alto, CA, Aug, 2003.

26.   Yi Wu, Long Jiao, Gang Wu, Edward Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Invariant Feature Extraction and Biased Statistical Inference for Video Surveillance," Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, pp. 528-538, Miami, FL, Jul., 2003.

27.   Gang Wu, Yi Wu, Long Jiao, Yuan-Fang Wang, and Edward Chang, "Multi-camera Spatio-temporal Fusion and Biased Sequence-data Learning for Security Surveillance," Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 528-538, Berkeley, CA, 2003.

28.   Wei Niu, Long Jiao, Dan Han, and Yuan-Fang Wang "Real-Time Multi-Person Tracking in Video Surveillance," Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Multimedia Conference, pp. 2C1 1-5, Singapore, 2003.

2004

29.   D. Koppel, Y. F. Wang, and Hua Lee, ''Image-Based Rendering and Modeling in Video-Endoscopy,'' Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 272-279, Arlington, VA, April, 2004.

30.   D. Koppel, Y. F. Wang, and Shivkumar Chandrasekaran, ''Toward Real-Time, Physically-Correct Soft Tissue Behavior Simulation,'' Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 185-188, Arlington, VA, April, 2004.

31.   A. Bhattacharya, Tolga Can T. Kahveci, A. Singh, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "ProGreSS: Simultaneous Searching of Protein Databases by Sequence and Structure," Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Pacific Rim Bioinformatics Conference Hawaii, pp. 264-275, January, 2004.

32.   Ankur Jain, Edward Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang "Adaptive Stream Resource Management Using Kalman Filter," Proceedings of the ACM Sigmod Conference, pp. 11-22, Paris, France, 2004.

33.   Edward Chang and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Toward Building a Robust and Intelligent video Surveillance System: A Case Study," (invited paper) Proceedings of the IEEE Multimedia and Expo Conference, pp. 1391-1394, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004.

34.   W Niu, J. Long, D. Han, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Human Activity Detection and Recognition for Video Surveillance," Proceedings of the IEEE Multimedia and Expo Conference, pp. 719-722, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004.

35.   R. Rangaswami, Z. Dimitrijevic, K. Kakligian, Edward Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "The SfinX Video Surveillance System," Proceedings of the IEEE Multimedia and Expo Conference, pp. 151-160, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004.

36.   E. Chang, Yuan-Fang Wang, and V. Rodoplu, "Distributed Video Data Fusion and Mining," Proceedings of the SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, pp. 222-233, Orlando, FL, 2004.

2005

37.   Long Jiao, Gang Wu, Yi Wu, Edward Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "The Anatomy of a Multi-Camera video Surveillance System," the ACM Multimedia System Journal , vol. 10, pp. 144-163, 2005.

38.   Dan Koppel, Yuan-Fang Wang and Hua Lee, "Robust and Real-time Image Stabilization," Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, pp. 350-355, Colorado, 2005.

39.   Dianna Han, Doug Kuschner, and Yuan-fang Wang, "Upper Limb Position Sensing: A Machine Vision Approach," Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Arlington, VA, pp. 490-493, 2005.

40.   Dianna Han, Doug Kuschner, and Yuan-fang Wang, "A System for Limb Modeling, Position Sensing and Stimulation Control," 10th Anniversary IFESS Conference, Montreal, Canada, pp. 537-544, 2005

41.   Yuan-Fang Wang, E. Chang, and Ken Cheng, "A Video Analysis Framework for Soft Biometry Security Surveillance," Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks, pp. 71-78, Singapore, 2005.

2006

42.   A. Jain, D. Koppel, K. Kaligian, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Using Stationary-Dynamic Camera Assemblies for Wide-area Video Surveillance and Selective Attention," Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 537-544, 2006.

43.   G. Wu, A. Rahimi, King-Shy Goh, T. Tsai, A. Jain, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Identify Color in Motion in Video Sensor", Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), pp. 561-569, 2006.

44.   T. Can, Chao-I Chen, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Efficient Molecular Surface Generation Using Level-Set Methods, "Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, vol. 25, pp. 442-454, 2006.

45.   K. S. Oh, Edward Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Robust Perceptual Color Identification", US Patent 7,136,524.

2007

46.   A. Jain E. Chang, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Bayesian Reasoning for Sensor Group-Queries and Diagnosis, "Proceedings of Database Systems for Advanced Applications , pp. 522-538, 2007.

47.   D. Koppel, C.-I. Chen, Yuan-Fang Wang, Hua Lee, Jia Gu, A. Poirson, and R. Wolters, "Toward Automated Model Building from Video in Computer Assisted Diagnoses in Colonoscopy, " Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2007.

2008

49.   D. Koppel, Chang-Ming Tsai, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Regularizing Optical-Flow Computation using Tensor Theory and Complex Analysis, " CVPR Workshop on Tensors in Image Processing and Computer Vision, Anchorage, AL, Jun. 2008., pp. 1-6.

50.   D. Koppel, Shiv Chandrasekaran, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "A New Framework for Behavior Modeling of Organs and Soft Tissue using the Boundary-Element Methods, " CVPR Workshop on Workshop on Nonrigid Shape Analysis and Deformable Image Alignment, Anchorage, AL, Jun. 2008 pp. 1-6.

51.   C-M. Tsai, Z.-M. Yeh, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Contrast Compensation for Back-lit and Front-lit Color Face Images via Fuzzy Logic Classification and Image Illumination Analysis", Proceedings of International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 2008.

52.   C.-I. Chen, D. Sargent, C.-M. Tsai, Yuan-Fang Wang and D. Koppel, "Stabilizing Stereo Correspondence Computation Using Delaunay Triangulation and Planar Homography, " Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISCV), vol. 5358, pp. 846-855, 2008.

2009

53.   C.-I. Chen and D. Sargent and C.-M. Tsai and Yuan-Fang Wang and D. Koppel, "Uniscale Multi-view Registration Using Double Dog-Leg Method", Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Feb. 2009.

54.   C.-I. Chen and D. Sargent and C.-M. Tsai and Yuan-Fang Wang and D. Koppel, "Feature Detector and Descriptor for Medical Images ", Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Feb. 2009.

55.   D. K. Kim and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Smoke Detection in Video", World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, Apr. 2009, pp.759-763.

56.   C-M. Tsai, Z.-M. Yeh, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Decision Tree-Based Contrast Enhancement for Various Color Images", Machine Vision and Applications, Sep. 2009.

2010

57.   D. Sargent, C.-I. Chen, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Cross Modality Registration of Video and Magnetic Tracker Data for 3D Appearance and Structure Modeling", Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, March 2010.

58.   C.-I. Chen, D. Sargent, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Modeling Tumor/Polyp/Lesion Structure in 3D for Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Colonoscopy", Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, March 2010.

2011

59.   Y. Gong and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Multi-view Stereo Point Cloud visualization", Proceedings of International Symposium on Visual Computing, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2011.

60.   Yuan-fang Wang, Edward Chang and Ken Cheng, "Adaptive multi-modal integrated biometric identification detection and surveillance systems", US Patent 7,956,890.

61.   Yuan-Fang Wang, "PhotoModel3D: a Photo- and Video-based 3D Modeling Tool," Public Software Release.

62.   Yuan-Fang Wang, "PhotoNav3D: A Spatially-Aware Photo Browsing Tool", Public Software Release.

63.   Yuan-Fang Wang, "Mosaic3D: a Panoramic Image Stitching Tool", Public Software Release.

2013

64.   Che-Tsung Lin, Yu-Chen Lin, Long-Tai Chen, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Front Vehicle Blind Spot Translucentization Based on Augmented Reality," Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Las Vegas, CA, 2013.

2014

65.   Che-Tsung Lin, Yu-Chen Lin, Long-Tai Chen, and Yuan-Fang Wang, "Enhancing Vehicular Safety in Adverse Weather using Computer Vision Analysis," Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Vancouver, CA, 2014.

66.   Yuan-Fang Wang, "Photo- and Video-based Ranging and Modeling", International Telemetering Conference, San Diego, CA, 2014.

67.   Hua Lee and Yuan-Fang Wang, "High-Performance Tomogrpahic Imaging and Applications ", International Telemetering Conference, San Diego, CA, 2014.