Azadeh Alavi

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Keypoint detection is one of the most important pre-processing steps in tasks such as face modeling, recognition and verification. In this paper, we present an iterative method for Keypoint Estimation and Pose prediction of unconstrained faces by Learning Efficient H-CNN Regressors (KEPLER) for addressing the face alignment problem. Recent state of the art methods have shown improvements in face keypoint detection by employing Convolution Neural Networks (CNNs). Read More

Large-scale supervised classification algorithms, especially those based on deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs), require vast amounts of training data to achieve state-of-the-art performance. Decreasing this data requirement would significantly speed up the training process and possibly improve generalization. Motivated by this objective, we consider the task of adaptively finding concise training subsets which will be iteratively presented to the learner. Read More

Despite significant progress made over the past twenty five years, unconstrained face verification remains a challenging problem. This paper proposes an approach that couples a deep CNN-based approach with a low-dimensional discriminative embedding learned using triplet probability constraints to solve the unconstrained face verification problem. Aside from yielding performance improvements, this embedding provides significant advantages in terms of memory and for post-processing operations like subject specific clustering. Read More

In this work, we present an unconstrained face verification algorithm and evaluate it on the recently released IJB-A dataset that aims to push the boundaries of face verification methods. The proposed algorithm couples a deep CNN-based approach with a low-dimensional discriminative embedding learnt using triplet similarity constraints in a large margin fashion. Aside from yielding performance improvement, this embedding provides significant advantages in terms of memory and post-processing operations like hashing and visualization. Read More

It is proven that encoding images and videos through Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices, and considering the Riemannian geometry of the resulting space, can lead to increased classification performance. Taking into account manifold geometry is typically done via embedding the manifolds in tangent spaces, or Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces (RKHS). Recently, it was shown that embedding such manifolds into a Random Projection Spaces (RPS), rather than RKHS or tangent space, leads to higher classification and clustering performance. Read More

Reformulating computer vision problems over Riemannian manifolds has demonstrated superior performance in various computer vision applications. This is because visual data often forms a special structure lying on a lower dimensional space embedded in a higher dimensional space. However, since these manifolds belong to non-Euclidean topological spaces, exploiting their structures is computationally expensive, especially when one considers the clustering analysis of massive amounts of data. Read More

Person re-identification is particularly challenging due to significant appearance changes across separate camera views. In order to re-identify people, a representative human signature should effectively handle differences in illumination, pose and camera parameters. While general appearance-based methods are modelled in Euclidean spaces, it has been argued that some applications in image and video analysis are better modelled via non-Euclidean manifold geometry. Read More

Recent advances suggest that encoding images through Symmetric Positive Definite (SPD) matrices and then interpreting such matrices as points on Riemannian manifolds can lead to increased classification performance. Taking into account manifold geometry is typically done via (1) embedding the manifolds in tangent spaces, or (2) embedding into Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces (RKHS). While embedding into tangent spaces allows the use of existing Euclidean-based learning algorithms, manifold shape is only approximated which can cause loss of discriminatory information. Read More