171 results found
Pellegrino E, Stathaki T, 2022, An Automated Procedure for Crack Detection, 1st IFToMM for Sustainable Development Goals workshop (I4SDG), Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, Pages: 250-254, ISSN: 2211-0984
Lazarou M, Li B, Stathaki T, 2021, A novel shape matching descriptor for real-time static hand gesture recognition, COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING, Vol: 210, ISSN: 1077-3142
Liu T, Luo W, Ma L, et al., 2020, Coupled network for robust pedestrian detection with gated multi-layer feature extraction and deformable occlusion handling, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol: 30, Pages: 754-766, ISSN: 1057-7149
Pedestrian detection methods have been significantly improved with the development of deep convolutional neural networks. Nevertheless, detecting ismall-scaled pedestrians and occluded pedestrians remains a challenging problem. In this paper, we propose a pedestrian detection method with a couple-network to simultaneously address these two issues. One of the sub-networks, the gated multi-layer feature extraction sub-network, aims to adaptively generate discriminative features for pedestrian candidates in order to robustly detect pedestrians with large variations on scale. The second sub-network targets on handling the occlusion problem of pedestrian detection by using deformable regional region of interest (RoI)-pooling. We investigate two different gate units for the gated sub-network, namely, the channel-wise gate unit and the spatio-wise gate unit, which can enhance the representation ability of the regional convolutional features among the channel dimensions or across the spatial domain, repetitively. Ablation studies have validated the effectiveness of both the proposed gated multi-layer feature extraction sub-network and the deformable occlusion handling sub-network. With the coupled framework, our proposed pedestrian detector achieves promising results on both two pedestrian datasets, especially on detecting small or occluded pedestrians. On the CityPersons dataset, the proposed detector achieves the lowest missing rates (i.e. 40.78% and 34.60%) on detecting small and occluded pedestrians, surpassing the second best comparison method by 6.0% and 5.87%, respectively.
Ren G, Dai T, Barmpoutis P, et al., 2020, Salient Object Detection Combining a Self-Attention Module and a Feature Pyramid Network, ELECTRONICS, Vol: 9
Barmpoutis P, Stathaki T, Dimitropoulos K, et al., 2020, Early Fire Detection Based on Aerial 360-Degree Sensors, Deep Convolution Neural Networks and Exploitation of Fire Dynamic Textures, REMOTE SENSING, Vol: 12
Liu T, Huang J, Dai T, et al., 2020, Gated Multi-layer Convolutional Feature Extraction Network for Robust Pedestrian Detection, ICASSP 2020, Publisher: IEEE
Barmpoutis P, Kamperidou V, Stathaki T, 2020, Estimation of Extent of Trees' and Biomass' Infestation of the Suburban Forest of Thessaloniki (Seich Sou) using UAV Imagery and Combining R-CNNs and Multichannel Texture Analysis, 12th International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV), Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0277-786X
Ulku I, Barmpoutis P, Stathaki T, et al., 2020, Comparison of Single Channel Indices for U-Net Based Segmentation of Vegetation in Satellite Images, 12th International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV), Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 0277-786X
Protopapadakis E, Voulodimos A, Doulamis A, et al., 2019, Automatic crack detection for tunnel inspection using deep learning and heuristic image post-processing, APPLIED INTELLIGENCE, Vol: 49, Pages: 2793-2806, ISSN: 0924-669X
Konstantinidis D, Stathaki T, Argyriou V, 2019, Phase amplified correlation for improved sub-pixel motion estimation, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol: 28, Pages: 3089-3101, ISSN: 1057-7149
Phase correlation (PC) is widely employed by several sub-pixel motion estimation techniques in an attempt to accurately and robustly detect the displacement between two images. To achieve sub-pixel accuracy, these techniques employ interpolation methods and function-fitting approaches on the cross-correlation function derived from the PC core. However, such motion estimation techniques still present a lower bound of accuracy that cannot be overcome. To allow room for further improvements, we propose in this paper the enhancement of the sub-pixel accuracy of motion estimation techniques by employing a completely different approach: the concept of motion magnification. To this end, we propose the novel phase amplified correlation (PAC) that integrates motion magnification between two compared images inside the phase correlation part of frequencybased motion estimation algorithms and thus directly substitutes the PC core. The experimentation on magnetic resonance (MR) images and real video sequences demonstrates the ability of the proposed PAC core to make subtle motions highly distinguishable and improve the sub-pixel accuracy of frequency-based motion estimation techniques.
Barmpoutis P, Stathaki T, Camarinopoulos S, 2019, Skeleton-Based Human Action Recognition through Third-Order Tensor Representation and Spatio-Temporal Analysis, INVENTIONS, Vol: 4
Barmpoutis P, Stathaki T, Gonzalez MI, 2019, A Region-based Fusion Scheme for Human Detection in Autonomous Navigation Applications, 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 5566-5571, ISSN: 1553-572X
Barmpoutis P, Stathaki T, Kamperidou V, 2019, MONITORING OF TREES' HEALTH CONDITION USING A UAV EQUIPPED WITH LOW-COST DIGITAL CAMERA, 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 8291-8295, ISSN: 1520-6149
Liu T, Stathaki T, 2018, Faster R-CNN for Robust Pedestrian Detection using Semantic Segmentation Network, Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Voulodimos A, Doulamis N, Bebis G, et al., 2018, Recent Developments in Deep Learning for Engineering Applications, COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROSCIENCE, Vol: 2018, ISSN: 1687-5265
Alexiadis D, Mitianoudis N, Stathaki T, 2018, Frequency-Domain Joint Motion and Disparity Estimation Using Steerable Filters, INVENTIONS, Vol: 3
Alexiadis DS, Mitianoudis N, Stathaki T, 2018, Multidimensional directional steerable filters - Theory and application to 3D flow estimation, IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING, Vol: 71, Pages: 38-67, ISSN: 0262-8856
Stathaki P, ElMikaty M, 2018, Car detection in aerial images of dense urban areas, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol: 54, Pages: 51-63, ISSN: 0018-9251
With the ever-increasing demand in the analysis and understanding of aerial images in order to remotely recognise targets, this paper introduces a robust system for the detection and localisation of cars in images captured by air vehicles and satellites. The system adopts a sliding-window approach. It compromises a window-evaluation and a window-classification sub-systems. The performance of the proposed framework was evaluated on the Vaihingen dataset. Results demonstrate its superiority to the state of the art.
Liu T, Stathaki T, 2017, Enhanced pedestrian detection using deep learning based semantic image segmentation, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 2017, Publisher: IEEE
Pedestrian detection and semantic segmentation arehighly correlated tasks which can be jointly used for betterperformance. In this paper, we propose a pedestrian detectionmethod making use of semantic labeling to improve pedestriandetection results. A deep learning based semantic segmentationmethod is used to pixel-wise label images into 11 common classes.Semantic segmentation results which encodes high-level imagerepresentation are used as additional feature channels to beintegrated with the low-level HOG+LUV features. Some falsepositives, such as falsely detected pedestrians located on a tree,can be easier eliminated by making use of the semantic cues.Boosted forest is used for training the integrated feature channelsin a cascaded manner for hard negatives mining. Experimentson the Caltech-USA pedestrian dataset show improvements ondetection accuracy by using the additional semantic cues.
ElMikaty M, Stathaki P, 2017, Detection of cars in high-resolution aerial images of complex urban environments, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol: 55, Pages: 5913-5924, ISSN: 0196-2892
Detection of small targets, more specifically cars, in aerial images of urban scenes, has various applications in several domains, such as surveillance, military, remote sensing, and others. This is a tremendously challenging problem, mainly because of the significant interclass similarity among objects in urban environments, e.g., cars and certain types of nontarget objects, such as buildings' roofs and windows. These nontarget objects often possess very similar visual appearance to that of cars making it hard to separate the car and the noncar classes. Accordingly, most past works experienced low precision rates at high recall rates. In this paper, a novel framework is introduced that achieves a higher precision rate at a given recall than the state of the art. The proposed framework adopts a sliding-window approach and it consists of four stages, namely, window evaluation, extraction and encoding of features, classification, and postprocessing. This paper introduces a new way to derive descriptors that encode the local distributions of gradients, colors, and texture. Image descriptors characterize the aforementioned cues using adaptive cell distributions, wherein the distribution of cells within a detection window is a function of its dominant orientation, and hence, neither the rotation of the patch under examination nor the computation of descriptors at different orientations is required. The performance of the proposed framework has been evaluated on the challenging Vaihingen and Overhead Imagery Research data sets. Results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed framework to the state of the art.
ElMikaty M, Stathaki P, 2017, Detection of cars in complex urban areas, IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications, Publisher: IEEE
Detection of cars in airborne images of typical urbanareas has various applications in several domains,such as surveillance, military and remote sensing. Itis a tremendously-challenging problem, mainly becauseof the significant inter-class similarity among variousobjects in urban environments. In this paper, a novelframework is introduced that adopts a sliding-windowapproach and it depicts, in a novel way, the local distributionof gradients, colours and texture. A linear supportvector machine classifier is used to differentiatebetween descriptors that belong to cars and descriptorsthat belong to other objects in a hyperspace of 3838dimensions. Descriptors are computed over a newlyproposedadaptive distribution of cells that enables theuse of various rotation-variant image descriptors. Theproposed framework has been evaluated on the Vaihingendataset and results corroborate its superiority as itachieves a higher precision for a given recall than thestate of the art.
Liu T, Stathaki, 2017, Fast Head-Shoulder Proposal for Scare-aware Pedestrian Detection, International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Huang, Liu T, Dragotti, et al., 2017, SRHRF+: Self-Example Enhanced Single Image Super-Resolution Using Hierarchical Random Forests, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops
Liu T, Stathaki T, 2017, Fast Head-Shoulder Proposal for Deformable Part Model based Pedestrian Detection, International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 457-461, ISSN: 2165-3577
In this paper we propose a fast head-shoulder detector as a means to facilitating faster pedestrian detection. The proposed approach is based on the observation that human head-shoulder regions share relatively robust features. The purpose is to address the problem of high computational speed of the deformable part model (DPM) detector by selecting candidate regions with higher likelihood to contain pedestrians. The proposed head-shoulder detector is based on the simple, yet effective normed gradient features. Head-shoulder detector outputs regions which are strong candidates for the presence of pedestrians and therefore, pedestrian detection processes are performed only within these regions, avoiding exhaustive sliding window search across the entire test image. Additionally, a two-pedestrian detector is applied to reinforce the detection accuracy especially in scenarios where pedestrians are close to each other. Our experiments on the INRIA dataset indicate that the proposed pedestrian detection method achieves comparable detection rate to the DPM detector, with improved speed of implementation.
Stathaki P, Konstantinidis D, Argyriou V, et al., 2017, Building detection using enhanced HOG-LBP features and region refinement processes, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol: 10, Pages: 888-905, ISSN: 1939-1404
Building detection from two-dimensional high-resolution satellite images is a computer vision, photogrammetry, and remote sensing task that has arisen in the last decades with the advances in sensors technology and can be utilized in several applications that require the creation of urban maps or the study of urban changes. However, the variety of irrelevant objects that appear in an urban environment and resemble buildings, and the significant variations in the shape and generally the appearance of buildings render building detection a quite demanding task. As a result, automated methods that can robustly detect buildings in satellite images are necessary. To this end, we propose a building detection method that consists of two modules. The first module is a feature detector that extracts histograms of oriented gradients (HOG) and local binary patterns (LBP) from image regions. Using a novel approach, a support vector machine classifier is trained with the introduction of a special denoising distance measure for the computation of distances between HOG-LBP descriptors before their classification to the building or nonbuilding class. The second module consists of a set of region refinement processes that employs the output of the HOG-LBP detector in the form of detected rectangular image regions. Image segmentation is performed and a novel building recognition methodology is proposed to accurately identify building regions, while simultaneously discard false detections of the first module of the proposed method. We demonstrate that the proposed methodology can robustly detect buildings from satellite images and outperforms state-of-the-art building detection methods.
Liu T, Stathaki P, Copin V, 2016, Human detection from ground truth cameras through combined use of Histogram of Oriented Gradients and body part models, International Conference and Computer Vision Theory and Applications
Stathaki P, Konstantinidis D, Argyriou V, et al., 2016, A 3D feature for building segmentation based on shape-from-shading, International Conference and Computer Vision Theory and Applications
Stathaki P, Konstantinidis D, Argyriou V, et al., 2016, A probabilistic feature fusion for building detection in satellite images, International Conference and Computer Vision Theory and Applications
Zhao X, Jiang Y, Stathaki T, et al., 2016, Gait recognition method for arbitrary straight walking paths using appearance conversion machine, Neurocomputing, Vol: 173, Pages: 530-540, ISSN: 0925-2312
We investigate the problem of multi-view human gait recognition along any straight walking paths. It is observed that the gait appearance changes as the view changes while certain amount of correlated information exists among different views. Taking advantage of that type of correlation, a multi-view gait recognition method is proposed in this paper. First, we estimate the viewing angle of the monitor equipment in terms of the probe subject. To this end, our method considers this as a classification problem, where the classification signals are the viewing angles, and the classification features are the elements of the transformation matrix that is estimated by the Transformation Invariant Low-Rank Texture (TILT) algorithm. Then, the gallery gait appearances are converted to the view of the probe subject using the proposed Appearance Conversion Machine (ACM), where the gait features of the spatially neighbouring pixels of the gait feature are considered as the correlated information of the two views. In the end, a similarity measurement is applied on the converted gait appearance and the testing gait appearance. Experiments on the CASIA-B multi-view gait database show that the proposed gait recognition method outperforms the state-of-the-art under most views.
Izhar LI, Elamvazuthi I, Stathaki T, et al., 2016, Multimodal Image Registration for Potential Diagnosis and Monitoring of Morphoea using a Hybrid NGC Method, 1st International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (IBIOMED) - Empowering Biomedical Technology for Better Future, Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 47-50
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