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Thesis

  • Ara V Nefian ,"A hidden Markov model based approach for face detection and recognition", PhD Thesis, 1999. [pdf]

  • Ara V Nefian, "Statistical approaches to face recognition", Thesis Proposal 1996. [pdf]

 

Journal papers

  •      Taemin Kim, Ara V. Nefian, and Michael J. Broxton , “Photometric Recovery of Apollo Metric Imagery with the Lunar-Lambertian Reflectance”, IEEE Letters, 2010.[pdf]

  •       S .Thrun, M. Montemerlo, H. Dahlkamp, D. Stavens, A. Aron, J. Diebel, P. Fong, J. Gale, M. Halpenny, G. Hoffmann, K. Lau, C. Oakley, M. Palatucci, V. Pratt, P. Stang, S. Strohband, C. Dupont, L.-E. Jendrossek, C. Koelen, C. Markey, C. Rummel, J. van Niekerk, E. Jensen, P. Alessandrini, G. Bradski, B. Davies, S. Ettinger, A. Kaehler, A. Nefian, and P. Mahoney.  “Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge.” in Journal of Field Robotics, 2006. [ps.gz]

  •       Ling Chen, Hong Man and Ara V. Nefian, “Face recognition based multi-class mapping of Fisher scores”, Pattern Recognition, Special issue on Image Understanding for Digital Photographs, March 2005.[pdf] 

  •       Ara V. Nefian, Luhong Liang, Xiaoxing Liu, Xiaobo Pi and Kevin Murphy, “Dynamic Bayesian networks for audio-visual speech recognition”, EURASIP, Journal of Applied Signal Processing, 2002.[pdf]

  •        Silviu Ciochina and Ara V. Nefian, Fast algorithms for the discrete Hartley transform, part IITelecommunication Journal, 1996

  •        Silviu Ciochina, Ara V. Nefian, Fast algorithms for the discrete Hartley transform, part I: radix two algorithms”, Telecommunication Journal, 1995.

 

Conference papers        

  •  Taemin Kim, Kyle Husmann, Zachary Moratto, and Ara V. Nefian, "Orthographic Stereo Correlator on the Terrain Model for Apollo Metric Images", International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2011.

  • T. Kim, Z. M. Moratto, A. V. Nefian, S. Ly, C. Demonceaux, and D. Fofi, "Robust Orbital Refinement of the Apollo Trajectory Data for the Ames Stereo Pipeline", Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2011, Houston, USA.

  •  Z. Moratto, A. Nefian, T. Kim, M. Broxton, R. Beyer, T. Fong, "Stereo Reconstruction from Apollo 15 and 16 Metric Camera", Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2011, Houston, USA.


  • Corey Ippolito, Ara V. Nefian, “Object classification from aerial visual imagery”, IEEE Sensors Conference, 2010.[pdf]

  • Joshua Gleason, Ara V. Nefian, Xavier Bouyssounouse, Terrence Fong and George Bebis, “Vehicle detection in aerial imagery”, submitted to International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011.

  • Ara Nefian, Taemin Kim, Zachary Moratto, Ross Beyer and Terrence Fong, "Lunar terrain and albedo reconstruction of the Apollo 15 zone", International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2010.

  • Marvin Smith, Ara Nefian, George Bebis and Terrence Fong, "Outlier removal in stereo reconstructions of orbital images", International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2010.

  • Mustafa Acer, Snehal Chennhuru, Xinyao Hu, Russel Reed, Ara Nefian and Ed Katz, "Content based planetary data mining", Conference on Intelligent  Data Understanding, 2010.

  • Heng-Tze Cheng, Feng-Tso Sun, Senaka Buthpitiya, Ying Zhang and Ara V. Nefian, "Lunar image classification for terrain detection", International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2010.

  • Taemin Kim, Ara Nefian, and Zack Moratto, "Robust Mosaic of Stereo Digital Elevation Models from the Ames Stereo Pipeline", International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2010.

  •  Ara Nefian, Taemin Kim, Michael Broxton, Zachary Moratto, "Lunar Terrain and Albedo Reconstruction from Apollo Imagery", NASA Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding, Oct. 5-7, 2010.

  •  Ara Nefian, Zach Moratto, Ross Beyer, Michael Broxton, Taemin Kim and Terry Fong, "Digital Terrain, Image and Albedo Mosaics from Apollo Metric Camera Imagery", Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, Sep. 14–16, 2010, Washington, DC.

  •  Ara Nefian, Taemin Kim, Michael Broxton, Ross Beyer and Zach Moratto, "Towards Albedo Reconstruction from Apollo Metric Camera Imagery", Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2010.


  • Ara V. Nefian, Kyle Husmann, Michael J. Broxton, Vinh To, Michael Lundy and Matthew Hancher "A Bayesian Formulation for Sub-pixel Refinement in Stereo Orbital Imagery", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2009.[pdf]

  • M. J. Broxton, Z. M. Moratto, A. Nefian, M. Bunte, M. S. Robinson, "Preliminary Stereo Reconstruction from Apollo 15 Metric Camera Imagery", 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2009. [pdf]

  • M. Weiss-Malik; T. Scharff; A. Nefian; Z. Moratto; E. Kolb; M. Lundy; M. Hancher; N. Gorelick; M. Broxton; R. A. Beyer ,"Visualizing Moon Data and Imagery with Google Earth", American Geophysical Union 2009

  • R. A. Beyer; M. Broxton; N. Gorelick; M. Hancher; M. Lundy; E. Kolb; Z. Moratto; A. Nefian; T. Scharff; M. Weiss-Malik, "Visualizing Mars data and imagery with Google Earth",  American Geophysical Union 2009

  • Michael J. Broxton, Ara V. Nefian, Zachary Moratto, Taemin Kim, Michael Lundy, and Aleksandr V. Segal, "3D Lunar Terrain Reconstruction from Apollo Images", International Symposium on Visual Computing 2009 [pdf].

  • Taemin Kim, Ara V. Nefian, and Michael J. Broxton, "Photometric Recovery of Ortho-images Derived from Apollo 15 Metric Camera Imagery", International Symposium on Visual Computing 2009 [pdf].


  • Ara V. Nefian, Maha El Choubassi, Jean-Yves Bouguet, Igor Kozintsev and Yi Wu, “Web image clustering”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing 2007.[pdf]

  • Haoran Yi, Igor Kozintsev, Marzia Polito, Yi Wu , Jean-Yves Bouguet, Ara V. Nefian and Carole Dulong  “A spatiotemporal decomposition strategy for personal home video management”, SPIE Electronic Imaging 2007.[pdf]

     


  •       Ara V. Nefian, Gary Bradski, “Detection of drivable corridors for off road autonomous navigation”, IEEE International  Conference on Image Processing 2006.[pdf]

  •       Ara V. Nefian, “Learning SNP using embedded Bayesian networks”, IEEE Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference 2006.[pdf]


  •       Navin Goel, George Bebis and Ara V. Nefian, “Face recognition experiments with random projections”, SPIE Conference on Biometric Technology for Human Identification 2005.[pdf]


  •       Luhong Liang, Yu Luo, Feiyue Huang and Ara V. Nefian,” A multi-stream audio-video large vocabulary Mandarin Chinese speech database’, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, June 2004.[doc]

  •       Shyamsundar Rajaram, Ara V. Nefian and Thomas Huang, “Bayesian separation of audio-visual speech sources”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing 2004.[pdf]


  •       Ara V. Nefian and Luhong Liang, “Bayesian networks in multimodal speech recognition and speaker identification”, ASILOMAR, November 2003. [pdf]

  •      Tieyan Fu, Xiaoxing Liu, Luhong Liang, Xiaobo Pi and Ara V Nefian, “Audio-visual speaker identification using coupled hidden Markov models”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2003.[pdf]

  •       Robert D. Cavin, Navin Goel and Ara V. Nefian, “A Bayesian formulation for 3D articulated upper body segmentation and tracking from dense disparity maps”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2003. [pdf]

  •       Ara V. Nefian, Luhong Liang, Tyean Fu and Xiaoxing Liu, “A Bayesian approach to audio visual speaker identification”, IEEE International Conference on Audio-and Video- based Biometric Person Authentication,   June 2003.[pdf]


  •       Ara V. Nefian “Embedded Bayesian networks for face recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, August 2002. [pdf]

  •       Xiaoxing Liu, Yibao Zhao, Xiaobo Pi, Luhong Liang and Ara V. Nefian, “Audio-visual continuous speech recognition using a coupled hidden Markov model”, IEEE International Conference on Spoken Language   Processing, September 2002.[pdf]

  •       Luhong Liang, Xiaoxing Liu, Yibao Zhao, Xiabo Pi and Ara V. Nefian, “Speaker independent audio-visual continuous speech recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, August 2002. [pdf]

  •       Ara V. Nefian, Luhong Liang, Xiaobo Pi, Xiaoxing Liu, Crusoe Mao Kevin Murphy ,“A coupled HMM for audio-visual speech recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing 2002. [pdf]


  •       Ara V. Nefian, Radek Grezsczuk and Victor Eruhimov ,“A statistical upper body model for 3D static and dynamic gesture recognition from stereo sequences”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2001.[pdf]


 

  •       Ara V. Nefian and Monson H. Hayes, “Maximum likelihood training of the embedded HMM for face detection and recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2000. [pdf]


  •       Ara V. Nefian and Monson H. Hayes III, “An embedded HMM based approach for face detection and recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing 1999. [pdf]

  •       Ara V. Nefian and Monson H. Hayes III, “Face recognition using an embedded HMM”, IEEE Conference on Audio and Visual-based Person Authentication 1999. [pdf]


  •       Ara. V. Nefian and Monson H. Hayes III, “Face detection and recognition using Hidden Markov Models”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing1998. [pdf]

  •       Ara. V. Nefian and Monson H. Hayes III, “Hidden Markov Models for face recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing 1998. [pdf]


  •       Ara V. Nefian, Mehdi Khosravi and Monson H. Hayes III, “Real-time human face detection from uncontrolled environments”, SPIE Visual Communications on Image Processing 1997. [pdf]