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Notes and Tutorials

RANSAC for Dummies

This is my take on RANSAC: a simple tutorial that explains the algorithm and presents some estimation techniques which can be useful to people working in the image analysis field. The tutorial is based on the RANSAC toolbox for Matlab which can be downloaded from this page. Click here to download the pdf document.

Papers I Co-authored

 

Preprints

Nothing at the moment...

 

Published

    2011

  1. C. Kenney, B. S. Manjunath, M. Zuliani and K. Solanki,
    "Condition theory for image registration and post-registration error estimation"
    Image Registration for Remote Sensing’ edited by Jacqueline LeMoigne, Nathan Netanyahu and Roger Eastman, Cambridge University Press, pp. 200-214, 2011.
    [abstract] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "We present in this chapter applications of condition theory for image registration problems in a general framework that is easily adapted to a variety of image processing tasks. After summarizing the ..." [more]

  2. 2008

  3. Marco Zuliani, Luca Bertelli, B. S. Manjunath,
    "An Automatic Method to Learn and Transfer the Photometric Appearance of Partially Overlapping Images"
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, San Diego, CA, pp. 493-496, Oct. 2008.
    [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "The first major contribution of this paper is a robust method to learn the photometric mapping between the overlapping portions of two registered images acquired either under different lighting condit..." [more]

  4. M. Zuliani, L. Bertelli, C. Kenney and B. S. Manjunath,
    "Drums, curve descriptors, and affine invariant region matching"
    Image and Vision Computing, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 347-360, Mar. 2008.
    [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "In this paper we present a new physically motivated curve/region descriptor based on the solution of Helmholtz's equation. The descriptor we propose satisfies the six principles set by MPEG-7: it has ..." [more]

  5. 2007

  6. Luca Bertelli, Marco Zuliani and B.S. Manjunath,
    "Pairwise Similarities across Images for Multiple View Rigid/Non-Rigid Segmentation and Registration"
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV07), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct. 2007.
    [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "A variational approach for the background/foreground segmentation of multiple views of the same scene is presented. The main novelty is the introduction of cost functions based on pairwise similarity ..." [more]

  7. 2006

  8. Marco Zuliani,
    "Computational Methods for Automatic Image Registration"
    Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Dec. 2006.
    [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "Image registration is the process of establishing correspondences between two or more images taken at different times, from different viewpoints, under different lighting conditions, and/or by differe..." [more]

  9. 2005

  10. M. Zuliani, C. S. Kenney and B. S. Manjunath,
    "The Multiransac Algorithm and its Application to Detect Planar Homographies"
    Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Genova, Italy, Sep. 2005.
    VRL ID: 148, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "A RANSAC based procedure is described for detecting inliers corresponding to multiple models in a given set of data points. The algorithm we present in this paper (called multiRANSAC) on average perfo..." [more]

  11. C. S. Kenney, M. Zuliani and B. S. Manjunath,
    "An Axiomatic Approach to Corner Detection"
    Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), San Diego, CA, USA, Jun. 2005.
    double-blind review
    VRL ID: 144, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "This paper presents an axiomatic approach to corner detection. In the first part of the paper we review five currently used corner detection methods (Harris-Stephens, Forstner, Shi-Tomasi, Rohr, and K..." [more]

  12. 2004

  13. M. Zuliani, S. Bhagavathy, B. S. Manjunath, C. S. Kenney,
    "Affine-Invariant Curve Matching"
    IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Singapore, Oct. 2004.
    VRL ID: 138, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "In this paper, we propose an affine-invariant method for describing and matching curves. This is important since affine transformations are often used to model perspective distortions. More specifical..." [more]

  14. M. Zuliani, C. S. Kenney, S. Bhagavathy, B. S. Manjunath,
    "Drums and Curve Descriptors"
    British Machine Vision Conference, Kingston University, London, UK, Sep. 2004.
    VRL ID: 134, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "In this paper we present a new physically motivated curve descriptor based on the solution of Helmholtz's equation. The descriptor satisfies the six principles set by MPEG-7: it has a good retrieval a..." [more]

  15. M. Zuliani, C. Kenney and B. S. Manjunath,
    "A Mathematical Comparison of Point Detectors"
    Second IEEE Image and Video Registration Workshop (IVR), Washington, DC, Jun. 2004.
    VRL ID: 130, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "Selecting salient points from two or more images for computing correspondences is a fundamental problem in image analysis. Three methods originally proposed by Harris et al., by Noble et al. and by Sh..." [more]

  16. 2003

  17. C. S. Kenney, B. S. Manjunath, M. Zuliani, M. G. A. Hewer and A. Van Nevel,
    "A condition number for point matching with application to registration and postregistration error estimation"
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 1437 - 1454, Nov. 2003.
    VRL ID: 126, [abstract] [PDF] [BibTex]

    Abstract preview: "Selecting salient points from two or more images for computing correspondence is a well studied problem in image analysis. This paper describes a new and effective technique for selecting these tiepoi..." [more]

 

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