October 4, 2013
ECE Ph.D. student Joseph Fernandez earned best paper honors at the 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2013) workshop for his paper, “Zero-Aliasing Correlation Filters.” The paper, co-authored with ECE Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, presents a new method to remove circular correlation effects that were previously unaccounted for, and ignored for many years, in correlation filter design. The authors introduce a new method to completely remove these circular correlation effects, allowing filters to better meet the original design criteria, resulting in significantly improved correlation filter performance. Applications of this method include face and iris recognition, target detection and tracking, pedestrian detection, and human action detection.
The International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA) is an international symposium that brings together researchers from many countries, serves as a forum for exchange of new ideas, and promotes international research collaboration. ISPA 2013 was held in Trieste, Italy on September 4th through September 6th.