The Weizmann Institute of Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Computer Vision Lab
  Mica Arie-Nachimson
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Reading Group sessions

Mondays, 13:00-15:00 Pekeris Room

Upcoming Sessions:

October 9, 2012 **Note unusual day**

Mica will give a rehearsal talk:
"Global Motion Estimation from Point Matches"  

Previous Sessions:

September 24, 2012

Leonid will give a rehearsal ECCV talk:
"Using Linking Features in Learning Non-parametric Part Models"  

September 3, 2012

T. Malisiewicz, A. Gupta, A. Efros, " "Ensemble of Exemplar-SVMs for Object Detection and Beyond"," ICCV2011

The meeting will be led by Ethan.  

September 10, 2012, 11:00-13:00

Alon Faktor will give a rehearsal ECCV talk.
**Note unusual time**  

July 30, 2012, 12:30-14:30, Room 261

Yaron will give two 20 minute SIGGRAPH rehearsal talks:
(I) Simple Formulas For Quasiconformal Plane Deformations.
(II) Bounded Distortion Mapping Spaces for Triangular Meshes.


July 2, 2012, 12:30-14:30, Room 141

J. Barron, J. Malik, " "Shape, Albedo, and Illumination from a Single Image of an Unknown Object"," CVPR2012

The meeting will be led by Ofer.  

June 18, 2012

Dan Raviv: Geometric constraints in shape analysis.

June 25, 2012

Shinji Nishimoto, An T. Vu, Thomas Naselaris, Yuval Benjamini, Bin Yu, Jack L. Gallant, " “Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies”," Current Biology, Vol.21, no.19. Oct. 2011.

Additional reading: Kendrick N. Kay, Thomas Naselaris, Ryan J. Prenger & Jack L. Gallant, " "Identifying natural images from human brain activity"," Nature 452, 2008

The meeting will be led by Maria.  

April 17, 2012, 12:00-14:00, Room 261

A talk by Dr. Fabio Parisi of Yale University on the subject of validation discriminant analysis.

April 23, 2012

Todd Zickler will talk about one of his CVPR12 papers:
Ying Xiong, Kate Saenko, Trevor Darrell and Todd Zickler, "From Pixels to Physics: Probabilistic Color De-rendering".

April 2, 2012

Jin Yu, Anders Eriksson, Tat-Jun Chin, David Suter, " "An Adversarial Optimization Approach to Efficient Outlier Removal"," ICCV 2011.

The meeting will be led by Mica.  

Jan 16, 2012

Shai and Meirav will talk about their last CVPR submission.

Jan 23, 2012

Karen will give a talk about: "Graphical models of word pronunciation".

Jan 16, 2012

Greg will give a talk about: "Learning Similarity Sensitive Embeddings".

Jan 2, 2012

R. Raguram, J.M. Frahm , " RECON: Scale-Adaptive Robust Estimation via Residual Consensus," ICCV 2011.


Dec 12, 2011

Anat Levin  

1. S. Nowozin, S. Jegelka, "Solution Stability in Linear Programming Relaxations: Graph Partitioning and Unsupervised Learning", International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2009).

2. Read only sections 2-3 without section 2.2.2 from:
S. Kim, S. Nowozin, P. Kohli, C. D. Yoo, "Higher-Order Correlation Clustering for Image Segmentation", NIPS 2011.

Oct 3, 2011

H. Jiang, T.P. Tian , S. Sclaroff, "Scale and Rotation Invariant Matching Using Linearly Augmented Trees", CVPR2011

Sep 19, 10:00-12:00

Orit Kliper will give a rehearsal talk for her SIMBAD presentation.

Aug 14, 12:00-14:00 **Note unusual day**

M. Feigin, D. Feldman, N. Sochen, "From High Definition Image to Low Space Optimization", to appear in  SSVM2011

Aug 8, 2011

Half-baked talk by Shai Bagon about negative affinities.


Aug 1, 12:00-14:00

H. Isack, Y. Boykov, "Energy-Based Geometric Multi-Model Fitting", In International Journal of Computer Vision, accepted June 2011.


July 18, 2011

J. Mairal, F. Bach, J. Ponce, "Task-Driven Dictionary Learning", pages 1-21.
Then, Daniel Glasner will present his and Ronen's paper and poster.

July 11, 2011

Low rank matrix recovery and completion via convex optimization
We will go over Yi Ma's work.



July 4, 2011

Alon Faktor: CVPR2011 overview


June 27, 2011

Rigidity Theory: We will learn the topic from the text:
We will see an application for 3D reconstruction (paper from cvpr10):


June 9, 2011

Meirav Galun will continue her talk on "Multiscale image segmentation and anisotropic diffusion"


June 13, 2011, 11:30-14:00

CVPR rehearsal talks: Maria Zontak and Daniel Glasner


June 14, 2011, 10:00-11:00

CVPR rehearsal talk: Oded Shachar


May 30, 2011

Benjamin Kimia, "From Features to Curves and Surfaces: A Novel Perspective on Multiview Geometry"


May 24, 2011 at 12:30

Meirav Galun, "Multiscale image segmentation and anisotropic diffusion"


May 2, 2011 at 12:30

Shai Bagon, Student talk


April 11, 2011

Mica Arie-Nachimson: "Global Motion Synchronization from Point Matches"


July 5, 2010

Misha Dinerstein: "Action recognition".


June 28, 2010

Danni Harrari: "Using temporal information in object recognition".


June 7, 2010

Leonid Karlinsky will give a rehearsal talk for his CVPR paper.


May 24, 2010

Shai Bagon: rehearsal talk for his CVPR paper.


May 17, 2010

Anat Levin: "Linear View Synthesis Using a Dimensionality Gap Light Field Prior".


May 10, 2010

Daniel Glasner: "Template matching as an optimization problem".


May 3, 2010

Sharon Alpert: rehearsal talk about his PhD.


April 27, 2010

Boaz Nadler: "On model selection in parametric problems".


April 13, 2010, 9:30-11:00

Anat Levin will give a rehearsal talk about computational photography.


Feb 22 - March 24, 2010

Nati's course takes place Feb 22 until March 24 on Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 in various locations. The course schedule and locations are updated on the vision group calendar.


Feb 2, 2010

Boaz Nadler will talk about his work with Shira on Detection of number of signals.
It is suggested to read their recent paper.

Jan 26, 2010

D. Tolliver, G. Miller, "Graph Partitioning by Spectral Rounding: Applications in Image Segmentation and Clustering", CVPR06.

Jan 19, 2010, 10:30-12:30

M. Maire et al, "Using Contours to Detect and Localize Junctions in Natural Images", CVPR08.

Jan 12, 2010

Talk by Tomer Stern, Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biochemistry:
"Computational Skeletogenesis: A Novel Approach to the Study of Bone Development".

Dec 28, 2009, 13:30-15:30

We will read Achi's paper on AMG (Algebraic Multi-Grid).


Dec 22, 2009, Room 261

We will continue Chapter 2 "Basic Multigrid I" from the book:

"Multigrid" by Trottenberg, Oosterlee & Schuller.


Dec 8, 2009

We will continue Chapter 2 "Basic Multigrid I" from the book:

"Multigrid" by Trottenberg, Oosterlee & Schuller.

Dec 1, 2009, Room 261

We will go over Chapter 2 "Basic Multigrid I" from the book:

"Multigrid" by Trottenberg, Oosterlee & Schuller.

Oct 20, 2009

We will go over chapters 1-3 of the book:
"Numerical Optimization" by Jorge Nocedal and Stephen J. Wright, pub. by Springer.

Oct 6, 2009

A. Saffari, C. Leistner, H. Bischof, "Regularized Multi-Class Semi-Supervised Boosting", CVPR, 2009.


Sep 22, 2009

L. Torresani, V. Kolmogorov, C. Rother, "Feature Correspondence via Graph Matching: Models and Global Optimization", ECCV, 2008.


Sep 8, 2009 Graph Cuts

Longer version: Y. Boykov, O. Veksler, R. Zabih, "Fast Approximation Energy Minimization via Graph Cuts", PAMI, 2001.

Shorter version: Y. Boykov, O. Veksler, R. Zabih, "Fast Approximation Energy Minimization via Graph Cuts", ICCV, 1999.

August 11, 2009
D. Comaniciu, P. Meer, "Mean Shift: A Robust Approach Toward Feature Space Analysis", PAMI 2002.

August 4, 2009

Short tutorial: Magnus Borga, "Canonical Correlation, A Tutorial".

Longer and more detailed tutorial. Focus on sections 1-4.1: D. R. Hardoon , S. Szedmak, J. Shawe-Taylor, "Canonical correlation analysis; An overview with application to learning methods", Technical Report, University of London, 2003.


July 28, 2009

A. Torralba, R. Fergus, Y. Weiss, "Small codes and large databases for recognition", CVPR 2008.

Project homepage can be found here.

Additional reading:
A. Torralba, R. Fergus, W. T. Freeman, "80 million tiny images: a large dataset for non-parametric object and scene recognition", PAMI 2008.


July 21, 2009

Y. T. Zheng et al, "Tour the World: building a web-scale landmark recognition engine", CVPR 2009.

A Demo can be found here.


June 30, 2009

"A tutorial on spectral clustering" by Ulrike von Luxburg.


June 19, 2009 at 11:00 in Ziskind 1  **Note the schedule change**

Anat Levin will give a rehearsal talk:
A. Levin, Y. Weiss, F. Durand, W. Freeman, "Understanding and evaluating blind deconvolution algorithms", CVPR 2009.


June 2, 2009

Xin Tong, Jingdan Zhang, Ligang Liu, Xi Wang, Baining Guo, Heung-Yeung Shum, "Synthesis of Bidirectional Texture Functions on Arbitrary Surfaces", SIGGRAPH 2002.


June 9, 2009

Connelly Barnes, Eli Shechtman, Adam Finkelstein, Dan B Goldman, "PatchMatch: A Randomized Correspondence Algorithm for Structural Image Editing", ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2009.


May 26, 2009

Pravin Bhat Ke, Ke Colin Zheng, Noah Snavely, Aseem Agarwala, Maneesh Agrawala, Michael F. Cohen, Brian Curless, "Piecewise Image Registration in the Presence of Multiple Large Motions", CVPR 2006.


May 19, 2009

Yair Weiss, Hyun Sung Chang and William T. Freeman, "Learning Compressed Sensing", Allerton 2007.


May 12, 2009

Emmanuel Candes and Michael Wakin, An introduction to compressive sampling, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 25(2), pp. 21 - 30, March 2008.


May 5, 2009

Daniel Glasner and myself will talk about approximate nearest neighbor search in high dimensions. We will have a quick overview on the subject and then show the bucketing method and locality sensitive hashing (LSH), which are the main results of the papers:

1. Piotr Indyk, Rajeev Motwani, Approximate Nearest Neighbors: Towards Removing the Curse of Dimensionality. STOC 1998
2. Aristides Gionis, Piotr Indyk, Rajeev Motwani, Similarity Search in High Dimensions via Hashing, VLDB 1999.


March 24 and 31, 2009

Anat Levin will talk about two of her recent work:
"Understanding camera trade-offs through a Bayesian analysis of light field projections," and another related work.


March 18, 2009

We will continue the paper:
P. Felzenszwalb, D. McAllester, D. Ramanan, A Discriminatively Trained, Multiscale, Deformable Part Model, CVPR 2008.


February 25, 2009

Nati Srebro will talk about his work:
"More Data Less Work: SVM Training in Time Decreasing with Larger Data Sets."


February 2, 2009

P. Felzenszwalb, D. McAllester, D. Ramanan, A Discriminatively Trained, Multiscale, Deformable Part Model, CVPR 2008.


January 26, 2009

Dan Levi, rehearsal talk: "Understanding objects: Unsupervised classification by consistency amplification" with a large introduction on: "Understanding classes".


January 19, 2009

1. Miyawaki et al., Visual Image Reconstruction from Human Brain Activity using a Combination of Multiscale Local Image Decoders, Neuron 60, December 2008.

2. Supplement.


January 12, 2009

Leonid will talk about his work.


January 5, 2009

Liu, C.[Ce], Yuen, J.[Jenny], Torralba, A.[Antonio], Sivic, J.[Josef], Freeman, W.T.[William T.],
SIFT Flow: Dense Correspondence across Different Scenes,


December 22, 2008

Long Zhu, Chenxi Lin, Haoda Huang, Yuanhao Chen, Alan Yuille: Unsupervised Structure Learning: Hierarchical Recursive Composition, Suspicious Coincidence and Competitive Exclusion, ECCV 2008.



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