Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

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Alper Yilmaz

Associate ProfessorCivil, Envir & Geod Eng
Associate ProfessorComputer Science & Engineering

470 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

614-247-4323

About Me

Research Interest - Computational models for image and video understanding.

Biographical Narrative

Dr. Alper Yilmaz is an Assistant Professor with The Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Department at The Ohio State University since 2006. He earned a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida (UCF), in 2004 and 2001 respectively, and an M.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, in 1999. He received B.S. degree in Computer Science and Eng. in 1997 with the highest honors and was ranked first place including all disciplines at the Yildiz Technical University. He was awarded the Turkish Informatics Foundation High Academic Performance Award in 1999, two graduate merit fellowships from UCF in 2000 and 2001, the Hillman Award for excellence in research from UCF in 2003, and the Duane Brown Photogrammetry award from OSU in 2008. He is an active member of IEEE, ACM, and ASPRS. He has served as an associate editor for the Machine Vision and Applications journal from 2006-2011. Dr. Yilmaz is program committee member for leading Computer Vision and Photogrammetry Conferences. He has served as an area chair for the IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in 2008 and the International Conference on Pattern Recognition in 2010. He acted as the treasurer for 2010 ACM International Conference on Health Informatics, and will be serving as publicity chair for 2012 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance. Dr. Yilmaz's conducts research on image and video understanding. He is teaching courses in multiple-view geometry, photogrammetry, pattern recognition and video analysis.

Honors

2008

  • Duane C. Brown Award, CEEGS Department

2003

  • Hillman Fellowship for Excellence in Research, Computer Science Department

2001

  • Merit Graduate Fellowship, Gradaute School

2000

  • Merit Graduate Fellowship, Gradaute School

1998

  • Honors Fellowship for Academic Excellence

Chapters in Books

2012

  • F. Porikli and A. Yilmaz, "Object Tracking" In Video Analytics for Business Intelligence. Edited by C. Shan, F. Porikli, T. Xiang and S. Gong. New York: Springer Verlag. 2012.

2011

  • A. Durdu, I. Erkmen, A. Erkmen and A. Yilmaz, "Robotic Hardware and Software Integration for Changing Human Intentions" In Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation. Edited by T. Sobh and X. Xiong. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publisher. 2011.
  • Alper Yilmaz, "Detecting and Tracking the Action Content" In Computer Analysis of Human Behavior. Edited by Albert Ali Salah and Theo Gevers. New York: Springer Verlag. 2011.

2009

  • Alper Yilmaz, "Contour Tracking" In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932. Edited by Benjamin W. Wah. New Jersey: Wiley-Interscience. 2009.
  • A. Yilmaz, "Active Contours: Snakes" In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932. Edited by Benjamin W. Wah. New Jersey: Wiley-Interscience. 2009.
  • A. Yilmaz, "Level Set Methods" In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932. Edited by Benjamin W. Wah. New Jersey: Wiley-Interscience. 2009.


Journal Articles

2012

  • L. Ding, A. Yilmaz and R. Yan, "Interactive Image Segmentation Using Dirichlet Process Multiple View Learning." IEEE Trans. on Image Processing

2011

  • P. Srestasathiern and A. Yilmaz, "Planar Shape Representation and Matching Under Projective Transformation.." Computer Vision and Image Understanding 115 11 1525-1535
  • A. Yilmaz, "Kernel Based Object Tracking Using Asymmetric Kernels with Adaptive Scale and Orientation Selection." Machine Vision and Applications 22 2 255-268

2010

  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, "Interactive image segmentation using probabilistic hypergraphs." Pattern Recognition 43 5 1863-1873

2008

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "A Differential Geometric Approach To Representing the Human Actions." Computer Vision and Image Understanding 109 3 335-351

2006

  • A. Yilmaz, O. Javed and M. Shah, "Object Tracking: A Survey." ACM Journal of Computing Surveys 38 4
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Matching Actions In Presence Of Camera Motion." Computer Vision and Image Understanding 104 2-3 221-231

2004

  • A. Yilmaz, X. Li and M. Shah, "Contour Based Object Tracking with Occlusion Handling in Video Acquired Using Mobile Cameras." IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 26 11 1531-1536

2003

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique and M. Shah, "Target Tracking in Airborne Forward Looking Infrared Imagery." Image and Vision Computing 21 7 623-635

2002

  • C. Rao, A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "View Invariant Representation and Recognition of Actions." International Journal of Computer Vision 50 2 203-226

2001

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Gokmen, "Eigenhill vs. Eigenface and Eigenedge." Pattern Recognition 34 181-184

Papers in Proceedings

2011

  • A. Durdu, I. Erkmen, A. Erkmen and A. Yilmaz, "Morphing Estimated Human Intention via Human-Robot Interactions." International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics 2011.
  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "A Probabilistic Model for Online Scenario Labeling in Dynamic Event Tree Generation." European Safety and Reliability Conference 2011.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "Scenario Analysis and PRA: Overview and Lessons Learned." European Safety and Reliability Conference 2011.
  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, "Inferring Social Relations from Visual Concepts." IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2011.
  • Y. Lee and A. Yilmaz, "Boresight Calibration of the Aerial Multi-Head Camera System." SPIE Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computation: Theory and Applications 2011.
  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "Online State Estimation in Dynamic Event Trees for a Level Controller Dataset." International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis 2011.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "Data Processing Methodologies Applied to Dynamic PRA: an Overview." Int. Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis 2011.
  • H. Karimabadi, H. X. Vu1, B. Loring, Y. Omelchenko, T. Sipes, V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton, M. Tatineni, A. Majumdar, U. Catalyurek and A. Yilmaz, "Petascale Kinetic Simulation of the Magnetosphere." TeraGrid Conference 2011.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, T. Aldemir, "Clustering Scenarios on Manifolds." Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 2011.
  • J. Jiang and A. Yilmaz, "Good Features to Track: A View Geometric Approach." IEEE Workshop on Mobile Vision (In conjunction with ICCV) 2011.
  • K. Metzroth, D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, R. Denning and T. Aldemir, "Comparison of Scenario Binning Methods for Dynamic Probabilistic Risk Assessment." European Safety and Reliability Conference 2011.

2010

  • H. Lee and A. Yilmaz, "3D Reconstruction Using Photo Consistency From Uncalibrated Multiple Views." Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 2010.
  • T. Aldemir, A. Yilmaz and D. Mandelli, "Scenario Aggregation in Dynamic PRA Uncertainty Quantification." Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 2010.
  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, "Learning Relations Among Movie Characters: A Social Network Perspective." Proc. of European Conference on Computer Vision 2010.
  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, "Enhancing Interactive Image Segmentation with Automatic Label Set Augmentation." Proc. of European Conference on Computer Vision 2010.
  • R. Li, S. He, B. Skopljak, J. Jiang, P. Tang, A. Yilmaz, M. Banks and C. Oman, "Development of a Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS)." ASPRS Annual Conference 2010.
  • Y. Lee, A. Yilmaz and O. Mendoza-Schrock, "In-flight Camera Platform Calibration of the Aerial Multi-Head Camera System." IEEE NAECON 2010.
  • V. Khare, A. Yilmaz and Olga Mendoza-Schrock, "Precise Image Registration and Occlusion Labeling." IEEE NAECON 2010.
  • D. Mandelli, K. Metzroth, A. Yilmaz, R. Denning and T. Aldemir, "Probabilistic Clustering for Scenario Analysis." Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 2010.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, T. Aldemir and R. Denning, "Scenario Aggregation and Analysis via Mean-Shift Methodology." Proc. of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2010.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, T. Aldemir, R. Denning, "Scenario Aggregation and Analysis via Mean-Shift Methodology." Int. Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010.
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, R. Denning and T. Aldemir, "DET and Scenario Aggregation: A Sensitivity Analysis." Verification and Validation for Nuclear Systems Analysis Workshop 2010.
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz, "A Social Netwotk Analysis Approach to Analyze Road Networks." ASPRS Annual Conference 2010.
  • I. Lee, S. He, P. Lai and A. Yilmaz, "Building Point Grouping Using View-Geometry Relations." ASPRS Annual Conference 2010.
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz, "Social Network Approach to Analysis of Soccer Game." International Conf. on Pattern Recognition oral presentation 2010.

2009

  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai, "Object Recognition Using Angles in the Projective Plane." American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference 2009.
  • R. Li, B. Wu, B. Skolpjak, S. He, Y. Lee, A. Yilmaz, J. Jiang, M. Banks, C. Oman, and K. Bhasin, "Prototype Development for a Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS)." NLSI Lunar Science Forum 2009.
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz, "Shape Recovery Using Rotated Slicing Planes." Int. Congress on Image and Signal Processing 2009.
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz, "A New Approach for Vanishing Line Estimation." ASPRS Annual Conference 2009.

2008

  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz, "Efficient Object Shape Recovery via Slicing Planes." IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2008.
  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai, "A View-Geometric Approach to View and Occlusion Invariant Geographic Shape Recognition and Retrieval." International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences 2008.
  • R. Li, K. Di, B. Wu, S. He, B. Skopljak, M. Tang, A. Yilmaz, M. Banks, C. Oman and K. Bhasin, "LASOIS: Enhancing the Spatial Orientation Capability of Astronauts on the Lunar Surface." NASA Lunar Science Conference 2008.
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz, "Projective Reconstruction of Building Shape from Silhouette Images Acquired from Uncalibrated Cameras." International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences 2008.
  • P. Srestasathiern and A. Yilmaz, "View Invariant Object Recognition." IAPR International Conf. on Pattern Recognition 2008.
  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, "Image Segmentation as Learning on Hypergraphs." Int. Conf. on Machine Learning and Applications 2008.

2007

  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz, "A Design of a Web Service for Digital Photogrammetry Workstation Using Service Oriented Architecture." International e-Conference on Computer Science 2007.
  • A. Yilmaz, "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." IEEE GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas 2007.
  • A. Yilmaz, "Object Tracking by Asymmetric Kernel Mean Shift with Automatic Scale and Orientation Selection." IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2007.

2005

  • Y. Zhai, A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Story Segmentation in News Videos Using Visual and Text Cues.." ACM Int. Conf. on Image and Video Retrieval 2005.
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Recognizing Human Actions in Videos Acquired by Uncalibrated Moving Cameras." IEEE International Conf. on Computer Vision 2005.
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Actions Sketch: A Novel Action Representation." IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2005.

2004

  • A. Yilmaz, X. Li and M. Shah, "Object Contour Tracking Using Level Sets." Asian Conf. on Computer Vision 2004.

2002

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique and M. Shah, "Estimation of Rigid and Nonrigid Motion Using Anatomical Face Model." IAPR International Conf. on Pattern Recognition 2002.
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Estimation of Arbitrary Albedo and Shape from Shading for Symmetric Objects." British Machine Vision Conference 2002.
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Automatic Feature Detection and Pose Recovery for Faces." Asian Conf. on Computer Vision 2002.

2001

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique, N. Lobo, T. Olson and M. Shah, "Target Tracking in FLIR Imagery Using Mean-Shift and Global Motion Compensation." IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum 2001.

2000

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, "Shot Detection Using Principal Coordinate System." IASTED Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications Conference 2000.
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Gokmen, "Eigenhills vs. Eigenface and Eigenedge." IAPR International Conf. on Pattern Recognition 2000.

Presentations

2011

  • "Good Features to Track: A View Geometric Approach." CSR Workshop. Dayton. 2011.
  • "3D Volumetric Recovery using Voxel Division Techniques." ATR Center Summer Workshop. Dayton. 2011.

2010

  • "Georegistration, Calibration and Dismount Categorization for Layered Sensing." AFRL Sensor's Directorate meeting. Dayton. 2010.

2009

  • "Aggregation Forecasting and Learning in High-Dimensional Space." Idaho National Lab.s R7 Workshop. Idaho Falls. 2009.
  • "Scenario Aggregation, Forecasting and Learning for ReLap 7." Idaho Falls. 2009.
  • "Mosaic Image Generation for the CLIF 2006/2007 Data." AFRL ATR Workshop. Dayton. 2009.
  • "Applications on AFRL CLIF Dataset." Dayton. 2009.

2008

  • "Object Tracking and Action Recognition." Conf. on the Frontiers of Information Technology. Islamabad. 2008.

2007

  • "Terrestrial and Airborne Video Understanding." Dayton. 2007.
  • "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas. Paris. 2007.

2006

  • "Unified Framework for Object Tracking and Action Recognition." Niskayuna. 2006.
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