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Alper Yilmaz

  • Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Professor
  • 214C Bolz Hall
    2036 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-4323

About

Research Interest

  • Computational models for image and video understanding

 

Alper Yilmaz CV

Honors

  • 2016

    Honorable Mention, Masao Horiba Award, Horiba Ltd., Japan.

  • 2013--2015

    President and Provost's Leadership Institute, The Ohio State University.

  • 2015

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University.

  • 2013

    Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • 2012

    Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University.

  • 2008

    Duane C. Brown Photogrammetry Senior Award, The Ohio State University.

  • 2004

    Hillman Fellowship for Excellence in Research, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Central Florida.

  • 2001

    Merit Graduate Fellowship, University of Central Florida.

  • 2000

    Merit Graduate Fellowship, University of Central Florida.

  • 1999

    Honors Fellowship for Academic Excellence, Turkish Informatics Foundation.

Chapters

2014

  • 2014. "Learning Social Relations from Videos: Features, Models and Analytics." In Human-Centered Social Media Analytics, edited by Y.R. Fu and S. Rees,

2012

  • 2012. "Object Tracking." In Video Analytics for Business Intelligence, edited by C. Shan, F. Porikli, T. Xiang and S. Gong,
  • 2012. "Robotic Hardware and Software Integration for Changing Human Intentions." In Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation, edited by T. Sobh, X. Xiong,

2011

  • 2011. "Detecting and Tracking the Action Content." In Computer Analysis of Human Behavior, edited by Albert Ali Salah and Theo Gevers,

2009

  • 2009. "Contour Tracking." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,
  • 2009. "Active Contours: Snakes." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,
  • 2009. "Level Set Methods." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,

Journal Articles

2017

  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz, 2017, "A Bayesian Approach to Traffic Light Detection and Mapping." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ?, ? - ?.

2016

  • Anuchit Sukcharoenpong ; Alper Yilmaz; Rongxing Li, 2016, "An Integrated Active Contour Approach to Shoreline Mapping using HSI and DEM." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54, no. 3, 1586-1597 - 1586-1597.

2015

  • B. Abayowa, R. Hardie and A. Yilmaz, 2015, "Automatic Registration of Optical Aerial Imagery to a LiDAR Point Cloud for Generation of City Models." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 106, 68-81 - 68-81.

2014

  • D. Zamalieva and A. Yilmaz, 2014, "Background subtraction for the moving camera: A geometric approach." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 127, 73-85 - 73-85.
  • Li,Rongxing; He,Shaojun; Skopljak,Boris; Meng,Xuelian; Tang,Pingbo; Yilmaz,Alper; Jiang,Jinwei; Oman,Charles,M; Banks,Martin; Kim,Sunah, 2014, "A Multisensor Integration Approach toward Astronaut Navigation for Landed Lunar Missions." JOURNAL OF FIELD ROBOTICS 31, no. 2, 245-262 - 245-262.

2013

  • Mandelli,Diego; Yilmaz,Alper; Aldemir,Tunc; Metzroth,Kyle; Denning,Richard, 2013, "Scenario clustering and dynamic probabilistic risk assessment." RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY 115, 146-160 - 146-160.
  • Zamalieva,Daniya; Yilmaz,Alper; Aldemir,Tunc, 2013, "A probabilistic model for online scenario labeling in dynamic event tree generation." RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY 120, 18-26 - 18-26.

2012

  • L. Ding, A. Yilmaz and R. Yan, 2012, "Interactive Image Segmentation Using Dirichlet Process Multiple View Learning." IEEE Trans. on Image Processing
  • Mitra,Kinshuk; Melvin,James; Chang,Shufang; Park,Kyoungjin; Yilmaz,Alper; Melvin,Scott; Xu,Ronald,X, 2012, "Indocyanine-green-loaded microballoons for biliary imaging in cholecystectomy." JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS 17, no. 11, 116025 - 116025.

2011

  • Yilmaz,Alper, 2011, "Kernel-based object tracking using asymmetric kernels with adaptive scale and orientation selection." MACHINE VISION AND APPLICATIONS 22, no. 2, 255-268 - 255-268.
  • Srestasathiern,P; Yilmaz,A, 2011, "Planar shape representation and matching under projective transformation." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 115, no. 11, 1525-1535 - 1525-1535.

2010

  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, 2010, "Interactive image segmentation using probabilistic hypergraphs." Pattern Recognition 43, no. 5, 1863-1873 - 1863-1873.

2008

  • Yilmaz,Alper; Shah,Mubarak, 2008, "A differential geometric approach to representing the human actions." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 109, no. 3, 335-351 - 335-351.

2006

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, 2006, "Matching Actions In Presence Of Camera Motion." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 104, no. 2-3, 221-231 - 221-231.
  • A. Yilmaz, O. Javed and M. Shah, 2006, "Object Tracking: A Survey." ACM Journal of Computing Surveys 38, no. 4,
  • Yimaz,Alper; Shah,Mubarak, 2006, "Matching actions in presence of camera motion." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 104, no. 2-3, 221-231 - 221-231.

2004

  • Yilmaz,A; Li,X; Shah,M, 2004, "Contour-based object tracking with occlusion handling in video acquired using mobile cameras." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE 26, no. 11, 1531-1536 - 1531-1536.

2003

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique and M. Shah, 2003, "Target Tracking in Airborne Forward Looking Infrared Imagery." IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING 21, no. 7, 623-635 - 623-635.

2002

  • C. Rao, A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, 2002, "View Invariant Representation and Recognition of Actions." International Journal of Computer Vision 50, no. 2, 203-226 - 203-226.

2001

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Gokmen, 2001, "Eigenhill vs. Eigenface and Eigenedge." Pattern Recognition 34, 181-184 - 181-184.

Unknown

  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "Scenario Labeling using a Hidden Markov Model for Assessment of Nuclear Plant State." Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety
  • K. Mitra, J. Melvin, S. Chang, K. Park, A. Yilmaz, S. Melvin and R. Xu, "Indocyanine Green loaded microballoons for biliary imaging in cholecystectomy." Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • J. Jiang and A. Yilmaz, "Persistent Feature Tracking Using Scene Geometry." Computer Vision and Image Understanding

Presentations

  • "Terrestrial and Airborne Video Understanding." 2007,
  • "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." 2007, Presented at Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas,
  • "Object Tracking and Action Recognition." 2008, Presented at Conf. on the Frontiers of Information Technology,
  • "Scenario Aggregation, Forecasting and Learning for ReLap 7." 2009,
  • "Mosaic Image Generation for the CLIF 2006/2007 Data." 2009, Presented at AFRL ATR Workshop,
  • "Applications on AFRL CLIF Dataset." 2009,
  • "Good Features to Track: A View Geometric Approach." 2011, Presented at CSR Workshop,
  • "Unified Framework for Object Tracking and Action Recognition." 2006,
  • "3D Volumetric Recovery using Voxel Division Techniques." 2011, Presented at ATR Center Summer Workshop,
  • "Aggregation Forecasting and Learning in High-Dimensional Space." 2009, Presented at Idaho National Lab.s R7 Workshop,
  • "Georegistration, Calibration and Dismount Categorization for Layered Sensing." 2010, Presented at AFRL Sensor's Directorate meeting,

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Y. Zhang and A. Yilmaz "Structured light based 3D scanning for specular surface by the combination of gray code and phase shifting." in ISPRS Symposium. (8 2016).
  • Z. Zhang, J. Pei, D. Wang, C. Hu, J. Ye, Q. Gan, P. Liu, J. Yue, B. Wang, P. Shao, S. Povoski, E. Martin, Jr., A. Yilmaz, M. Tweedle and R. Xu "A Google Glass navigation system for ultrasound and fluorescence dual-mode image-guided surgery." in Photonics West. (3 2016).
  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz "Traffic Light Detection Using Conic Section Geometry." in ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.. (8 2016).
  • S. Deshpande and A. Yilmaz "A semi-automatic method to Hydro-flatten LiDAR data." in ASPRS Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum. (4 2016).
  • A. Gupta, H. Chang and A. Yilmaz. "GPS-Denied Geo-Localization Using Visual Odometry." in ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.. (8 2016).

2015

  • R.X. Xu, A. Yilmaz, P. Shao, Z. Zhang, W. Ren, P. Liu, J. Pei, T.F. Michael, S. Povoski, E. Martin "A wearable surgical navigation system for sentinel lymph node mapping and image-guided biopsy." in Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. (10 2015).
  • M. Alshahri and A. Yilmaz "A Robust Line Feature Matching Method In A Wide-Baseline View." in ASPRS Imaging & Geospatial Information Forum. (5 2015).

2014

  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz "Motion Vector Field Estimation Using Brightness Constancy Assumption and Epipolar Geometry Constraint." (11 2014).
  • RS Kim and A. Yilmaz "Spectral Matching using Bitmap Indices of Spectral Derivatives for the Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery." in International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. (6 2014).
  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and J. Davis "A Multi-Transformational Model for Background Subtraction with Moving Cameras." in European Conference on Computer Vision. (9 2014).
  • D. Li, R. Li, A. Yilmaz "ESA ExoMars: Prelauch PanCam geometric modeling and accuracy assessment." in ISPRS Photogrammetric Computer Vision TCIII Midterm Symposium. (11 2014).

2013

  • M. Al-Shahri and A. Yilmaz "Framework for Line Feature Matching Across Images." in ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference. (3 2013).

2012

  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz, T. Aldemir "Online Scenario Classification in Dynamic Event Tree Generation Using a Statistical Markov Model." in International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation and Safety. (9 2012).
  • H. Lee and A. Yilmaz "Intrinsic Color from a Single Outdoor Image." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (3 2012).

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." in TeraGrid Conference. (7 2011).
  • T. Aldemir, U. Catalyurek, R. Denning, C. Smidts, X. Sun, A. Yilmaz "Method and Tool Development to Support Systematic Quantification of Uncertainties." in American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting. (6 2011).
  • A. Durdu, I. Erkmen, A. Erkmen and A. Yilmaz "Morphing Estimated Human Intention via Human-Robot Interactions." in International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics. (1 2011).

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)." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz "A Social Netwotk Analysis Approach to Analyze Road Networks." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, R. Denning and T. Aldemir "DET and Scenario Aggregation: A Sensitivity Analysis." in Verification and Validation for Nuclear Systems Analysis Workshop. (6 2010).
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, T. Aldemir and R. Denning "DET and Scenario Aggregation and Analysis via Mean-Shift Methodology." in Proc. of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. (6 2010).
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz "Social Network Approach to Analysis of Soccer Game." in International Conference on Pattern Recognition. (8 2010).
  • I. Lee, S. He, P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "Building Point Grouping Using View-Geometry Relations." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).

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)." in NLSI Lunar Science Forum. (6 2009).
  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai "Object Recognition Using Angles in the Projective Plane." in American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference. (3 2009).
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "A New Approach for Vanishing Line Estimation." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (3 2009).

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." in NASA Lunar Science Conference. (7 2008).
  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai "A View-Geometric Approach to View and Occlusion Invariant Geographic Shape Recognition and Retrieval." in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences. (7 2008).
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "Projective Reconstruction of Building Shape from Silhouette Images Acquired from Uncalibrated Cameras." in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences. (7 2008).

2007

  • A. Yilmaz "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." in IEEE GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas. (4 2007).

2004

  • A. Yilmaz, X. Li and M. Shah "Object Contour Tracking Using Level Sets." in Asian Conf. on Computer Vision. (1 2004).

2002

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Automatic Feature Detection and Pose Recovery for Faces." in Asian Conf. on Computer Vision. (1 2002).
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Estimation of Arbitrary Albedo and Shape from Shading for Symmetric Objects." in British Machine Vision Conference. (9 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." in IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum. (1 2001).

2000

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Shot Detection Using Principal Coordinate System." in IASTED Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications Conference. (1 2000).

Unknown

  • C. Xiao and A. Yilmaz "Efficient Tracking with Distinctive Target Colors and Silhouette." in International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR).
  • A. Gupta and A. Yilmaz "Indoor Localization using Building Information Models." in ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness.

Patents

  • A. Yilmaz, N. Hall, Y. Lee, E. Martin, E. Ozer, R. Xu. "A Wearable Navigation System for Image-Guided Cancer Surgery (OSU TCO TechID: T2014-221)."
  • Yilmaz, Alper; Martin, Edward. "A Wearable Computing System for Guided Pain-Management (TCO TechID: T2015-154)."
  • A. Yilmaz, N. Hall, C. Hitchcock, Y. Lee, E. Martin, S. Nichols, E. Ozer, S. Povoski, J. Sachire, R. Xu. "A Wearable Integrated System of Augmented Reality for Targeted Pathologic Specimen Sampling (OSU TCO TechID: T2014-265)."
  • A. Yilmaz, E. Martin, C. Hitchcock, S. Povoski, E. Ozer and R. Xu. "Methods and Systems for Performing Navigation-Assisted Medical Procedures." Patent number: 14/549,258
  • A. Yilmaz and A. Gupta. "Systems, Methods, and Devices for Geo-Localization."
  • A. Yilmaz, A. Gupta. "Topology Based Large Scale Indoor/Outdoor Geo-Navigation for Mobile Platforms Guided by GIS and BIM (OSU TCO TechID T2016-075)."