publications [pdf version]

Refereed Journals:

  1. Xinchao Wang, Vitaly Ablavsky, Horesh Ben Shitrit, and Pascal Fua. “Take your Eyes off the Ball: Improving Ball-Tracking by Focusing on Team Play,” Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), Vol. 119, 2014 [PDF], [videos of results]
  2. Vitaly Ablavsky and Stan Sclaroff, “Layered Graphical Models for Tracking Partially-Occluded Objects,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), Vol. 33(9), September 2011. [PDF] [datasets]
  3. Quan Yuan, Ashwin Thangali, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Stan Sclaroff, “Learning a Family of Detectors via Multiplicative Kernels,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), Vol. 33(3), March 2011. [PDF] [datasets]

Refereed Proceedings:

  1. Vitaly Ablavsky and Stan Sclaroff, “Learning parameterized histogram kernels on the simplex manifold for image and action classification,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011. [PDF]
  2. Vitaly Ablavsky, Ashwin Thangali, and Stan Sclaroff, “Layered graphical models for tracking partially-occluded objects,” In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008. [PDF]
  3. Quan Yuan, Ashwin Thangali, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Stan Sclaroff, “Multiplicative Kernels: Object Detection, Segmentation and Pose Estimation,” In Proc. IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008. [PDF]
  4. Quan Yuan, Ashwin Thangali, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Stan Sclaroff, Parameter Sensitive Detectors, In Proc. IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2007. [PDF]
  5. Daniel Gutchess, Vitaly Ablavsky, Ashwin Thangali, Stan Sclaroff and Magnús Snorrason, “Video Surveillance of Pedestrians and Vehicles,” In Proc. SPIE Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXI, Vol. 6569, 2007.
  6. Camille Monnier, Vitaly Ablavsky, Stephen Holden, and Magnús Snorrason, “Sequential Correction of Perspective Warp in Camera-based Documents,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Seoul, Korea, August 2005.
  7. Vitaly Ablavsky, “Background Models for Tracking Objects in Water,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Barcelona, Spain, September 2003.
  8. Vitaly Ablavsky and Mark R. Stevens, “Automatic Feature Selection with Applications to Script Identification of Degraded Documents,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Edinburgh, UK, pp. 750-754, August 2003.
  9. Vitaly Ablavsky, Daniel Stouch, and Magnús Snorrason, “Search Path Optimization for UAVs using Stochastic Sampling with Abstract Pattern Descriptors,” In Proc. AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference, Austin, TX, August 2003.
  10. Thomas Goodsell, Magnús Snorrason, Mark R. Stevens, Dustin Cartwright, Brian Stube, and Vitaly Ablavsky, “Sign Detection for Autonomous Navigation,” In Proc. SPIE Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology V, 2003.
  11. Vitaly Ablavsky, Magnús Snorrason, and Colin J. Taylor, “RAVE: Real-time Autonomous Video Enhancement system,” In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Rochester, NY, September 2002.
  12. Vitaly Ablavsky, Magnús Snorrason, and Stephen Holden, “Efficient Pursuit of a Moving Target via Spatial Constraint Exploitation,” In Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Montreal, CA, August 2001.
  13. Thomas Goodsell, Magnús Snorrason, Harald Ruda, and Vitaly Ablavsky, “Navigability Evaluation and Visualization for Mars Rover Operations,” In Proc. the International Conference on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing, Marbella, Spain, July 2001.
  14. Mark R. Stevens, Magnús Snorrason, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Sengvieng Amphay, “ATA Algorithm Suite for Co-Boresighted PMMW and LADAR Imagery,” In Proc. SPIE, Volume 4373, AeroSense, Orlando, FL, April 2001.
  15. Thomas Goodsell, Magnús Snorrason, Harald Ruda, and Vitaly Ablavsky, “Automated Obstacle Mapping and Navigability Analysis for Rover Mission Planning,” In Proc. SPIE, Volume 4364, AeroSense, Orlando, FL, April 2001.
  16. Thomas Goodsell, Magnús Snorrason, Harald Ruda, and Vitaly Ablavsky, “Rover Obstacle Visualizer and Navigability Evaluator,” In Proc. SPIE, Volume. 4195, Photonics East, Boston, MA, November 2000.
  17. Vitaly Ablavsky and Magnús Snorrason, “Optimal Search for a Moving Target: a Geometric Approach,” In Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Denver, CO, August 2000.

Book Chapters:

  • Quan Yuan, Ashwin Thangali, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Stan Sclaroff. “Learning a family of detectors via multiplicative kernels.” In J.M.R.S. Tavares and R.M.N. Jorge, editors, Topics in Medical Image Processing and Computational Vision. Springer Science, 2011.

Invited Papers:

  • Stan Sclaroff, Ashwin Thangali, Quan Yuan, and Vitaly Ablavsky, “Learning classifier families for object detection and parameter estimation,” In Proc. VipIMAGE 2011 III ECCOMAS Thematic Conf. on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, pages 15-18, 2011.

Miscellaneous Publications and Technical Reports:

  1. Vitaly Ablavsky, Carlos Becker, and Pascal Fua, “Transfer Learning by Sharing Support Vectors,” Technical Report EPFL-REPORT-181360, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), September 2012.
  2. Camille Monnier, Vitaly Ablavsky, Stephen Holden, and Magnús Snorrason, “A Document Image Enhancement Module: Perspective Warp Correction,” In Proc. Symposium on Document Image Understanding Technology (SDIUT), College Park, MD, November 2005.
  3. Vitaly Ablavsky, Magnús Snorrason, and Mark R. Stevens, “OCR Accuracy Prediction as a Script Identification Problem,” In Proc. Symposium on Document Image Understanding Technology (SDIUT), Greenbelt, MD, April 2003.
  4. Vitaly Ablavsky, Mark R. Stevens and Joshua Pollak, “Data-Structure-Independent Algorithms for Image Processing,” C/C++ Users Journal, pp. 24-31, November 2003.
  5. Vitaly Ablavsky, “Applying BGL to Computational Geometry,” C/C++ Users Journal, pp. 6-12, August 2002.
  6. Vitaly Ablavsky, Dustin Cartwright, Magnús Snorrason, Mark R. Stevens, and Joshua Pollak, “ISIS: Intelligent Surveillance and Intrusion Detection for Ships,” Final Technical Report R02131, Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, MA, October 2002.
  7. Magnús Snorrason, Vitaly Ablavsky, and Colin J. Taylor, “Passive Millimeter-Wave and Laser-Radar Autonomous Target Acquisition,” Final Technical Report R99079, Charles River Analytics Inc., Cambridge, MA, January 2000.