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See detailVideo-Based Feedback for Assisting Physical Activity
Baptista, Renato UL; Goncalves Almeida Antunes, Michel UL; Aouada, Djamila UL et al

in 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISAPP) (2017)

In this paper, we explore the concept of providing feedback to a user moving in front of a depth camera so that he is able to replicate a specific template action. This can be used as a home based ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we explore the concept of providing feedback to a user moving in front of a depth camera so that he is able to replicate a specific template action. This can be used as a home based rehabilitation system for stroke survivors, where the objective is for patients to practice and improve their daily life activities. Patients are guided in how to correctly perform an action by following feedback proposals. These proposals are presented in a human interpretable way. In order to align an action that was performed with the template action, we explore two different approaches, namely, Subsequence Dynamic Time Warping and Temporal Commonality Discovery. The first method aims to find the temporal alignment and the second one discovers the interval of the subsequence that shares similar content, after which standard Dynamic Time Warping can be used for the temporal alignment. Then, feedback proposals can be provided in order to correct the user with respect to the template action. Experimental results show that both methods have similar accuracy rate and the computational time is a decisive factor, where Subsequence Dynamic Time Warping achieves faster results. [less ▲]

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See detailDEFORMATION TRANSFER OF 3D HUMAN SHAPES AND POSES ON MANIFOLDS
Shabayek, Abd El Rahman UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Saint, Alexandre Fabian A UL et al

in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Beijing 17-20 Spetember 2017 (2017)

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See detailEnhanced Trajectory-based Action Recognition using Human Pose
Papadopoulos, Konstantinos UL; Goncalves Almeida Antunes, Michel UL; Aouada, Djamila UL et al

in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Beijing 17-20 Spetember 2017 (2017)

Action recognition using dense trajectories is a popular concept. However, many spatio-temporal characteristics of the trajectories are lost in the final video representation when using a single Bag-of ... [more ▼]

Action recognition using dense trajectories is a popular concept. However, many spatio-temporal characteristics of the trajectories are lost in the final video representation when using a single Bag-of-Words model. Also, there is a significant amount of extracted trajectory features that are actually irrelevant to the activity being analyzed, which can considerably degrade the recognition performance. In this paper, we propose a human-tailored trajectory extraction scheme, in which trajectories are clustered using information from the human pose. Two configurations are considered; first, when exact skeleton joint positions are provided, and second, when only an estimate thereof is available. In both cases, the proposed method is further strengthened by using the concept of local Bag-of-Words, where a specific codebook is generated for each skeleton joint group. This has the advantage of adding spatial human pose awareness in the video representation, effectively increasing its discriminative power. We experimentally compare the proposed method with the standard dense trajectories approach on two challenging datasets. [less ▲]

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See detailDeformation Based Curved Shape Representation
Demisse, Girum UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (2017)

In this paper, we introduce a deformation based representation space for curved shapes in Rn. Given an ordered set of points sampled from a curved shape, the proposed method represents the set as an ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we introduce a deformation based representation space for curved shapes in Rn. Given an ordered set of points sampled from a curved shape, the proposed method represents the set as an element of a finite dimensional matrix Lie group. Variation due to scale and location are filtered in a preprocessing stage, while shapes that vary only in rotation are identified by an equivalence relationship. The use of a finite dimensional matrix Lie group leads to a similarity metric with an explicit geodesic solution. Subsequently, we discuss some of the properties of the metric and its relationship with a deformation by least action. Furthermore, invariance to reparametrization or estimation of point correspondence between shapes is formulated as an estimation of sampling function. Thereafter, two possible approaches are presented to solve the point correspondence estimation problem. Finally, we propose an adaptation of k-means clustering for shape analysis in the proposed representation space. Experimental results show that the proposed representation is robust to uninformative cues, e.g. local shape perturbation and displacement. In comparison to state of the art methods, it achieves a high precision on the Swedish and the Flavia leaf datasets and a comparable result on MPEG-7, Kimia99 and Kimia216 datasets. [less ▲]

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See detailFraud Detection by Stacking Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees
Correa Bahnsen, Alejandro; Villegas, Sergio; Aouada, Djamila UL et al

in Data Science for Cyber-Security (DSCS), London 25-27 September (2017)

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See detailReal-Time Enhancement of Dynamic Depth Videos with Non-Rigid Deformations
Al Ismaeil, Kassem; Aouada, Djamila UL; Solignac, Thomas et al

in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (2016), 39(10), 2045-2059

We propose a novel approach for enhancing depth videos containing non-rigidly deforming objects. Depth sensors are capable of capturing depth maps in real-time but suffer from high noise levels and low ... [more ▼]

We propose a novel approach for enhancing depth videos containing non-rigidly deforming objects. Depth sensors are capable of capturing depth maps in real-time but suffer from high noise levels and low spatial resolutions. While solutions for reconstructing 3D details in static scenes, or scenes with rigid global motions have been recently proposed, handling unconstrained non-rigid deformations in relative complex scenes remains a challenge. Our solution consists in a recursive dynamic multi-frame superresolution algorithm where the relative local 3D motions between consecutive frames are directly accounted for. We rely on the assumption that these 3D motions can be decoupled into lateral motions and radial displacements. This allows to perform a simple local per-pixel tracking where both depth measurements and deformations are dynamically optimized. The geometric smoothness is subsequently added using a multi-level L1 minimization with a bilateral total variation regularization. The performance of this method is thoroughly evaluated on both real and synthetic data. As compared to alternative approaches, the results show a clear improvement in reconstruction accuracy and in robustness to noise, to relative large non-rigid deformations, and to topological changes. Moreover, the proposed approach, implemented on a CPU, is shown to be computationally efficient and working in real-time. [less ▲]

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See detailSimilarity Metric For Curved Shapes In Euclidean Space
Demisse, Girum UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016 (2016, June 26)

In this paper, we introduce a similarity metric for curved shapes that can be described, distinctively, by ordered points. The proposed method represents a given curve as a point in the deformation space ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we introduce a similarity metric for curved shapes that can be described, distinctively, by ordered points. The proposed method represents a given curve as a point in the deformation space, the direct product of rigid transformation matrices, such that the successive action of the matrices on a fixed starting point reconstructs the full curve. In general, both open and closed curves are represented in the deformation space modulo shape orientation and orientation preserving diffeomorphisms. The use of direct product Lie groups to represent curved shapes led to an explicit formula for geodesic curves and the formulation of a similarity metric between shapes by the $L^{2}$-norm on the Lie algebra. Additionally, invariance to reparametrization or estimation of point correspondence between shapes is performed as an intermediate step for computing geodesics. Furthermore, since there is no computation of differential quantities on the curves, our representation is more robust to local perturbations and needs no pre-smoothing. We compare our method with the elastic shape metric defined through the square root velocity (SRV) mapping, and other shape matching approaches [less ▲]

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See detailRGB-D and Thermal Sensor Fusion
Rocco, Ignacio; Goncalves Almeida Antunes, Michel UL; Aouada, Djamila UL et al

in 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISAPP) (2016)

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See detailEnhancement of Dynamic Depth Scenes by Upsampling for Precise Super-Resolution (UP-SR)
Al Ismaeil, Kassem; Aouada, Djamila UL; Mirbach, Bruno et al

in Computer Vision and Image Understanding (2016)

Multi-frame super-resolution is the process of recovering a high resolution image or video from a set of captured low resolution images. Super-resolution approaches have been largely explored in 2-D ... [more ▼]

Multi-frame super-resolution is the process of recovering a high resolution image or video from a set of captured low resolution images. Super-resolution approaches have been largely explored in 2-D imaging. However, their extension to depth videos is not straightforward due to the textureless nature of depth data, and to their high frequency contents coupled with fast motion artifacts. Recently, few attempts have been introduced where only the super-resolution of static depth scenes has been addressed. In this work, we propose to enhance the resolution of dynamic depth videos with non-rigidly moving objects. The proposed approach is based on a new data model that uses densely upsampled, and cumulatively registered versions of the observed low resolution depth frames. We show the impact of upsampling in increasing the sub-pixel accuracy and reducing the rounding error of the motion vectors. Furthermore, with the proposed cumulative motion estimation, a high registration accuracy is achieved between non-successive upsampled frames with relative large motions. A statistical performance analysis is derived in terms of mean square error explaining the effect of the number of observed frames and the effect of the super-resolution factor at a given noise level. We evaluate the accuracy of the proposed algorithm theoretically and experimentally as function of the SR factor, and the level of contaminations with noise. Experimental results on both real and synthetic data show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm on dynamic depth videos as compared to state-of-art methods. [less ▲]

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See detailVisual and human-interpretable feedback for assisting physical activity
Goncalves Almeida Antunes, Michel UL; Baptista, Renato UL; Demisse, Girum UL et al

in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics Amsterdam, (2016)

Physical activity is essential for stroke survivors for recovering some autonomy in daily life activities. Post-stroke patients are initially subject to physical therapy under the supervision of a health ... [more ▼]

Physical activity is essential for stroke survivors for recovering some autonomy in daily life activities. Post-stroke patients are initially subject to physical therapy under the supervision of a health professional, but due to economical aspects, home based rehabilitation is eventually suggested. In order to support the physical activity of stroke patients at home, this paper presents a system for guiding the user in how to properly perform certain actions and movements. This is achieved by presenting feedback in form of visual information and human-interpretable messages. The core of the proposed approach is the analysis of the motion required for aligning body-parts with respect to a template skeleton pose, and how this information can be presented to the user in form of simple recommendations. Experimental results in three datasets show the potential of the proposed framework. [less ▲]

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See detailFeature Engineering Strategies for Credit Card Fraud Detection
Correa Bahnsen, Alejandro; Aouada, Djamila UL; Stojanovic, Aleksandar et al

in Expert Systems with Applications (2016), 51

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See detailA Revisit to Human Action Recognition from Depth Sequences: Guided SVM-Sampling for Joint Selection
Goncalves Almeida Antunes, Michel UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2016 (2016)

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See detailDetecting Credit Card Fraud using Periodic Features
Correa Bahnsen, Alejandro; Aouada, Djamila UL; Stojanovic, Aleksandar et al

in IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (2015, December)

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See detailExample-Dependent Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees
Correa Bahnsen, Alejandro UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Expert Systems with Applications (2015), 42(19), 6609-6619

Several real-world classification problems are example-dependent cost-sensitive in nature, where the costs due to misclassification vary between examples. However, standard classification methods do not ... [more ▼]

Several real-world classification problems are example-dependent cost-sensitive in nature, where the costs due to misclassification vary between examples. However, standard classification methods do not take these costs into account, and assume a constant cost of misclassification errors. State-of-the-art example-dependent cost-sensitive techniques only introduce the cost to the algorithm, either before or after training, therefore, leaving opportunities to investigate the potential impact of algorithms that take into account the real financial example-dependent costs during an algorithm training. In this paper, we propose an example-dependent cost-sensitive decision tree algorithm, by incorporating the different example-dependent costs into a new cost-based impurity measure and a new cost-based pruning criteria. Then, using three different databases, from three real-world applications: credit card fraud detection, credit scoring and direct marketing, we evaluate the proposed method. The results show that the proposed algorithm is the best performing method for all databases. Furthermore, when compared against a standard decision tree, our method builds significantly smaller trees in only a fifth of the time, while having a superior performance measured by cost savings, leading to a method that not only has more business-oriented results, but also a method that creates simpler models that are easier to analyze. [less ▲]

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See detailUnified Multi-Lateral Filter for Real-Time Depth Map Enhancement
Garcia Becerro, Frederic UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Mirbach, Bruno et al

in Image & Vision Computing (2015), 41

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See detailA novel cost-sensitive framework for customer churn predictive modeling
Correa Bahnsen, Alejandro UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Decision Analytics (2015), 2(5),

Customer churn predictive modeling deals with predicting the probability of a customer defecting using historical, behavioral and socio-economical information. This tool is of great benefit to ... [more ▼]

Customer churn predictive modeling deals with predicting the probability of a customer defecting using historical, behavioral and socio-economical information. This tool is of great benefit to subscription based companies allowing them to maximize the results of retention campaigns. The problem of churn predictive modeling has been widely studied by the data mining and machine learning communities. It is usually tackled by using classification algorithms in order to learn the different patterns of both the churners and non-churners. Nevertheless, current state-of-the-art classification algorithms are not well aligned with commercial goals, in the sense that, the models miss to include the real financial costs and benefits during the training and evaluation phases. In the case of churn, evaluating a model based on a traditional measure such as accuracy or predictive power, does not yield to the best results when measured by the actual financial cost, ie. investment per subscriber on a loyalty campaign and the financial impact of failing to detect a real churner versus wrongly predicting a non-churner as a churner. In this paper, we present a new cost-sensitive framework for customer churn predictive modeling. First we propose a new financial based measure for evaluating the effectiveness of a churn campaign taking into account the available portfolio of offers, their individual financial cost and probability of offer acceptance depending on the customer profile. Then, using a real-world churn dataset we compare different cost-insensitive and cost-sensitive classification algorithms and measure their effectiveness based on their predictive power and also the cost optimization. The results show that using a cost-sensitive approach yields to an increase in cost savings of up to 26.4% [less ▲]

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See detailReal-Time Non-Rigid Multi-Frame Depth Video Super-Resolution
Al Ismaeil, Kassem UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Solignac, Thomas et al

in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop (CVPRW'15), (Best paper award) (2015, June 12)

This paper proposes to enhance low resolution dynamic depth videos containing freely non–rigidly moving objects with a new dynamic multi–frame super–resolution algorithm. Existent methods are either ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes to enhance low resolution dynamic depth videos containing freely non–rigidly moving objects with a new dynamic multi–frame super–resolution algorithm. Existent methods are either limited to rigid objects, or restricted to global lateral motions discarding radial displacements. We address these shortcomings by accounting for non–rigid displacements in 3D. In addition to 2D optical flow, we estimate the depth displacement, and simultaneously correct the depth measurement by Kalman filtering. This concept is incorporated efficiently in a multi–frame super–resolution framework. It is formulated in a recursive manner that ensures an efficient deployment in real–time. Results show the overall improved performance of the proposed method as compared to alternative approaches, and specifically in handling relatively large 3D motions. Test examples range from a full moving human body to a highly dynamic facial video with varying expressions. [less ▲]

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See detailPatch-based Statistical Performance Analysis of Upsampling for Precise Super–Resolution
Aouada, Djamila UL; Al Ismaeil, Kassem UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISAPP'15) (2015, March)

All existent methods for the statistical analysis of super–resolution approaches have stopped at the variance term, not accounting for the bias in the mean square error. In this paper we give an original ... [more ▼]

All existent methods for the statistical analysis of super–resolution approaches have stopped at the variance term, not accounting for the bias in the mean square error. In this paper we give an original derivation of the bias term. We propose to use a patch-based method inspired by the work of (Chatterjee and Milanfar, 2009). Our approach, however, is completely new as we derive a new affine bias model dedicated for the multi-frame super resolution framework. We apply the proposed statistical performance analysis to the Upsampling for Precise Super–Resolution (UP-SR) algorithm. This algorithm was shown experimentally to be a good solution for enhancing the resolution of depth sequences in both cases of global and local motions. Its performance is herein analyzed theoretically in terms of its approximated mean square error, using the proposed derivation of the bias. This analysis is validated experimentally on simulated static and dynamic depth sequences with a known ground truth. This provides an insightful understanding of the effects of noise variance, number of observed low resolution frames, and super–resolution factor on the final and intermediate performance of UP–SR. Our conclusion is that increasing the number of frames should improve the performance while the error is increased due to local motions, and to the upsampling which is part of UP-SR. [less ▲]

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See detailView-Independent Enhanced 3D Reconstruction of Non-Rigidly Deforming Objects
Afzal, Hassan UL; Aouada, Djamila UL; Destelle, Francois et al

in 16th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (2015)

In this paper, we target enhanced 3D reconstruction of non-rigidly deforming objects based on a view-independent surface representation with an automated recursive filtering scheme. This work improves ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we target enhanced 3D reconstruction of non-rigidly deforming objects based on a view-independent surface representation with an automated recursive filtering scheme. This work improves upon the KinectDeform algorithm which we recently proposed. KinectDeform uses an implicit viewdependent volumetric truncated signed distance function (TSDF) based surface representation. The view-dependence makes its pipeline complex by requiring surface prediction and extraction steps based on camera’s field of view. This paper proposes to use an explicit projection-based Moving Least Squares (MLS) surface representation from point-sets. Moreover, the empirical weighted filtering scheme in KinectDeform is replaced by an automated fusion scheme based on a Kalman filter. We analyze the performance of the proposed algorithm both qualitatively and quantitatively and show that it is able to produce enhanced and feature preserving 3D reconstructions. [less ▲]

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See detailEnsemble of Example-Dependent Cost-Sensitive Decision Trees
Bahnsen, Alejandro Correa; Aouada, Djamila UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in arXiv preprint arXiv:1505.04637 (2015)

Several real-world classification problems are example-dependent cost-sensitive in nature, where the costs due to misclassification vary between examples and not only within classes. However, standard ... [more ▼]

Several real-world classification problems are example-dependent cost-sensitive in nature, where the costs due to misclassification vary between examples and not only within classes. However, standard classification methods do not take these costs into account, and assume a constant cost of misclassification errors. In previous works, some methods that take into account the financial costs into the training of different algorithms have been proposed, with the example-dependent cost-sensitive decision tree algorithm being the one that gives the highest savings. In this paper we propose a new framework of ensembles of example-dependent cost-sensitive decision-trees. The framework consists in creating different example-dependent cost-sensitive decision trees on random subsamples of the training set, and then combining them using three different combination approaches. Moreover, we propose two new cost-sensitive combination approaches; cost-sensitive weighted voting and cost-sensitive stacking, the latter being based on the cost-sensitive logistic regression method. Finally, using five different databases, from four real-world applications: credit card fraud detection, churn modeling, credit scoring and direct marketing, we evaluate the proposed method against state-of-the-art example-dependent cost-sensitive techniques, namely, cost-proportionate sampling, Bayes minimum risk and cost-sensitive decision trees. The results show that the proposed algorithms have better results for all databases, in the sense of higher savings. [less ▲]

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