Larry Davis

Distunguished University Professor and Interim Chair
3301 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-6718
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Special Awards/Honors: 
IAPR Fellow, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow
Biography: 

Larry S. Davis is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, director of the Center for Automation Research (CfAR), and the interim chair of computer science.

His research focuses on object/action recognition/scene analysis, event and modeling recognition, image and video databases, tracking, human movement modeling, 3-D human motion capture, and camera networks.

Davis is also affiliated with the Computer Vision Laboratory in CfAR. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1999 to 2012.

He received his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1976. He was named an IAPR Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and ACM Fellow.

Publications

2005


Abd-Almageed W, Burns BJ, Davis LS.  2005.  Identifying and segmenting human-motion for mobile robot navigation using alignment errors. 12th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, 2005. ICAR '05. Proceedings.
:398-403.

Gupta A, Prasad VSN, Davis LS.  2005.  Extracting regions of symmetry. Image Processing, 2005. ICIP 2005. IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-133-6-III-133-6.

Ran Y, Zheng Q, Weiss I, Davis LS, Abd-Almageed W, Zhao L.  2005.  Pedestrian classification from moving platforms using cyclic motion pattern. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2005. ICIP 2005. 2:II-854-7-II-854-7.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2005.  Efficient mean-shift tracking via a new similarity measure. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005. CVPR 2005. IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:176-183vol.1-176-183vol.1.

Lim S-N, Mittal A, Davis LS, Paragios N.  2005.  Fast illumination-invariant background subtraction using two views: error analysis, sensor placement and applications. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005. CVPR 2005. IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:1071-1078vol.1-1071-1078vol.1.

Han B, Zhu Y, Comaniciu D, Davis LS.  2005.  Kernel-based Bayesian filtering for object tracking. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005. CVPR 2005. IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:227-234vol.1-227-234vol.1.

Zhao L, Davis LS.  2005.  Closely coupled object detection and segmentation. Computer Vision, 2005. ICCV 2005. Tenth IEEE International Conference on. 1:454-461.

Zandifar A, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2005.  A video-based framework for the analysis of presentations/posters. International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition. 7(2):178-187.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2005.  Efficient kernel machines using the improved fast Gauss transform. Advances in neural information processing systems. 17:1561-1568.

Han B, Yang C, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2005.  Bayesian filtering and integral image for visual tracking. Proceedings of the Worshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS'05).

2004


BenAbdelkader C, Cutler RG, Davis LS.  2004.  Gait recognition using image self-similarity. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2004:572-585.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2004.  Similarity measure for nonparametric kernel density based object tracking. Eighteenth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Vancouver.

Self-Similarity GRUI, BenAbdelkader C, Cutler RG, Davis LS, Local FRU, Global Features JH, Yuen PC, Lai JH, Li C.  2004.  Improved Multiuser Detectors Employing Genetic Algorithms in a Space-Time Block Coded System, Yinggang Du and Kam Tai Chan. Signal. 2004(5):640-648.

Li Z, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2004.  Recording and reproducing high order surround auditory scenes for mixed and augmented reality. Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2004. ISMAR 2004. Third IEEE and ACM International Symposium on.
:240-249.

Zandifar A, Lim S, Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Davis LS.  2004.  Multi-level fast multipole method for thin plate spline evaluation. Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04. 2004 International Conference on. 3:1683-1686Vol.3-1683-1686Vol.3.

Han B, Comaniciu D, Zhu Y, Davis LS.  2004.  Incremental density approximation and kernel-based bayesian filtering for object tracking. IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. 1

Lim S-N, Mittal A, Davis LS, Paragios N.  2004.  Uncalibrated stereo rectification for automatic 3D surveillance. Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04. 2004 International Conference on. 2:1357-1360Vol.2-1357-1360Vol.2.

Li Z, Duraiswami R, Grassi E, Davis LS.  2004.  A spherical microphone array system for traffic scene analysis. Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2004. Proceedings. The 7th International IEEE Conference on.
:338-342.

Kim K, Davis LS.  2004.  A fine-structure image/video quality measure using local statistics. Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04. 2004 International Conference on. 5:3535-3538Vol.5-3535-3538Vol.5.

Ghanem NM, Doermann D, Davis LS, DeMenthon D.  2004.  Mining tool for surveillance video. SPIE 16th International Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Storage and Retrieval Methods and Applications for Multimedia. 5307:259-270.

Kim K, Chalidabhongse TH, Harwood D, Davis LS.  2004.  Background modeling and subtraction by codebook construction. Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04. 2004 International Conference on. 5:3061-3064Vol.5-3061-3064Vol.5.

Davis LS.  2004.  In Memory of Azriel Rosenfeld. International Journal of Computer Vision. 60(1):3-4.

Han B, Davis LS.  2004.  Object tracking by adaptive feature extraction. Image Processing, 2004. ICIP '04. 2004 International Conference on. 3:1501-1504Vol.3-1501-1504Vol.3.

Zhao L, Davis LS.  2004.  Iterative figure-ground discrimination. Pattern Recognition, 2004. ICPR 2004. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on. 1:67-70Vol.1-67-70Vol.1.

Agrawal M, Davis LS.  2004.  Window-based, discontinuity preserving stereo. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2004. CVPR 2004. Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:I-66-I-73Vol.1-I-66-I-73Vol.1.

Ghanem N, Doermann D, Davis LS, DeMenthon D.  2004.  Mining Tools for Surveillance Video. Proceedings in SPIE 16th International Symposium on Electronic Imaging.
:5307259-270-5307259-270.

Ran Y, Weiss I, Zheng Q, Davis LS.  2004.  An Efficient and Robust Human Classification Algorithm using Finite Frequencies Probing. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2004. CVPRW '04. Conference on.
:132-132.

Ghanem N, DeMenthon D, Doermann D, Davis LS.  2004.  Representation and Recognition of Events in Surveillance Video Using Petri Nets. Second IEEEWorkshop on Event Mining 2004, CVPR2004.
:112-112.

Li Z, Duraiswami R, Grassi E, Davis LS.  2004.  Flexible layout and optimal cancellation of the orthonormality error for spherical microphone arrays. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2004. Proceedings. (ICASSP '04). IEEE International Conference on. 4:iv-41-iv-44vol.4-iv-41-iv-44vol.4.

2003


Mittal A, Zhao L, Davis LS.  2003.  Human body pose estimation using silhouette shape analysis. Proceedings. IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2003..
:263-270.

Lim S-N, Elgammal A, Davis LS.  2003.  Image-based pan-tilt camera control in a multi-camera surveillance environment. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 1:I-645-8vol.1-I-645-8vol.1.

Lim S-N, Davis LS, Elgammal A.  2003.  Scalable image-based multi-camera visual surveillance system. Proceedings. IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2003..
:205-212.

Raykar VC, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Yegnanarayana B.  2003.  Extracting significant features from the HRTF. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Auditory Display.

Nanda H, Benabdelkedar C, Davis LS.  2003.  Modelling pedestrian shapes for outlier detection: a neural net based approach. Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2003. Proceedings. IEEE.
:428-433.

Elgammal A, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  Efficient kernel density estimation using the fast gauss transform with applications to color modeling and tracking. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 25(11):1499-1504.

Elgammal A, Shet V, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2003.  Learning dynamics for exemplar-based gesture recognition. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:I-571-I-578vol.1-I-571-I-578vol.1.

Elgammal A, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  Probabilistic tracking in joint feature-spatial spaces. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:I-781-I-788vol.1-I-781-I-788vol.1.

Mohan A, Duraiswami R, Zotkin DN, DeMenthon D, Davis LS.  2003.  Using computer vision to generate customized spatial audio. Multimedia and Expo, IEEE International Conference on. 3:57-60.

Zotkin DN, Shamma SA, Ru P, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  AUDIO-P2. 1: PITCH AND TIMBRE MANIPULATIONS USING CORTICAL REPRESENTATION OF SOUND. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING. 5

Raykar VC, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Yegnanarayana B.  2003.  Extracting significant features from the hrtf. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Auditory Display.

Mittal A, Davis LS.  2003.  M 2 Tracker: a multi-view approach to segmenting and tracking people in a cluttered scene. International Journal of Computer Vision. 51(3):189-203.

Elgammal A, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  Efficient kernel density estimation using the fast gauss transform with applications to color modeling and tracking. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 25(11):1499-1504.

Davis LS, Horaud R.  2003.  Special Issue on Visual Analysis of Human Movement. The International Journal of Robotics Research. 22(6):357-357.

Zotkin DN, Hwang J, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  HRTF personalization using anthropometric measurements. Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 2003 IEEE Workshop on..
:157-160.

Chalidabhongse TH, Kim K, Harwood D, Davis LS.  2003.  A perturbation method for evaluating background subtraction algorithms. Joint IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (VS-PETS).

Yang C, Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Davis LS.  2003.  Improved fast gauss transform and efficient kernel density estimation. Computer Vision, 2003. Proceedings. Ninth IEEE International Conference on.
:664-671vol.1-664-671vol.1.

Agrawal M, Davis LS.  2003.  Camera calibration using spheres: a semi-definite programming approach. Computer Vision, 2003. Proceedings. Ninth IEEE International Conference on.
:782-789vol.2-782-789vol.2.

Zotkin DN, Shamma SA, Ru P, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  Pitch and timbre manipulations using cortical representation of sound. Multimedia and Expo, IEEE International Conference on. 3:381-384.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, DeMenthon D, Davis LS.  2003.  Mean-shift analysis using quasiNewton methods. Image Processing, 2003. ICIP 2003. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 2:II-447-50vol.3-II-447-50vol.3.

Elgammal A, Shet V, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2003.  Exemplar-based tracking and recognition of arm gestures. Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, 2003. ISPA 2003. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on. 2:656-661Vol.2-656-661Vol.2.

2002


Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Customizable auditory displays. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display.
:167-176.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Joint audio-visual tracking using particle filters. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2002(1):1154-1164.

Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2002.  Smiling faces are better for face recognition. Fifth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2002. Proceedings.
:52-57.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Mohan A, Raykar V.  2002.  Virtual audio system customization using visual matching of ear parameters. 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2002. Proceedings. 3:1003-1006vol.3-1003-1006vol.3.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Creation of virtual auditory spaces. 2002 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2

2001


Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Nanda H, Davis LS.  2001.  Multimodal tracking for smart videoconferencing. Second International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Tokyo, Japan.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2001.  Statistics Explains Geometrical Optical Illusions. Foundations of Image UnderstandingFoundations of Image Understanding. 628:409-445.

Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Zotkin DN, Davis LS.  2001.  Efficient evaluation of reverberant sound fields. Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 2001 IEEE Workshop on the.
:203-206.

Duraiswami R, Zotkin DN, Davis LS.  2001.  Active speech source localization by a dual coarse-to-fine search. 2001 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2001. Proceedings. (ICASSP '01). 5:3309-3312vol.5-3309-3312vol.5.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2001.  Multimodal 3-D tracking and event detection via the particle filter. IEEE Workshop on Detection and Recognition of Events in Video, 2001. Proceedings.
:20-27.

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