Yaser Yacoob

Associate Research Scientist
3363 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-6720
(301) 405-6707
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Maryland (Computer Science)
Biography: 

Yaser Yacoob is an associate research scientist in UMIACS.

His research focuses on detection, tracking and recognition of face expressions, lip reading, body part tracking, modeling and recognition of human activities, augmented reality, human appearance analysis, motion analysis and image segmentation. Moreover, Yacoob developed interactive robots and demonstrated their potential for engaging humans in games and communication.

He has served as a program committee member on several workshops and computer vision conferences. Yacoob has played a role in conducting basic research under many DoD programs sponsored by DARPA, IARPA, and ONR.

He received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland in 1994.

Publications

2009


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2009.  Segmentation using appearance of mesostructure roughness. International journal of computer vision. 83(3):248-273.

2007


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2007.  Segmentation using Meta-texture Saliency. Computer Vision, 2007. ICCV 2007. IEEE 11th International Conference on.
:1-8.

2006


Sepehri A, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2006.  Employing the hand as an interface device. Journal of Multimedia. 1(7):18-29.

Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2006.  Detection and analysis of hair. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 28(7):1164-1169.

Sepehri A, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2006.  Parametric Hand Tracking for Recognition of Virtual Drawings. Computer Vision Systems, 2006 ICVS '06. IEEE International Conference on.
:6-6.

2005


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2005.  Detection, analysis and matching of hair. Computer Vision, 2005. ICCV 2005. Tenth IEEE International Conference on. 1:741-748Vol.1-741-748Vol.1.

2003


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.

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.

2002


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.

2001


Dorai GK, Yacoob Y.  2001.  Facilitating semantic web search with embedded grammar tags. IJCAI Workshop on E-Business and Intelligent Web.

Haritaoglu I, Cozzi A, Koons D, Flickner M, Zotkin DN, Yacoob Y.  2001.  Attentive toys. International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. 22:25-25.

2000


De la Torre F, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  2000.  A probabilistic framework for rigid and non-rigid appearance based tracking and recognition. Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. Fourth IEEE International Conference on.
:491-498.

Black MJ, Fleet DJ, Yacoob Y.  2000.  Robustly estimating changes in image appearance. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 78(1):8-31.

Fleet DJ, Black MJ, Yacoob Y, Jepson AD.  2000.  Design and use of linear models for image motion analysis. International Journal of Computer Vision. 36(3):171-193.

1999


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1999.  Tracking rigid motion using a compact-structure constraint. Computer Vision, 1999. The Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on. 1:198-205vol.1-198-205vol.1.

Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1999.  Temporal multi-scale models for flow and acceleration. International Journal of Computer Vision. 32(2):147-163.

Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1999.  Estimation of composite object and camera image motion. The Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 1999. 1:190-197vol.1-190-197vol.1.

1998


Black MJ, Fleet DJ, Yacoob Y.  1998.  A framework for modeling appearance change in image sequences. Computer Vision, 1998. Sixth International Conference on.
:660-667.

Yacoob Y, Black MJ.  1998.  Parameterized modeling and recognition of activities. Computer Vision, 1998. Sixth International Conference on.
:120-127.

1997


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1997.  Temporal Multi-scale Models for Image Motion Estimation. Image Understanding Workshop: proceedings of a workshop held in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 11-14, 1997. 1:135-135.

Black MJ, Yacoob Y, Jepson AD, Fleet DJ.  1997.  Learning parameterized models of image motion. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:561-567.

Davis LS, Fejes S, Harwood D, Yacoob Y, Hariatoglu I, Black M.  1997.  Visual surveillance of human activity. Computer Vision—ACCV'98.
:267-274.

1996


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1996.  Recognizing human facial expressions from long image sequences using optical flow. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 18(6):636-642.

Horprasert T, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1996.  Computing 3-D head orientation from a monocular image sequence. Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 1996., Proceedings of the Second International Conference on.
:242-247.

Morimoto C, Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1996.  Recognition of head gestures using hidden markov models. Pattern Recognition, 1996., Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on. 3:461-465.

1995


Black MJ, Yacoob Y.  1995.  Tracking and recognizing rigid and non-rigid facial motions using local parametric models of image motion. Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings., Fifth International Conference on.
:374-381.

1994

1993


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1993.  Early vision processing using a multi-stage diffusion process. 1993 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1993. Proceedings CVPR '93.
:41-46.

1992


Yacoob Y, Davis LS.  1992.  Ground and airborne localization over rough terrain using random environmental range-measurements. Pattern Recognition, 1992. Vol. I. Conference A: Computer Vision and Applications, Proceedings., 11th IAPR International Conference on.
:403-406.

1990


Yacoob Y.  1990.  Displaying voxel-based objects according to their qualitative shape synthesis. Proceedings of the 1st conference on Visualization'90.
:51-58.

1989


Yacoob Y, Gold YI.  1989.  3D object recognition via simulated particles diffusion. IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1989. Proceedings CVPR '89.
:442-449.