Yiannis Aloimonos

Professor
4475 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-1743
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York (Computer Science)
Biography: 

Yiannis "John" Aloimonos is a professor of computer science and director of the Computer Vision Laboratory.

He has written more than 200 research publications on computer vision, especially on Active Vision. Aloimonos has contributed to the theory of computational vision in various ways, including the discovery of the trilinear constraints (with M. Spetsakis) and the mathematics of stability in motion analysis as a function of the field of view (with Cornelia Fermüller), which contributed to the development of omni directional sensors. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals (such as IEEE PAMI, CVIU, the Visual Computer, Pattern Recognition); has chaired several international and national conferences (CVPR, ICPR, 3DPVT); and is the co-author of four books, including one textbook on artificial intelligence.

Aloimonos has received awards for his work, including the Marr Prize Honorable Mention Award 1987, the Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Bush in 1990, and the Bodossaki Prize in AI and Computer Vision in 1994. His research has been supported over the years by NSF, NIH, ONR, DARPA, IBM, Honeywell, Dassault, Westinghouse, Google, Honda and the European Union. For the past five years, he has been working on cognitive systems under the project POETICON, and more recently under the NSF Cyberphysical Systems Program.

He received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Rochester in 1987. Aloimonos started at the University of Maryland in 1986. In 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, and in 1994, he served as a visiting professor at the Institute FORTH in Crete, Greece.

Publications

2011


Yu X, Fermüller C, Teo C L, Yang Y, Aloimonos Y.  2011.  Active scene recognition with vision and language. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).
:810-817.

Yu X, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2011.  Visual Scene Interpretation as a Dialogue between Vision and Language. Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Teo CL, Yang Y, Daumé H, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2011.  A Corpus-Guided Framework for Robotic Visual Perception. Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

2010


Bitsakos K, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2010.  An Experimental Study of Color-Based Segmentation Algorithms Based on the Mean-Shift Concept. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6312:506-519.

Li Y, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Ji H.  2010.  Learning shift-invariant sparse representation of actions. 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
:2630-2637.

2009


Aloimonos Y.  2009.  Sensory grammars for sensor networks. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. 1(1):15-21.

Mishra A, Aloimonos Y, Fermüller C.  2009.  Active segmentation for robotics. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009.
:3133-3139.

Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2009.  Image Transformations and Blurring. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 31(5):811-823.

Li Y, Bitsakos K, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2009.  Real-time shape retrieval for robotics using skip Tri-Grams. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009.
:4731-4738.

Bitsakos K, Domke J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2009.  MEASURING 1ST ORDER STRETCH WITH A SINGLE FILTER. Relation. 10(1.132):691-691.

2008


Bitsakos K, Domke J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2008.  Measuring 1st order stretchwith a single filter. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008.
:909-912.

Domke J, Karapurkar A, Aloimonos Y.  2008.  Who killed the directed model? Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on.
:1-8.

2007


Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2007.  A probabilistic notion of camera geometry: Calibrated vs. uncalibrated. PHOTOGRAMMETRIE FERNERKUNDUNG GEOINFORMATION. 2007(1):25-25.

Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2007.  Multiple View Image Reconstruction: A Harmonic Approach. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07.
:1-8.

Ogale AS, Aloimonos Y.  2007.  A roadmap to the integration of early visual modules. International Journal of Computer Vision. 72(1):9-25.

Guerra-Filho G, Aloimonos Y.  2007.  A Language for Human Action. Computer. 40(5):42-51.

2006


Lymberopoulos D, Ogale AS, Savvides A, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  A sensory grammar for inferring behaviors in sensor networks. Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Information processing in sensor networks.
:251-259.

Guerra‐Filho G, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  Understanding visuo‐motor primitives for motion synthesis and analysis. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. 17(3‐4):207-217.

Guerra-Filho G, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  A Sensory-Motor Language for Human Activity Understanding. 2006 6th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots.
:69-75.

Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  Deformation and viewpoint invariant color histograms. British Machine Vision Conference. 2:509-518.

Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  Integration of visual and inertial information for egomotion: a stochastic approach. Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006. ICRA 2006.
:2053-2059.

Domke J, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  A probabilistic notion of correspondence and the epipolar constraint. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission (3DPVT'06).
:41-48.

Guerra-Filho G, Aloimonos Y.  2006.  Towards a sensorimotor WordNet SM: Closing the semantic gap. Proc. of the International WordNet Conference (GWC).

2005


Ogale AS, Aloimonos Y.  2005.  Shape and the stereo correspondence problem. International Journal of Computer Vision. 65(3):147-162.

Guerra-Filho G, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2005.  Discovering a language for human activity. Proceedings of the AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium on Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems, Washington, DC.

Ogale AS, Aloimonos Y.  2005.  Robust Contrast Invariant Stereo Correspondence. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2005. ICRA 2005.
:819-824.

Ogale AS, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2005.  Motion segmentation using occlusions. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 27(6):988-992.

Corrochano E B, Ogale AS, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2005.  Detecting Independent 3D Movement. Handbook of Geometric ComputingHandbook of Geometric Computing.
:383-401.

2004


Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2004.  A hierarchy of cameras for 3D photography. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 96(3):274-293.

Baker P, Aloimonos Y.  2004.  Structure from motion of parallel lines. Computer Vision-ECCV 2004.
:229-240.

Baker P, Ogale AS, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2004.  The Argus eye, a new tool for robotics. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 11(4):31-38.

Ogale AS, Aloimonos Y.  2004.  Stereo Correspondence with Slanted Surfaces: Critical Implications of Horizontal Slant. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:568-573.

Ogale AS, Aloimonos Y.  2004.  The influence of shape on image correspondence. 2nd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 2004. 3DPVT 2004. Proceedings.
:945-952.

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Brajovic V.  2004.  Compound eye sensor for 3D ego motion estimation. 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004. (IROS 2004). Proceedings. 4:3712-3717vol.4-3712-3717vol.4.

2003


Baker P, Ogale AS, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2003.  New eyes for robotics. 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2003. (IROS 2003). Proceedings. 1:1018-1023vol.1-1018-1023vol.1.

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2003.  Polydioptric camera design and 3D motion estimation. 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings. 2:II-294-301vol.2-II-294-301vol.2.

Aloimonos Y.  2003.  Computational video. The Visual Computer. 19(6):355-359.

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2003.  Eye design in the plenoptic space of light rays. Ninth IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2003. Proceedings.
:1160-1167vol.2-1160-1167vol.2.

2002


Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2002.  Eyes from eyes: new cameras for structure from motion. Third Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, 2002. Proceedings.
:19-26.

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2002.  Polydioptric Cameras: New Eyes for Structure from Motion. Pattern RecognitionPattern Recognition. 2449:618-625.

Neumann J, Aloimonos Y.  2002.  Spatio-temporal stereo using multi-resolution subdivision surfaces. International Journal of Computer Vision. 47(1):181-193.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Malm H.  2002.  Bias in visual motion processes: A theory predicting illusions. Statistical Methods in Video Processing.(in conjunction with European Conference on Computer Vision).

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2002.  Eyes form eyes: New cameras for structure from motion. Proceedings Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision (OMNIVIS).

2001


Stuart B, Baker P, Aloimonos Y.  2001.  Towards the ultimate motion capture technology. Deformable avatars: IFIP TC5/WG5. 10 DEFORM'2000 Workshop, November 29-30, 2000, Geneva, Switzerland and AVATARS'2000 Workshop, November 30-December 1, 2000, Lausanne, Switzerland. 68:143-143.

Baker P, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Pless R.  2001.  A spherical eye from multiple cameras (makes better models of the world). Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2001. CVPR 2001. 1:I-576-I-583vol.1-I-576-I-583vol.1.

Baker P, Pless R, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2001.  Eyes from Eyes. 3D Structure from Images — SMILE 20003D Structure from Images — SMILE 2000. 2018:204-217.

Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, for University of Maryland(College Park M.). C A R.  2001.  Eyes from Eyes: Analysis of Camera Design Using Plenoptic Video Geometry.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2001.  Geometry of Eye Design: Biology and Technology. Multi-Image Analysis. 2032:22-38.

Fermüller C, Shulman D, Aloimonos Y.  2001.  The Statistics of Optical Flow. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 82(1):1-32.

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

2000


Neumann J, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  A New Framework for Multi-camera Structure from Motion. Mustererkennung 2000, 22. DAGM-Symposium.
:75-82.

Baker P, Pless R, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  New Eyes for Shape and Motion Estimation. Biologically Motivated Computer VisionBiologically Motivated Computer Vision. 1811:23-47.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  Observability of 3D Motion. International Journal of Computer Vision. 37(1):43-63.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  The statistics of optical flow: implications for the process of correspondence in vision. 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. 1:119-126vol.1-119-126vol.1.

Pless R, Brodsky T, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  Detecting independent motion: The statistics of temporal continuity. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 22(8):768-773.

Brodskỳ T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  2000.  Structure from motion: Beyond the epipolar constraint. International Journal of Computer Vision. 37(3):231-258.

Aloimonos Y, Fermüller C.  2000.  Analyzing Action Representations. Algebraic Frames for the Perception-Action CycleAlgebraic Frames for the Perception-Action Cycle. 1888:1-21.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Baker P, Pless R, Neumann J, Stuart B.  2000.  Multi-camera networks: eyes from eyes. IEEE Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, 2000. Proceedings.
:11-18.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y, Brodský T.  2000.  New eyes for building models from video. Computational Geometry. 15(1–3):3-23.

1999


Fermüller C, Brodsky T, Aloimonos Y.  1999.  Motion Segmentation: A Synergistic Approach. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 2:2226-2226.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1999.  Active Perception. Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringWiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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