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

1999


Fermüller C, Pless R, Aloimonos Y.  1999.  Statistical biases in optic flow. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1999. IEEE Computer Society Conference on.. 1:566Vol.1-566Vol.1.

Pless R, Brodsky T, Aloimonos Y.  1999.  Independent motion: the importance of history. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1999. IEEE Computer Society Conference on.. 2:97Vol.2-97Vol.2.

Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1999.  Shape from Video. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 2:2146-2146.

1998


Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Shape from video: Beyond the epipolar constraint. Proceedings of the DARPA Image Understanding Workshop.

Brodský T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Simultaneous estimation of viewing geometry and structure. Computer Vision — ECCV'98Computer Vision — ECCV'98. 1406:342-358.

Fermüller C, Cheong LF, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  3D motion and shape representations in visual servo control. The International Journal of Robotics Research. 17(1):4-4.

Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Directions of Motion Fields are Hardly Ever Ambiguous. International Journal of Computer Vision. 26(1):5-24.

Cheong LF, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Effects of Errors in the Viewing Geometry on Shape Estimation. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 71(3):356-372.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  On the geometry of visual correspondence. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Which shape from motion? Sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, 1998.
:689-695.

Brodský T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  The Video Yardstick. Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual EnvironmentsModelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments. 1537:144-158.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Ambiguity in Structure from Motion: Sphere versus Plane. International Journal of Computer Vision. 28(2):137-154.

Cheong LF, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Effects of Errors in the Viewing Geometry on Shape Estimation* 1,* 2. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 71(3):356-372.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  What is computed by structure from motion algorithms? Computer Vision — ECCV'98. 1406:359-375.

Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Self-calibration from image derivatives. Sixth International Conference on Computer Vision, 1998.
:83-89.

Brodský T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1998.  Beyond the Epipolar Constraint: Integrating 3D Motion and Structure Estimation. 3D Structure from Multiple Images of Large-Scale Environments3D Structure from Multiple Images of Large-Scale Environments. 1506:109-123.

1997


Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  DIRECT MOTION PERCEPTION. Visual navigation: from biological systems to unmanned ground vehicles.
:135-135.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  The confounding of translation and rotation in reconstruction from multiple views. , 1997 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1997. Proceedings.
:250-256.

Fermüller C, Cheong LF, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  The geometry of visual space distortion. Algebraic Frames for the Perception-Action CycleAlgebraic Frames for the Perception-Action Cycle. 1315:249-277.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  On the Geometry of Visual Correspondence. International Journal of Computer Vision. 21(3):223-247.

Bolle R, Aloimonos Y, Fermüller C.  1997.  Toward motion picture grammars. Computer Vision — ACCV'98Computer Vision — ACCV'98. 1352:283-290.

Fermüller C, Pless R, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  Families of Stationary Patterns Producing Illusory Movement: Insights into the Visual System. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological SciencesProc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 264(1383):795-806.

Fermüller C, Cheong LF, Aloimonos Y.  1997.  Visual space distortion. Biological Cybernetics. 77(5):323-337.

Aloimonos Y.  1997.  Visual Navigation: Flies, Bees, and UGV's. Visual navigation: from biological systems to unmanned ground vehicles.

1996


Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1996.  The synthesis of vision and action. Exploratory vision: the active eye.
:205-205.

Cheong LF, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1996.  Spatiotemporal representations for visual navigation. Computer Vision — ECCV '96Computer Vision — ECCV '96. 1064:671-684.

Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1996.  Directions of motion fields are hardly ever ambiguous. Computer Vision — ECCV '96Computer Vision — ECCV '96. 1065:119-128.

Sharma R, Aloimonos Y.  1996.  Early detection of independent motion from active control of normal image flow patterns. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on. 26(1):42-52.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1996.  Ordinal representations of visual space. Proc. Image Understanding Workshop.
:897-904.

Bolle R, Aloimonos Y, Fermüller C.  1996.  Video representations. Recent Developments in Computer Vision. 1035:33-41.

1995


Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Vision and action. Image and Vision Computing. 13(10):725-744.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Representations for active vision. Proceedings of the 14th international joint conference on Artificial intelligence - Volume 1.
:20-26.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Global rigidity constraints in image displacement fields. Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Computer Vision, 1995.
:245-250.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Vision and action* 1. Image and vision computing. 13(10):725-744.

Cheong LF, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Iso-distortion contours and egomotion estimation. Proceedings of International Symposium on Computer Vision, 1995.
:55-60.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Global rigidity constraints in image displacement fields. , Fifth International Conference on Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings.
:245-250.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Qualitative egomotion. International Journal of Computer Vision. 15(1):7-29.

Aloimonos Y.  1995.  Qualitative vision. International Journal of Computer Vision. 14(2):115-117.

Fermüller C, Cheong LF, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  3D motion representations in visual servo control. Proceedings of International Symposium on Computer Vision, 1995.
:61-66.

Brodsky T, Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1995.  The information in the direction of image flow. , International Symposium on Computer Vision, 1995. Proceedings.
:461-466.

1994


Aloimonos Y, Duric Z.  1994.  Estimating the heading direction using normal flow. International Journal of Computer Vision. 13(1):33-56.

Aloimonos Y, Rosenfeld A.  1994.  Principles of computer vision. Handbook of pattern recognition and image processing (vol. 2).
:1-15.

Aloimonos Y.  1994.  What I have learned. CVGIP: Image Understanding. 60(1):74-85.

1993


Sharma R, Mount D, Aloimonos Y.  1993.  Probabilistic analysis of some navigation strategies in a dynamic environment. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on. 23(5):1465-1474.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1993.  The role of fixation in visual motion analysis. International Journal of Computer Vision. 11(2):165-186.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1993.  Recognizing 3-D Motion. INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL IN℡LIGENCE. 13:1624-1624.

1992


Aloimonos Y, Duric Z.  1992.  Active egomotion estimation: a qualitative approach. Computer Vision—ECCV'92.
:497-510.

Herve J-Y, Aloimonos Y.  1992.  Exploratory active vision: theory. Proceedings of 1992 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 1992.
:10-15.

Sharma R, Aloimonos Y.  1992.  Coordinated motion planning: the warehouseman's problem with constraints on free space. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on. 22(1):130-141.

Fermüller C, Aloimonos Y.  1992.  Perceptual computational advantages of tracking. , 11th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 1992. Vol.I. Conference A: Computer Vision and Applications, Proceedings.
:599-602.

Aloimonos Y, Duriç Z, Fermüller C, Huang L, Rivlin E, Sharma R.  1992.  Behavioral Visual Motion Analysis,". Proceedings, DARPA Image Understanding Workshop.
:521-541.

1991


Aloimonos Y, Tsakiris DP.  1991.  On the visual mathematics of tracking. Image and vision computing. 9(4):235-251.

Spetsakis M, Aloimonos Y.  1991.  A multi-frame approach to visual motion perception. International Journal of Computer Vision. 6(3):245-255.

Huang L, Aloimonos Y.  1991.  Relative depth from motion using normal flow: an active and purposive solution. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Visual Motion, 1991.
:196-204.

1990


Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Perspective approximations. Image and Vision Computing. 8(3):179-192.

Herve J, Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Catastrophe theory and computational vision. Proc. AAAI-90 Workshop on Qualitative Vision.
:96-100.

Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Purposive and qualitative active vision. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 1990. i:346-360vol.1-346-360vol.1.

Spetsakis ME, Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Structure from motion using line correspondences. International Journal of Computer VisionInt J Comput Vision. 4(3):171-183.

Bandopadhay A, Aloimonos Y.  1990.  Image motion estimation by clustering. International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology. 2(4):345-355.

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