Graduates: Diman Zad Tootaghaj Danial M.M. Kamani Yu Luo Undergrads: Sahil Mishra Luke Porupski Jeremy Ong Yizhi Huang Jeffery Cao Shengguang Bai


Smart cropping with JNI implementation in Android Aesthetic scoring using smartphone GPU Portrait Composition Assistance (Dissertation-related) Human body pose classification and recognition (Dissertation-related) Emotion-aware Local Guide with iOS implementation Severe weather forecasting using shape matching


Discovering Triangles in Portraits for Supporting Photographic Creation, S He, Z Zhou, F Farhat, JZ Wang, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Aug 2017. Intelligent Portrait Composition Assistance — Integrating Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea Retrieval, F Farhat, MM Kamani, S Mishra, JZ Wang, July 2017. Skeleton Matching with Applications in Severe Weather Detection, MM Kamani, F […]

IAAP Scholarship Award

Dear Mr. Farshid Farhat, On behalf of Dr. Manouchehr Farkhondeh, President of the Iranian American Academics and Professionals (IAAP) and the entire organization, I would like to congratulate you on your outstanding academic success as well as the invaluable service to the Iranian-American community. We are also delighted to inform you that you have been […]

Leveraging big visual data to predict severe weather

NEWS SOURCEs [] Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and AccuWeather has found a way to better predict some of these threats by harnessing the power of big data. […]

Discovering Triangles in Portraits and Landscapes

ABSTRACT Incorporating the concept of triangles in photos is an effective composition method used by professional photographers for making pictures more interesting or dynamic. Information on the locations of the embedded triangles is valuable for comparing the composition of portrait photos, which can be further leveraged by a retrieval system or used by photographers. This […]

Skeleton Matching for Severe Weather Detection

Title: Skeleton Matching with Applications in Severe Weather Detection Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Kamani, Farshid Farhat, Stephen Wistar and James Z. Wang. Elsevier Journal: Applied Soft Computing, ~27 pages, May 2017. Abstract: Severe weather conditions cause an enormous amount of damages around the globe. Bow echo patterns in radar images are associated with a number of […]


Farshid Farhat @ EECS PSU PhD Candidate School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The Pennsylvania State University Address: 310 IST Building, University Park, PA, 16802. Email: fuf111 AT psu DOT edu Web: Farshid Farhat ‘s Site@PSU About Me I am a member of Intelligent Information Systems (IIS) research lab at Penn State. I am working with Prof. […]