Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman who won Fields Medal, dies at 40

Unbelievable and heartbreaking! Our role model since elementary school dies at 40! I still remember the days I was struggling to learn her book written for young math lovers to prepare for math Olympiad. She was ahead of us as a senior but she passed all the elevation steps very fast, and soon she became […]

Projects

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

Integrating Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea Retrieval

Intelligent Portrait Composition Assistance (IPCA), Farshid Farhat, Mohammad Mahdi Kamani, Sahil Mishra, James Wang, ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA. ABSTRACT: Retrieving photography ideas corresponding to a given location facilitates the usage of smart cameras, where there is a high interest among amateurs and enthusiasts to take astonishing photos at anytime and in any location. Existing […]

Leveraging big visual data to predict severe weather conditions

NEWS SOURCEs [www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170621145133.htm www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/ps-nir062117.php phys.org/news/2017-06-leverages-big-severe-weather.html sciencenewsline.com/news/2017062217300053.html] 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 for Supporting Photographic Creation

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 with Applications in 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 […]

EECS PSU

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. […]

Penn State

Farshid Farhat @ Penn State 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. […]

Detecting Dominant Vanishing Points in Natural Scenes with Application to Composition-Sensitive Image Retrieval

Abstract: Linear perspective is widely used in landscape photography to create the impression of depth on a 2D photo. Automated understanding of linear perspective in landscape photography has several real-world applications, including aesthetics assessment, image retrieval, and on-site feedback for photo composition, yet adequate automated understanding has been elusive. We address this problem by detecting […]

Shape matching using skeleton context for automated bow echo detection

Abstract: Severe weather conditions cause enormous amount of damages around the globe. Bow echo patterns in radar images are associated with a number of these destructive thunderstorm conditions such as damaging winds, hail and tornadoes. They are detected manually by meteorologists. In this paper, we propose an automatic framework to detect these patterns with high […]