Detecting Vanishing Points in Natural Scenes with Application in Photo Composition Analysis

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

Eigenvalues-based LSB steganalysis

Abstract: So far, various components of image characteristics have been used for steganalysis, including the histogram characteristic function, adjacent colors distribution, and sample pair analysis. However, some certain steganography methods have been proposed that can thwart some analysis approaches through managing the embedding patterns. In this regard, the present paper is intended to introduce a […]

Image steganalysis based on SVD and noise estimation: Improve sensitivity to spatial LSB embedding families

Abstract: We propose a novel image steganalysis method, based on singular value decomposition and noise estimation, for the spatial domain LSB embedding families. We first define a content independence parameter, DS, that is calculated for each LSB embedding rate. Next, we estimate the DS curve and use noise estimation to improve the curve approximation accuracy. […]


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 […]


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. […]

Evaluating the Combined Impact of Node Architecture and Cloud Workload Characteristics on Network Traffic and Performance/Cost

Abstract The combined impact of node architecture and workload characteristics on off-chip network traffic with performance/cost analysis has not been investigated before in the context of emerging cloud applications. Motivated by this observation, this paper performs a thorough characterization of twelve cloud workloads using a full-system datacenter simulation infrastructure. We first study the inherent network […]