Professor J.K. Aggarwal
Room POB 5.114
Mailing Address: The University of Texas
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engr.
1 University Station C0803
Austin, TX 78712-0240
Courier Address: UTA Building
7th Floor
1616 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78701
Office: (512) 471-4540
Telephone: (512) 471-1369
Fax: (512) 471-5532
Email: aggarwaljk@utexas.edu

Short Bio

Professor J. K. Aggarwal served on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, College of Engineering from 1964-2014. He is currently Cullen Trust Endowed Professor Emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is still active in research and his interests include computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing focusing on human motion and activities.

A Fellow of IEEE (1976), IAPR (1998) and AAAS (2005), he received the Senior Research Award of the American Society of Engineering Education in 1992, the 1996 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Computer Society and the graduate teaching award at The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. More recently, he is the recipient of the 2004 K S FU prize of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, the 2005 Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award of the IEEE and the 2007 Okawa Prize of the Okawa Foundation of Japan.. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and Golden Core member of IEEE Computer Society. He has authored and edited a number of books, chapters, proceedings of conferences, and papers.

Recent Publication

Books

Computer Vision Analysis of Image Motion by Variational Methods, Springer Verlag 2013, in the series topics in Signal Processing (with Amar Mitiche).

Combinatorial Image Analysis, ( Edited with Reneta P. Barneva, Valentin Brimkov, Kostadin N. Korotchev, and Elka R. Koroutcheva), Springer Verlag 2011.

Journal Papers

"3D Dynamic Facial Expression Recognition using Low-Resolution Videos.”, Pattern Recognition Letters (to appear), 2015 (with Jie Shao, Ilaria Gori, Shaohua Wan)

"Spontaneous Facial Expression Recognition: A Robust Metric Learning Approach", Pattern Recognition, Volume 47, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages 1859–1868 (with Shaohua Wan)

"Human Activity Recognition From 3D Data: A Review", Pattern Recognition Letters Special Issue in the honor of Professor Maria Petrou, 2014 (with Lu Xia)

"Video Event Description in Scene Context", NeuroComputing, Special Issue on Intelligent Processing Techniques for Semantic-based Image and Video Retrieval, Jan 2013 vol.119 pp. 82-93 ( with Chunmei Liu, Changbo Hu and Qingshau Liu)

"A Task-Driven Intelligent Workspace System to Provide Guidance Feedback", Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) special issue on Intelligent Vision Systems, 114(5):520-534, May 2010 (with M. S. Ryoo, K. Grauman)

Conference Papers

"Robot-centric activity recognition 'in the wild'", International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2015), Paris, France, October 2015 (with I. Gori, J. Sinapov, P. Khante, P. Stone)

"Robust Object Recognition in RGB-D Egocentric Videos based on Sparse Affine Hull Kernel", IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visual Spectrum (PBVS) in conjunction with 26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPR Workshops 2015), Boston, US, June 2015 (with Shaohua Wan)

"Mining Discriminative States of Hands and Objects to Recognize Egocentric Actions with a Wearable RGBD Camera", IEEE Workshop on Observing and Understanding Hands in Action (Hands 2015) in conjunction with 26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPR Workshops 2015), Boston, US, June 2015 (with Shaohua Wan)

Robot-Centric Activity Recognition from First-Person RGB-D Videos", IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Waikoloa Beach, HI, January, 2015 (with Lu Xia, Ilaria Gori, and M. S. Ryoo)

"Scene Recognition by Jointly Modeling Latent Topics", IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV2014), Steamboat Springs, CO, US, March 2014 (with Shaohua Wan)

"Indoor Scene Recognition from RGB-D Images by Learning Scene Bases.", 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2014), Stockholm, Sweden, August 2014 (with Shaohua Wan and Changbo Hu)

"Spatio-Temporal Depth Cuboid Similarity Feature for Activity Recognition Using Depth Camera", 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, Oregon, June 2013, (with Lu Xia)

"A Scalable Metric Learning-Based Voting Method for Expression Recognition", 10th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG2013), Shanghai, China, April 2013, (with Shaohua Wan)

"Nonparametric Facial Feature Localization", IEEE Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures (AMFG) in conjunction with 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, Oregon, June 2013, (with Birgi Tamersoy and Changbo Hu)