Amir H. Shabani

Ph.D.

Email: hshabani@engmail.uwaterloo.ca

Short biography

AmirAmir H. Shabani received his PhD degree in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada in 2011. He received both his M.Sc. and his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Eng. from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2003 and 2000, respectively. Amir has peer-reviewed publications on human action recognition, video event detection, biologically-inspired video filtering, 3D object reconstruction, human tracking, and texture classification.

From Jan. 2010, Amir is collaborating with the Action Lab at Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Wilfrid Laurier University, ON. Prior to his PhD, Amir worked for five years (May 2001- Aug. 2006) on hardware and software design for advanced control processes and robot vision for factory automation. He worked in a job sharing projects with several German, French, Italian, and Korean companies. Amir took several training courses and holds certificates in the field of computer vision and control processes from world-class companies such as Siemens, FrigoFrance, Nagel, ISRA, and Pepperl+Fuchs.

From Aug. 2012 until present, Amir is an Adj. Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, continuing his academic endevour with the focus on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He is actively collaborating with other faculties and local industries.

Supervisors

David A. Clausi

Research interests

My main research interests are in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning for video analytics with the focus on human tracking and event/activity recognition in video. I developed several algorithms for image and video analysis including detection and tracking of humans in video, motion estimation,  multi-resolution video processing, biologically-inspired spatio-temporal filtering, local video event detection, and action classification.

Research topics

Computer Vision

Multiresolution Techniques

Stochastic Models

Video Analysis

Research demos

Action Recognition in Video

Publications

Journal articles

Shabani, A. H., J. S. Zelek, and D. A. Clausi, "Multiple scale-specific representations for improved human action recognitionpdf", Pattern Recognition Letters, December, Accepted. Details

Conference papers

Shabani, A. H., J. S. Zelek, and D. A. Clausi, "Evaluation of local spatio-temporal salient feature detectors for human action recognitionpdf", IEEE Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, May. Details

Shabani, A. H.D. A. Clausi, and J. S. Zelek, "Improved Spatio-temporal Salient Feature Detection for Action Recognition", British Machine Vision Conference, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, August, 2011. Details

Ghaeminia, M. H., A. H. Shabani, and S. B. Shokouhi, "Two-level Parallel Histogram of Appearance for Better Human Tracking in Video", IEEE Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, Oct., 2010. Details
 

Shabani, A. H., J. S. Zelek, and D. A. Clausi, "Human action recognition using salient opponent-based motion features",7th Canadian Conference on Computer and Robotic Vision, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, pp. 362 - 369, March, 2010. Details

Shabani, A. H., M. H. Ghaeminia, and S. B. Shokouhi, "Human tracking using spatialized multi-level histogramming and mean shift", IEEE Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, May, 2010. Details

Gangeh, M. J., A. H. Shabani, and M. Kamel, "Nonlinear scale-space theory in texture classification using multiple classifier systems", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, June, 2010. Details

Shabani, A. H., J. S. Zelek, and D. A. Clausi, "Robust Local Video Event Detection for Action Recognition", Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Machine Learning for Assistive Technology Workshop, Whistler, Canada, December, 2010. Details

Ghaeminia, M. H., A. H. Shabani, and S. B. Shokouhi, "Adaptive motion model for human tracking using Particle Filter", International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Aug., 2010. Details

Shabani, A. H.D. A. Clausi, and J. S. Zelek, "Towards a robust spatio-temporal interest point detection for human action recognition", IEEE Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, Kelowna, BC, Canada, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, pp. 237-243, February, 2009. Details


Shabani, A. H., and S. B. Shokouhi, "A new automatic calibration algorithm for 3-D optical scanners", IEEE Conference on Machine Vision, Image Processing and Applications (MVIP), Tehran, Iran, Feb., 2005. Details

Shabani, A. H., and S. B. Shokouhi, "Self-recalibration of a 3D Laser Scanner", 13th Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Zanjan, Iran, 2005. Details

Shabani, A. H., and S. B. Shokouhi, "Fuzzy thinning in 3D laser scanning using structured light", IEEE Conference on Machine Vision, Image Processing and Applications (MVIP), Tehran, Iran, 2005. Details

Shabani, A. H., and S. B. Shokouhi, "A new method of edge detection based on the classical and fuzzy methods", 11'th Iranian Conference in Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Zanjan, Iran, May, 2003. Details

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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