Robert Amelard

Ph.D. Candidate

Short biography

Robert AmelardI completed my PhD with professors Alex Wong and David Clausi. This page is no longer maintained. Please see my new website for updated activities:

www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~ramelard

Supervisors

Alexander WongDavid A. Clausi

Research interests

My research passions lie broadly in the realm of computer vision with a HCI/human factors twist. I am focusing my PhD thesis work on extracting hemodynamic information from videos. For my Master's, I designed intuitive image features to help doctors make more accurate diagnoses of melanoma. Apart from medical image processing, I have also dappled with remote sensing (hyper- & multi-spectral) and photogrammetry (3D stereo vision).

Wherever I find myself, I aim to devote my skills to create socially responsible technology to help make people's lives more meaningful.

Research  topics

Biomedical Imaging

Computer Vision

Image Segmentation/Classification

Remote Sensing

Research demos

Photoplethysmographic Imaging

Skin Cancer Detection

Stereo Vision for Dimension Estimation

Publications

Journal articles

Amelard, R.C. ScharfenbergerF. Kazemzadeh, K. J. Pfisterer, B. S. Lin, A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Non-contact transmittance photoplethysmographic imaging (PPGI) for long-distance cardiovascular monitoring", Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 5, October, 2015. Details

Amelard, R.J. GlaisterA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "High-level intuitive features (HLIFs) for intuitive skin lesion descriptionpdf", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 62, issue 3, pp. 820-831, October, 2015.Details

Glaister, J.R. AmelardA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "MSIM: Multi-Stage Illumination Modeling of Dermatological Photographs for Illumination-Corrected Skin Lesion Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, issue 7, pp. 1873 - 1883, November, 2013. Details

Conference papers

Chung, A.X. WangR. AmelardC. Scharfenberger, J. Leong, A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "High-resolution motion-compensated photoplethysmographic imaging for remote heart rate monitoringpdf", SPIE Photonics West, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging X, February, 2015. Details

Amelard, R.C. ScharfenbergerA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Illumination-compensated non-contact imaging photoplethysmography via dual-mode temporally-coded illumination", SPIE Photonics West, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging X, February, 2015. Details

Amelard, R.C. ScharfenbergerA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Non-contact assessment of melanin distribution via multispectral temporal illumination coding", SPIE Photonics West, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging X, February, 2015. Details

Cho, D.S. HaiderR. AmelardA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Physiological Characterization of Skin Lesion using Non-linear Random Forest Regression Model", 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers Chicago, IL, USA, pp. 3349-3352, September, 2014. Details

Haider, S.D. ChoR. AmelardA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Enhanced classification of malignant melanoma lesions via the integration of physiological features from dermatological photographspdf", 36th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers Chicago, IL, USA, pp. 6455-6458, September, 2014. Details

Wong, A., A. K. Scott, E. Li, and R. Amelard, "Continuous sea ice thickness estimation using a joint MODIS and AMSR-E guided variational modelpdf", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, March, 2013 Details

Amelard, R.A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Unsupervised Classification Of Agricultural Land Cover Using Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Via A Sparse Texture Dictionary Modelpdf", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, March, 2013. Details

Amelard, R.A. WongD. A. Clausi, and F. Li, "Unsupervised Classification of Sea-Ice and Water Using Synthetic Aperture Radar via an Adaptive Texture Sparsifying Transformpdf", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, March, 2013. Details

Amelard, R.A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Extracting Morphological High-Level Intuitive Features (HLIF) for Enhancing Skin Lesion Classificationpdf", 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, pp. 4458 - 4461, August, 2012. Details

Amelard, R.A. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Extracting High-Level Intuitive Features (HLIF) For Classifying Skin Lesions Using Standard Camera Imagespdf", 9th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, Toronto, pp. 396-403, May, 2012. Details

Book chapters

Amelard, R.J. GlaisterA. Wong, and D. A. Clausi, "Melanoma decision support using lighting-corrected intuitive feature modelspdf", Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, pp. 193 - 219, October, 2013. Details

Theses

Amelard, R., "High-Level Intuitive Features (HLIFs) for Melanoma Detectionpdf", Department of Systems Design Engineering, pp. 85, 2013. Details

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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