Short biography

Zohreh AzimifarAssociate Professor, Dr Zohreh Azimifar received her B.Sc. degree in computer science and engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 1994 and her Ph.D. degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 2005. In 2005, she was a postdoctoral fellow in medical biophysics at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  Since 2006 she has been a faculty member and director of computer vision and pattern recognition lab in computer science and engineering at Shiraz University. Having successfuly designed and impelimented several industrial intelligent vision systems, Dr Azimifar was supported by Shiraz University to establish research center for Intelligent Vision and Image Processing ( in 2014. During past decade, she has published two books in statistical pattern recogntion and about 100 international journal and conference papers in computer vision and image processing. 

At present, Professor Azimifar is director of Public Relations and International affairs of Shiraz University.


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Research interests

Research interests include statistical learning of generative and discriminative models for massive data sources with particular attention in statistical computer vision and pattern recognition.

Research topics

Biomedical Imaging

Computer Vision

Image Segmentation/Classification

Multiresolution Techniques

Scientific Imaging

Stochastic Models

Video Analysis


Journal articles

Shafiee, M. J.Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "How Conditional Random Fields Learn Dynamics: An Example-Based Studypdf", Computer Communication & Collaboration, vol. 1, no. 1, 2013. Details

Yousefi, M., M. Famouri, B. Nasihatkon, Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "A robust probabilistic Braille recognition systempdf", International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition, vol. 15, no. 3: Springer, pp. 253 - 266, 2012. Details

Wong, A.M. J. Shafiee, and Z. Azimifar, "Statistical Conditional Sampling for Variable-Resolution Video Compression",Public Library of Science ONE, 2012. Details

Azimifar, Z., M. Amiri, P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Empirical study of wavelet domain image joint statistics and proposition of an efficient correlation mappdf", Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, pp. 1-15, 2011. Details

Esteghamatian, M., Z. Azimifar, P. Radau, and G. Wright, "Real time cardiac image registration during respiration: a time series prediction approachpdf", Journal of Real-time Image Processing: Springer, 2011. Details

Conference papers

Shafiee, M. J.A. Wong, and Z. Azimifar, "A Novel Hierarchical Model-Based Frame Rate Up-Conversion via Spatio-temporal Conditional Random Fields", IEEE International Symposium of Multimedia , 2012. Details

Moayedi, F., Z. AzimifarP. Fieguth, and A. Kazemi, "Adaptive Multi-Resolution CRF-based Contour Tracking",International Conference on Image Processing, Brussels, 2011. Details

Ahmadi, E., Z. AzimifarP. Fieguth, and S. Ayatollahi, "Image synthesis using conditional random fieldspdf", 17th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3997 - 4000, 2010. Details

Shafiee, M. J.Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "Model-based tracking: Temporal conditional random fieldspdf", 17th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 4645 -4648, 2010. Details

Babadi, M., B. Masihatkon, Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "Probabilistic Estimation of Braille Document Parameters",ICIP, 2009. Details

Amiri, M., Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "Correlated non-linear wavelet shrinkagepdf", 15th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2008, pp. 2348 - 2351, 2008. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Correlated wavelet shrinkage: models of local random fields across multiple resolutionspdf", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, vol. 3, 2005. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Textures and wavelet-domain joint statisticspdf", 2004 International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, Portugal, 2004. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Hierarchical Markov models for wavelet-domain statisticspdf", 2003 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 2003. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Towards random field modeling of wavelet statisticspdf", International Conference on Image Processing, Rochester, NY, 2002. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Hierarchical multiscale modeling of wavelet-based correlationspdf",Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition, Joint IAPR International Workshops, pp. 850–860, 2002. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Modeling the correlation structure of images in the wavelet domainpdf", 14th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering , vol. 2, Toronto, pp. 1123 - 1127, 2001. Details

Azimifar, Z.P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Wavelet shrinkage with correlated wavelet coefficientspdf", International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 3, Greece, 2001. Details


Azimifar, Z., "Image Models for Wavelet Domain Statisticspdf", Department of Systems Design Engineering, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, University of Waterloo, 2005. Details

University of Waterloo

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