Associate 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 (civip.shirazu.ac.ir) 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.
Research interests include statistical learning of generative and discriminative models for massive data sources with particular attention in statistical computer vision and pattern recognition.
Shafiee, M. J., Z. Azimifar, and P. Fieguth, "How Conditional Random Fields Learn Dynamics: An Example-Based Study", 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 system", 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 map", 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 approach", Journal of Real-time Image Processing: Springer, 2011. Details
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. Azimifar, P. Fieguth, and A. Kazemi, "Adaptive Multi-Resolution CRF-based Contour Tracking",International Conference on Image Processing, Brussels, 2011. Details
Ahmadi, E., Z. Azimifar, P. Fieguth, and S. Ayatollahi, "Image synthesis using conditional random fields", 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 fields", 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 shrinkage", 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 resolutions", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, vol. 3, 2005. Details
Azimifar, Z., P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Textures and wavelet-domain joint statistics", 2004 International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, Portugal, 2004. Details
Azimifar, Z., P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Hierarchical Markov models for wavelet-domain statistics", 2003 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 2003. Details
Azimifar, Z., P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Towards random field modeling of wavelet statistics", International Conference on Image Processing, Rochester, NY, 2002. Details
Azimifar, Z., P. Fieguth, and E. Jernigan, "Hierarchical multiscale modeling of wavelet-based correlations",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 domain", 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 coefficients", International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 3, Greece, 2001. Details
Azimifar, Z., "Image Models for Wavelet Domain Statistics", Department of Systems Design Engineering, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, University of Waterloo, 2005. Details