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James Davis

  • Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 491 Dreese Laboratories
    2015 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-1553

Honors

  • 20150401

    Innovators Award.

  • 20120501

    Lumley Engineering Research Award.

  • 20101101

    Best Paper Award.

  • 20100901

    Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Outstanding Reviewer Award.

  • 20100301

    CSE Departmental Teaching Award.

  • 20050501

    Lumley Engineering Research Award.

  • 20021201

    Lockheed-Martin Best Paper Award.

Chapters

2009

  • 2009. "Human Detection and Tracking." In Encyclopedia of Biometrics, edited by S. Li,

1997

  • 1997. "Action Recognition Using Temporal Templates." In Motion-Based Recognition, edited by M. Shah and R. Jain,

Journal Articles

2011

  • M. Keck and J. Davis, 2011, "Recovery and Reasoning about Occlusions in 3D using Few Cameras with Applications to 3D Tracking." International Journal of Computer Vision 95, no. 3, 240-264 - 240-264.
  • Keck M. and Davis J., 2011, "Recovery and Reasoning about Occlusions in 3D using Few Cameras with Applications to 3D Tracking." International Journal of Computer Vision 95, no. 3, 240-264 - 240-264.

2009

  • V. Sharma and J. Davis, 2009, "A Feature-Selection Approach to Fusion of Electro-Optical and Infrared Imagery." Electronic Image & Signal Processing February, 3 pages - 3 pages.

2007

  • Davis J., Morison A., and Woods D., 2007, "An Adaptive Focus-of-Attention Model for Video Surveillance and Monitoring." Machine Vision and Applications Journal 18, no. 1, 41-64 - 41-64.
  • Davis J. and Sharma V., 2007, "Background-Subtraction using Contour-based Fusion of Thermal and Visible Imagery." Computer Vision and Image Understanding 106, no. 2-3, 162-182 - 162-182.
  • Murray, A., Kim, K., Davis, J., Machiraju, R., and Parent, R., 2007, "Coverage Optimization to Support Security Monitoring." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 31, 133-147 - 133-147.

2006

  • H. Gao and J. Davis, 2006, "Why Direct LDA is not Equivalent to LDA." Pattern Recognition 39, 1002-1006 - 1002-1006.
  • J. Davis and A. Tyagi, 2006, "Minimal-Latency Human Action Recognition using Reliable-Inference." Image and Vision Computing 24, 455-472 - 455-472.

2004

  • R. Tan and J. Davis, 2004, "Differential Video Coding of Face and Gesture Events in Presentation Videos." Computer Vision and Image Understanding 96, no. 2, 200-215 - 200-215.
  • J. Davis and H. Gao, 2004, "An Expressive Three-Mode Principal Components Model for Gender Recognition." Journal of Vision 4, no. 5, 362-377 - 362-377.

2003

  • J. Davis and H. Gao, 2003, "An Expressive Three-Mode Principal Components Model of Human Action Style." Image and Vision Computing 21, no. 11, 1001-1016 - 1001-1016.

2002

  • G. Bradski and J. Davis, 2002, "Motion Segmentation and Pose Recognition with Motion History Gradients." International Journal of Machine Vision and Applications 13, no. 3, 174-184 - 174-184.
  • Bradski G. and Davis J., 2002, "Motion Segmentation and Pose Recognition with Motion History Gradients." International Journal of Machine Vision and Applications 13, no. 3, 174-184 - 174-184.

2001

  • A. Bobick and J. Davis, 2001, "The Recognition of Human Movement Using Temporal Templates." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 23, no. 3, 257-267 - 257-267.

2000

  • Pinhanez C., Davis J., Intille S., Johnson M., Wilson A., Bobick A., and Blumberg B., 2000, "Physically Interactive Story Environments." IBM Systems Journal 39, no. 3/4, 438-455 - 438-455.
  • C. Pinhanez, J. Davis, S. Intille, M. Johnson, A. Wilson, A. Bobick, and B. Blumberg, 2000, "Physically Interactive Story Environments." IBM Systems Journal 39, no. 3/4, 438-455 - 438-455.

1999

  • Davis J. and Shah M., 1999, "Toward 3-D Gesture Recognition." International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 13, no. 3, 381-393 - 381-393.
  • Bobick A., Intille S., Davis J., Baird F., Pinhanez C., Campbell L., Ivanov Y., Schutte A., and Wilson A., 1999, "The KidsRoom: A Perceptually-Based Interactive and Immersive Story Environment." Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 8, no. 4, 367-391 - 367-391.
  • J. Davis and M. Shah, 1999, "Toward 3-D Gesture Recognition." International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 13, no. 3, 381-393 - 381-393.

1994

  • Davis J. and Shah M., 1994, "Visual Gesture Recognition." Vision, Image and Signal Processing 141, no. 2, 101-106 - 101-106.
  • J. Davis and M. Shah, 1994, "Visual Gesture Recognition." Vision, Image and Signal Processing 141, no. 2, 101-106 - 101-106.

Presentations

  • "Academic Audio Engineering and Commercialization (from concept, to prototype, to product)." 2015, Presented at Middle Tennessee State University,
  • "Academic Audio Engineering and Commercialization (from concept, to prototype, to product)." 2015, Presented at Belmont University,
  • "Academic Audio Engineering and Commercialization (from concept, to prototype, to product)." 2016, Presented at University of Central Florida,
  • "Recognizing Hand Gestures." 1994, Presented at European Conference on Computer Vision,
  • "Virtual PAT: A Virtual Personal Aerobics Trainer." 1998, Presented at Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces,
  • "Visual Categorization of Children and Adult Walking Styles." 2001, Presented at International Conference on Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication,
  • "Representing and Recognizing Human Motion: From Templates to Categories (Invited)." 2001, Presented at International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop on Digital Human Modeling,
  • "A Perceptual User Interface for Recognizing Head Gesture Acknowledgements." 2001, Presented at ACM Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces,
  • "Computer Recognition of Human Actions." 2003, Presented at Siemens Vision Series,
  • "Control, Registration, and Exploitation of Video Sensor Networks." 2009, Presented at Workshop on Distributed Video Sensor Networks (invitation-only workshop),
  • "Real-time Recognition of Activity Using Temporal Templates." 1996, Presented at IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision,
  • "Categorical Representation and Recognition of Oscillatory Motion Patterns." 2000, Presented at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,
  • "Motion Recognition: From Templates to Categories." 2000, Presented at Speaker Series,
  • "Representing and Recognizing Human Actions." 2004, Presented at CMU Departmental Speaker Series,
  • "Future of Video Surveillance." 2007, Presented at ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) Annual Seminar and Exhibits,
  • "Behavior Analysis in Surveillance Video." 2012, Presented at ECE Colloquium, Boston University,
  • "The KidsRoom: An Example Application Using a Deep Perceptual Interface." 1997, Presented at Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces,
  • "Machine Recognition of Oscillatory Motions." 1999, Presented at Human and Machine Vision Talk Series,
  • "Visual Categorization and Recognition of Children and Adult Locomotion." 2001, Presented at Invited Speaker Series,
  • "Hierarchical Motion History Images for Recognizing Human Motion." 2001, Presented at IEEE Workshop on Detection and Recognition of Events in Video,
  • "Computer Analysis and Recognition of Human Actions." 2002, Presented at Seminar on Cognitive Science,
  • "Expressive Features for Movement Exaggeration." 2002, Presented at ACM SIGGRAPH Technical Sketches,
  • "Analysis and Recognition of Walking Movements." 2002, Presented at IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition,
  • "Computer Recognition of Human Actions." 2003, Presented at UIUC Departmental Speaker Series,
  • "Gender Recognition from Walking Movements using Adaptive Three-Mode PCA." 2004, Presented at IEEE Workshop on Articulated and Nonrigid Motion,
  • "Detection and Recognition of Human Activity in Thermal Video." 2004, Presented at U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory Seminar Series,
  • "Sequential Reliable-Inference for Rapid Detection of Human Actions." 2004, Presented at IEEE Workshop on Detection and Recognition of Events in Video,
  • "Robust Background-Subtraction for Person Detection in Thermal Imagery." 2004, Presented at IEEE International Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond the Visible Spectrum,
  • "A Discussion of Commercialization." 2015, Presented at OSU course Vetbios 8855 "Commercialization for Researchers",
  • "A Discussion of Home Audio Recording in the Digital Age." 2015, Presented at OSU Student Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America,
  • "Determining 3-D Hand Motion." 1994, Presented at IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers,
  • "Real-time Motion Template Gradients using Intel CVLib." 1999, Presented at IEEE Workshop on Frame-Rate Computer Vision,
  • "A Reliable-Inference Framework for Recognition of Human Actions." 2003, Presented at IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance,
  • "The Representation and Recognition of Action Using Temporal Templates." 1997, Presented at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,
  • "Computer Analysis and Recognition of Human Actions." 2002, Presented at Central Ohio Chapter of ACM Annual Symposium,
  • "Computer Analysis and Recognition of Human Actions." 2002, Presented at Speaker Series,
  • "Computer Recognition of Human Activities." 2002, Presented at U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory Speaker,
  • "A Robust Human-Silhouette Extraction Technique for Interactive Virtual Environments." 1998, Presented at International Workshop on Modeling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments,
  • "Categorical Oscillatory Motions." 1998, Presented at Speaker Series,
  • "Computer Recognition of Human Movement and Activity from Video." 2004, Presented at Visual Science Seminar,
  • "Recognizing Children from Adults by Modal Locomotion." 2000, Presented at Speaker Series,
  • "Computer Recognition of Human Actions." 2003, Presented at Boston University Departmental Speaker Series,
  • "Video Surveillance of Tomorrow." 2004, Presented at ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) Annual Seminar and Exhibits,
  • "TBD." 2017, Presented at University of Central Florida 30-year NSF REU Reunion Celebration,

Papers in Proceedings

2014

  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz, and J. Davis "Exploiting Temporal Geometry for Moving Camera." (8 2014).

2006

  • Y. Chen, R. Parent, R. Machiraju, and J. Davis "Human Activity Recognition for Synthesis." in IEEE Workshop on Learning, Representation, and Context for Human Sensing in Video. (6 2006).
  • V. Sharma and J. Davis "Feature-level Fusion for Object Segmentation using Mutual Information." in IEEE International Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond the Visible Spectrum. (6 2006).

2005

  • Davis, J.; Keck, M. "A Two-Stage Template Approach to Person Detection in Thermal Imagery." in IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision. (1 2005).
  • J. Davis and V. Sharma "Fusion-based Background-Subtraction using Contour Saliency." in IEEE International Workshop on Object Tracking and Classification Beyond the Visible Spectrum. (6 2005).
  • J. Davis and M. Keck "Modeling Behavior Trends and Detecting Abnormal Events using Seasonal Kalman Filters." in BMVC Workshop on Human Activity Recognition and Modelling. (9 2005).

2004

  • Davis, J.; Sharma, V. "Robust Detection of People in Thermal Imagery." in International Conference on Pattern Recognition. (8 2004).

2003

  • Davis, J.; Tyagi, A. "A Reliable-Inference Framework for Recognition of Human Actions." in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance. (7 2003).

2002

  • J. Davis, H. Gao, and V. Kannappan "A Three-Mode Expressive Feature Model of Action Effort [Best Paper Award]." in IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing. (12 2002).
  • Davis, J.; Taylor, S. "Analysis and Recognition of Walking Movements." in IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition. (8 2002).

2001

  • J. Davis "Representing and Recognizing Human Motion: From Motion Templates to Movement Categories." in Digital Human Modeling Workshop, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (10 2001).

2000

  • J. Davis, A. Bobick, and W. Richards "Categorical Representation and Recognition of Oscillatory Motion Patterns." in IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. (6 2000).

1999

  • J. Davis and G. Bradski "Real-Time Motion Template Gradients Using Intel CVLib." in IEEE Workshop on Frame-Rate Computer Vision. (9 1999).

1998

  • A. Bobick, S. Intille, J. Davis, F. Baird, C. Pinhanez, L. Campbell, Y. Ivanov, A. Schutte, and A. Wilson "Design Decisions for Interactive Environments: Evaluating the KidsRoom Application using a Deep Perceptual Interface." in AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Environments. (3 1998).
  • C. Wren, F. Sparacino, A. Azarbayejani, T. Darrell , J. Davis, T. Starner, A. Kotani, C. Chao, M. Hlavac, K. Russell, A. Bobick, and A. Pentland "Perceptive Spaces for Performance and Entertainment." in ATR Workshop on Virtual Communication Environments. (4 1998).
  • J. Davis and A. Bobick "Virtual PAT: A Virtual Personal Aerobics Trainer." in Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces. (11 1998).

1997

  • A. Bobick, J. Davis, and S. Intille "The KidsRoom: An Example Application using a Deep Perceptual Interface." in Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces. (10 1997).

1996

  • A. Bobick and J. Davis "Real-Time Recognition of Activity Using Temporal Templates." in IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision. (12 1996).
  • A. Bobick and J. Davis "An Appearance-Based Representation of Action." in IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition. (8 1996).

1994

  • J. Davis and M. Shah "Determining 3-D Hand Motion." in IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers. (10 1994).
  • J. Davis and M. Shah "Recognizing Hand Gestures." in European Conference on Computer Vision. (5 1994).

Patents

  • Davis, J.. "Polarity Maximizer software plug-in."