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Publications - Thirimachos Bourlai

2016

BOOK (in preparation): Face Recognition Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Springer)

BRIEF CALL OVERVIEW:
Book Chapters for: Face Recognition across the Electromagnetic Spectrum, by Springer
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Here are the Aims of this Book:
- Bringing together state-of-the-art face recognition concepts and their usage for researchers coming from the academia, industry or the government
- Strengthening face image representation across the electromagnetic spectrum as an emerging field
- Showing the challenges and benefits of different face-based applications that exploit various sensors that include but are not limited to single/multiple bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, RGB-D, 3D Depth, or even medical-related sensors.

TOPICS OF INTEREST: Still-based Face/Eye Detection and/or Recognition (focus IR Bands or fusion); Video-based Face Tracking and/or Recognition (focus IR Bands or fusion) ; Face Matching Algorithms (focus IR Bands or fusion) ; Multi-sensor Facial Recognition Systems ; Single camera systems (with a single or multiple faces within the FOV) ; Face recognition at mid- to long standoff distances ; Face recognition at challenging environments (smart systems, night time, challenging poses and illumination etc.) ; Mobile/small platform facial biometric systems ; Low resolution face recognition systems ; Super resolution face recognition systems ; Person re-identification ; Liveness Detection ; Databases and Big Data Management (Biometric Systems and Algorithms).

Other Face-based Systems and Applications: Deception/Lie Detection ; Aging Modeling ; Eye plus Gait recognition ; Periocular-based recognition ; Face/Iris in the move in the IR bands ; Face-based Expression and/or Synthesis ; Subfacial regions detection and recognition ; RGB-D based face recognition systems ; 3D + Depth face recognition systems ; Face-based systems using medical devices ; Intention/Behavior Recognition using human faces ; Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction ; Applications of face image information in psychology and/or medicine.
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Important Dates (Updated)
  • Notification of Acceptance of book chapter abstract proposals - by October 15th 2014

  • Full Chapter Submission (1st Draft) - January 10th 2015

    • Notification and Review Comments (1st Draft) - January 30th 2015

  • Full Chapter Submission (Final Draft - 100%) - March 15th 2015

    • Notification and Review Comments (Final Draft) - March 30th 2015

  • Final Corrections - April 30th 2015

  • Submission to Springer - May 30th 2015

CHAPTER SUBMISSION AND AUTHOR INFORMATION
- Recommended total page number for drafts: 15 min, 25 max including references.
- Submitted manuscripts should conform to the standard guidelines of the Springer's book chapter format. Manuscripts must be prepared using Latex or Word and according to the Springer's templates that can be downloaded through the (link) provided below.
- Detailed author guidelines can be found at:
http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-0-0-09
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Send your Book Chapter Drafts to:
ThBourlai@mail.wvu.edu
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2015

● N. Narang and T. Bourlai, “Face Recognition in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band when using Single Sensor Multi-Wavelength Imaging Systems”, Image and Vision Computing, Journal - Elsevier, (Accepted Aug 2014) (to be published 2015) [Impact Factor 5Y 2.095].

2014

N. Osia and T. Bourlai, “A Spectral Independent Approach for Physiological and Geometric Based Face Recognition in the Visible, Middle-Wave and Long-Wave Infrared Bands”, Image and Vision Computing, Journal - Elsevier, 2014 [Accepted] [Impact Factor 5Y 2.095].

● A. Abaza, M. A. Harrison, T. Bourlai and A. Ross, Design and Evaluation of Photometric Image Quality Measures for Effective Face Recognition, (IEEE) IET Biometrics, 2014 [Accepted] [Impact Factor 1.412].

C. Whitelam and T. Bourlai, “On Designing SWIR to Visible Face Matching Algorithms”, Intel Technology Journal, Edition on Biometrics and Authentication, August 2014 [Invited Article] [Accepted]

E. Moore, K. Hickey, R. Ayscue, P. Gannett, L. Sooter, T. Menzies and T. Bourlai, "Expansion of Bioelectronics and Biosensing Applications through the Development of Computational Methods for Aptamer Discovery", NanoSAFE Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium, Morgantown, WV, U.S.A., April 27-28, 2014.

J. Rose, M. Martins and T. Bourlai, “Can the usage of human growth hormones affect facial appearance and the accuracy of face recognition systems?”, SPIE, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 7th, 2014 [Oral].

● N. Mavridis and T. Bourlai, “Blind Semantic Spatial Localization for the case of Facial Images”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCREATE), Islamabad, Pakistan, April 22-24, 2014.

A. S. McWhorter, N. Osia, T. Bourlai, T. Moroose and P. Buzzini, “Development and Evaluation of an Objective Method for Human Hair Examination Using Image and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses”, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Conference, Seattle, WA, Feb 17-22, 2014.

2013

P. A. Ghareeb, T. Bourlai, et al., "Reducing Pathogen Transmission in a Hospital Setting. Handshake verses Fist Bump: A Pilot Study", Elsevier - Journal of Hospital Infection, Sept. 25th (published online) 2013 [Impact Factor 2.855 / 5Y 3.221]

T. Bourlai and A. Clark, “Methodological Insights on Restoring Face Photos of Multinational Passports”, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, U.S.A., 12-14 Nov, 2013  [Oral]

C. Whitelam, N. Osia and T. Bourlai, “Securing Multimodal Biometric Data through Watermarking and Steganography”, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, U.S.A., 12-14 Nov, 2013  [Oral]

T. Bourlai et al., “Applications of Passive Infrared Imaging to Forensic Facial Recognition”, InfraMation (Thermal Imaging Leading User's Conference - Organized by FLIR), Loews Royal Pacific, Orlando, FL, November 5-7, 2013 [Oral] [Invited Paper]

A. Clark and T. Bourlai, “Methodological Insights on Passport Image Enhancement”, SPIE Newsroom Magazine - Defense & Security, Fall 2013 [HERE]

M. Martin, C. Greff, T. Bourlai, G. Cutlip and D. Pollina, “Integrating Physiological Measurements with Avatars for Effective Identification Technologies”, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, U.S.A., 12-14 Nov, 2013  [Poster]

A. Abaza and T. Bourlai, “On Ear-based Human Identification in the Mid-Wave Infrared Spectrum”, Image and Vision Computing, Journal - Elsevier, June 2013 [Accepted] [PDF] [Impact Factor 1.959]

E. Marasco, L. Lugini, B. Cukic, T. Bourlai, "Minimizing the Impact of Low Interoperability between Optical Fingerprint Sensors", Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Washington DC, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2013.

● T. Bourlai, “Mid-wave IR Face Recognition Systems”, SPIE Newsroom Magazine - Defense & Security, February 2013 [HERE] [DOI: 10.1117/2.1201302.004745] [invited article] [PDF].  

2012

N. Osia and T. Bourlai, "Holistic and Partial Face Recognition in the MWIR band using Manual and Automatic Detection of Face-based Features", IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, U.S.A., 13-15 Nov, 2012  [PDF]

A. Abaza, T. Bourlai, M. A. Harrison, "Quality Metrics for Practical Face Recognition", IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Tsukuba Science City, Japan, November 2012. [PDF]

M. Martin, X. Li, Y. Qian, Y. Liu, and T. Bourlai, "Fused-based Segmentation Method for Tracking of Human Lung Epithelial Cells", Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A., Oct. 2012. [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, “Short-Wave Infrared for Face-based Recognition Systems”, SPIE Newsroom Magazine - Defense & Security, April 2012 [HERE] [DOI: 10.1117/2.1201204.004192] [Invited Article]. [PDF]  

● T. Bourlai and B. Cukic, "Multi-Spectral Face Recognition: Identification of People in Difficult Environments", IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), Washington, U.S.A., June 2012 [Invited Paper]. [PDF]

N. Mavridis, T. Bourlai and D. Ognibene, "The Human-Robot Cloud: Situated Collective Intelligence on Demand", IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-CYBER), Thailand, May 2012. [PDF]

T. Bourlai, J. VonDollen, N. Mavridis, C. Kolanko, “Evaluating the efficiency of a nighttime, middle-range infrared sensor for applications in human detection and recognition”, SPIE, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIII, Baltimore, U.S.A., Apr. 2012 [oral]. [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, R. R. Pryor, J. Suyama, S. E. Reis, and D. Hostler, "Use of Thermal Imagery for Core Body Temperature Estimation during Pre-cooling, Exertion, and Recovery in Wild-land Firefighter Protective Clothing", Pre-hospital Emergency Care: Official Journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, [In Press] [Expected - May 2012].  [PDF]

T. Bourlai, A. Ross, C. Chen, and L. Hornak, "A Study on using Middle-Wave Infrared Images for Face Recognition", SPIE, Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX, Baltimore, U.S.A., Apr. 2012 [oral]. [PDF]

●  T. Bourlai, N. Narang et. al., "On Designing a SWIR Multi-Wavelength Facial-Based Acquisition System", SPIE (Vol. 8353), Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, Baltimore, U.S.A., Apr. 2012 [oral]. [PDF]

●  A. Abaza and T. Bourlai, "Human Ear Detection in the Thermal Infrared Spectrum", SPIE (Vol. 8354), Thermo-sense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV, Baltimore, U.S.A., Apr. 2012 [oral]. [PDF]

●  J. Ice, N. Narang, C. Whitelam, N. Kalka, L. Hornak, J. Dawson, and T. Bourlai, "SWIR Imaging for Facial Image Capture through Tinted Materials, SPIE (Vol. 8353), Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, Baltimore, U.S.A., Apr. 2012. [PDF]

2011

●  T. Bourlai and Z. Jafri, "Eye Detection in the Middle-Wave Infrared Spectrum", IEEE Intl. Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2011 (32.5% Acceptance Rate) [oral] [PDF]

T. Bourlai, C. Whitelam, I. Kakadiaris, "Pupil Detection under Lighting and Pose Variations in the Visible and Active Infrared Bands", IEEE Intl. Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2011 (32.5% Acceptance Rate) [oral] [PDF]

N. Kalka, T. Bourlai, B. Cukic, L. Hornak, “Cross-spectral Face Recognition in Heterogeneous Environments: A Case Study on Matching Visible to Short-wave Infrared Imagery”, International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IEEE, IAPR), 2011 (32% Acceptance Rate). [PDF]

D. Cao, C. Chen, M. Piccirilli, P. Marco, D. Adjeroh, T. Bourlai, A. Ross, “Can Facial Metrology Predict Gender?”, International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IEEE, IAPR), 2011 (32% Acceptance Rate).   [PDF]

T. Bourlai, A. Ross, and A. Jain, “Restoring Degraded Face Images for Matching Faxed or Scanned Photos”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 371 - 384, June 2011. [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, N. Kalka, D. Cao, B. Decann, Z. Jafri, F. Nicolo, C. Whitelam, J. Zuo, D. Adjeroh, B. Cukic, J. Dawson, L. Hornak, A. Ross, N. A. Schmid, “Ascertaining Human Identity in Night Environments”, Distributed Video Sensor Networks, Springer, 2011, Part 7, 471-478, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-127-1_31. [Book Chapter] [PDF]

2010

T. Bourlai, P. Buddharaju et al., “Methodological Advances on Pulse Measurement through Functional Imaging”, Computational Surgery and Dual Training, Springer, 2010 [Book Chapter]. [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer, “On Design and Optimization of a Face Verification System that is Smart-Card-Based”, Journal of Machine Vision and Applications, Springer, vol. 21, issue 5, pp. 695-711, 2010. [PDF]

J. Ortega-Garcia, J. Fierrez, F. Alonso-Fernandez, J. Galbally, M. R. Freire, J. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, C. Garcia-Mateo, J. L. Alba-Castro, E. Gonzalez-Agulla, E. Otero-Muras, S. Garcia-Salicetti, L. Allano, B. Ly-Van, B. Dorizzi, J. Kittler, T. Bourlai, N. Poh et al., “The Multi-Scenario Multi-Environment BioSecure Multimodal Database (BMDB)”, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 32, issue 6, pp. 1097-1111, June 2010. [PDF]

● N. Poh, J. Kittler and T. Bourlai, “Quality-based Score Normalization with Device Qualitative Information for Multimodal Biometric Fusion”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 539-554, May 2010. [PDF]

● N. Poh, T. Bourlai and J. Kittler, “A Multimodal Biometric Test Bed for Quality-dependent, Cost-sensitive and Client-specific Score-level Fusion Algorithms”, Pattern Recognition Journal, vol. 43, issue 3, pp. 1094-1105, March 2010. [PDF]

T. Bourlai, N. Kalka, A. Ross, B. Cukic, L. Hornak.  "Cross-spectral Face Verification in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Band", International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2010. [PDF]

● C. Whitelam, Z. Jafri, T. Bourlai. "Multispectral Eye Detection: A Preliminary Study", International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2010 [oral].   [PDF]

2009

T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer, “Smart-Card-Based Face Verification System: Empirical Investigation”, Journal Machine Vision and Applications, Springer, vol. 20, issue 4, p. 225-245, 2009. [PDF]

N. Poh, T. Bourlai, J. Kittler, L. Allano, F. Alonso, O. Ambekar, J. Baker, B. Dorizzi, O. Fatukasi, J. Fierrez, H. Ganster, J-O. Garcia, D. Maurer, A. A. Salah, T. Scheidat and C. Vielhauer, “Benchmarking Quality-dependent and Cost-sensitive Multimodal Biometric Fusion Algorithms”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, vol.4, issue 4, 2009. [PDF]

T. Bourlai, A. Ross and A. Jain, “On Matching Digital Face Images against Passport Photos”, IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, Identity and Security, Tampa U.S.A., 2009 [oral]. [PDF]

T. Bourlai, P. Buddharaju, et al., “On Enhancing Cardiac Pulse Measurements through Thermal Imaging”, Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, Cyprus, 2009 [oral]. [PDF]

● R. A. Joseph, T. Bourlai et al., “Use of a Novel Thermal and Visual Facial Mapping System to Measure Stress in Surgeons May Provide a Valuable Metric in Surgical Skills Acquisition”, American College of Surgeons Educational Consortium, Chicago, U.S.A., 2009 [oral].

2008

● B. Bass, E. Silverman, T. Bourlai, J. Dowdall, I. Pavlidis, B.J. Dunkin. "High definition thermal and visual facial mapping: a valuable metric for surgical skill acquisition?". The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A..

● K. Kazakos, F. Yuichi, I. Pavlidis, J. Levine and T. Bourlai. "Smart NEAT-o-Games: Novel Mobile Gaming versus Modern Sedentary Lifestyle". Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [PDF]

2007

T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer. "Smart-Card-Based Face Verification System: Empirical Optimization of Meta-Parameters". Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  [oral] [PDF]

T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer. "Optimization of the Pre-Processing Stage of a Smart Card Face Verification System". European Signal Processing Conference, Poznań, Poland.  [oral] [PDF]

● N.Poh, J. Kittler and T. Bourlai. "Improving Device Interoperability by Likelihood Ratio-based Quality Dependent Score Normalization". Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, Washington DC, U.S.A.  [oral] [PDF]

2006

● T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer. "On Optimization of Smart Card Face Verification Systems". Advance Video and Signal based Surveillance, Sydney, Australia. [oral] [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, K. Messer and J. Kittler. "Database Size Effects on Performance on a Smart Card Face Verification System". Face and Gesture, Southampton, U.K. [PDF]

2005

● T. Bourlai, K. Messer and J. Kittler. "Performance Based Optimization in Face Verification using Smart Cards". Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication, New York, U.S.A. [oral]

● T. Bourlai, J. Kittler and K. Messer. "JPEG Compression Effects on a Smart Card Face Verification System". Machine Vision Applications, Tokyo, Japan. [oral] [PDF]

2004

● T. Bourlai, K. Messer and J. Kittler. "Face Verification System Architecture using Smart Cards", Pattern Recognition, Cambridge, U.K.. [PDF]

● T. Bourlai, K. Messer and J. Kittler. "Performance versus Computational Complexity Trade-off in Face Verification". Biometric Authentication, Hong Kong, China. [oral] [PDF]