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Publications - Thirimachos Bourlai

NEW

Call for Book Chapters - Surveillance in Action - Book (Springer), Coming up 2016 [PDF]

  • TOPICS OF INTEREST
    - Surveillance in Action Technologies
    - Military Surveillance technologies (Satellite surveillance technologies, Drones surveillance challenges and techniques, Border and maritime surveillance, Military surveillance in general, Desktop- or mobile-based applications that can access and process surveillance-related information)
    - Civil Surveillance (Automatic video surveillance, Novel biometrics, e.g. face recognition, and forensics technologies, Aural surveillance technologies, Sentiment surveillance, De-anonymization and data inferring techniques)
    - Cyber Surveillance (Network security and surveillance, Cyber surveillance in various applications such as social networks, Surveillance techniques for counterterrorism, Digital forensics analysis, Internet surveillance systems)
    - Surveillance vs. Ethics & Privacy (Ethics in surveillance, Civilian and military ethics, Politics of surveillance)

Call for IEEE ASONAM conference papers - CALL FOR PAPERS (SNAST Workshop) - HERE

  • TOPICS OF INTEREST
    - Deanonymization and data inferring techniques
    - Digital forensics analysis
    - Visualization techniques for surveillance
    - Mobile-based surveillance applications (human identification etc.)
    - Sentiment surveillance
    - Early warning systems for terrorism, radicalization and extremism
    - Ethics and privacy in social networks
    - Internet surveillance systems
    - Intelligent networks of sensors
    - Disaster detection and prevention
    - Disease control through social network surveillance

NOTE: Selected authors from the SNAST workshop will be invited to provide an extended version (book chapter) - Springer Book - Surveillance in Action 2017.

2016

BOOK (Completed - 2016): Face Recognition Across the Imaging Spectrum - Springer Amazon

T. Bourlai, N. Narang and N. Mavridis, "On Designing Practical Long Range Near Infrared-based Face Recognition Systems", Elsevier - Image and Vision Computing Journal, May 2016 - (Accepted) [Impact Factor 2.133 - 5Y 2.384].

T. Bourlai and L. Hornak, "Face Recognition Outside the Visible Spectrum", Elsevier - Image and Vision Computing Journal, March 2016 - Opinion Paper (Accepted) [Impact Factor 2.133 - 5Y 2.384]

● N. Narang and T. Bourlai, "Gender and Ethnicity Classification using Deep Learning in Heterogeneous Face Recognition", 9th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), Halmstad, Sweden, June 13-16, 2016 (Accepted for Presentation).

E. Moore and T. Bourlai, "Expectation Maximization of Frequent Patterns - A Specific and Local Biclustering Algorithm for Biological Datasets", IEEE/ACM Transactions in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics – Special Session, 2016.

● S. Elnaggar, A. Abaza, Hany Ammar, and T. Bourlai, "On a Taxonomy of Ear Features", IEEE HST, Waltham, MA USA, 10 - 12 May 2016 [Oral].

E. J. Moore and T. Bourlai et al., “Biclustering for ssDNA Aptamer Motif Prototypes, (220), IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Las Vegas, NV, 2016.

J. Dawson, S. Leffel, C. Whitelam and T. Bourlai, “Collection of Multi-Spectral Biometric Data for Cross-Spectral Identification Applications”, Book - Face Recognition across the Imaging Spectrum, Springer, 2016 - HERE

N. Cao, N. Schmid and T. Bourlai, “Local Operators and Measures for Heterogeneous Face Recognition”, Book - Face Recognition across the Imaging Spectrum, Springer, 2016 - HERE

A. Clark, C. Whitelam and T. Bourlai, “Document to Live Facial Identification”, Book - Face Recognition across the Imaging Spectrum, Springer, 2016 - HERE

J. Burgoon, D. Metaxas, A. Elkins, and T. Bourlai, “Social Signals of Deception and Dishonesty”, Cambridge Press, Book, 2016 (in press)

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2015

● N. Narang and T. Bourlai, “Face recognition in the SWIR band when using single sensor multi-wavelength imaging systems”, Image and Vision Computing, Journal - Elsevier, vol. 33, pp. 26-43, Jan 2015 [Impact Factor 5Y 2.095]. [PDF]

Selected among 10 Elsevier Journals one of the Best 26 Journal papers for 2015. It was selected to appear in “Elsevier - Virtual Special Issues Celebrating the Breadth of Biometrics Research 2015” HERE

● C. Whitelam and T. Bourlai, “Accurate Eye Localization in the Short Waved Infrared Spectrum through Summation Range Filters”, Elsevier – CVIU, June 2015 [Impact Factor 5Y 2.293]. [PDF]

C. Whitelam and T. Bourlai, “On Designing an Unconstrained Tri-band Pupil Detection System for Human Identification”, Journal of Machine and Vision Applications, Springer, (Accepted) June 2015 [Impact Factor 2013 - 1.444]. [PDF]

C. Robison, J. Dawson, C. Kolanko and T. Bourlai, “Imaging white blood cells using a snapshot hyper-spectral imaging system”, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyper-spectral, and Ultra-spectral Imagery XXI, SPIE (Defense + Security), Baltimore, MD, April 2015. (Accepted) [Oral]

T. Bourlai, “Face Recognition by using Multispectral Imagery”, InfraMation (Thermal Imaging Leading User's Conference - Organized by FLIR), Nashville, Tennessee, May 12 - 14, 2015. [Oral] [Invited Paper]

N. Narang and T. Bourlai, “Can we match ultraviolet face images against their visible counterparts?”, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultra-spectral Imagery XXI, SPIE (Defense + Security), Baltimore, MD, April 2015. [PDF]

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, Volume 32, Issue 11, November 2014, Pages 847–859. [PDF] [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. [PDF] [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] [PDF]

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]