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Alper Yilmaz

  • Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  • 2036 Neil Avenue
    214C Bolz Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-4323

About

Dr. Yilmaz is an Associate Professor of Geodetic Engineering with appointments in Civil Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Departments at The Ohio State University. He was awarded the Turkish Informatics Foundation High Academic Performance Award in 1999, two graduate merit fellowships from UCF in 2000 and 2001, the Hillman Award for excellence in research from UCF in 2003, the Duane Brown Photogrammetry award from OSU in 2008 and the Lumley Research Award from the College of Engineering at OSU in 2012. He is a senior member of IEEE and an active member of ACM, and ASPRS professional societies. Dr. Yilmaz is currently chairing the ISPRS working group on Image Sequence Analysis. I has served as associate editor for the Machine Vision and Applications journal between 2006-2011 and has organized a number of conferences and workshops on Computer Vision and Photogrammetry fields. Dr. Yilmaz’s research interest include 2D and 3D image and video understanding from image streams. Dr. Yilmaz has published over 70 journal and conference papers which received more than 4000 citations. He has served as adviser for 8 PhDs who have found positions in prominent institutions.

Honors

  • 20160601

    Masao Horiba Award.

  • 20150401

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • 20130701-20150201

    OSU President and Provost's Leadership Institute.

  • 20131001

    Senior Member.

  • 20120401

    Lumley Research Award.

  • 20080101

    Duane C. Brown Award.

  • 20030101-20040101

    Hillman Fellowship for Excellence in Research.

  • 20010101-20020101

    Merit Graduate Fellowship.

  • 20000101-20010101

    Merit Graduate Fellowship.

  • 19980101-19990101

    Honors Fellowship for Academic Excellence.

Chapters

2014

  • 2014. "Learning Social Relations from Videos: Features, Models and Analytics." In Human-Centered Social Media Analytics, edited by Y.R. Fu and S. Rees,

2012

  • 2012. "Object Tracking." In Video Analytics for Business Intelligence, edited by C. Shan, F. Porikli, T. Xiang and S. Gong,
  • 2012. "Robotic Hardware and Software Integration for Changing Human Intentions." In Prototyping of Robotic Systems: Applications of Design and Implementation, edited by T. Sobh, X. Xiong,

2011

  • 2011. "Detecting and Tracking the Action Content." In Computer Analysis of Human Behavior, edited by Albert Ali Salah and Theo Gevers,

2009

  • 2009. "Contour Tracking." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,
  • 2009. "Active Contours: Snakes." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,
  • 2009. "Level Set Methods." In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, ISBN: 978-0471383932, edited by Benjamin W. Wah,

Journal Articles

2017

  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz, 2017, "A Bayesian Approach to Traffic Light Detection and Mapping." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ?, ? - ?.

2016

  • Anuchit Sukcharoenpong ; Alper Yilmaz; Rongxing Li, 2016, "An Integrated Active Contour Approach to Shoreline Mapping using HSI and DEM." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54, no. 3, 1586-1597 - 1586-1597.

2015

  • B. Abayowa, R. Hardie and A. Yilmaz, 2015, "Automatic Registration of Optical Aerial Imagery to a LiDAR Point Cloud for Generation of City Models." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 106, 68-81 - 68-81.

2014

  • D. Zamalieva and A. Yilmaz, 2014, "Background subtraction for the moving camera: A geometric approach." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 127, 73-85 - 73-85.
  • Li,Rongxing; He,Shaojun; Skopljak,Boris; Meng,Xuelian; Tang,Pingbo; Yilmaz,Alper; Jiang,Jinwei; Oman,Charles,M; Banks,Martin; Kim,Sunah, 2014, "A Multisensor Integration Approach toward Astronaut Navigation for Landed Lunar Missions." JOURNAL OF FIELD ROBOTICS 31, no. 2, 245-262 - 245-262.

2013

  • Mandelli,Diego; Yilmaz,Alper; Aldemir,Tunc; Metzroth,Kyle; Denning,Richard, 2013, "Scenario clustering and dynamic probabilistic risk assessment." RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY 115, 146-160 - 146-160.
  • Zamalieva,Daniya; Yilmaz,Alper; Aldemir,Tunc, 2013, "A probabilistic model for online scenario labeling in dynamic event tree generation." RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY 120, 18-26 - 18-26.

2012

  • L. Ding, A. Yilmaz and R. Yan, 2012, "Interactive Image Segmentation Using Dirichlet Process Multiple View Learning." IEEE Trans. on Image Processing
  • Mitra,Kinshuk; Melvin,James; Chang,Shufang; Park,Kyoungjin; Yilmaz,Alper; Melvin,Scott; Xu,Ronald,X, 2012, "Indocyanine-green-loaded microballoons for biliary imaging in cholecystectomy." JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS 17, no. 11, 116025 - 116025.

2011

  • Yilmaz,Alper, 2011, "Kernel-based object tracking using asymmetric kernels with adaptive scale and orientation selection." MACHINE VISION AND APPLICATIONS 22, no. 2, 255-268 - 255-268.
  • Srestasathiern,P; Yilmaz,A, 2011, "Planar shape representation and matching under projective transformation." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 115, no. 11, 1525-1535 - 1525-1535.

2010

  • L. Ding and A. Yilmaz, 2010, "Interactive image segmentation using probabilistic hypergraphs." Pattern Recognition 43, no. 5, 1863-1873 - 1863-1873.

2008

  • Yilmaz,Alper; Shah,Mubarak, 2008, "A differential geometric approach to representing the human actions." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 109, no. 3, 335-351 - 335-351.

2006

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, 2006, "Matching Actions In Presence Of Camera Motion." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 104, no. 2-3, 221-231 - 221-231.
  • A. Yilmaz, O. Javed and M. Shah, 2006, "Object Tracking: A Survey." ACM Journal of Computing Surveys 38, no. 4,
  • Yimaz,Alper; Shah,Mubarak, 2006, "Matching actions in presence of camera motion." COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING 104, no. 2-3, 221-231 - 221-231.

2004

  • Yilmaz,A; Li,X; Shah,M, 2004, "Contour-based object tracking with occlusion handling in video acquired using mobile cameras." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PATTERN ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE 26, no. 11, 1531-1536 - 1531-1536.

2003

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique and M. Shah, 2003, "Target Tracking in Airborne Forward Looking Infrared Imagery." IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING 21, no. 7, 623-635 - 623-635.

2002

  • C. Rao, A. Yilmaz and M. Shah, 2002, "View Invariant Representation and Recognition of Actions." International Journal of Computer Vision 50, no. 2, 203-226 - 203-226.

2001

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Gokmen, 2001, "Eigenhill vs. Eigenface and Eigenedge." Pattern Recognition 34, 181-184 - 181-184.

Unknown

  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and T. Aldemir, "Scenario Labeling using a Hidden Markov Model for Assessment of Nuclear Plant State." Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety
  • K. Mitra, J. Melvin, S. Chang, K. Park, A. Yilmaz, S. Melvin and R. Xu, "Indocyanine Green loaded microballoons for biliary imaging in cholecystectomy." Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • J. Jiang and A. Yilmaz, "Persistent Feature Tracking Using Scene Geometry." Computer Vision and Image Understanding

Presentations

  • "Terrestrial and Airborne Video Understanding." 2007,
  • "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." 2007, Presented at Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas,
  • "Object Tracking and Action Recognition." 2008, Presented at Conf. on the Frontiers of Information Technology,
  • "Scenario Aggregation, Forecasting and Learning for ReLap 7." 2009,
  • "Mosaic Image Generation for the CLIF 2006/2007 Data." 2009, Presented at AFRL ATR Workshop,
  • "Applications on AFRL CLIF Dataset." 2009,
  • "Good Features to Track: A View Geometric Approach." 2011, Presented at CSR Workshop,
  • "Unified Framework for Object Tracking and Action Recognition." 2006,
  • "3D Volumetric Recovery using Voxel Division Techniques." 2011, Presented at ATR Center Summer Workshop,
  • "Aggregation Forecasting and Learning in High-Dimensional Space." 2009, Presented at Idaho National Lab.s R7 Workshop,
  • "Georegistration, Calibration and Dismount Categorization for Layered Sensing." 2010, Presented at AFRL Sensor's Directorate meeting,

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Y. Zhang and A. Yilmaz "Structured light based 3D scanning for specular surface by the combination of gray code and phase shifting." in ISPRS Symposium. (8 2016).
  • Z. Zhang, J. Pei, D. Wang, C. Hu, J. Ye, Q. Gan, P. Liu, J. Yue, B. Wang, P. Shao, S. Povoski, E. Martin, Jr., A. Yilmaz, M. Tweedle and R. Xu "A Google Glass navigation system for ultrasound and fluorescence dual-mode image-guided surgery." in Photonics West. (3 2016).
  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz "Traffic Light Detection Using Conic Section Geometry." in ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.. (8 2016).
  • S. Deshpande and A. Yilmaz "A semi-automatic method to Hydro-flatten LiDAR data." in ASPRS Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum. (4 2016).
  • A. Gupta, H. Chang and A. Yilmaz. "GPS-Denied Geo-Localization Using Visual Odometry." in ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci.. (8 2016).

2015

  • R.X. Xu, A. Yilmaz, P. Shao, Z. Zhang, W. Ren, P. Liu, J. Pei, T.F. Michael, S. Povoski, E. Martin "A wearable surgical navigation system for sentinel lymph node mapping and image-guided biopsy." in Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. (10 2015).
  • M. Alshahri and A. Yilmaz "A Robust Line Feature Matching Method In A Wide-Baseline View." in ASPRS Imaging & Geospatial Information Forum. (5 2015).

2014

  • S. HosseinyAlamdary and A. Yilmaz "Motion Vector Field Estimation Using Brightness Constancy Assumption and Epipolar Geometry Constraint." (11 2014).
  • RS Kim and A. Yilmaz "Spectral Matching using Bitmap Indices of Spectral Derivatives for the Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery." in International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. (6 2014).
  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz and J. Davis "A Multi-Transformational Model for Background Subtraction with Moving Cameras." in European Conference on Computer Vision. (9 2014).
  • D. Li, R. Li, A. Yilmaz "ESA ExoMars: Prelauch PanCam geometric modeling and accuracy assessment." in ISPRS Photogrammetric Computer Vision TCIII Midterm Symposium. (11 2014).

2013

  • M. Al-Shahri and A. Yilmaz "Framework for Line Feature Matching Across Images." in ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference. (3 2013).

2012

  • D. Zamalieva, A. Yilmaz, T. Aldemir "Online Scenario Classification in Dynamic Event Tree Generation Using a Statistical Markov Model." in International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation and Safety. (9 2012).
  • H. Lee and A. Yilmaz "Intrinsic Color from a Single Outdoor Image." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (3 2012).

2011

  • H. Karimabadi, H. X. Vu1, B. Loring, Y. Omelchenko, T. Sipes, V. Roytershteyn, W. Daughton, M. Tatineni, A. Majumdar, U. Catalyurek and A. Yilmaz "Petascale Kinetic Simulation of the Magnetosphere." in TeraGrid Conference. (7 2011).
  • T. Aldemir, U. Catalyurek, R. Denning, C. Smidts, X. Sun, A. Yilmaz "Method and Tool Development to Support Systematic Quantification of Uncertainties." in American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting. (6 2011).
  • A. Durdu, I. Erkmen, A. Erkmen and A. Yilmaz "Morphing Estimated Human Intention via Human-Robot Interactions." in International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics. (1 2011).

2010

  • R. Li, S. He, B. Skopljak, J. Jiang, P. Tang, A. Yilmaz, M. Banks and C. Oman "Development of a Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS)." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz "A Social Netwotk Analysis Approach to Analyze Road Networks." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, R. Denning and T. Aldemir "DET and Scenario Aggregation: A Sensitivity Analysis." in Verification and Validation for Nuclear Systems Analysis Workshop. (6 2010).
  • D. Mandelli, A. Yilmaz, K. Metzroth, T. Aldemir and R. Denning "DET and Scenario Aggregation and Analysis via Mean-Shift Methodology." in Proc. of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. (6 2010).
  • K. Park and A. Yilmaz "Social Network Approach to Analysis of Soccer Game." in International Conference on Pattern Recognition. (8 2010).
  • I. Lee, S. He, P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "Building Point Grouping Using View-Geometry Relations." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (4 2010).

2009

  • R. Li, B. Wu, B. Skolpjak, S. He, Y. Lee, A. Yilmaz, J. Jiang, M. Banks, C. Oman, and K. Bhasin "Prototype Development for a Lunar Astronaut Spatial Orientation and Information System (LASOIS)." in NLSI Lunar Science Forum. (6 2009).
  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai "Object Recognition Using Angles in the Projective Plane." in American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference. (3 2009).
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "A New Approach for Vanishing Line Estimation." in ASPRS Annual Conference. (3 2009).

2008

  • R. Li, K. Di, B. Wu, S. He, B. Skopljak, M. Tang, A. Yilmaz, M. Banks, C. Oman and K. Bhasin "LASOIS: Enhancing the Spatial Orientation Capability of Astronauts on the Lunar Surface." in NASA Lunar Science Conference. (7 2008).
  • A. Yilmaz and G. Barsai "A View-Geometric Approach to View and Occlusion Invariant Geographic Shape Recognition and Retrieval." in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences. (7 2008).
  • P. Lai and A. Yilmaz "Projective Reconstruction of Building Shape from Silhouette Images Acquired from Uncalibrated Cameras." in International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing andSpatial Information Sciences. (7 2008).

2007

  • A. Yilmaz "Sensor Fusion in Computer Vision." in IEEE GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas. (4 2007).

2004

  • A. Yilmaz, X. Li and M. Shah "Object Contour Tracking Using Level Sets." in Asian Conf. on Computer Vision. (1 2004).

2002

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Automatic Feature Detection and Pose Recovery for Faces." in Asian Conf. on Computer Vision. (1 2002).
  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Estimation of Arbitrary Albedo and Shape from Shading for Symmetric Objects." in British Machine Vision Conference. (9 2002).

2001

  • A. Yilmaz, K. Shafique, N. Lobo, T. Olson and M. Shah "Target Tracking in FLIR Imagery Using Mean-Shift and Global Motion Compensation." in IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum. (1 2001).

2000

  • A. Yilmaz and M. Shah "Shot Detection Using Principal Coordinate System." in IASTED Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications Conference. (1 2000).

Unknown

  • C. Xiao and A. Yilmaz "Efficient Tracking with Distinctive Target Colors and Silhouette." in International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR).
  • A. Gupta and A. Yilmaz "Indoor Localization using Building Information Models." in ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness.

Patents

  • A. Yilmaz, N. Hall, Y. Lee, E. Martin, E. Ozer, R. Xu. "A Wearable Navigation System for Image-Guided Cancer Surgery (OSU TCO TechID: T2014-221)."
  • Yilmaz, Alper; Martin, Edward. "A Wearable Computing System for Guided Pain-Management (TCO TechID: T2015-154)."
  • A. Yilmaz, N. Hall, C. Hitchcock, Y. Lee, E. Martin, S. Nichols, E. Ozer, S. Povoski, J. Sachire, R. Xu. "A Wearable Integrated System of Augmented Reality for Targeted Pathologic Specimen Sampling (OSU TCO TechID: T2014-265)."
  • A. Yilmaz, E. Martin, C. Hitchcock, S. Povoski, E. Ozer and R. Xu. "Methods and Systems for Performing Navigation-Assisted Medical Procedures." Patent number: 14/549,258
  • A. Yilmaz and A. Gupta. "Systems, Methods, and Devices for Geo-Localization."
  • A. Yilmaz, A. Gupta. "Topology Based Large Scale Indoor/Outdoor Geo-Navigation for Mobile Platforms Guided by GIS and BIM (OSU TCO TechID T2016-075)."