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Bernard Ghanem

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Visual Computing


Image and Video Understanding Lab

Affiliations

Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 2012
  • Senior Research Scientist, Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) of Illinois in Singapore, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2010
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2008
  • B.E., American University of Beirut (AUB), 2005

Research Interests

Professor Ghanem's research interests focus on topics in computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. They include:
  • Modeling dynamic objects in video sequences to improve motion segmentation, video compression, video registration, motion estimation, and activity recognition.
  • Developing efficient optimization and randomization techniques for large-scale computer vision and machine learning problems.
  • Exploring novel means of involving human judgment to develop more effective and perceptually-relevant recognition and compression techniques.
  • Developing frameworks for joint representation and classification by exploiting data sparsity and low-rankness.

Selected Publications

  • ​Tianzhu Zhang, Bernard Ghanem, Si Liu, and Narendra Ahuja, "Robust Visual Tracking via Structured Multi-Task Sparse Learning", International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV 2013)
  • Tianzhu Zhang, Bernard Ghanem, Si Liu, and Narendra Ahuja, "Low-Rank Sparse Coding for Image Classification", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2013)
  • Bernard Ghanem and Narendra Ahuja, "Dinkelbach NCUT: A Framework for Solving Normalized Cuts Problems with Priors and Convex Constraints", International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV 2010)
  • Bernard Ghanem and Narendra Ahuja, "Maximum Margin Distance Learning for Dynamic Texture Recognition", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2010)
  • Bernard Ghanem and Narendra Ahuja, "Phase Based Modeling of Dynamic Textures", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2007)