Thursday, August 10, 2017

Deep Learning in Photography

Intelligent Portrait Composition Assistance, Farshid Farhat, Mohammad Mahdi Kamani, Sahil Mishra, James Wang, ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA.

ABSTRACT: Retrieving photography ideas corresponding to a given location facilitates the usage of smart cameras, where there is a high interest among amateurs and enthusiasts to take astonishing photos at anytime and in any location. Existing research captures some aesthetic techniques such as the rule of thirds, triangle, and perspective-ness, and retrieves useful feedbacks based on one technique. However, they are restricted to a particular technique and the retrieved results have room to improve as they can be limited to the quality of the query. There is a lack of a holistic framework to capture important aspects of a given scene and give a novice photographer informative feedback to take a better shot in his/her photography adventure. This work proposes an intelligent framework of portrait composition using our deep-learned models and image retrieval methods. A highly-rated web-crawled portrait dataset is exploited for retrieval purposes. Our framework detects and extracts ingredients of a given scene representing as a correlated hierarchical model. It then matches extracted semantics with the dataset of aesthetically composed photos to investigate a ranked list of photography ideas, and gradually optimizes the human pose and other artistic aspects of the composed scene supposed to be captured. The conducted user study demonstrates that our approach is more helpful than the other constructed feedback retrieval systems.

Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea Retrieval

Sunday, July 30, 2017

System and methods for UICC-based secure communication US 9461993 B2


ABSTRACT
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example,
instructions which when executed cause a device processor to perform
operations comprising sending a service request to a remote management
server; receiving from the management server an authentication management
function and an encryption key generator for execution by a secure element and
an encryption engine for execution by a secure device processor, sending a
request to establish a communication session with a remote device; and
communicating with the remote device via a channel established using an
application server. The secure element and the secure device processor
authenticate each other using a mutual authentication keyset. The secure element, the secure device processor and the device processor each have a security
level associated therewith; the security level associated with the secure device processor is intermediate between that of the secure element and that of the device
processor. Other embodiments are disclosed.
 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani was first women to win maths' Fields Medal. She would be in our mind forever.

in Farshid Farhat 's Twitter


Monday, July 10, 2017

Deep Learning @ Penn State

Integrating Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea Retrieval

ABSTRACT: Retrieving photography ideas corresponding to a given location facilitates the usage of smart cameras, where there is a high interest among amateurs and enthusiasts to take astonishing photos at anytime and in any location. Existing research captures some aesthetic techniques such as the rule of thirds, triangle, and perspectiveness, and retrieves useful feedbacks based on one technique. However, they are restricted to a particular technique and the retrieved results have room to improve as they can be limited to the quality of the query. There is a lack of a holistic framework to capture important aspects of a given scene and give a novice photographer informative feedback to take a better shot in his/her photography adventure. This work proposes an intelligent framework of portrait composition using our deep-learned models and image retrieval methods. A highly-rated web-crawled portrait dataset is exploited for retrieval purposes. Our framework detects and extracts ingredients of a given scene representing as a correlated hierarchical model. It then matches extracted semantics with the dataset of aesthetically composed photos to investigate a ranked list of photography ideas, and gradually optimizes the human pose and other artistic aspects of the composed scene supposed to be captured. The conducted user study demonstrates that our approach is more helpful than the other constructed feedback retrieval systems.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

EECS at Penn State

Farshid Farhat 's Site @ PSU

Publications

  • Security Weaknesses in PGP Protocol, F Farhat, M Heydari, MR Aref, 2013.