PIFR: Pose Invariant 3D Face Reconstruction

26 November 2018
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PIFR: Pose Invariant 3D Face Reconstruction

3D face geometry needs to be recovered from 2D images in many real-world applications, including face recognition, face landmark detection, 3D emoticon animation etc. However, this task remains challenging especially…

New Datasets for Object Tracking

8 November 2018

New Datasets for Object Tracking

Object tracking in the wild is far from being solved. Existing object trackers do quite a good job on the established datasets (e.g., VOT, OTB), but these datasets are relatively…

New Datasets for 3D Human Pose Estimation

8 November 2018

New Datasets for 3D Human Pose Estimation

Human pose estimation is а fundamental problem in computer vision. Computer’s ability to recognize and understand humans in images and videos is crucial for multiple tasks including autonomous driving, action…

New Datasets for 3D Object Recognition

6 November 2018

New Datasets for 3D Object Recognition

Robotics, augmented reality, autonomous driving – all these scenarios rely on recognizing 3D properties of objects from 2D images. This puts 3D object recognition as one of the central problems…

New Datasets for Action Recognition

22 October 2018

New Datasets for Action Recognition

Action recognition is vital for many real-life applications, including video surveillance, healthcare, and human-computer interaction. What do we need to do to classify video clips based on the actions being…

New Datasets for Disguised Face Recognition

9 October 2018
Face recognition datasets in the wild

New Datasets for Disguised Face Recognition

Face recognition is a common task in deep learning, and convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are doing a pretty good job here. I guess Facebook usually performs right at recognizing you…

True Face Super-Resolution Upscaling with the Facial Component Heatmaps

1 October 2018
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True Face Super-Resolution Upscaling with the Facial Component Heatmaps

The performance of the most facial analysis techniques relies on the resolution of the corresponding image. Face alignment or face identification is not going to work correctly when the resolution…

Deep Clustering Approach for Image Classification Task

20 September 2018
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Deep Clustering Approach for Image Classification Task

Clustering of images seems to be a well-researched topic. But in fact, little work has been done to adapt it to the end-to-end training of visual features on large-scale datasets.…

AlphaGAN: Natural Image Matting

11 September 2018
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AlphaGAN: Natural Image Matting

Many image-editing and film post-production applications rely on natural image matting as one of the processing steps. The task of the matting algorithm is to estimate the opacity of a…

Facial Surface and Texture Synthesis via GAN

3 September 2018
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Facial Surface and Texture Synthesis via GAN

Deep networks can be extremely powerful and effective in answering complex questions. But it is also well-known that in order to train a really complex model, you’ll need lots and…

Everybody Dance Now: a New Approach to “Do As I Do” Motion Transfer

30 August 2018
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Everybody Dance Now: a New Approach to “Do As I Do” Motion Transfer

Not very good at dancing? Not a problem anymore! Now you can easily impress your friends with a stunning video, where you dance like a superstar. Researchers from UC Berkeley…

Pushing the Limits of Unconstrained Face Detection: a New Challenge Dataset

30 August 2018
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Pushing the Limits of Unconstrained Face Detection: a New Challenge Dataset

If your application performs landmark detection, face alignment, face recognition or face analysis, the first step is always face detection. And in fact, face detection progressed tremendously in the last…

Anatomically-Aware Facial Animation from a Single Image

7 August 2018
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Anatomically-Aware Facial Animation from a Single Image

Let’s say you have a picture of a Hugh Jackman for an advertisement. He looks great, but the client wants him to look a little bit happier. No, you don’t…

Automatic Creation of Personalized GIFs: a New State-of-the-Art Approach

27 July 2018
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Automatic Creation of Personalized GIFs: a New State-of-the-Art Approach

Suppose you have a 10-minutes-video but are interested only in a small portion of it. You are thinking about creating a 5-second GIF out of this video, but video-editing can…

New Approach to Recovering 3D Shape Structure from a Single 2D Image

27 July 2018
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New Approach to Recovering 3D Shape Structure from a Single 2D Image

Single-view image-based 3D modeling is a topic of particular interest the last few years. That’s likely due to the tremendous success of deep convolutional neural networks (CNN) on image-based learning…

Realistic 3D Avatars from a Single Image

27 July 2018
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Realistic 3D Avatars from a Single Image

Digital media needs realistic 3D avatars with faces. The recent surge in augmented and virtual reality platforms has created an even stronger demand for high-quality content, and rendering realistic faces…

Real-time Video Style Transfer: Fast, Accurate and Temporally Consistent

25 July 2018
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Real-time Video Style Transfer: Fast, Accurate and Temporally Consistent

Developers all over the world deploy convolutional neural networks for recomposing images with the style of other pictures or simply image style transfer. After existing methods achieved high enough processing…

Adobe Creates Neural Network to Reveal Image Manipulations

11 July 2018
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Adobe Creates Neural Network to Reveal Image Manipulations

Image editing is not a challenging task anymore. User-friendly editing software makes a process of image tampering and manipulating very straightforward, and unfortunately, tampered images are more and more often…

Image Editing Becomes Easy with Semantically Meaningful Objects Generated

3 July 2018
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Image Editing Becomes Easy with Semantically Meaningful Objects Generated

Image editing and compositing could be a fascinating creative process unless you need to spend most of your time on the tedious task of object selection. The process becomes even…

State-of-the-Art Facial Expression Recognition Model: Introducing of Covariances

23 May 2018
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State-of-the-Art Facial Expression Recognition Model: Introducing of Covariances

Recognizing facial expressions is quite an interesting and at the same time challenging task. The humans are likely to benefit significantly if facial expression recognition is performed automatically by computer…

Neural Network Removes Haze from Single Images

14 May 2018
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Neural Network Removes Haze from Single Images

Due to the particle-scattered light, images taken in a foggy weather are likely to include shifted colors, attenuated saturation and decreased contrast. Such factors have a significant adverse effect on…