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UCSD Computer Vision

Steve Branson, PhD

More info at: http://vision.caltech.edu/~sbranson/


Biography

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Projects


Visipedia

Visipedia is a joint project between Pietro Perona's Vision Group at Caltech and Serge Belongie's Vision Group at UCSD. Visipedia, short for "Visual Encyclopedia," is an augmented version of Wikipedia, where pictures are first-class citizens alongside text. Goals of Visipedia include creation of h...

Similarity Metrics for Categorization: from Monolithic to Category Specific

Similarity metrics that are learned from labeled training data can be advantageous in terms of performance and/or efficiency. These learned metrics can then be used in conjunction with a nearest neighbor classifier, or can be plugged in as kernels to an SVM. For the task of categorization two s...




Publications


2014
Wah C., Horn G., Branson S., Maji S., Perona P., Belongie S., "Similarity Comparisons for Interactive Fine-Grained Categorization", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Columbus, OH, June, 2014. [BibTex][pdf]
Branson S., Horn G., Wah C., Perona P., Belongie S., "The Ignorant Led by the Blind: A Hybrid Human–Machine Vision System for Fine-Grained Categorization", International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), February, 2014. [www] [BibTex]
2013
Branson S., Beijbom O., Belongie S., "Efficient Large-Scale Structured Learning", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, OR, June, 2013. [BibTex][pdf]
2011
Branson S., Perona P., Belongie S., "Strong Supervision From Weak Annotation: Interactive Training of Deformable Part Models", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, 2011. [BibTex][pdf, (extended) pdf]
Wah C., Branson S., Perona P., Belongie S., "Multiclass Recognition and Part Localization with Humans in the Loop", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, 2011. [BibTex][pdf]
2010
Branson S., Wah C., Babenko B., Schroff F., Welinder P., Perona P., Belongie S., "Visual Recognition with Humans in the Loop", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Heraklion, Crete, Sept., 2010. [www] [BibTex][pdf]
Welinder P., Branson S., Belongie S., Perona P., "The Multidimensional Wisdom of Crowds", Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS), 2010. [www] [BibTex][pdf]
Welinder P., Branson S., Mita T., Wah C., Schroff F., Belongie S., Perona P., "Caltech-UCSD Birds 200", Technical Report, no. CNS-TR-201: Caltech, 2010. [www] [BibTex][pdf]
2009
Babenko B., Branson S., Belongie S., "Similarity Metrics for Categorization: from Monolithic to Category Specific ", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Kyoto, Japan, 2009. [BibTex][pdf]