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Alan Bovik

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Biography

Professor Al Bovik's research interests broadly span the areas of digital video, image processing, and computational aspects of biological visual perception. Over the years, he significantly contributed to many areas: in the 1980's, he introduced and systematized the class of digital filters based on order statistics; he has been a pioneer in the use of new human vision models for image and video processing applications; he was an early popularizer of using wavelets in image processing; he introduced the AM-FM model to the image processing community, and has shown it to be successfully applicable to a broad diversity of applications. Recently, he has been working on developing an understanding of the interplay between natural image statistics, patterns of eye movement, and foveation; the goal being to acquire a better understanding of the interplay between the environment being imaged and the evolution of optimal techniques for adapting image and video processing systems to match the statistics of the available visual information. Bovik is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE) in CPS, and is the Robert Parker Centennial Endowed Professor of Engineering.

Courses

Semester         Course       Unique No.       Title

2014 Fall        EE 371R         17290        Digital Image & Video Process

2014 Spr        EE 381V        17255         Digital Video

2013 Fall        EE 371R        17110         Digital Image & Video Process

Publications

R. G. Raj, W. S. Geisler, R. A. Frazor, A. C. Bovik, "Contrast statistics for foveated visual systems: Fixation selection by minimizing contrast entropy" Journal of the Optical Society of America A. (Accepted, August 2005)

M. Sampat, A. C. Bovik, J. K. Aggarwal "Supervised parametric and non-parametric classification of chromosome images " Pattern Recognition, Vol. 38, No. 8, August 2005, pp. 1209-1223.

H. R. Sheikh, A. C. Bovik, L. K. Cormack "No-reference quality assessment using natural scene statistics:JPEG2000" IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 14, No. 11, November 2005.

Z. Wang, A. C. Bovik, H. R. Sheikh, and E. P. Simoncelli, "Image quality assessment: from error visibility to structural similarity," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol: 13 No: 4, April 2004.

Z. Wang, L. Lu, and A. C. Bovik, "Video quality assessment based on structural distortion measurement," Signal Processing: Image Communication, special issue on Objective video quality metrics, Vol: 19 No: 2, February 2004.

Z. Wang, H. R. Sheikh and A. C. Bovik, "Objective Video Quality Assessment" in The Handbook of Video Databases: Design and Applications, B. Furht and O. Marqure (Editors) , Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press September 2003.

H. R. Sheikh, B. L. Evans and A. C. Bovik, "Real-Time Foveation Techniques for Low Bit Rate Video Coding," Journal of Real-Time Imaging, Vol: 9 No: 1, February 2003.

S. Lee, C. Podilchuk, V. Krishnan and A.C. Bovik, "Foveation-based error resilience and unequal error protection over mobile networks," Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, Special Issue on Multimedia Communications, Vol: 34 No: 1/2, May 2003.

Z. Wang, L. Lu and A. C. Bovik, "Foveation scalable video coding with automatic fixation selection," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol: 12 No: 2, February 2003.

S. Liu and A. C. Bovik, "Local bandwidth constrained fast inverse motion compensation for DCT domain video transcoding," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol: 12 No: 5, May 2002.

Z. Wang and A. C. Bovik, "A universal image quality index," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol: 9 No: 3, March 2002.

U. Rajashekar, G. C. Panayi, F. P. Baumgartner, and A. C. Bovik, "The SIVA Demonstration Gallery for Signal, Image, and Video Processing Education," IEEE Transactions On Education, Vol: 45 No: 4, November 2002.

S. Liu and A. C. Bovik, "Efficient DCT-domain Blind Measurement and Reduction of Blocking Artifacts," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol: 12 No: 12, December 2002.

J. Ling, S.D. Weitman, M.A. Miller, R.V. Moore and A.C. Bovik, "Direct raman imaging techniques for studying the subcellular distribution of a drug," Applied Optics, Vol: 41 No: 28, October 2002.

Z. Wang and A. C. Bovik, "Bitplane-by-bitplane shift (BbBShift) - A suggestion for JPEG 2000 region of interest coding," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol: 9 No: 5, May 2002.

J. Ling and A.C. Bovik, "Smoothing low SNR molecular images via anisotropic median-diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol: 21 No: 4, April 2002.

S. Lee, M.S. Pattichis and A.C. Bovik, "Foveated video quality assessment," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol: 4 No: 1, March 2002. Page(s): 129-132

H.-T. Pai and A.C. Bovik, "On eigenstructure-based direct multichannel blind image restoration," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

Z. Wang and A.C. Bovik, "Embedded foveation image coding," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

S.T. Acton, D.P. Mukherjee, J.P. Havlicek and A.C. Bovik, "Oriented texture completion by AM-FM reaction-diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

M.S. Pattichis, G. Panayi, A.C. Bovik and S.-P. Hsu, "Fingerprint classification using an AM-FM model," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

M. Pattichis, C. Pattichis, M. Avraam, A.C. Bovik and K. Kyriacou "AM-FM Texture segmentation in electron microscopic muscle imaging," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2001.

M.S. Pattichis, A.C. Bovik, J.W. Havlicek and N.D. Sidiropoulos, "Multidimensional orthogonal FM transforms," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

S. Lee and A.C. Bovik, "Optimal rate control for real-time, low bitrate foveated video coding," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2001.

M.S. Pattichis, J.P. Havlicek, S.T. Acton, and A.C. Bovik, "Multidimensional AM-FM models with image processing applications," in Advances in Image Processing and Understanding: A Festschrift for Thomas S Huang, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2001.

T.D. Kite, B.L. Evans and A.C. Bovik, "A Fast, High-Quality Inverse Halftoning Algorithm for Error Diffused Halftones," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 1583-1592, September 2000.

N.H. Kim, A.C. Bovik and B.L. Evans, "Generalized predictive binary shape coding using polygonal approximation," Signal Processing: Image Communication, vol. 15, no. 7-8, pp. 643-663, May 2000.

T.D. Kite, B.L. Evans and A.C. Bovik, "Modeling and quality assessment of halftoning by error diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 909-922, May 2000.

N. Damera-Venkata, T.D. Kite, W.S. Geisler, B.L. Evans and A.C. Bovik, "Image quality assessment based on a degradation model," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 636-650, April 2000.

J.P. Havlicek, D.S. Harding and A.C. Bovik, "Multidimensional quasi-eigenfunction approximations and multicomponent AM-FM models," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 227-242, February 2000.

F. Merchant, K.A. Bartels, K.R. Diller and A.C. Bovik, "Confocal microscopy," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

J.P. Havlicek and A.C. Bovik, "Image modulation models," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Wavelet denoising for image enhancement," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik and S.T. Acton, "Basic linear filtering for image enhancement," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik, "Basic image Fourier analysis and convolution," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik and M.D. Desai, "Basic binary image processing," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik, "Basic gray-level image processing,"in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik, "Introduction to image and video processing," in The Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik, "Preface" to the Handbook of Image and Video Processing, A.C. Bovik, (Ed.), New York: Academic Press, 2000.

A.C. Bovik, S.J. Aggarwal, F.A. Merchant, N.H. Kim and K.R. Diller, "Automatic area and volume measurement from digital biomedical images," in Image Analysis: Methods and Applications, D.P. H€der, (Ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, to appear, 2000.

K.A. Bartels and A.C. Bovik, "The analysis of shape-change from biological images," in Image Analysis: Methods and Applications, D.P. H €der, (Ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, to appear, 2000.

T.-Y. Chen, A.C. Bovik and L.K. Cormack, "Stereoscopic ranging by matching image modulations," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 785-797, June 1999.

S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Piecewise and local image models for regularized image restoration using cross-validation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 652-665, May 1999.

S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Image segmentation by nonlinear locally monotonic reduction," Journal of Applied Signal Processing, vol. 6, pp. 42-54, 1999.

D. Craievich, B.S. Barnett and A.C. Bovik, "A stereo visual pattern image coding system," Image and Vision Computing, vol. 18, pp. 21-37, 1999.

N. Sidiropoulos, M.S. Pattichis, A.C. Bovik and J.W. Havlicek, "COPERM: Transform-domain energy compaction by optimal permutation," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 1679-1688, June 1999.

S.T. Acton, D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Image enhancement," in Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, J.G. Webster (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons, pp. 550-559, 1999.

J.P. Havlicek, A.C. Bovik and D. Chen, "AM-FM image modeling and gabor analysis," in Visual Communications and Image Processing, C.W. Chen and Y.Q. Zhang (Eds.), Optical Engineering Series, Marcel Dekker, Inc., pp. 343-385, 1999.

W.N. Klarquist and A.C. Bovik, "FOVEA: A foveated, multi-fixation, vergent active stereo system for dynamic three-dimensional scene recovery," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 755-770, October 1998.

C. Yim and A.C. Bovik, "Multiresolution 3-D range segmentation using focus cues," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 1283-1299, September 1998.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Generalized coiflets with nonzero-centered vanishing moments," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Special Issue on Multirate Systems, Filter Banks, Wavelets, and Applications, vol. 45, no. 8, pp. 988-1001, August 1998.

S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Nonlinear image estimation using piecewise and local image models," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol 7, no. 7, pp. 979-991, July 1998.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "On the instantaneous frequencies of multi-component AM-FM signals," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 84-86, April 1998.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Sampling approximation of smooth functions via generalized coiflets," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Filter Banks and Wavelets, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 1133-1998, April 1998.

A.C. Bovik and R. Chellappa, "Image analysis and recognition," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, pp. 33-34, March 1998.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Enhancement of compressed images by optimal shift-invariant wavelet packet basis," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Special issue on High-Fidelity Media Processing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 15-24, March 1998.

S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Order statistics in signal and image processing," Chapter 22 in Handbook of Statistics 17 - Order Statistics and their Applications, N. Balakrishnan and C.R. Rao (Eds.), North-Holland, pp. 603-641, 1998.

J.P. Havlicek, D.S. Harding and A.C. Bovik, "Multicomponent multidimensional signals," Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 9, pp. 391-398, 1998.


D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "On asymptotic convergence of the dual filters associated with two families of biorthogonal wavelets," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. 2928-2940, December 1997.

D. Wei, B.L. Evans and A.C. Bovik, "Loss of perfect reconstruction in multidimensional filter banks and wavelets designed via extended McClellan transformations," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 295-297, October 1997.

H.-T. Pai and A.C. Bovik, "Exact multi-channel blind image restoration," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 217-220, August 1997.

F.A. Merchant, K.R. Diller, S.J. Aggarwal, and A.C. Bovik, "Angiogenesis in cultured and cryopreserved pancreatic islet grafts," Transplantation, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 1652-1660, June 1997.

A.C. Bovik, J.P. Havlicek, M.D. Desai and D.S. Harding, "Limits on discrete modulated signals," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 867-879, April 1997.

H.-T. Pai, A.C. Bovik and B.L. Evans, "Multichannel blind image restoration," Elektrik, Special Issue on Image Processing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 79-97, 1997.

P.L. Silsbee and A.C. Bovik, "Computer lipreading for improved accuracy in automatic speech recognition," IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 337-351, September 1996.

J.P. Havlicek, D.S. Harding and A.C. Bovik, "The multicomponent AM-FM image representation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Special Issue on Nonlinear Image Processing, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 1094-1100, June 1996.

S.T. Acton and A.C. Bovik, "Generalized deterministic annealing," IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 686-699, May 1996.

B.S. Barnett and A.C. Bovik, "Motion compensated visual pattern image sequence coding for full motion multisession videoconferencing on multimedia workstations," Journal of Electronic Imaging, Special Issue on Multimedia Systems, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 129-143, April 1996.

F.A. Merchant, S.J. Aggarwal, K.R. Diller and A.C. Bovik, "Viability analysis of cryopreserved rat pancreas islets using laser scanning confocal microscopy," Cryobiology, vol. 33, pp. 236-252, 1996.

A.C. Bovik and S.T. Acton, "The impact of order statistics on signal processing," in Statistical Theory and Applications - Papers in Honor of Herbert A. David, H.N. Nagaraja, P.K. Sen, and D.F. Morrison (Eds.), New York, Springer-Verlag, pp. 153-176, 1996.

P. Maragos and A.C. Bovik, "Image amplitude and frequency demodulation using multidimensional energy separation," Journal of the Optical Society of America, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 1867-1876, September 1995.

B.J. Super and A.C. Bovik, "Planar surface orientation from texture spatial frequencies," Pattern Recognition, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 729-743, May 1995.

B.J. Super and A.C. Bovik, "Shape from texture using local spectral moments," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. PAMI-17, no. 4, pp. 333-343, April 1995.

K.A. Bartels, A.C. Bovik, S.J. Aggarwal and K.R. Diller, "The analysis of biological shape changes from multi-dimensional dynamic images," Journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 89-99, May 1993.

J.R. Jordan and A.C. Bovik, "Using chromatic information in dense stereo correspondence," Pattern Recognition, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 367-383, April 1992.

D. Chen and A.C. Bovik, "Hierarchical visual pattern image coding," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. COM-40, no. 4, pp. 671-675, April 1992.

A.C. Bovik, N. Gopal, T. Emmoth and A. Restrepo, "Localized measurement of emergent image frequencies by Gabor wavelets," Special Issue on Wavelet Transforms and Multiresolution Signal Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. IT-38, no. 3, pp. 691-712, March 1992.

A. Lee, D.O. Wipf, A.J. Bard, K.A. Bartels and A.C. Bovik, "Scanning electrochemical microscopy. 11. Improvement of image resolution by digital processing techniques," Analytic Chemistry, vol. 63, no. 21, pp. 2442-2447, November 1991.

A.C. Bovik, "Analysis of multichannel narrowband filters for image texture segmentation," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. SP-39, no. 9, pp. 2025-2043, September 1991.

J.R. Jordan and A.C. Bovik, "Using chromatic information in edge-based stereo correspondence," Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing: Image Understanding, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 98-188, July 1991.

 B.J. Super and A.C. Bovik, "Localized measurement of image fractal dimension using Gabor filters," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 114-128, June 1991.

D. Wei and A.C. Bovik, "Comments on Subband coding of images using asymmetrical filter banks'," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 122-124, January 1999.

J. Ghosh and A.C. Bovik, "Neural networks for textured image processing," in Artificial Neural Networks and Statistical Pattern Recognition: Old and New Connections, I. Sethi and A. Jain (Ed.), New York: Elsevier Science Publishers, pp. 133-154, 1991.

A.C. Bovik, S.J. Aggarwal, N.H. Kim and K.R. Diller, "Quantitative area determination by image analysis," Chapter 3 in Image Analysis in Biology, D.P. H € der, (Ed.), Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, pp. 29-53, 1991.

D. Chen and A.C. Bovik, "Visual pattern image coding," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. COM-38, no. 12, pp. 2137-2146, December 1990 (winner of 1990 MCC Award for Excellence in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering).

J.R. Jordan, W.S. Geisler and A.C. Bovik, "Color as a source of information in the stereo correspondence process," Vision Research, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 1955-1970, December 1990.

R.A. Brooks and A.C. Bovik, "Robust techniques for edge detection in multiplicative Weibull image noise," Pattern Recognition, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 1047-1057, October 1990.

N.H. Kim, A.C. Bovik and S.J. Aggarwal, "Shape description of biological objects via stereo light microscopy," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. SMC-20, no. 2, pp. 475-489, March/April 1990.

A.C. Bovik, "On detecting edges in speckle imagery," IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. ASSP-36, no. 10, pp. 1618-1627, October 1988.

N.H. Kim and A.C. Bovik, "A contour-based stereo matching algorithm using disparity continuity," Pattern Recognition, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 505-514, 1988.

N.H. Kim, A.B. Wysocki, S.J. Aggarwal, A.C. Bovik and K.R. Diller, "PC based computer vision for analysis of complex biomedical shapes: the pancreas islet," in Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments, S. Saha, (Ed.), New York: Pergamon Press, pp. 172-178, 1986.

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