ECM Faculty Focus
The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian, who is one of the four winners of the UWA Award for Early Career Researchers for best work accepted for publication ($ 1000).
The paper "On the repeatability and quality of keypoints for local feature based 3D-object retrieval from cluttered scenes" has been published in the international Journal of Computer Vision.
This article describes pioneering research on 3D object recognition in cluttered scenes at unknown scales. The proposed algorithm automatically detects keypoints on 3D objects and ranks them using a novel quality measure that relates directly to the repeatability of the keypoints.
Invariant features are extracted at the keypoints and the appropriate scale for each feature is determined automatically from the underlying data. These multi-scale/scale-invariant features are used to retrieve 3D objects of interest (of any size) from complex scenes containing clutter and occlusions.
Dr Ajmal Mian joined School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, UWA as a PhD student in February, 2003. He submitted his PhD thesis in March, 2006 then worked as a Research Fellow until 2007 in the same school.
In 2008, Ajmal was awarded an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (APD). He is an APD since January 2008 in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
Magdalena Matuszczyk / [email protected] / 6488 4277