affiliations

Associate Professor (bio)
Department of Computer Science
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
Unmanned Systems Research Consortium
University of Kentucky

recent news

  • 15 Jul 2017 : Hamid Hamraz has a paper on using LiDAR to understand forests accepted to ISPRS
  • 24 May 2017 : Tawfiq Salem successfully defended his Ph.D. proposal
  • 15 May 2017 : PhD Student (Scott Workman) has been selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum as a Young Researcher
  • 01 May 2017 : I am serving as co-chair for the CVPR 2017 Doctoral Consortium and will be an Area Chair for CVPR 2018.
  • 29 Mar 2017 : Lab members selected for Computer Science Departmental Awards: Outstanding PhD Student (Scott Workman), Best Teaching Assistant (Tawfiq Salem), Thaddeus B. Curtz Memorial Scholarship (Menghua Zhai), and Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Performance (Sam Davidson).
  • 24 Feb 2017 : our service for horizon-line estimation has gotten a few mentions lately.
  • 30 Jan 2017 : Zach Bessinger successfully defended his Ph.D. proposal
  • 24 Jan 2017 : Menghua 'Ted' Zhai successfully defended his Ph.D. proposal
  • 10 Jan 2017 : presented work on image-driven mapping at USGIF Workshop on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • 10 Aug 2016 : journal article accepted to Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • 14 Jul 2016 : paper accepted to BMVC (York, UK)
  • 08 Jul 2016 : Mohammad "Tarik" Islam successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
Check the archives for old news.

selected publications

See my publications page for a complete listing.
  1. PDF Zhai M., Bessinger Z., Workman S., Jacobs N. 2017. Predicting Ground-Level Scene Layout from Aerial Imagery. In: IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). bibtex
  2. PDF Workman S., Zhai M., Jacobs N. 2016. Horizon Lines in the Wild. In: British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC). website bibtex
  3. PDF Zhai M., Workman S., Jacobs N. 2016. Detecting Vanishing Points using Global Image Context in a Non-Manhattan World. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). website code bibtex
  4. PDF Workman S., Souvenir R., Jacobs N. 2015. Wide-Area Image Geolocalization with Aerial Reference Imagery. In: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). 1–9. website code bibtex
  5. PDF Murdock C., Jacobs N., Pless R. 2015. Building Dynamic Cloud Maps from the Ground Up. In: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). 1–9. bibtex
  6. PDF Islam MT., Greenwell C., Souvenir R., Jacobs N. 2015. Large-Scale Geo-Facial Image Analysis. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (JIVP) 2015:1–14. website bibtex
  7. Workman S., Souvenir R., Jacobs N. 2015. Scene Shape Estimation from Multiple Partly Cloudy Days. Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU):116–129. website bibtex
  8. Workman S., Mihail RP., Jacobs N. 2014. A Pot of Gold: Rainbows as a Calibration Cue. In: European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV). 820–835. website bibtex
  9. PDF Jacobs N., Islam MT., Workman S. 2013. Cloud Motion as a Calibration Cue. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1344–1351. website bibtex
  10. PDF Abrams A., Tucek J., Jacobs N., Pless R. 2012. LOST: Longterm Observation of Scenes (with Tracks). In: IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 297–304. bibtex
  11. PDF Dixon M., Abrams A., Jacobs N., Pless R. 2011. On Analyzing Video with Very Small Interesting Motions. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1–8. website bibtex
  12. PDF Jacobs N., Bies B., Pless R. 2010. Using Cloud Shadows to Infer Scene Structure and Camera Calibration. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1102–1109. website bibtex
  13. PDF Jacobs N., Burgin W., Fridrich N., Abrams A., Miskell K., Braswell BH., Richardson AD., Pless R. 2009. The Global Network of Outdoor Webcams: Properties and Applications. In: ACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM/SIGSPATIAL GIS). 111–120. bibtex
  14. PDF Jacobs N., Satkin S., Roman N., Speyer R., Pless R. 2007. Geolocating Static Cameras. In: IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). 1–6. website bibtex
  15. PDF Jacobs N., Roman N., Pless R. 2007. Consistent Temporal Variations in Many Outdoor Scenes. In: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 1–6. website bibtex
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