John Kanu, Eadom Dessalene, Xiaomin Lin, Cornelia Fermüller, Yiannis Aloimonos
A novel robotic agent framework for learning to perform temporally extended tasks using spatial reasoning in a deep reinforcement learning framework, by sequentially imagining visual goals and choosing appropriate actions to fulfill imagined goals.
Aneesh Raghavan, John Baras
This paper pertains to stochastic multi-agent decision-making problems. The authors revisit the concepts of event-state-operation-structure and relationship of incompatibility from literature, and use them as a tool to study the algebraic structure of a set of events. They consider a multi-agent hypothesis testing problem and show that the set of events forms an ortholattice. They then consider the binary hypothesis testing problem wth finite observation space.
Aneesh Raghavan, John Baras
This paper pertains to hypothesis testing problems, specifically the problem of collaborative binary hypothesis testing.
Ion Matei, Johan de Kleer, Christoforos Somarakis, Rahul Rai, John Baras
To understand changes in physical systems and facilitate decisions, explaining how model predictions are made is crucial. In this paper the authors use model-based interpretability, where models of physical systems are constructed by composing basic constructs that explain locally how energy is exchanged and transformed.
Mohammad Mamduhi, Karl Johansson, Ehsan Hashemi, John Baras
This paper proposes an event-triggered, add-on safety mechanism in a networked vehicular system that can adjust control parameters for timely braking while maintaining maneuverability.
This paper shows how the use of Structural Operational Semantics (SOS) inthe style popularized by the process-algebra community can lead to a more succinct and useful construction for building finite automata from regular expressions.
Multi-modal learning for speech emotion recognition: An analysis and comparison of ASR outputs with ground truth transcription
Saurabh Sahu, Vikramjit Mitra, Nadee Seneviratne, Carol Espy-Wilson
The paper leverages multi-modal learning and automated speech recognition (ASR) systems toward building a speech-only emotion recognition model.
The deep neural networks of AlphaGo and AlphaZero can be traced back to an adaptive multistage sampling (AMS) simulation-based algorithm for Markov decision processed published by HS Chang, Michael C. Fu and Steven I Marcus in Operations Research in 2005. Here, Fu retraces history, talks about the impact of the initial research, and suggests enhancements for the future.
Asian-Pacific Journal of Operational Research
Wei Chen, Mark Fuge
The authors propose a Bayesian optimization approach that only needs to specify an initial search space that does not necessarily include the global optimum, and expands the search space when necessary.
Eliot Rudnick-Cohen, Shapour Azarm and Jeffrey Herrmann
The paper presents Scenario Generation and Local Refinement Optimization (SGLRO), a new approach for solving non-convex robust optimization problems.
Journal of Mechanical Design
SriSai Naga Jyotish Poonganam, Bharath Gopalakrishnan, Venkata Seetharama Sai Bhargav Kumar Avula, K. Madhava Krishna, Arun Kumar Singh, Dinesh Manocha
A new model predictive control framework that improves reactive navigation for autonomous robots. The framework allows roboticists to compute low cost control inputs while ensuring some upper bound on the risk of collision.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Dinesh Manocha, Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, Tanmay Randhavane
The authors' RoadTrack algorithm could help autonomous vehicles navigate dense traffic scenarios. The algorithm uses tracking-by-detection approach to detect vehicles and pedestrians, then predict where they are going.
Kurt Gray, Tanmay Randhavane, Kyra Kapsaskis, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, Dinesh Manocha
A data-driven deep neural algorithm for detecting deceptive walking behavior using nonverbal cues like gaits and gestures.
Rohan Chandra, Tianrui Guan, Srujan Panuganti, Trisha Mittal, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, Dinesh Manocha
A novel approach for traffic forecasting in urban traffic scenarios using a combination of spectral graph analysis and deep learning.
Qiaoyun Wu, Dinesh Manocha, Jun Wang, Kai Xu
The authors improve the cross-target and cross-scene generalization of visual navigation through a learning agent guided by conceiving the next observations it expects to see. A variational Bayesian model, NeoNav, generates the next expected observations (NEO) conditioned on the current observations of the agent and the target view.
Uttaran Bhattacharya, Christian Roncal, Trisha Mittal, Rohan Chandra,Aniket Bera, Dinesh Manocha
The paper presents an autoencoder-based semi-supervised approach to classify perceived human emotions from walking styles obtained from videos or from motion-captured data and represented as sequences of 3D poses.
Chaochao Li, Pei Lv, Mingliang Xu, Xinyu Wang, Dinesh Manocha, Bing Zhou, Meng Wang
In many applications such as human-robot interaction, autonomous driving or surveillance, it is important to accurately predict pedestrian trajectories for collision-free navigation or abnormal behavior detection. The authors present a novel trajectory prediction algorithm for pedestrians based on a personality-aware probabilistic feature map.
Uttaran Bhattacharya, Trisha Mittal, Rohan Chandra, Tanmay Randhavane (UNC), Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha
STEP is a novel classifier network able to classify perceived human emotion from gaits, based on a Spatial Temporal Graph Convolutional Network architecture. Given an RGB video of an individual walking, STEP implicitly exploits the gait features to classify the emotional state of the human into one of four emotions: happy, sad, angry, or neutral. | Watch a video about STEP |
Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Trisha Mittal, Xiaoyu Li, Aniket Bera, Dinesh Manocha
The GraphRQI algorithm identifies driver behaviors from road agent trajectories. It is 25 percent more accurate over prior behavior classification algorithms for autonomous vehicles. | Watch a video about GraphRQI |
Qingyang Tan, Zherong Pan, Lin Gao, and Dinesh Manocha
A new method bridges the gap between mesh embedding and physical simulation for efficient dynamic models of clothes. The key technique is a graph-based convolutional neural network (CNN) defined on meshes with arbitrary topologies, and a new mesh embedding approach based on physics-inspired loss term. After training, the learned simulator runs10–100 times faster and the accuracy is high enough for robot manipulation tasks. | Watch a video about this method |
Gregory Jansen, Aaron Coburn, Adam Soroka, Richard Marciano
Describes the development and testing of the next-generation Trellis Linked Data Platform with Memento versioning support.
William Underwood and Richard Marciano
This paper explores whether the computational thinking practices of mathematicians and scientists in the physical and biological sciences are also the practices of archival scientists. It is argued that these practices are essential elements of an archival science education in preparing students for a professional archival career.
Marciano and 20 students in the Digital Curation Innovation Center developed a reframing model for digital curation through computational thinking. Their case study involves adding metadata to non-digital primary records from the WWII TuleLake Japanese American Internment Camp. Their curation methods led to the discovery of new narratives and connections from this data.
Sunandita Patra, Amit Kumar, James Mason, Malik Ghallab, Paolo Traverso, Dana Nau
New planning and learning algorithms for Reﬁnement Acting Engine (RAE), which uses hierarchical operational models to perform tasks in dynamically changing environments.
2020 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
Sudanita Patra, Malik Ghallab, Dana Nau, Paolo Traverso
An integrated acting and planning system that addresses the consistency problem by using the actor’s operational models both for acting and for planning.
Jiqing Xu, Zhengjie Li , Yunbing Pang , Jian Wang , Gang Qu, Jinmei Lai
Under the premise of selecting a large number of typical benchmark circuits, a representative path delay can well represent the overall timing performance of FPGAs.
2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on ASIC (ASICON).