Hamed Pirsiavash


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

32 Vassar St
Room 32-D542
Cambridge, MA 02139

Email: hpirsiav AT mit DOT edu

Curriculum Vitae

I am a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Antonio Torralba at MIT. I study computer vision and machine learning.

I graduated with a PhD in computer science from the University of California Irvine in September 2012. I was advised by Prof. Deva Ramanan and co-advised by Prof. Ramesh Jain. I obtained my M.Sc. in electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran (map) in Jan. 2006.

 

Selected Publications (Google Scholar)

Assessing the Quality of Actions
Hamed Pirsiavash, Carl Vondrick, Antonio Torralba
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014.
[PDF] [code+dataset]

Inferring the Why in Images
Hamed Pirsiavash*, Carl Vondrick*, Antonio Torralba *equal contribution
arXiv 2014.
[PDF] [project page]

Acquiring Visual Classifiers from Human Imagination
Carl Vondrick, Hamed Pirsiavash, Aude Oliva, Antonio Torralba
arXiv 2014.
[PDF] [project page]
[Press coverage: Technology Review]

Visualizing Object Detection Features
Carl Vondrick, Aditya Khosla, Hamed Pirsiavash, Tomasz Malisiewicz, Antonio Torralba
arXiv 2015.
[PDF] [project page]

Parsing Videos of Actions with Segmental Grammars
Hamed Pirsiavash, Deva Ramanan
International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2014. (oral presentation)
[PDF] [slides PPT (80MB)]
[Press coverage: NBC News, WIRED-UK, GIGAOM, ScienceDaily, Technology Review, MIT News]

Are All Training Examples Equally Valuable?
Agata Lapedriza, Hamed Pirsiavash, Zoya Bylinskii, Antonio Torralba
arXiv 2014.
[PDF]

Parsing IKEA Objects: Fine Pose Estimation
Joseph Lim, Hamed Pirsiavash, Antonio Torralba
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013.
[PDF] [data]

Detecting Activities of Daily Living in First-person Camera Views
Hamed Pirsiavash, Deva Ramanan
International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012. (oral presentation)
[PDF] [slides PPT (53MB)] [poster PDF] [code+dataset]

Steerable Part Models
Hamed Pirsiavash, Deva Ramanan
International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012.
[PDF] [slides PPT] [poster PDF]

Globally-Optimal Greedy Algorithms for Tracking a Variable Number of Objects
Hamed Pirsiavash, Deva Ramanan, Charless Fowlkes
International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011.
[PDF] [code]

A Large-scale Benchmark Dataset for Event Recognition in Surveillance Video
Sangmin Oh et al.
International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011.
[PDF] [project page]

TalkMiner: A Lecture Webcast Search Engine
John Adcock, Matthew Cooper, Laurent Denoue, Hamed Pirsiavash, Lawrence Rowe
ACM Multimedia 2010.
[PDF] [www.talkminer.com]

Bilinear Classifiers for Visual Recognition
Hamed Pirsiavash, Deva Ramanan, Charless Fowlkes
Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2009). (spotlight presentation)
[PDF] [slides PPT] [slides PDF] [poster PDF]

Opti-Acoustic Stereo Imaging: On System Calibration and 3-D Target Reconstruction
Shahriar Negahdaripour, Hicham Sekkati, Hamed Pirsiavash,
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol 18, Issue 6, Jun 2009, PP: 1203-1214.
[PDF]

Towards Environment-to-Environment (E2E) Multimedia Communication Systems
Vivek Singh, Hamed Pirsiavash, Ish Rishabh, Ramesh Jain
Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, Springer Netherlands, Vol 44, Num 3, pp 361-388, May 2009.
[PDF]

Opti-Acoustic Stereo Imaging, System Calibration and 3-D Reconstruction
Shahriar Negahdaripour, Hicham Sekkati, Hamed Pirsiavash
Workshops of CVPR 2007 - Beyond Multiview Geometry.(Best Paper Award)
[PDF]


Please check out the list of all publications.