Maria Aishy Amer

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SELECTED REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS:
  1. Kumara Ratnayake, M.A. Amer, "Embedded architecture for noise-adaptive video object detection using parameter-compressed background modeling",J Real-Time Image Proc DOI 10.1007/s11554-014-0418-x, 18 pages, April 2014.
  2. Naeem Abbasi*, Jacques Athow*, and M. A. Amer, "Modified Stable Euler-Number Algorithm Implementation for Real-Time Image Binarization", Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, accepted on 23-10-2012.
  3. Hanif Azhar* and M. A. Amer, "Classification Of Surveillance Video Objects Using Chaotic Series", IET Image Processing, Volume 6, Issue 7, October 2012, p. 919-931.
  4. M. Ghazal*, C. Vazquez*, and M.A. Amer, "Real-time Vandalism Detection By Monitoring Object Activities", Springer Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications, Feb. 2011, pp. 1-27 Impact Factor: 0.626 (2009)
  5. M. Ghazal* and M.A. Amer, "Homogeneity Localization Using Particle Filters with Application to Noise Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, July 2011. Impact Factor: 3.315 (2008).
  6. Carlos Vazquez*, Mohammed Ghazal*, and M. A. Amer, “Feature-Based Detection and Correction of Occlusions and Split of Video Objects”, Springer Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing, vol. 3, no. 1, February 2009, pp. 13-25. Impact Factor: new Journal
  7. K. Ryan*, M.A. Amer, and L. Gagnon, Spatiotemporal Region Enhancement andMerging for Unsupervised Object Segmentation, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol. 2009, Article ID 797052, 13 pages, 2009. Impact Factor: new open-access Journal
  8. Mohammed Ghazal*, M. A. Amer, and Ali Ghrayeb, “Structure-Oriented Multi-Directional Wiener Filter for Denoising of Image and Video Signals”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no. 12, 2008, pp. 1797-1802. Impact Factor: 3.022 (2005)/ 2.951 (2008)
  9. Bin Qi*, Mohamed Ghazal*, M.A. Amer, ”Robust Global Motion Estimation Oriented to Video Object Segmentation”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, volume 17, Issue 6, June 2008, pp. 958 - 967 2008. Impact Factor: 2.428 (2005)/ 3.315 (2008)
  10. Mohamed Ghazal*, M.A. Amer, Ali Ghrayeb, ”A Real-Time Technique for Spatio-Temporal Video Noise Estimation”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 17, no.12, pp. 1690-1699, December 2007. Impact Factor: 3.022 (2005)/ 2.951 (2008)
  11. Mohamed Ghazal*, M.A. Amer, Ali Ghrayeb, ”A Fast Directional Sigma Filter for Noise Reduction in Digital TV Signals”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 1500-1507, November 2007. Impact Factor: 0.600 (2005)/ 0.985 (2008)
  12. M.A. Amer and C. Regazzoni, ”Introduction to the special issue on video object processing for surveillance applications”, Real-Time Imaging, vol. 11, no. 3, June 2005, pp. 167-171. Impact Factor: 0.708 (2005)
  13. M.A. Amer, ”Voting-based Simultaneous Tracking of Multiple Video Objects”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no. 11, November 2005, pp. 1448-1462. Impact Factor: 3.022 (2005) / 2.951 (2008)
  14. M.A. Amer, Eric Dubois, and Amar Mitiche, ”Rule-based real-time detection of context-independent events in video shots”, Elsevier Journal for Real-Time Imaging, vol. 11, no. 3, June 2005, pp. 244-256. Impact Factor: 0.708 (2005)
  15. M.A. Amer and Eric Dubois, ”Fast and Reliable Structure-Oriented Video Noise Estimation”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no. 1, January 2005, pp. 113-118. Impact Factor: 3.022 (2005) / 2.951 (2008)
  16. M.A. Amer, ”Binary Morphological operations for effective low-cost boundary detection”, Int. Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), vol. 17, No. 2, March 2003, pp. 201-213. Impact Factor: 0.638 (2005)/ 0.660 (2008)
  17. Klaus Jostschulte, M.A. Amer, M. Schu, and Hartmut Schr¨oder, ”Perception-Adaptive Temporal TV Noise Reduction Using Contour Preserving Prefilter Techniques”, IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics (TCE), vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 1091-1096, Aug. 1998. Impact Factor: 0.600 (2005) / 0.985 (2008)

SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS:
  1. H. Azhar* and M.A. Amer, ”High Dimensional versus Low Dimensional Chaos in MPEG-7 Feature Binding for Object Classification”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Image and Signal Processing, Editors: A. Elmoataz, O. Lezoray, F. Nouboud, D. Mammass, and J. Meunier, 2010, Volume 6134/2010, Pages 315-323, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-13680-1
  2. Hanif Azhar* and M.A. Amer, ``Chaos and MPEG-7 based feature vector for video object classification'', IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Diego, CA, October 2008, pp. 1724-1727.
  3. N. Abbasi, J. Athow, M.A. Amer,'REAL-TIME FPGA ARCHITECTURE OF MODIFIED STABLE EULER-NUMBER ALGORITHM FOR IMAGE BINARIZATION', ICIP 2009, (accepted).
  4. Popoola and Amer, "PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR TRACKING ALGORITHMS USING OBJECT LABELS", IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Las Vegas, USA, April 2008 (accepted).
  5. Kumara Ratnayake*, M.A. Amer, "A Real-Time Implementation of Chaotic Contour Tracing and Filling of Video Objects on Reconfigurable Hardware", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2007), October 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (accepted).
  6. Daniel Jean-Baptiste*, Hanif Azhar*, M.A. Amer, "MPEG-7 Descriptor Integration for On-line Video Surveillance Interface", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2007), October 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (accepted).
  7. Mohammed Ghazal*, Carlos Vazquez, M.A. Amer, "Real-time Automatic Detection of Vandalism in Video Sequences", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2007), October 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (accepted).
  8. Mohamed El-Helaly, M.A. Amer, "SYNCHRONIZATION OF PROCESSED AUDIO-VIDEO SIGNALS USING TIME-STAMPS", IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 2007 (accepted).
  9. Chang Su, M.A. Amer, "Topological-stabilization Based Threshold Quantization For Robust Change Detection", IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 2007 (accepted).
  10. KUMARA RATNAYAKE, AISHY AMER, "SEQUENTIAL, IRREGULAR AND COMPLEX OBJECT CONTOUR TRACING ON FPGA", IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 2007 (accepted).
  11. Mohammed Ghazal, M.A. Amer, "Total occlusion correction using invariant wavelet features", IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 2007 (accepted).
  12. Kumara Ratnayake and M.A. Amer, "An FPGA Architecture of Stable-Sorting on a Large Data Volume: Application to Video Signals", 41st IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2007, (accepted).
  13. Chang Su and M.A. Amer, 'A COLORBASED GRAYLEVEL COMPENSATION ALGORITHM FOR FAST CHANGE DETECTION', IEEE International Conference On Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, April 15-20, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. I-1089-1092.
  14. Mohammed Ghazal, Chang Su, and M.A. Amer, 'MOTION AND REGION DETECTION FOR EFFECTIVE RECURSIVE TEMPORAL NOISE REDUCTION', IEEE International Conference On Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, April 15-20, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. I-677-680.
  15. Hanif Azhar and M.A. Amer, 'Chaos-Synchronization Based Representation of Objects and Events From MPEG-7 Low-Level Descriptors', IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Image and Signal Processing, April 1-5, 2007, Honolulu, Hawai USA, (accepted).
  16. Firas Achkar and M.A. Amer, 'Hysteresis-based selective Gaussian mixture models for real-time background maintenance', IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, January 2007, San Jose, CA, US (accepted).
  17. Carlos Vazquez, Mohammed Ghazal, M.A. Amer, 'Occlusion and split detection and correction for object tracking in surveillance applications', IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, January 2007, San Jose, CA, US (accepted).
  18. Hanif Azhar and M.A. Amer, 'Chaotic Synchronization of MPEG-7 Descriptors for Interpretation in Surveillance Video', IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), December 2006, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 356-362, ISBN:0769527469.
  19. Chang Su and M.A. Amer, 'A real-time adaptive thresholding for Video change detection', in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, GA, USA, October 2006, pp. 157-160.
  20. Francois-Xavier Lapalme, M.A. Amer, Chunyan Wang, 'FPGA Architecture for Real-Time Video Noise Estimation', in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, GA, USA, October 2006, pp. 3265-3260.
  21. Kumara Ratnayake and M.A. Amer, 'An FPGA-based implementation of spatio-temporal object segmentation', in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, GA, USA, October 2006, pp. 3265-3265.
  22. Ken Ryan, M.A. Amer, Langis Gagnon, "Video Object Segmentation Based on Object Enhancement and Region Merging", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), July 9-12, 2006, Toronto, Canada, pp. 273-276
  23. M. Mikhail, G. Palumbo, J. Mohammad, M. El-Helaly, A. Amer, "An online system for synchronized processing of video and audio signals, in Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2006, pp. 2034-2037.
  24. D. Ostheimer, S. Lemay, D. Mayisela, P. Dagba, M. Ghazal, A. Amer, "A modular distributed video surveillance system over IP", in Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 2006, pp. 1001-1004.
  25. M. Ghazal, M.A. Amer, and A. Ghrayeb, "Structure-Oriented Spatio-Temporal Video Noise Estimation", in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France, May 2006, pp. 845-848.
  26. M. Ghazal, M.A. Amer, and A. Ghrayeb, Homogeneity-Based Directional Wiener Filtering Of Video Noise", in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France, May 2006, pp. 849-852.
  27. B. Qi and M.A. Amer, Robust and Fast Global Motion Estimation Oriented to Video Object Segmentation, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Genoa, Italy, vol. 1, pp. 153 - 156, September 2005.
  28. M. Ghazal, M.A. Amer, and A. Ghrayeb, Homogeneity-Based Directional Sigma Filtering of Video Noise, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Genoa, Italy, vol. 1, pp. 97-100, September 2005.
  29. M.A. Amer, Extraction Of High-Level Video Content For Advanced Video Applications, in Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, vol. 2, pp. 1171-1174, May 4-7, 2003.
  30. M.A. Amer, E. Dubois, and A. Mitiche, Real-time system for high-level video representation: application to video surveillance, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), Santa Clara, USA, vol. 5022, pp. 530-541, Jan. 2003.
  31. M.A. Amer, Voting-based simultaneous tracking of multiple video objects, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), Santa Clara, USA, vol. 5022, pp. 500-5111, Jan. 2003.
  32. M.A. Amer, Memory-based spatio-temporal real-time object segmentation, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Real-Time Imaging (RTI), Santa Clara, USA, vol. 5012, pp. 10-21, Jan. 2003.
  33. M.A. Amer, E. Dubois, and A. Mitiche, Reliable and Fast Structure-Oriented Video Noise Estimation, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. On Image Processing (ICIP), vol. 1, pp. 840-843, Rochester, USA, Sept. 2002.
  34. M.A. Amer, E. Dubois, and A. Mitiche, Context-Independent Real-Time Event Recognition: Application to Key-Image Extraction, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 945 - 948, vol. 2, Québec, Canada, Aug. 2002.
  35. M.A. Amer, E. Dubois, and A. Mitiche, Real-Time Motion Estimation by Object-Matching for High-Level Video Representation, in Proc. IAPR/CIPPRS 15th Int. Conf. on Vision Interface (VI), pp. 31-38, Calgary, Canada, May 2002.
  36. M.A. Amer and E. Dubois, High-Level Video Representation for Advanced Video Applications, in Proc. SPIE Canadian Conf. on Optoelectronic, Photonics, and Imaging (Opto-Canada), vol. TD-01, pp. 408-410, Ottawa, Canada, May 2002.
  37. M.A. Amer and E. Dubois, Image Segmentation by Robust Binarization and Fast Morphological Edge Detection, in Proc. IAPR/CIPPRS 13th Int. Conf. on Vision Interface (VI), pp. 357-364, Montréal, Canada, May 2000.
  38. M.A. Amer and E. Dubois, Object-based Postprocessing of Block Motion Fields For Video Applications, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Image and Video Communications and Processing (IVCP), vol. 3974, pp. 415-424, San Jose, USA, Jan. 2000.
  39. M.A. Amer and E. Dubois, Segmentation-based Motion Estimation for Video Processing using Object-based Detection of Motion Types, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), vol. 3653, pp. 1475-1486, San Jose, USA, Jan. 1999.
  40. K. Jostschulte and M.A. Amer, A New Cascaded Spatio-Temporal Noise Reduction Scheme for Interlaced Video, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), vol. 2, pp. 493-497, Chicago, USA, Oct. 1998.
  41. K. Jostschulte, M.A. Amer, M. Schu, and H. Schröder, A Subband Based Spatio-Temporal Noise Reduction Technique for Interlaced Video Signals, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 438-439, Los Angeles, USA, June 1998.
  42. K. Jostschulte, M.A. Amer, M. Schu, and H. Schröder, Neues subband-gestütztes Rauschreduktionsverfahren für die Videosignalverarbeitung, in Proc. FKTG 18th Europ. Conf. on TV and Cinema Technology, pp. 544-554, Erfurt, Germany, May 1998, (in German).
  43. M.A. Amer and S. Reichert, A Multilevel Method for Robust Object Segmentation in Video Sequences, in Proc. 9th Aachener Symposium on Signal Theory, ISBN 3-923219-10-5, pp. 43-46, Aachen, Germany, March 1997, (in German).
  44. H. Blume, M.A. Amer, and H. Schroeder, Vector-based Postprocessing of MPEG-2 Signals for Digital TV-Receivers, in Proc. SPIE Int. Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conf. on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), vol. 3024, pp. 1176-1187, San Jose, USA, Feb. 1997.
  45. M.A. Amer and H. Schroeder, A New Video Noise Reduction Algorithm Using Spatial Subbands, in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), vol. 1, pp. 45-48, Rodos, Greece, Oct. 1996.
  46. H. Blume and M.A. Amer, Parallel Predictive Motion Estimation Using Object Segmentation Methods, in Proc. Europ. Workshop and Exhibition on Image Format Conversion and Transacting, pp. C1/1-5, Berlin, Germany, March 1995.
BOOK CONTRIBUTION:
  1. M.A. Amer, Computational Framework For Simultaneous Real-Time High-Level Video Representation, in "Multisensor Surveillance Systems: The Fusion Perspective", editors Gian Luca Foresti, Carlo Regazzoni, Pramod Varshney, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 1-4020-7492-1, pp. 149-182, July 2003, 304 pp.
INVITED TALKS/PRESENTATIONS:
  1. M.A. Amer and Mohamed ElHilaly, 'An online system for synchronized processing of video and audio signals', 4th Toronto-Montreal Computer Vision Workshop, School of Information Technology and Engineering, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2006. http://www.site.uottawa.ca/research/viva/WTM06.htm
  2. M.A. Amer, Real-Time Extraction of Video Objects: Algorithms and applications, Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal (CRIM) www.crim.ca, April 2004.
  3. M.A. Amer, High-Level Video Content Extraction and Representation for Real-Time Video Applications, Video, Image, Vision and Audio (VIVA) Research Lab, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, May 2002.
  4. M.A. Amer and H. Blume, Postprocessing of MPEG-2 Decoded Image Signals, in Proc. Europ. Workshop on Focus Project `Multimedia', Technology Center of the `Deutsche Telekom AG', Darmstadt, Germany, Oct. 1996, (in German).
  5. M.A. Amer, State of the Art in Video Noise Reduction, `Siemens AG/Munich' Workshop on Featurebox-2000, Lengries, Germany, May 1995, (in German).
TECHNICAL REPORTS:
  1. Jacques Athow, Naeem Abbasi, and M.A. Amer, A Real-Time FPGA Architecture of a Modified Stable Euler-Number Algorithm for Image Binarization", Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Technical Report 2009-1-ATHOW, January 2009
  2. M.A. Amer, Object-Based Video Retrieval Based on Motion Analysis and Description, Technical Report 99-12, INRS-Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada, June 1999. [Abstract]
  3. M.A. Amer, Decision by Qualitative Goals using Fuzzy Systems, in Technical Report 450 on Fuzzy Logik und Approximatives Schliessen , pp. 138-156, Computer Science Department, Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany, Feb. 1992, (student prize, in German).
THESES:
  1. M.A. Amer, Object and Event Extraction for Video Processing and Representation in On-Line Video Applications, Ph.D. thesis, INRS-Télécommunications, Université du Québec, December 2001. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. [web page] [Abstract]
  2. M.A. Amer, Motion Estimation Using Object Segmentation Methods, Dept. Elect. Eng., Universy of Dortmund, December 1994, (in German). Dortmund, Germany.

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