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Existing techniques to compress point cloud attributes leverage either geometric or video-based compression tools. We explore a radically different approach inspired by recent advances in point cloud representation learning. Point clouds can be interpreted as 2D manifolds in 3D space. Specifically, we fold a 2D grid onto a point cloud and we map attributes from the point cloud onto the folded 2D grid using a novel optimized mapping method. This mapping results in an image, which opens a way to apply existing image processing techniques on point cloud attributes.


Semantic background subtraction (SBS) has been shown to improve the performance of most background subtraction algorithms by combining them with semantic information, derived from a semantic segmentation network. However, SBS requires high-quality semantic segmentation masks for all frames, which are slow to compute. In addition, most state-of-the-art background subtraction algorithms are not real-time, which makes them unsuitable for real-world applications.


Hyperspectral (HS) imaging retrieves information from data obtained across a wide spectral range of spectral channels. The object to reconstruct is a 3D cube, where two coordinates are spatial and the third one is spectral. We assume that this cube is complex-valued, i.e. characterized spatially frequency varying amplitude and phase. The observations are squared magnitudes measured as intensities summarized over the spectrum. The HS phase retrieval problem is formulated as a reconstruction of the HS complex-valued object cube from Gaussian noisy intensity observations.


Domain-specific image collections present potential value in various areas of science and business but are often not curated nor have any way to readily extract relevant content. To employ contemporary supervised image analysis methods on such image data, they must first be cleaned and organized, and then manually labeled for the nomenclature employed in the specific domain, which is a time consuming and expensive endeavor.
To address this issue, we designed and implemented the Plud system.


As a fundamental step of document related tasks, document classification has been widely adopted to various document image processing applications. Unlike the general image classification problem in the computer vision field, text document images contain both the visual cues and the corresponding text within the image. However, how to bridge these two different modalities and leverage textual and visual features to classify text document images remains challenging.


Recent advances in Voice Activity Detection (VAD) are driven by artificial and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), however, using a VAD system in battery-operated devices requires further power efficiency. This can be achieved by neuromorphic hardware, which enables Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) to perform inference at very low energy consumption. Spiking networks are characterized by their ability to process information efficiently, in a sparse cascade of binary events in time called spikes.