Vidal, Rene

Associate Professor
Center For Imaging Science

Clark Hall 302B
3400 N Charles St
(410) 516-7306
rvidal@jhu.edu

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About

Education
  • Ph.D. 2003, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S. 2000, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S. 1997, Catholic University of Chile
  • B.S. 1995, Catholic University of Chile
Research Areas
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Processing of high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI)
  • Registration and segmentation of diffusion MRI
  • Segmentation and fiber tracking of cardiac MRI
  • Interactive medical image segmentation
  • Computer Vision
  • Camera sensor networks
  • Recognition of human activities
  • Dynamic scene analysis: dynamic texture segmentation and recognition, motion/video segmentation
  • Structure from motion: omnidirectional vision, multiple view geometry, optimal motion estimation and 3-D reconstruction, camera self-calibration, non-rigid motion analysis
  • Dynamical Systems and Control
  • Observability, realization and identification of hybrid systems
  • Computation of controlled invariant sets using semi-definite programming
  • Decidability analysis of the controlled invariance problem for discrete-time hybrid systems
  • Machine Learning: Subspace clustering: generalized principal component analysis (GPCA)
  • Manifold learning and clustering: kernel GPCA, locally linear manifold clustering (LLMC)
  • Classification of dynamical systems: Binet-Cauchy kernels, Dynamic Boost
  • Robotics
  • Formation control of teams of non-holonomic robots
  • Coordination and control of multiple autonomous vehicles for pursuit-evasion games
  • Multiple view motion estimation and control for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Signal Processing
  • Consensus on manifolds and distributed optimization
  • Compressive sensing
Awards
  • 2012:  Best Paper Award for paper entitled "Intrinsic Consensus on SO(3) with Almost-Global Convergence - " IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - 2012
  • 2012:  Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Interventions for paper entitled 'Surgical Gesture Classification from Video Data' - MICCAI 2012
  • 2012:  J. K. Aggarwal Prize "for outstanding contributions to generalized principal component analysis (GPCA) and subspace clustering in computer vision and pattern recognition - " 2012
  • 2011:  Best Paper Award Finalist for paper entitled 'Average Consensus on Riemannian Manifolds with Bounded Curvature' - 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - 2011
  • 2009:  General Chairs' Recognition Award for Interactive Papers at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • 2009:  General Chairs' Recognition Award for Interactive Papers at the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - 2009
  • 2009:  Outstanding Reviewer Award - IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - 2009
  • 2009:  Outstanding Reviewer Award - IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision - 2009
  • 2009:  Outstanding Reviewer Award - IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision - 2009
  • 2009:  Sloan Research Fellowship - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2009:  Young Investigator Award - Office of Naval Research
  • 2008:  Outstanding Reviewer Award - IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - 2008
  • 2007:  Johns Hopkins nominee for Microsoft New Faculty Award
  • 2006:  VIBOT Fellowship in Vision and Robotics
  • 2005:  CAREER Award - National Science Foundation
  • 2004:  Best Paper Award Honorable Mention - European Conference on Computer Vision
  • 2004:  David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize - University of California at Berkeley
  • 2003:  Eli Jury Award - University of California at Berkeley
  • 2002:  SSRP Continuation Award - NASA Ames
  • 1998:  Marcos Orrego Puelma Award - Institute of Engineers of Chile
  • 1996:  Dow Chemical Company Prize to the best M.Eng. student - Catholic University of Chile
  • 1991:  Award to the best student of the School of Engineering - Catholic University of Chile

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Gorospe, G., Younes, L., Tung, L., Vidal, R. (2013).  A metamorphosis distance for embryonic cardiac action potential interpolation and classification..  Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention.  16(Pt 1).  469-76.
  • Ahmidi, N., Gao, Y., Béjar, B., Vedula, S., Khudanpur, S., Vidal, R., Hager, G. (2013).  String motif-based description of tool motion for detecting skill and gestures in robotic surgery..  Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention.  16(Pt 1).  26-33.
Conference Proceedings
  • Cowan, N., Shakernia, O., Vidal, R., Sastry, S. (2003).  Vision-based Follow-the-Leader.  Proc IEEE RSJ Int Conf Intell Robots Syst.  2.  1796- 1801.
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