Nevrez İmamoğlu, Researcher

Researcher (2016/4-Present)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Department of Information Technology and Human Factors,

Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Geoinformation Science Research Team

AIST Tokyo WaterFront, Tokyo, Japan

Email: firstname [AT] ieee.org

Research Interests:

Computer Vision & Image Processing,

Visual Attention Modeling (Saliency) and its Applications,

Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems


Selected Works on Saliency and Object Detection:

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Yu Oishi, Xiaoqiang Zhang, Guanqun Ding, Yuming Fang, Toru Kouyama, Ryosuke Nakamura, "Hyperspectral Image Dataset for Benchmarking on Salient Object Detection", 10th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2018), Sardinia, Italy, May 29 - June 1, 2018.(Project Page)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Chi Zhang, Wataru Shimoda, Yuming Fang, Boxin Shi, "Saliency Detection by Forward and Backward Cues in Deep-CNN", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP),Beijing, China, 2017. (pdf) (view) (code)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Wataru Shimoda, Chi Zhang, Yuming Fang, Asako Kanezaki, Keiji Yanai, Yoshifumi Nishida, “An Integration of Bottom-up and Top-Down Salient Cues on RGB-D Data: Saliency from Objectness vs. Non-Objectness”, Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer), February 2018. (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Motoki Kimura, Hiroki Miyamoto, Aito Fujita, Ryosuke Nakamura, "Solar Power Plant Detection on Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery using Weakly-Supervised CNN with Feedback Features and m-PCNN Fusion", The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Imperial College London, London, UK, 2017. BMVC paper links: (pdf) arxiv links extended version: (pdf) (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Yuming Fang, Wenwei Yu, Weisi Lin, "2D Mel-Cepstrum Based Saliency Detection", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Melborne, Australia, 2013. (pdf) (view) (code)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Weisi Lin, Yuming Fang, "A Saliency Detection Model Using Low-Level Features Based on Wavelet Transform", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp.96-105, 2013. (pdf) (view) (code)


Education:

2012.4-2015.3

Ph.D. Degree Student in the Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, Supervisor: Wenwei YU

2011.9 - 2012.4

Research Student, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba Japan, Supervisor: Wenwei YU

2007.9-2010.6

M.S. Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, Supervisor: Mehmet Önder EFE

2003-2010.6

B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering, Çankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, Supervisor: Cem ÖZDOĞAN

B.S. Degree (double major program) in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Çankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, Supervisor: Orhan GAZİ


Experience:

2016.4 - Present

Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

2015.4 - 2015.9 and 2015.9 - 2016.3

Research Scientist and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, Supervisor: Andrea BENUCCI

2010.8 - 2011.8

Research Associate, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Supervisor: Weisi LIN

2008.5-2010.6

Project Assistant, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, Supervisor: Mehmet Önder EFE

2007.9-2008.5

Teaching Assistant, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, Supervisor: Mehmet Önder EFE


Activities:

Organizing committee member and chair of Special Session on Perceptual Visual Information Processing and its Applications in IEEE VCIP 2015.

Memberships:

- IEEE Member, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IPSJ: Information Processing Society of Japan, IEIEC: the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, The Chamber of Computer Engineers of Turkey

Reviewer:

Information Sciences, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Elsevier), IEEE Access, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (IEEE), Signal Image and Video Processing (Springer), Sensors, Advanced Robotics, IET Computer Vision, and some other journal and conference review works


Journal Papers:

(SCI, SCI-E & ESCI indexed)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Wataru Shimoda, Chi Zhang, Yuming Fang, Asako Kanezaki, Keiji Yanai, Yoshifumi Nishida, “An Integration of Bottom-up and Top-Down Salient Cues on RGB-D Data: Saliency from Objectness vs. Non-Objectness”, Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer), 2017. (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose David Gomez-Tames, Jose Gonzalez, Dongyun Gu, Wenwei Yu, "PCNN Segmentation and Bottom-Up Saliency-On Feature Extraction for Thigh MRI based 3D Model Construction", Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 2014. (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Weisi Lin, Yuming Fang, "A Saliency Detection Model Using Low-Level Features Based on Wavelet Transform", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp.96-105, 2013. (pdf) (view)

- Aydın Eresen, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Autonomous quadrotor flight with vision-based obstacle avoidance in virtual environment", Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier), Volume 39, Issue 1, pp.894-905, 2012. (pdf) (view)

- Toru Kouyama, Atsunori Kanemura, Soushi Kato, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Ryosuke Nakamura , “Satellite Attitude Determination and Map Projection based on Robust Image Matching”, Remote Sensing, Volume 9, No.90, 20 pages, 2017.

- Enrique Dorronzoro Zubiete, Keigo Nakahata, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Masashi Sekine, Guanghao Sun, Isabel Gomez, and Wenwei Yu, "Evaluation of a Home Biomonitoring Autonomous Mobile Robot", Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9845816, 8 pages, April 2016. (pdf) (view)

- Guanghao Sun, Shinji Gotoh, Zijun Zhao, Seokjin Kim, Satoshi Suzuki, Nevrez Imamoglu, Wenwei Yu, Takemi Matsui, “Vital-CUBE: A Non-contact Vital Sign Monitoring System Using Medical Radar for Ubiquitous Home Healthcare”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 2014.

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Yuki Yoshida, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose Gonzalez, Masashi Sekine, Wenwei Yu, "Human motion tracking and recognition using HMM by a mobile robot", International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (Emerald), 2013. (pdf) (view)

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Yuki Yoshida, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose Gonzalez, Mihoko Otake, and Wenwei Yu, “Human Activity Recognition Using Body Contour Parameters Extracted from Depth Images”, Journal of Medical Imaging & Health Informatics, Vol.3, 2013. (view)

(Other Indexes)

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Enrique Dorronzoro, Masashi Sekine, Kahori Kita, Wenwei Yu, “Spatial Visual Attention for Novelty Detection: Space-based Saliency Model in 3D Using Spatial Memory”, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, vol.7, pp.35-40, 2015. (pdf) (view)

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Enrique Dorronzoro, Zhixuan Wei, Huangjun Shi, Masashi Sekine, José González, Dong-Yun Gu, Weidong Chen, and Wenwei Yu, “Development of Robust Behavior Recognition for an At-Home Bio-Monitoring Robot with Assistance of Subject Localization and Enhanced Visual Tracking”, The Scientific World Journal, 2014.

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Enrique Dorronzoro, Masashi Sekine, Kahori Kita, Wenwei Yu, “Top-down spatial attention for visual search: novelty detection-tracking using spatial memory with a mobile robot”,Advances in Image and Video Processing, vol.2, issue.5, pp.36-53, 2014. (pdf) (view)

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Jose David Gomez-Tames, Wenwei Yu,“Salient Region Detection and Analysis Based on the Weighted Band-Pass Features”, Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, vol.6, pp.43-48, (appeared in SCET 2013 Conf., Wuhan, China), 2013.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydın Eresen, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Adaptive Fuzzy Weighted Template Matching Using Invariant Features for a Tracking Application", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, vol.43, issue.10, pp.259-264, 2010. Appeared in 10th IFAC Int. Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Processing (ALCOSP 2010), Turkey, 2010. (pdf)

- Aydın Eresen, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Motion Detection and Tracking of Classified Objects with Intelligent Systems", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, vol.42, issue.19, pp.43-48, 2010. Appeared in 2nd IFAC Int. Conference on Intelligent Control Systems and Signal Processing (ICONS 2009), Turkey, 2009. (pdf)

International Conference Papers:

(IEEE or IEEE Xplore Indexed Conferences)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Motoki Kimura, Hiroki Miyamoto, Aito Fujita, Ryosuke Nakamura, "Solar Power Plant Detection on Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery using Weakly-Supervised CNN with Feedback Features and m-PCNN Fusion", The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Imperial College London, London, UK, 2017.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Chi Zhang, Wataru Shimoda, Yuming Fang, Boxin Shi, "Saliency Detection by Forward and Backward Cues in Deep-CNN", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Beijing, China, 2017.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Wataru Shimoda, Chi Zhang, Asako Kanezaki, Yuming Fang, Yoshifumi Nishida, “Attentional RGB-D Object Detection for Mobile Robot Monitoring”, (Late Breaking Results, Poster Session, not-peer-reviewed), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 2017.

- Nevrez Imamoglu, Jose Gomez-Tames, Siyu He, Dong-Yun Gu, Kahori Kita, Wenwei Yu, "Unsupervised Muscle Region Extraction by Fuzzy Decision Based Saliency Feature Integration on Thigh MRI for 3D Modeling", IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015. (pdf) (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydin Eresen, Mehmet Onder Efe, Okyay Kaynak, “A Novel Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Scheme”, IEEE-IES International Conference on Mechatronics and Control (IEEE-IES ICMC), Jinzhou, China, July, 2014.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Yuming Fang, Wenwei Yu, Weisi Lin, "2D Mel-Cepstrum Based Saliency Detection", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Melborne, Australia, 2013.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Weisi Lin, "Visual Attention Model for Target Search in Cluttered Scene", IEEE 10th Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop (IVMSP 2011), USA, 2011. (pdf) (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydın Eresen, Özbayoğlu, "Hierarchical Rule-based Neural Network for Multi Object Classification with Invariant Features", IEEE Int. Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA 2011), Turkey, 2011. (pdf) (view)

- Atsunori Kanemura, Toru Kouyama, Soushi Kato, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Ryosuke Nakamura, "Turning a Two-Dimensional Image Sensor To An Attitude Sensor: Image Matching For Determining Satellite Attitudes", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2017. (accepted)

- Tomomi Mahira, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose D. Gomez-Tames, Kahori Kita, and Wenwei Yu, "Modeling Bimanual Coordination Using Back Propagation Neural Network and Radial Basis Function Network", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Bali, Indonesia, 2014. (view)

- Shota Kawamoto, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose D. Gomez-Tames, Kahori Kita, Wenwei Yu, "Ultrasound Imaging and Semi-Automatic Analysis of Active Muscle Features in Electrical Stimulation by Optical Flow", 36th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Bilolgy Society (EMBC), Chicago, USA, 2014.

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Yuki Yoshida, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose Gonzalez, and Wenwei Yu, “Human Gait Behavior Monitoring Mobile Home Healthcare Robot, 34th Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Bilolgy Society (EMBC), USA, 2012.

(Book Chapters from peer-reviewed international conferences/challenges/etc.):

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Zhixuan Wei, Huangjun Shi, Yuki Yoshida, Myagmarbayar Nergui, Jose Gonzalez, Dongyun Gu, Weidong Chen, Kenzo Nonami, Wenwei Yu, "An Improved Saliency for RGB-D Visual Tracking and Control Strategies for a Bio-monitoring Mobile Robot", Evaluating AAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 386, pp.1-12, 2013. (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Myagmarbayar Nergui, Yuki Yoshida, Jose Gonzalez, Wenwei Yu, "Control Strategies and Particle Filter for RGB-D Based Human Subject Tracking and Behavior Recognition by a Bio-monitoring Mobile Robot", Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8102, 2013, pp 318-329. Appeared in: International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), 2013. (view)

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Yuki Yoshida, Jose Gonzalez, Masashi Sekine, Kazuya Kawamura, Wenwei Yu, "Human Behavior Recognition by a Mobile Robot Following Human Subjects", EvAAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 362, 2013. (view)

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Yuki Yoshida, Jose Gonzalez, Nevrez İmamoğlu and Yu Wenwei, “Human Behavior Recognition by a Biomonitoring Mobile Robot”, Springer, Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7507, 2012. Appeared in: International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), 2012. (view)

(Other indexes)

- Keigo Nakahata, Enrique Dorronzoro, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Masashi Sekine, Kahori Kita, Wenwei Yu, "Active sensing for human Activity Recognition by a home bio-monitoring robot in a home living environment", 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-14), 2016.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Jose David Gomez-Tames, Jose Gonzalez, Dongyun Gu and Wenwei Yu, "Bottom-up saliency feature and PCNN based muscle segmentation", 2nd Int. Conf. on Engineering and Applied Science (ICEAS 2013), Japan, 2013.

- Myagmarbayar Nergui, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Yuki Yoshida, and Wenwei Yu, “Human gait behavior classification using hmm based on lower body triangular joint features”, 4th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing 2012 (IASTED-SIP 2012), Honolulu, USA, 2012.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Arda Yagcı, Aydın Eresen, Ahmet Murat Özbayoglu, "Performance Analysis of Moments in Invariant Object Classification", Proc. of the Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE 2009), USA, 2009. (view)

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydın Eresen, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Wavelet based Segmentation of an Object and Classification with Intelligent Systems", Int. Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA 2009), Turkey, 2009.

Domestic Conference Papers:

- Nevrez İmamoğlu and Yoshifumi Nishida, “Focused Object Detection with Space-based Attention using Spatial Memory for Mobile Robot Monitoring”, (Extended Abstract, Poster, not-peer-reviewed), 18th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU), Japan, August 2016.

- Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydın Eresen, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Control of the Rotary Inverted Pendulum Using Reinforcement Algorithms {in original language (Turkish) as: Döner Ters Sarkaç Sisteminin Pekiştirmeli Öğrenme Algoritmaları ile Kontrolü}", Automatic Control National Conference (TOK’09), Turkey, 2009.

- M. Önder Efe, Mert Önkol, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Aydin Eresen, Ünver Kaynak, "Anatomy of the Quadrotor Type Unmanned Aerial Vehicle {in original language (Turkish) as: Donerkanat Tipinde Bir İnsansiz Hava Aracinin Anatomis}", Automatic Control National Conference (TOK’09), Turkey, 2009.

- Aydın Eresen, Nevrez İmamoğlu, Mehmet Önder Efe, "Vision Based Control of a Pendulum System Using Integral Controller and Fuzzy Controller {in original language (Turkish) as: Bir Sarkaç Sisteminde Video Geri Beslemesi ile Gerçek Zamanlı Denetim}", Automatic Control National Conference (TOK’08), Turkey, 2008.

Invited Presentations:

- Wenwei Yu(invited), Nevrez İmamoğlu, "Accuracy and time efficiency of a spatial memory based novelty detector for home bio-monitoring robots", IEEE Int. Conf. on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), Changsha, China, June 23-26, 2015