S. Alireza Golestaneh

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research interests are in computer vision, image processing, human vision understanding, visual perception, machine learning, and deep learning.

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2018 from Arizona State University.

Before starting my Ph.D., I received my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2013 from Oklahoma State University and my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2010 from Shiraz University.

I also worked as an intern in Dolby Vision in Spring and Summer 2014.


sgolesta at andrew at cmu dot edu

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Synthesized Texture Quality Assessment via Multi-scale Spatial and Statistical Texture Attributes of Image and Gradient Magnitude Coefficients

S. A Golestaneh, LJ Karam

CVPRW 2018

[GitHub][pdf] [project page]

Spatially-Varying Blur Detection Based on Multiscale Fused and Sorted Transform Coefficients of Gradient Magnitudes

S. A Golestaneh, LJ Karam

CVPR 2017

[GitHub][pdf] [project page]

Reduced-Reference Quality Assessment Based on the Entropy of DWT Coefficients of Locally Weighted Gradient Magnitudes

SA Golestaneh, LJ Karam

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2016, 25 (11), 5293-5303

[GitHub][pdf] [project page]

Reduced-reference synthesized-texture quality assessment based on multi-scale spatial and statistical texture attributes

SA Golestaneh, LJ Karam

Image Processing (ICIP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, 3783-3786

Reduced-reference quality assessment based on the entropy of DNT coefficients of locally weighted gradients

SA Golestaneh, LJ Karam

Image Processing (ICIP), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, 4117-4120

The effect of texture granularity on texture synthesis quality

SA Golestaneh, MM Subedar, LJ Karam

SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, 959912-959912-6

[pdf] project page]

Scene-Change Detection Using Video Stream Pairs

S Golestaneh, GM Su, , GM Su

US Patent App. 14/801,633

No-reference quality assessment of JPEG images via a quality relevance map

SA Golestaneh, DM Chandler

IEEE signal processing letters 21 (2), 155-158

[pdf] [project page and code]

Algorithm for JPEG artifact reduction via local edge regeneration

SA Golestaneh, DM Chandler

Journal of Electronic Imaging 23 (1), 013018-013018

[pdf] [project page and code]

Honors and Awards:

Nominated and Finalist for two (Sun Devil Spirit Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Leader) Pitchfork Awards 2017

Director of Wellness, Graduate and professional student association 2016-2017

Graduate Excellent Teaching Award, Arizona State University 2015-2016

University Graduate Fellowships, Arizona State University 2014-2015

Graduate Research Excellence Award, Oklahoma State University, 2014

Graduated in top 1% of my class, Oklahoma State University

Professional Activities:

IEEE member 2010-Present

Reviewer for different journal and conferences.

Assembly member of Graduate and professional student association (GPSA) 2015-2016