Best Papers
CSC 295 Computer Vision


We will read and discuss in class one or two of the best papers from the most recent top vision conferences. In this way, we'll be learning together:


Our candidates (listed in no particular order) are drawn from CVPR 2012, CVPR 2011, CVPR 2012, ECCV 2012, ECCV 2010, and ICCV 2011. See the list of papers below and read their abstracts.
  1. A Simple Prior-free Method for Non-Rigid Structure-from-Motion Factorization by Yuchao Dai, Hongdong Li, Mingyi He (CVPR'12 Best paper)
  2. Max-Margin Early Event Detectors by Minh Hoai and Fernando De la Torre (CVPR '12 Best student paper)
  3. Real-time Human Pose Recognition in Parts from Single Depth Images, Jamie Shotton, Andrew FItzgibbon, Mat Cook, Toby Sharp, Mark Finocchio, Richard Moore, Alex Kipman, Andrew Blake (CVPR'11 Best paper)
  4. Recognition Using Visual Phrases, Ali Farhadi, Mohammad Amin Sadeghi (CVPR '11 Best student paper)
  5. Visual Event Recognition in Videos by Learning from Web Data Lixin Duan, Dong Xu, Wai-Hung Tsang, and Jiebo Luo (CVPR'10 Best paper)
  6. Efficient Computation of Robust Low-Rank Matrix Approximations in the Presence of Missing Data using the L1 Norm Anders Eriksson and Anton van den Hengel (CVPR '10 Best student paper)
  7. Graph Cut based Inference with Co-occurrence Statistics L. Laticky, C. Russell, P. Kohli and P.H.S. Torr (ECCV'10 Best paper)
  8. Ambrosio-Tortorelli Segmentation of Stochastic Images T. Pätz and T. Preusser (ECCV'10 Best student paper)
  9. Close the Loop: Joint Blind Image Restoration and Recognition with Sparse Representation Prior Haichao Zhang, Jianchao Yang, Yanning Zhang, Nasser M. Nasrabadi and Thomas S. Huang (ICCV'11 Best student paper)
  10. Relative Attributes Devi Parikh and Kristen Grauman (ICCV'11 Marr prize)
  11. Reconstructing the World's Museums by Jianxiong Xiao and Yasutaka Furukawa (ECCV '12 Best student paper)


Please vote by emailing your RANKED TOP TWO choices (by paper number above) to the instructor by NOON Wed Dec 5.


You will be required to submit a brief 225-275 word critical response to the paper before class to help prepare you for the discussion. In particular, you should note:

You should include at least two primary points that critique, dispute, extend, or reinforce the paper. Submit your responses (in PDF format only) via P-Web; they are due at the beginnning of class on the day of discussion.


The questions above are inspired by and adapted from the following works.
Jerod Weinman
Created 20 June 2008
Revised 1 December 2008 Revised 28 April 2010 Revised 17 August