2016

F. Audet, A.-M. Cretu and M.S. Allili, “Salient Object Segmentation in RGB-D Data”, submitted to Int. Symp. Visual Computing, Las Vegas, Dec. 2016. M.    Chagnon-Forget ,    A.-M.    Cretu    and    S.    Bouchard,    "Visual-Attention    Based    Interest    Point    Detection    for Perceptually-Improved 3D Object Modeling", submitted to ACM Trans. Applied Perception, Apr. 2016. M. Laforest, S. Bouchard, A.-M. Cretu, and O. Mesly, “Inducing an Anxiety Response Using a Contaminated Virtual Environment: Validation of a Therapeutic Tool for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder“, submitted to Frontiers in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies): Virtual Environments, Mar. 2016. D. Nakhaeinia, P. Payeur, R. Laganière, A. Chávez-Aragón, A.-M. Cretu, and R. Macknojia, “Surface Following with an RGB-D Vision-Guided Robotic System for Vehicle Security Screening”, accepted for publication, Int. Journal Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Jun. 2016. A.-M. Cretu, M. Chagnon-Forget and P. Payeur, “Selectively Densified 3D Object Models Based on Regions of Interest for Virtual Reality Applications“, accepted for publication, Soft Computing, 2016. G. Plouffe, and A.-M. Cretu, “Static and Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition in Depth Data Using Dynamic Time Warping“, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 65, no.2, pp. 305-316, Feb. 2016. F. Khosrojerdi, S. Taheri, and A.-M. Cretu, “An Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System-Based MPPT Controller for Photovoltaic Arrays”, submitted to IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conf, Ottawa, ON, Oct.12-14, 2016. C. Viau, P. Payeur, and A.-M. Cretu, “An Improved Watershed Segmentation Algorithm with Thermal Markers for Multispectral Image Analysis”, SPIE Defense+Commercial Sensing: Automatic Target Recognition XXVI, Baltimore, USA, 17-21 April 2016. C. Viau, P. Payeur, and A.-M. Cretu, “Multispectral Image Analysis for Object Recognition and Classification”, SPIE Defense+Commercial Sensing: Automatic Target Recognition XXVI, Baltimore, USA, 17-21 April 2016.

2015

T.E.A. Oliveira, V. P. Fonseca, A.-M. Cretu and E.M. Petriu, “Touch Sensing for Humanoid Robots”, Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, special issue “Will Instruments Replace Humans?”, vol. 18, no. 5, pp.13-19, Oct. 2015. M. Chagnon-Forget and A.-M. Cretu, “Visual Attention-Based 3D Multiple LOD Modeling for Virtual Environments”, IEEE Symp. Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, pp. 69-74, Ottawa, ON, Oct. 2015. G. Plouffe, A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Natural Human-Computer Interaction Using Hand Gestures“, IEEE Symp. Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, pp. 57-62, Ottawa, ON, Oct. 2015. A.-M. Cretu, T. E. A. Oliveira, V. Prado da Fonseca, B. Tawbe, E.M. Petriu, and V. Groza, “Signal Processing and Mechatronics Solutions for Robotic Haptic Object Recognition”, IEEE Int. Symp. Intelligent Signal Processing, pp. 72-77, Siena, Italy, 15-17 May 2015.. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and R. Laganière, "Visual Attention Guided Localization of Vehicle Parts in Multi-view Images", Applied Soft Computing, vol. 31, pp. 369-380, Mar. 2015.

2014

S. Filiatrault, A.-M. Cretu, "Human Arm Motion Imitation Using a Humanoid Robot", IEEE Int. Symp. Robotic and Sensors Environments, pp. 31-36, Timisoara, Romania, 2014. F. Halal, P. Pedrocca, T. Hirose, A.-M. Cretu, M. Zaremba, "Remote-Sensing Based Adaptive Path Planning for an Aquatic Platform to Monitor Water Quality", IEEE Symp. Robotic and Sensors Environments, pp. 43-48, Timisoara, Romania, Oct. 2014. M. Cavrag, G. Larivière, A.-M.Cretu, and S. Bouchard, "Interaction with Virtual Spiders for Eliciting Disgust in the Treatment of Phobias", IEEE Symp. Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, pp. 29-34, Dallas, Texas, US, Oct. 2014. P. Payeur, G. M. Nascimento, J. Beacon, G. Comeau, A.-M. Cretu, V. D'Aoust, and M.-A. Charpentier, "Human Gesture Quantification: an Evaluation Tool for Somatic Training and Piano Performance", IEEE Symp. Haptic Audio- Visual Environments and Games, pp.100-105, Dallas, Texas, US, Oct. 2014. H. Monette-Thériault, A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, "3D Object Modeling with Neural Gas Based Selective Densification of Surface Meshes”, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 1373-1378, San Diego, US, 2014. J. McCausland, R. Abielmona, R. Falcon, A.-M. Cretu and E.M. Petriu, "On the Role of Multi-Objective Optimization in Risk Mitigation for Critical Infrastructures with Robotic Sensor Networks", ACM Conference Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1269-1276, July 2014. S. Gauthier and A.-M. Cretu, "Human Movement Quantification using Kinect for In-Home Physical Exercise Monitoring, IEEE Int. Conf. Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications, pp.6-11, Ottawa, May 2014. G. Jager, S. Zug, T. Brade, A. Dietrich, C. Steup, C. Moewes, A.-M.Cretu, "Assessing Neural Networks for Sensor Fault Detection", IEEE Int. Conf. Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications, pp. 70-75, Ottawa, May 2014. R. Fareh, P. Payeur, D. Nakhaeinia, R. Macknojia, A. Chávez-Aragón, A.-M. Cretu, P. Laferrière, R. Laganière. R. Toledo, "An Integrated Vision-Guided Robotic System for Rapid Vehicle Inspection", IEEE Int. Systems Conference, SysCon, pp. 446-451, Ottawa, Mar. 2014 (Best Paper Award).

2013

P. Payeur, P. Curtis, A.-M. Cretu, "Computational Methods for Selective Acquisition of Depth Measurements: an Experimental Evaluation", Int. Conf.  Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS 2013, Poznan, Poland, J. Blanc-Talon et al. (Eds.), LNCS 8192, pp. 389-401, 28-31 Oct. 2013. J. Tremblay-Gosselin, A.-M. Cretu, A Supervised Training and Learning Method for Building Identification in Remotely Sensed Images", IEEE Int. Symp. Robotic and Sensors Environments, pp. 73-78, Washington, US, 21-23 Oct. 2013. J. McCausland, R. Abielmona, R. Falcon, A.-M. Cretu and E.M. Petriu, "Auction-Based Node Selection of Optimal and Concurrent Responses for a Risk-Aware Robotic Sensor Network", IEEE Int. Symp. Robotic and Sensors Environments, pp. 136-141, Washington, US, 21-23 Oct. 2013. P. Payeur, P. Curtis, A.-M. Cretu, "Computational Methods for Selective Acquisition of Depth Measurements in Machine Perception", IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 876-881, Manchester, UK, 13-16 Oct. 2013. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, "Building Detection in Aerial Images Based on Watershed and Visual Attention Feature Descriptors", Canadian Conf.  Computer and Robot Vision, pp. 265-272, Regina, 28-31 May 2013. E.-M. Petriu, A.-M. Cretu, "Biology-inspired Artificial Neural Network Solution for Android Control", IEEE Int. Conf. Medical Measurements and Applications, pp. 145-150, Gatineau, 4-5 May 2013.

2012

A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Visual Attention Model with Adaptive Weighting of Conspicuity Maps for Building Detection in Satellite Images”,  Int. Journal Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 742-766,  Dec. 2012. A.-M. Cretu, “Evolving Sensor System Environments with Visual Attention: An Experimental Exploration”. IEEE Int. Symp.  Robotic and Sensors Environments. pp. 97-102, Magdeburg, Germany, 2012 (invited talk). A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Soft Object Deformation Monitoring and Learning for Model-Based Robotic Hand Manipulation”, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part B, vol. 42, no.3, pp.740-753, Jun. 2012. M. I. Sina, A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Object Recognition on Satellite Images with Biologically-Inspired Computational  Approaches”, Proc. IEEE Int. Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics, pp. 81-86,  Timisoara, Romania, 24-26 May 2012 A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Image-Based Localization of Vehicle Parts Guided by Visual Attention” , Proc. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., pp. 533-538, Graz, Austria, 14-16 May 2012. M. I. Sina, A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Biological Visual Attention Guided Automatic Image Segmentation with Application  in Satellite Imaging”, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Conf., Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, vol. 8291, Burlingame, California, USA, Jan. 2012.

2011

 

A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Biologically-Inspired Visual Attention Features for a Vehicle Classification Task”, Int. Journal Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, vol.3, no.4, pp. 402-423, 2011. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and R. Laganiere, “Salient Features Based on Visual Attention for Multi-View Vehicle Classification”, IEEE Int. Conf. Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications, pp. 64-69, Ottawa, 2011.

2010

A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Learning and Prediction of Soft Object Deformation using Visual Analysis of Robot Interaction”,  Proc. Int. Symp. Visual Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, G. Bebis et al. (Eds), LNCS 6454, pp. 232-241, Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, 2010. F. Khalil, P. Payeur,  and A.-M. Cretu,  “Integrated Multisensory Robotic Hand System for Deformable Object Manipulation”, Proc. Int. Conf. Robotics and Applications, pp. 159-166, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, Nov. 2010. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, E. M. Petriu and F. Khalil, “Estimation of Deformable Object Properties from Visual Data and Robotic Hand Interaction Measurements for Virtualized Reality Applications ”, Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Their Applications, pp.168-173, Phoenix, AZ,  Oct. 2010. A.-M. Cretu, E. M. Petriu, P. Payeur and F. F. Khalil, “Deformable Object Segmentation and Contour Tracking in Image Sequences Using Unsupervised Networks”, Proc. Canadian Conf.  Computer and Robot Vision, pp. 277-284, Ottawa, Canada, May 2010.

2009

A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Selective Range Data Acquisition Driven by Neural Gas Networks”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 2634-2642, 2009. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Neural Gas and Growing Neural Gas Networks for Selective 3D Sensing: A Comparative Study”, Sensors & Transducers, vol. 5, pp. 119-134, 2009. E. M. Petriu, P. Payeur, A.-M. Cretu, and C. Pasca, “Complementary Tactile Sensor and Human Interface for Robotic Telemanipulation”, Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games, pp. 164-169, Lecco, Italy, Nov. 2009 A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Data Acquisition and Modeling of 3D Deformable Objects using Neural Networks”, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 3483-3488, San Antonio, TX, USA, Oct. 2009. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Modeling of Elastic Behavior of 3D Deformable Objects from Range and Tactile Imaging”, Proc. Int. Conf. Image Analysis and Recognition, M. Kamel and A. Campilho (Eds), LNCS 5627, pp. 707-716, 2009. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Selective Tactile Data Acquisition on 3D Deformable Objects for Virtualized Reality Applications”, Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Computational Intelligence in Virtual Environments, pp.14-19, Nashville, TN, USA, Apr. 2009

2008

A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur and E.M. Petriu, “Neural Network Mapping and Clustering of Elastic Behavior from Tactile and Range Imaging for Virtualized Reality Applications”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 1918-1928, 2008. A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and P. Payeur, “Growing Neural Gas Networks for Selective 3D Scanning”, Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments, pp. 108-113, Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 2008. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, and E.M. Petriu, “Selective Vision Sensing based on Neural Gas Network”, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, pp. 478-483, Vancouver, Canada, May 2008 (Best Student Paper Award).

2007

E.-M. Petriu, P. Payeur, and A.-M. Cretu, “Haptic Human Interfaces for Robotic Telemanipulation”, Int. Journal of Computing, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 81-88, 2007. E.M. Petriu, A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur, “Neural Network Modeling Techniques for the Real-Time Rendering of the Geometry and Elasticity of 3D Objects”, Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Soft Computing Applications, pp. 11-16, Gyula, Hungary, and Oradea, Romania, Aug. 2007. E.M. Petriu, P. Payeur, A.-M. Cretu, “Haptic Human Interfaces for Robotic Telemanipulation,” Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics, pp. 53-58, Timisoara, Romania, May 2007.

2006

A.-M. Cretu and E.M. Petriu, “Neural Network-Based Adaptive Sampling of 3D Object Surface Elastic Properties”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 483-492, 2006. A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and G.G. Patry, “Neural-Network Based Models of 3D Objects for Virtualized Reality: A Comparative Study”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 99-111, 2006. A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and P. Payeur, "Neural Network Mapping and Clustering of Elastic Behavior from Tactile and Range Imaging for Virtualized Reality Applications", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Imaging Systems and Techniques, pp. 17-22, Minori, Italy, Apr. 2006. A.-M. Cretu, J. Lang, and E.M. Petriu, "A Composite Neural Gas-Elman Network that Captures Real-World Elastic Behavior of 3D Objects", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, pp. 1063-1067, Sorrento, Italy, Apr. 2006.

2005

P. Payeur, C. Pasca, A.-M. Cretu, and E.M. Petriu, “Intelligent Haptic Sensor System for Robotic Manipulation”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1583-1592, 2005. A.-M. Cretu, J. Lang, and E.M. Petriu, "Adaptive Acquisition of Virtualized Deformable Objects with a Neural Gas Network", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Their Applications, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 165-170, Oct. 2005. D. Dragulescu, C. Stoicanescu, A-M. Cretu, M. Toth-Tascau and M. Dreucean, "Utilitarian Robots Acting in a Virtual Medical Center Scene", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, pp. 1373-1377, Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.

2004

E. M. Petriu, S.K.S. Yeung, S.R. Das, A.-M. Cretu, and H.J.W. Spoelder, “Robotic Tactile Recognition of Pseudo- Random Encoded Objects”, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 1425-1432, 2004. A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and G.G. Patry, "A Comparison of Neural Network Architectures for the Geometric Modeling of 3D Objects", Proc. Conf. Computational Intelligence for Measurement Systems and Applications, pp. 155-160, Boston, USA, Jul. 2004. C. Pasca, P. Payeur, E.M. Petriu, A.-M. Cretu, "Intelligent Haptic Sensor System for Robotic Manipulation", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, pp. 279-284, Como, Italy, May 2004. A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and G.G. Patry, "Neural Network-Based Adaptive Sampling of 3D Object Surface Elastic Properties", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, pp. 285-290, Como, Italy, May 2004.

2003

A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, and G.G. Patry, "Neural Network Architecture for 3D Object Representation", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Their Applications, pp. 31-36, Ottawa, Canada, Sep. 2003. K-Y. Ko, G.G. Patry, A-M. Cretu, and E.M. Petriu, "Neural Network Model of Municipal Wastewater Components for a Wastewater Treatment Plant", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Advanced Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Techniques, pp. 23-28, Como, Italy, Jul. 2003. K.-Y. Ko, G.G. Patry, A.-M. Cretu, and E.M. Petriu, "Neural Network Model for Wastewater Treatment Plant Control", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Soft Computing Techniques in Instrumentation, Measurement and Related Applications, pp. 38-43, May 2003. T.E.A. Oliveira, V.P. Fonseca, A.-M. Cretu, E.M. Petriu, “Multi-Modal Bio-Inspired Tactile Module”, UOttawa Graduate and Research Day, UOttawa Graduate and Research Day, University of Ottawa, Mar. 2016 (Research Poster Prize in Electrical Engineering, first place; IEEE Research Poster Prize, first place). G.M. Nascimento, J. Beacon, P. Payeur, G. Comeau, V. D'Aoust, M.-A. Charpentier, A.-M. Cretu, R. Pedroso, "A Human Gesture Evaluation Tool for Somatic Training and Piano Performance", poster presentation, Symposium Science Without Borders, Ottawa, ON, 8 Aug. 2014. J. McCausland, R. Abielmona, A. -M. Cretu, Rafael Falcon, and E.M. Petriu, “A Proactive Risk-Aware Robotic Sensor Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, poster, 2013 Annual Research Review Healthcare Support through Information Technology Enhancements (hSITE), Montreal, QC, 18 Nov. 2013. A.-M. Cretu, “Traitement d'images et méthodes inspirées de la biologie", invited talk, Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal (CRIM), Montreal, Apr. 2013. A.-M. Cretu, “L’attention visuelle pour des applications en imagerie”, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Mar. 2013. M. I. Sina, A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, “Biological Visual Attention Guided Automatic Image Segmentation with Application in Satellite Imaging”, UOttawa Graduate and Research Day, University of Ottawa, Feb. 2012. E.M. Petriu, and  A.-M. Cretu, "Neural Network Solutions for Object Modeling and Pattern Recognition", Workshop on Smart Surveillance System Applications, CASCON2010, Toronto, On, Oct. 2010. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur and E.M. Petriu, “Selective Vision Sensing with Neural Gas Network”, Graduate and Research Day, University of Ottawa, Feb. 2008. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur and E.M. Petriu, “Automated Selective Sensing with Neural Gas Network”, Discovery 2007, OCE, Toronto, May 2007. A.-M. Cretu, E.M.Petriu and P. Payeur, “Neural Network Mapping of Elastic Behavior from Tactile and Range Imaging for Virtualized Reality Applications”, Graduate and Research Day, University of Ottawa, Feb. 2007 (Research Poster Prize, third place). A.-M. Cretu, “Neural Network Modeling of 3D Objects for Virtualized Reality Applications”, invited talk, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Ottawa Chapter, May 2004. A.-M. Cretu, A. Mageau-Pétrin, C. Hopgood, “Traffic Accident Modeling and Prediction”, Ottawa Police Services Research Project, Technical report, May 2016, 33 pages. A.-M. Cretu, A. Mageau-Pétrin, “Intelligence-Led Traffic Enforcement: Data Mining Techniques for Accident Prediction”, Ottawa Police Services Research Project, Technical report, Jan. 2016, 159 slides. A.-M. Cretu, P. Payeur and M. I. Sina, "Biologically-Inspired Architectures for Visual Attention and Information Extraction in Geospatial Imagery", SME4SME and PCI Geomatics Research Project, Final Report. SMART Research Group, University of Ottawa, 22 March 2012, 44 pages. A.-M. Cretu, and P. Payeur, "Neuro-Inspired Computational Intelligence for Geoimaging Systems" Technical report, MITACS and PCI Geomatics Research Project, Final report, 11 Nov. 2011, 66 slides. A.-M. Cretu, "Computational Models for Visual Attention and Recognition: State-of-the-Art", Technical Report, SMART Research Group, University of Ottawa, 21 Jun. 2011, 30 pages. A.-M. Cretu, "Neural Networks for Object Segmentation and Tracking in Image Sequences", SMRLab, University of Ottawa, Technical Report, 15 Dec. 2009, 15 pages. A.-M. Cretu, "State-of-the-Art on Deformable Object Models", SMRLab, University of Ottawa, Technical Report, 2005. A.-M. Cretu, "A Survey on 3D Object Modeling Techniques", SMRLab, University of Ottawa, Technical Report, 2003

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