Jonathan Wu
About Publications

About Me

I recently received my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University (BU) and am currently working as a post-doc for the summer of 2016. My current research interests primarily pertain to computer vision applications of convolutional and recurrent neural networks. My dissertation research focused on exploring the viability of using gestures as a biometric using methods such as deep learning. I am co-advised by Professors Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad. Prior to Boston University, I received my B.S/M.S in ECE from Carnegie Mellon Univerity (CMU) in 2011.

Email: jonwu [a_t] bu [dot] [edu]
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Projects

Gesture-based ``password'' biometrics
Current

Gesture Biometrics

  • Assorted work relating to gesture biometrics. See [main site].
Former


Self

Face Jammer (2011)

  • Course project. Developed a framework aimed to degrade automated face recognition and preserve natural recognition by fusing multiple faces through image morphing. [Report]

Publications

2016
Jonathan Wu, Prakash Ishwar, Janusz Konrad
Two-Stream CNNs for Gesture-Based Verification and Identification: Learning User Style
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Biometrics Workshop, 2016.
[Project Site] [Poster]

Jiawei Chen, Jonathan Wu, Kristi Richter, Janusz Konrad, Prakash Ishwar
Estimating Head Pose Orientation Using Extremely Low Resolution Images
IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI), 2016.

2015
Jonathan Wu, James Christianson, Janusz Konrad, and Prakash Ishwar
Leveraging Shape and Depth in User Authentication from In-Air Hand Gestures
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015.
[Project Site] [Poster]

Ji Dai, Behrouz Saghafi, Jonathan Wu, Janusz Konrad, and Prakash Ishwar
Towards Privacy-Preserving Recognition of Human Activities
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015.

Ji Dai, Jonathan Wu, Behrouz Saghafi, Janusz Konrad, and Prakash Ishwar
Towards Privacy-Preserving Activity Recognition Using Extremely Low Temporal and Spatial Resolution Cameras
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures (AMFG) Workshop, 2015.
[Project Site]

2014
Jonathan Wu, Prakash Ishwar, and Janusz Konrad
The Value of Posture, Build and Dynamics in Gesture-Based User Authentication
IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), 2014.
[Project Site] [Poster]

Jonathan Wu, Janusz Konrad, and Prakash Ishwar
The Value of Multiple Viewpoints in Gesture-Based User Authentication
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Biometrics Workshop, 2014.
[Project Site] [Poster]

Jonathan Wu, Prakash Ishwar, and Janusz Konrad
Silhouettes Versus Skeletons in Gesture-Based Authentication with Kinect (Selected as Oral)
IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2014.
[Project Site]

2013
Jonathan Wu, Janusz Konrad, and Prakash Ishwar
Dynamic Time Warping for Gesture-Based User Identification and Authentication using Kinect
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013.
[Poster]
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