Welcome to Joni's Home Page

I am a PhD candidate and a member of the Image and Video Computing (IVC) group, at the Computer Science department, Boston University.

My research interests include computer vision and pattern recognition. My masters thesis titled "Estimation and Segmentation of Planar Structure" was in the field of structure from motion. Since then, I have been interested in classification of motion patterns and time series data, with application to gait analysis, character recognition, and gesture recognition. This link describes my work on motion clustering. Links to my more recent work are forthcoming.

Refereed publications

Alon J., Athitsos V., and Sclaroff S., "Accurate and Efficient Gesture Spotting via Pruning and Subgesture Reasoning", ICCV Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI),  Oct., 2005. [PDF]

Nunziati W., Alon J., Del Bimbo A., and Sclaroff S., "View Registration Using Interesting Segments Of Planar Trajectories", International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), Sept., 2005. [PDF]

Alon J., Athitsos V., and Sclaroff S., "Online and Offline Character Recognition Using Alignment to Prototypes", 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Aug., 2005. [PDF]. Best Paper Award.

Athitsos V., Alon J., and Sclaroff S., "Efficient Nearest Neighbor Classification Using a Cascade of Approximate Similarity Measures", Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), June, 2005. [PDF]

Athitsos V., Alon J., and Sclaroff S., "Filtering Methods for Similarity-Based Multimedia Retrieval", Seventh International Workshop of the EU Network of Excellence DELOS on Audio-Visual Content and Information Visualization in Digital Libraries (AVIVDiLib), May, 2005. [PDF]

Alon J., Athitsos V., and Sclaroff S., "Simultaneous Localization and Recognition of Dynamic Hand Gestures", Proc. IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing, Jan., 2005. [PDF]

Athitsos V., Alon J., Sclaroff S., and Kollios G., "BoostMap: A Method for Efficient Approximate Similarity Rankings", Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), June, 2004. [PDF]

Alon, J., Sclaroff, S., Kollios, G., and Pavlovic, V., "Discovering Clusters in Motion Time-Series Data", Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) , June, 2003. [PDF]

Rosales, R., Siddiqui, M., Alon, J., and Sclaroff, S., "Estimating 3D Body Pose Using Uncalibrated Cameras," Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) , Dec., 2001. [gzipped ps]

Alon, J., and Sclaroff, S., "Recursive Estimation of Motion and Planar Structure," Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR), June, 2000. [ps]

Alon, J., and Sclaroff, S., "Recovery of Piece-wise Planar and Piece-wise Rigid Models from Non-rigid Motion," SPIE Conf. on Three-Dimensional Imaging, Optical Metrology, and Inspection V (SPIE 3835), September 1999. [ps]

My Masters thesis

"Estimation and Segmentation of Planar Structure", Jan., 2001.  [gzipped ps]

Teaching

CS 113: Introduction to Computer Science II with Intensive C++ -- Spring 2001.
CS 113: Lab homepage -- Spring 2001.
CS 480: Introduction to Computer Graphics -- Fall 2000.
CS 480: Lab homepage -- Fall 2000.
CS 113: Introduction to Computer Science II with Intensive C++ -- Spring 2000.
CS 113: Lab homepage -- Spring 2000.

Contact Information

Jonathan Alon, jalon AT cs dot bu dot edu
Office Phone: (617) 353-1498


Last modified: September 21, 2005