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|Short Bio and Funding,||CV and Selected Papers|
|Education:||Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Research:||Computer vision and assistive technologies. Current projects:|
|Publications:||Recent publications and full list of publications, ACM Digital Library profile, Microsoft Academic Search profile, Google Scholar profile, DBLP profile.|
|Students:||Postdoc: Zheng Wu, PhD students: Mikhail Breslav, Danna Gurari, Ajjen Joshi, Wenxin Feng, Diane Hirsh Theriault, UROP MA/BA student: Seule Ki Kim, Gordon Towne. Former students. Student Awards. Most recently: Chris Kwan's.|
Artificial Intelligence (CS 440/640) in Spring 2012, Room MCS B25, Tue, Thu
12:30-2 pm |
Geometric Algorithms (CS 132) in Fall 2010
Image and Video Computation (CS 585) in Fall 2012
Directed Study in Image and Video Computing: CAS CS 492, GRS CS 941, or GRS CS 979, or Directed Study in AI: GRS CS 941, ongoing.
|Office Hours:||Fall 2012: Tue 2:30-4 pm, Thu 12:30-1 pm and 2-3 pm and by appointment.|
|Awards:||Margrit Betke was elected to Senior Member of the ACM and Senior Member of the IEEE in October 2012. She was one of two academics to win the "Top 10 Women to Watch in New England" Award in 2005. More importantly, sixteen of her student research assistants have won awards. Most recently, we won a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2013.|
|In the Press:||
Group Behavior: BU.
Camera Mouse: Video Interview, BU, Kablenet, Belfast Telegraph, MassHighTech, Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Empathic Painting: BBC, ABC News, SydneyMH, The Hindu, DigitalWorld Tokyo, Inky, Canada TecChannel - München, Frontpage - Netherlands
Camera Mouse - a program that
enables a person with severe disabilities to control the mouse pointer
on the computer screen just by moving the head.
Camera Canvas - image editing software developed for people with severe motor impairments who cannot use their hands to operate a mouse or keyboard. It can be used with the Camera Mouse or other mouse-replacement tools. Camera Canvas enables users to edit images and draw pictures just by moving their heads.
Animate! -- a program that enables people with disabilities to create animations of an anthropomorphic figure.
and system for the detection, comparison and volumetric quantification
of pulmonary nodules on medical computed tomography scans."
Inventors Margrit Betke and Jane P. Ko.,
US Patent 7,206,462, issued on April 17, 2007.
Christopher W. Kwan, Isaac Paquette, John J. Magee, and Margrit Betke, "Adaptive Sliding Menubars Make Existing Software More Accessible to People with Severe Motion Impairments," Universal Access in the Information Society, 17 pages, March 2013, pdf
S. Epstein and M. Betke, "The Kernel Semi-least Squares Method for Sparse Distance Approximation," Neural Computation, 25(3):532-548, February 2013.
S. Epstein, E. Missimer and M. Betke. "Using kernels for a video-based mouse-replacement interface," Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer Verlag, 2012. Open access online, Nov. 4, 2012: pdf .
D. H. Theriault, M. Walker, J. Y. Wong, M. Betke. "Cell Morphology Classification and Clutter Mitigation in Phase-Contrast Microscopy Images Using Machine Learning." Machine Vision and Applications, 23(4):659-673, July 2012, paper on Springer, local pdf (restricted access).
Q. Bai, Z. Wu, S. Sclaroff, M. Betke, and C. Monnier, "Randomized Ensemble Tracking," to appear in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Sydney, Australia, December 2013.
M. Betke. "emPower, an Infrastructure for Remote Assessment of Interfaces for Individuals with Severe Motion Impairments." Proceedings of the AAATE 2013, the 12th European AAATE Conference by the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Vilamoura, Portugal, September 2013. 4 pp.
Z. Wu, J. Zhang, and M. Betke. "Online Motion Agreement Tracking." British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Bristol, U.K., September 2013. 8 pp.
J. Magee and M. Betke, "Automatically Generating online social network messages to combat social isolation of people with disabilities." In C. Stephanidis and M. Antona, editors, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. User and Context Diversity. 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II, LNCS 8010, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pages 684-693, 2013, pdf.
B. L. Boardman, T. L. Hedrick, D. H. Theriault, N. W. Fuller, M. Betke, and K. A. Morgansen. "Collision avoidance in biological systems using collision cones." Proceedings of The 2013 American Control Conference, June 2013. 8 pp.
W. Feng, M.Chen and M. Betke, "Preliminary Investigation of the Impact of Visual Feedback on Camera-based Mouse-replacement Interaction System," The 6th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA), 4 pages, May 2013.
D. Gurari, S. Kim, E. Yang, B. Eisenberg, T. Pham, A. Purwada, P. Solski, M. Walker, J. Y. Wong, and M. Betke. "SAGE: An Approach and Implementation Empowering Quick and Reliable Quantitative Analysis of Segmentation Quality." IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2013, Clearwater, Florida, January 2013. Best Paper Award. One of two awards selected among 161 submitted and 75 accepted papers.
M. Breslav, N. W. Fuller, and M. Betke, "Vision System for Wingbeat Analysis of Bats in the Wild." In the Proceedings of the Workshop on Visual Observation and Analysis of Animal and Insect Behavior (VAIB 2012), held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012) Tsukuba, Japan, November, 2012.
G. Towne, D. H. Theriault, Z. Wu, N. W. Fuller, T. H. Kunz and M. Betke, "Error Analysis and Design Considerations for Stereo Vision Systems Used to Analyze Animal Behavior." In the Proceedings of the Workshop on Visual Observation and Analysis of Animal and Insect Behavior (VAIB 2012), held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012) Tsukuba, Japan, November, 2012.
Z. Wu, D. Gurari, J. Y. Wong, and M. Betke, "Hierarchical Partial Matching and Segmentation of Interacting Cells." Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Nice, France, October 1-5, 2012, 8 pp., pdf.
Z. Wu, A. Thangali, S. Sclaroff, and M. Betke, "Coupling Detection and Data Association for Multiple Object Tracking." Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Providence, RI, June 16-21, 2012. 8 pp., pdf.