Nathan Jacobs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Computer vision, Geo-spatial sensing, Gis, Image-Processing, medical imaging, multimedia, Sensor Network Visualization, Time-lapse video, video surveillance

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
319 DMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0633
Phone: 859-257-1257x75254
Fax: 859-257-1505
Email: jacobs@cs.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

2005–2010 Ph.D. in Computer Science Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation topic: Calibrating and Using the Global Network of Outdoor Webcams

1995–1999 B.S. in Computer Science (Minor in Mathematics) University of Missouri
Summa Cum Laude with Honors

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Computer Science University of Kentucky
2010–present Lexington, KY
Graduate Research Assistant Washington University
2005–2010 St. Louis, MO

Selected Publications

  1. Michael Dixon, Austin Abrams, Nathan Jacobs, and Robert Pless. On analyzing video with very small interesting
    motions. In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
  2. Nathan Jacobs, Brian Bies, and Robert Pless. Using cloud shadows to infer scene structure and camera calibration.
    In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2010. (oral presentation).
  3. Nathan Jacobs, Stephen Schuh, and Robert Pless. Compressive sensing and differential image motion estimation.
    In IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), March 2010. (oral
    presentation).
  4. Nathan Jacobs, Michael Dixon, and Robert Pless. Location-specific transition distributions for tracking. In IEEE
    Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC), January 2008. (oral presentation).
  5. Nathan Jacobs and Robert Pless. Time scales in video surveillance. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
    for Video Technology, 18(8):1106–1113, 2008.
  6. Nathan Jacobs, Scott Satkin, Nathaniel Roman, Richard Speyer, and Robert Pless. Geolocating static cameras. In
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), October 2007.
  7. Michael Dixon, Nathan Jacobs, and Robert Pless. An efficient system for vehicle tracking in multi-camera networks.
    In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), September 2009.

Funding

  • “ContextualEyes: A Context-Aware Surveillance System”, $95 517, 2011–2012, DARPA, PI
  • “Cyberinfrastructure for a Virtual Observatory and Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS)”, $3 000 000, 2009–
    2012, NSF EPSCoR #0918856, Senior Personnel, Project lead by Barbara Kucera (Kentucky) and Richard
    Hauer (Montana)
  • “WALDO: Wide Area Localization of Depicted Objects”, $101 179, 2012–2013, IARPA (subcontract from
    Object Video Inc.), PI
  • “Image-Net: Discriminatory Imaging and Network Advancement for Missiles, Aviation, and Space” , $2 092 905,
    2011–2012, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic
    Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), co-PI, Project lead by Brent Seales

Service

  • Organizing Committee: IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC) 2011.
  • Program Committee: IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2009-present; Neural Information
    Processing Systems (NIPS) 2010
  • Reviewer for: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    (TPAMI), Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU); IEEE Transactions on Circuits and
    Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT); IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications; IEEE Transactions on
    Aerospace and Electronic Systems; Computers and Electronics in Agriculture; IEEE Conference on Computer
    Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR); IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV); ACM
    Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks (VSSN).