Kristin Dana

Rutgers University
ECE Department (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Rutgers Computer Science Dept: Member of Graduate Faculty
kristin.dana at rutgers dot edu

Computer Vision and Robotics Lab

Director: Kristin J. Dana

The Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory, conducts innovative research at the intersection of computer vision and robotics. Focused on areas in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computational photography, the lab is developing new methods in the application areas of precision agriculture, remote sensing, and socially cognizant robotics. Project examples include visual navigation, change detection in satellite imagery, drone-based cranberry crop evaluation, pedestrian behavior analysis, novel cameras for BRDF measurement, photographic steganography, and quantitative dermatology. The lab's interdisciplinary approach reflects the lab's commitment to exploring and understanding the multifaceted applications of AI in our world.

Select Research Projects


Socially Cognizant Robotics For a Technology Enhanced Society
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Vision on the Bog

Finding Berries
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Multimodal: Vision and Tactile

Teaching Cameras to Feel
Project Page ACM TechNews and New Scientist Article

Remote Sensing

Material Segmentation of Multi-View Satellite Imagery
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Urban Semantic 3D Reconstruction From Multiview Satellite Imagery
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Texture and Material Recognition

Deep TEN: Texture Encoding Network
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Differential Angular Imaging for Material Recognition
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Ground Terrain Dataset

Friction from Reflectance: Deep Reflectance Codes for Predicting Physical Surface Properties from One-Shot In-Field Reflectance
Hang Zhang, Kristin Dana, Ko Nishino
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016


Reflectance Hashing for Material Recognition
Hang Zhang, Kristin Dana, Ko Nishino
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015

Quantitative Dermatology

Skin Texture Modeling
Project Page

Software & Datasets

Filename Description Size Software toolkit: Torch Impementation of Encoding Layer (Paper 2017). Reproducting the experimental results of Deep-TEN. 42K Software toolkit: Reproducting the experimental results of DRC (ECCV 2016). Hashing for material recognition and friction estimation. Baseline approaches for image retrieval. 214K The package contains: Reflectance disks of 137 materials (5754 images). The measured coefficient of kinetic friction of each material sample. 1.15G


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