Professor Thomas Huang and his research group have developed a new method of recovering high-resolution images from their low-resolution observations. They...
Professor Thomas Huang and his research group have developed a new method of recovering high-resolution images from their low-resolution observations. They developed a Recurrent Neural Network Model for image super-resolution which fully exploits sparse representations prior while keeping all the benefits of deep networks.
They trained a cascade of RNNs, each with a fixed upscaling factor, enabling high resolution images upscaled by large ratios to be obtained with less training efforts and better recovery quality This technique had higher Peak Signal to Noise ratio than the best state of the art methods by up to 1dB.
Textureshop has created a new photo editing tool that combines existing techniques for shape-from-shading and texture synthesis to enable a user to texture...
Textureshop has created a new photo editing tool that combines existing techniques for shape-from-shading and texture synthesis to enable a user to texture objects in a photograph.
The Textureshop tool allows user to give an object in a photo the appearance of a different texture. Textureshop added more patch deformations than previous models. Instead of selecting patch-like areas directly from source texture, this program distorts the texture coordinate of each of the pixels in the patch with surface normal, and then samples it from texture, so that the texture fits on the underlying surface.
Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a novel way of addressing the problem of manual workface assessment by developing an intuitive web-...
Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a novel way of addressing the problem of manual workface assessment by developing an intuitive web-based platform for crowdsourcing the task through massive marketplaces such as Amazon Mechanical Turk. They found that non-expert annotators on Amazon Mechanical Turk were as reliable as construction experts for providing accurate and complete workface assessment results. This technology has the potential to minimize the time needed for workface assessment and allows onsite professionals to focus their time on more important task of root-cause analysis and performance improvements.
More information about the Real-time and Automated Monitoring and Control group can be found here: http://raamac.cee.illinois.edu/
Möbius is a multi-solution software package for model-based evaluation of systems represented in a variety of supported modeling languages including stochastic...
Möbius is a multi-solution software package for model-based evaluation of systems represented in a variety of supported modeling languages including stochastic activity networks (SANs), buckets and balls and PEPA. The tool provides a Java based graphical user interface that allows for easy specification of the desired models and parameters for the various solution techniques.
Mobius is a software tool for modeling the behavior of complex systems. Mobius supports the validation of systems in multiple application domains, including:
Originally developed for studying the reliability, availability, and performance of computer and network systems, its use has expanded to include a broad range of discrete-event systems from biochemical reactions within genes to the effects of malicious attacks on secure computer systems. The flexibility and power found in Mobius come from its support of multiple high-level modeling formalisms and solution techniques.
This flexibility allows engineers and scientists to represent their systems in modeling languages appropriate to their problem domains, and then accurately and efficiently solve the systems using the solution techniques best suited to the systems' size and complexity. Time and space efficient discrete-event simulation and numerical solution, based on compact MDD-based Morkov processes, are both supported.
Möbius software in binary format is available under several license agreements, depending on intended use and the licensee, as specified below.
For commercial use, please download the appropriate license (in the sidebar) and then contact OTM at email@example.com or Professor William Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the financial terms.
For non-commercial use, the software is available under one of the ready-to-sign click-through agreements on the Möbius website. Evaluation, academic, or student licenses are available. Visit Möbius to create an account by entering required information and selecting the license category of interest. The Möbius team may need to contact you before granting you access to the software.
A number of scientific animations have been developed by the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Advanced Visualization...
A number of scientific animations have been developed by the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) under the direction of Professor Donna Cox. Examples of available animations include the Milky Way, black holes, tornado super-twisters, solar super-storms, and many more. AVL's animations are cinematic virtual tours through astrophysics, earth sciences, engineering, and other data domains. Their work has been shared through venues such as international digital-dome museum shows, high-definition documentary television programs, and IMAX movies. Their work has also been featured in productions such as The Science of Interstellar documentary, The Tree of Life and Europa Report, and the Dynamic Earth IMAX show. For more information, please visit the AVL website.
NCSA AVL animations are available non-exclusively for commercial use under the two license agreements provided in the sidebar. Note that the financial terms, statement of attribution, and copyright notice need to be determined and finalized before the license is ready for execution. Please contact OTM at email@example.com or Professor Donna Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Commercial Use License: a two party license that is between the University and an organization