Publications

Selected papers across all topics, or all papers, organized chronologically or by publication type, or focussed on specific topics: I am especially happy that many of these papers have undergraduate co-authors.
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2017
[19] Recognizing​ ​Images​ ​of​ ​Eating​ ​Disorders​ ​in​ ​Social​ ​Media​ ​(Abstract) (Robert Pless, Rebecca Begtrup, Lulwah Alkulaib, Samsara N. Counts, James Harnett, Justine-Louise Manning, Hong Xuan, David A. Broniatowski), In Proceedings of the 2nd Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task, 2017. [bib] [pdf]
[18] [Chapter] Learning from Outdoor Webcams: Surveillance of Physical Activity Across Environments (J. Aaron Hipp, Deepti Adlakha, Amy A. Eyler, Rebecca Gernes, Agata Kargol, Abigail H. Stylianou, Robert Pless), Chapter in , Springer International Publishing, 2017. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
2015
[17] Cameras and crowds in transportation tracking (J. Aaron Hipp, Alicia Manteiga, Amanda Burgess, Abby Stylianou, Robert Pless), In International Conference on Wireless, Connected and Mobile Health Research, 2015. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
[16] Indexing Open Imagery to Create Tools to Fight Sex Trafficking (Abby Stylianou, Abigail Norling-Ruggles, Richard Souvenir, Robert Pless), In Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), 2015. [bib] [pdf]
2014
[15] Learning from Outdoor Webcams: Surveillance of Physical Activity Across Environments (J. Aaron Hipp, Deepti Adlakha, Amy A. Eyler, Rebecca Gernes, Agata Kargol, Abigail H. Stylianou, Robert Pless), In NSF Workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics, 2014. [bib] [pdf]
[14] Images Don't Forget: Online Photogrammetry to Find Lost Graves (Abby Stylianou, Joseph O'Sullivan, Robert Pless), In Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), 2014. [bib] [pdf]
[13] Democratizing the Visualization of 500 million webcam images (Joseph O'Sullivan, Abby Stylianou, Robert Pless), In Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR), 2014. [bib] [pdf]
2013
[12] Collaborative imaging of urban forest dynamics: augmenting re-photography to visualize changes over time (Ruth West, Abby Halley, Jarlath O Neil-Dunne, Daniel Gordon, Robert Pless), In IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2013. [bib] [pdf]
[11] Collaborative rephotography (Ruth West, Abby Halley, Daniel Gordon, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Robert Pless), In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Studio Talks, 2013. [bib]
[10] Finding Jane Doe: a forensic application of 2D image calibration (Abby Stylianou, Austin Abrams, Robert Pless), In 5th International Conference on Imagining for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP), IET Digital Library, 2013. (Best Paper Award) [bib] [pdf]
[9] Emerging technologies: webcams and crowd-sourcing to identify active transportation (J Aaron Hipp, Deepti Adlakha, Amy A Eyler, Bill Chang, Robert Pless), In American Journal of Preventitive Medicine, volume 44, 2013. [bib] [pdf]
[8] Web-accessible geographic integration and calibration of webcams (Austin Abrams, Robert Pless), In ACM Trans. Multimedia Comput. Commun. Appl., ACM, volume 9, 2013. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
2012
[7] Tools for Richer Crowd Source Image Annotations (Joshua Little, Austin Abrams, Robert Pless), In Proc. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, 2012. ((oral presentation)) [bib] [pdf]
[6] Can publicly available webcameras and mechanical Turk be used to evaluate physical activity policy and built environment change? (J. Hipp, R. Pless, D. Adlakha, B. Chang, A. Eyler), In Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Elsevier, volume 15, 2012. [bib]
[5] LOST: Longterm Observation of Scenes (with Tracks) (Austin Abrams, Jim Tucek, Nathan Jacobs, Robert Pless), In Proc. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, 2012. ((oral presentation)) [bib] [pdf]
2010
[4] Webcams in Context: Web Interfaces to Create Live 3D Environments (Austin Abrams, Robert Pless), In Proc. ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM), 2010. [bib] [pdf]
2009
[3] The Global Network of Outdoor Webcams: Properties and Applications (Nathan Jacobs, Walker Burgin, Nick Fridrich, Austin Abrams, Kylia Miskell, Bobby H. Braswell, Andrew D. Richardson, Robert Pless), In ACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL GIS), 2009. [bib] [pdf]
[2] Adventures in Archiving and Using Three Years of Webcam Images (Nathan Jacobs, Walker Burgin, Richard Speyer, David Ross, Robert Pless), In IEEE CVPR Workshop on Internet Vision, 2009. [bib] [pdf]
2007
[1] Faster and More Accurate Face Detection on Mobile Robots Using Geometric Constraints (Michael Dixon, Frederick Heckel, Bill Smart, Robert Pless), In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2007. [bib] [pdf]
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