Publications

Publications of P.A. Vela

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Academic Journals

  1. M. BŁgler, A. Bormann, G. Ogunmakin, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer. Fusion of Photogrammetry and Video Analysis for Productivity Assessment of Earthwork Processes. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32(2):107-123, 2017. (more) doi
  2. I. Kolesov, J. Lee, G. Sharp, P. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. A Stochastic Approach to Diffeomorphic Point Set Registration with Landmark Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 38(2):238-251, 2016. (more) download
  3. G. Zhang, M. Kontitsis, N. Filipe, P. Tsiotras, P.A. Vela. Cooperative Relative Navigation for Space Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Using Controlled Active Vision. Journal of Field Robotics, 33(2):205-228, 2016. (more) doi
  4. H. Astley, C. Gong, M. Travers, M. Serrano, P. Vela, J.R. Mendelson III, H. Choset, D.L. Hu, D.I. Goldman. Modulation of Orthogonal Body Waves Enables High Maneuverability in Sidewinding Locomotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(19):6200-5, 2015. (more) doi
  5. A. Chang, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela. Exploitation of Frictional Anistropy for Snake-like Robotic Locomotion. to be submitted to Biomimetic and Bioinspiration, 2015. (more)
  6. A. Rashidi, I. Brilakis, P. Vela. Generating Absolute-Scale Point Cloud Data of Built Infrastructure Scenes Using a Monocular Camera Setting. 29(6), 2015. (more) doi
  7. S.S. Sharpe, S.A. Koehler, R. Kuckuk, M. Serrano, P. Vela, D.I. Goldman. Locomotor Benefits of Being a Slender and Slick Sand-Swimmer. Journal of Experimantal Biology, 218:440-450, 2015. (more) doi
  8. J. Yang, MW Park, P.A. Vela, M. Golparvar-Fard. Construction Performance Monitoring via Still Images, Time-Lapse Photos, and Video Streams: Now, Tomorrow, and the Future. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 29(2):211-224, 2015. (more) doi
  9. G. Zhang, P.A. Vela, I. Brilakis, P. Karasev. A Sparsity-Inducing Optimization Based Algorithm for Planar Patches Extraction from Noisy Point-Cloud Data. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 30(2):85-102, 2015. (more) doi
  10. O. Arif, S. Ray, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer. Potential of Time-of-Flight (TOF) Range Imaging for Object Identification and Manipulation in Construction. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28(6), 2014. (more) doi
  11. G. Chowdhary, H.A Kingravi, J.P. How, P.A Vela. Bayesian Nonparametric Adaptive Control Using Gaussian Processes. IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 26(3):537-550, 2014. (more) doi
  12. E. Celebi, H.A Kingravi, P.A Vela. A comparative study of efficient initialization methods for the k-means clustering algorithm. Expert Syst. Appl, 40(1):200-210, 2013. (more) doi
  13. F. Dai, A. Rashidi, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Comparison of Image- and Time-of-Flight-Based Technologies for Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Infrastructure. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(1), 2013. (more) doi
  14. P. Karasev, I. Kolesov, K. Fritscher, P. Vela, P. Mitchell, A. Tannenbaum. Interactive Medical Image Segmentation using PDE Control of Active Contours. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32(11):2127-2139, 2013. (more) doi
  15. Y. Lou, A. Irimia, P. Vela, M.C. Chambers, J. Van Horn, P.M. Vespa, A. Tannenbaum. Multimodal Deformable Registration of Traumatic Brain Injury MR Volumes via the Bhattacharyya Distance. IEEE Transactions on Bioengineering, 60(9):2511-2520, 2013. (more) doi pdf
  16. A. Rashidi, F. Dai, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Optimized Selection of Key Frames for Monocular Videogrammetric Surveying of Civil Infrastructure. Advance Engineering Informatics, 27(2):270-282, 2013. (more) doi pdf
  17. C. Rebola, G. Ogunmakin, P.A. Vela. Design and Technologies for Understanding Older Adults Social Interactions in Retirement Communities. International Journal of Social Robotics, 5(4):575-591, 2013. (more) doi
  18. Y. Lou, X. Jia, T. Niu, P. Vela, L. Zhu, A. Tannenbaum. Joint CT/CBCT Deformable Registration and CBCT Enhancement for Cancer Radiotherapy. Medical Image Analysis, 17(3):387-400, April 2013. (more) doi pdf
  19. T. Cheng, U. Mantripragada, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela. Automated Trajectory and Path Planning Analysis Based on Ultra Wideband Data. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 26(2):151-160, 2012. (more) doi pdf
  20. H.A. Kingravi, G. Chowdhary, P.A. Vela, E.N. Johnson. Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space Approach for the Online Update of Radial Bases in Neuro-Adaptive Control. IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 23(7):1130-1141, 2012. (more) doi pdf
  21. J. Yang, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer, Z. Shi. Vision-Based Tower Crane Tracking for Understanding Construction Activity. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28(1):103-112, 2012. (more) doi pdf
  22. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Kernel Map Compression for Speeding the Execution of Kernel-Based Methods. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 22(6):870-879, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  23. T. Cheng, M. Venugopal, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela. Performance Evaluation of Ultra Wideband Technology for Resource Location Tracking in Harsh Environments. Automation in Construction, 20(8):870-879, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  24. T. Cheng, U. Mantripragada, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela. Automated Trajectory and Path Planning Analysis Based on Ultra Wideband Data. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 26(2):151-160, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  25. S.M. Shahandashti, S.N. Razavi, L. Soibelman, M. Berges, C.M. Caldas, I. Brilakis, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela, C.T. Haas, J. Garrett, B. Akinci, Z. Zhiu. Data Fusion Approaches and Applications for Construction Engineering. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(10):863-869, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  26. J. Yang, T. Cheng, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer, Z. Shi. A Performance Evaluation of Vision and Radio Frequency Tracking Methods for Interacting Workforce. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 25(4):736-747, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  27. I.J. Ndiour, J. and Teizer, P.A. Vela. A Probabilistic Observer for Visual Tracking. 3(4):835-855, 2010. (more) doi pdf
  28. J. Yang, O. Arif, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer, Z. Shi. Tracking Multiple Workers on Construction Situes Using Video Cameras. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 24(4):428-34, 2010. (more) doi pdf
  29. J. Teizer, P.A. Vela, I. Ndiour. Personnel Tracking on Construction Sites Using Video Cameras. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 23(4):452-462, 2009. (more) doi pdf
  30. M. Niethammer, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Geometric Observers for Dynamically Evolving Curves. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30(6):1093-1108, 2008. (more) pdf
  31. P.A. Vela, M. Niethammer, G.D. Pryor, A.R. Tannenbaum, R. Butts, D. Washburn. Knowledge-Based Segmentation for Tracking Through Deep Turbulence. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16(3):469-474, 2008. (more) pdf
  32. M. Niethammer, P.A. Vela, A.R. Tannenbaum. On the Evolution of Vector Distance Functions of Closed Curves. International Journal of Computer Vision, 65:5-27, 2005. (more) pdf

International Conferences

  1. J.S. Smith, P.A. Vela. Planning in Perception Space. In to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017. (more)
  2. A.H. Chang, C.M. Hubicki, J.J. Aguilar, D.I. Goldman, A.D. Ames, P.A. Vela. Learning to Jump in Granular Media: Unifying Optimal Control Synthesis with Gaussian Process-Based Regression. In to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017. (more)
  3. A.H. Chang, P.A. Vela. Closed-Loop Navigation of Traveling Wave Rectilinear Motion Through Obstacle-Strewn Terrain. In to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017. (more)
  4. N.P. Hyun, P.A. Vela, E.I. Verriest. A New Framework for Optimal Path Planning of Rectangular Robots Using a Weighted $L_p$ Norm. In to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017. (more)
  5. A.H. Chang, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela. Shape-Centric Modeling of Traveling Wave Rectilinear Locomotion for Snake-Like Robots. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016. (more)
  6. A.H. Chang, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela. Shape-Centric Modeling of Lateral Undulation and Sidewinding Gaits for Snake Robots. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016. (more)
  7. G. Ogunmakin, P. Vela, C. Rebola. A Semi-Automated System for Measuring the Effects of Technology Interventions in Older Adult Populations. In Measuring Behavior, Pages 117-122, 2016. (more)
  8. M.M. Serrano, YP Chen, A. Howard, P.A. Vela. Lower Limb Pose Estimation for Monitoring the Kicking Patterns of Infants. In International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Pages 2157-2160, 2016. (more)
  9. M.M. Serrano, YP Chen, A. Howard, P.A. Vela. Automated Feet Detection for Clinical Gait Assessment. In International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Pages 2161-2164, 2016. (more)
  10. G. Zhang, M.J. Lilly, P.A. Vela. Learning Binary Features Online from Motion Dynamics for Incremental Loop-Closure Detection and Place Recognition. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016. (more)
  11. A. Chang, M.M. Serrano, G. Zhang, P.A. Vela. Incorporating frictional anisotropy in the design of a robotic snake through the exploitation of scales. In ICRA, Pages 3729-3734, 2015. (more) doi
  12. G. Hadjidemetriou, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela, S. Christodoulou. Patch Defects Detection in Images Using Support Vector Machines. In International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015. (more)
  13. P. Mavrovounioti, G. Hadjidemetriou, P.A. Vela, S. Christodoulou. Computer-Vision-Aided Automatic Generation of Building Information Models. In International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015. (more)
  14. G. Zhang, P. Vela. Optimal Observability and Minimal Cardinality Localization and Mapping. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. (more) doi
  15. G. Zhang, P. Vela. Good Features to Track for Visual SLAM. In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2015. (more) pdf
  16. M. BŁgler, G. Ogunmakin, J. Teizer, P. A. Vela, A. Borrmann. A Comprehensive Methodology for Vision-Based Progress and Activity Estimation of Excavation Processes for Productivity Assessment. In EG-ICE Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Cardiff, Wales, 2014. (more) pdf
  17. L. Keselman, E. Verriest, P.A. Vela. Forage RRT - An Efficient Approach To Task-Space Goal Planning for High Dimensional Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pages 1572-1577, 2014. (more) doi
  18. M.M. Serrano, S.S, Sharpe, R. Kuckuk, D.I, Goldman, P.A. Vela. High Performance Tracker for Subsurface Locomotive Studies. In Annual Meeting of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2014. (more)
  19. G. Zhang, P.A. Vela, I. Brilakis. Automatic Generation of as-built Geometric Civil Infrastructure Models from Point Cloud Data. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 406-413, Orlando, FL, 2014. (more) doi
  20. G. Zhang, P. Vela, P. Tsiotras, D-M. Cho. Efficient Closed-Loop Detection and Pose Estimation for Vision-Only Relative Localization in Space with a Cooperative Target. In AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, 2014. (more) doi
  21. G. Chowdhary, H.A. Kingravi, J, How, P.A. Vela. Nonparametric adaptive control of time-varying systems using Gaussian processes. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pages 2655-2661, 2013. (more) doi
  22. G. Chowdhary, H. Kingravi, J.P. How, P.A. Vela. Nonparametric Adaptive Control using Gaussian Processes. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 861-867, 2013. (more) doi
  23. G. Chowdhary, H. Kingravi, R.C. Grande, J.P. How, P. Vela. Nonparametric Adaptive Control using Gaussian Processes. In AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference, 2013. (more)
  24. G. Chowdhary, H.A. Kingravi, R. Grande, J. How, P.A. Vela. Bayesian Nonparametric Adaptive Control using Gaussian Processes. In Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making, 2013. (more)
  25. G. Chowdhary, H.A. Kingravi, R. Grande, J. How, P.A. Vela. Bayesian Nonparametric Adaptive Control using Gaussian Processes. In NIPS Workshop on Advances in Machine Learning for Sensorimotor Control, 2013. (more)
  26. P. Karasev, P. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. IMU-Compensated Image Segmentation for Improved Vision-Based Control Performance. In IEEE Systems Conference, Pages 251-257, 2013. (more) doi
  27. H. Kingravi, P.A Vela, A. Gray. Reduced Set KPCA for Improving the Training and Execution Speed of Kernel Machines. In SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, Pages 441-449, Austin, TX, 2013. (more) doi
  28. I. Kolesov, J. Lee, P. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. A Stochastic Approach for Non-Rigid Image Registration. In Conference on Image Processing - Algorithms and Systems XI, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 8655, 2013. (more) doi pdf
  29. I. Kolesov, J. Lee, P. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Stochastic Image Registration with User Constraints. In Conference on Medical Imaging - Image Processing, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 8669, 2013. (more) doi pdf
  30. I. Kolesov, P. Karasev, N. Shusharinia, P.A Vela, A. Tannenbaum, G. Sharp. Interactive Segmentation of Structures in the Head and Neck Using Steerable Active Contours. In Medical Physics - Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Volume 40, 2013. (more)
  31. A. Rashidi, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Built Infrastructure Point Cloud Data Cleaning: An Overview of Gap Filling Algorithms. In International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Pages 585-593, London, UK, 2013. (more) pdf
  32. Rashidi A, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Monocular Videogrammetry for Generating Absolute-Scale 3D Point Cloud Data of Civil and Infrastructure Scenes. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 581-588, Los Angeles, CA, 2013. (more) doi
  33. G. Zhang, P.A. Vela, I. Brilakis. Detecting, Fitting, and Classifying Surface Primitives for Infrastructure Point Cloud Data. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 589-596, Los Angeles, CA, 2013. (more) doi
  34. F Dai, A Rashidi, I Brilakis, PA Vela. Comparison of Image-Based and Time-of-Flight-Based Technologies for 3D Reconstruction of Infrastructure. In ASCE Construction Research Congress, Pages 929-939, West Lafayette, IN, 2012. (more) doi
  35. P.A. Karasev, A.E. Vela, P.A. Vela, A.R. Tannenbaum. Detection of Human-Initiated Vehicle Maneuvers via Group-Sparsity. In MTNS, 2012. (more) pdf
  36. A. Rashidi, F. Dai, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. A Novel Approach for Automated Selection of Key Video Frames for 3D Reconstruction of Civil Infrastructure. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 188-195, Clearwater Beach, FL, 2012. (more)
  37. C. Rebola, G. Ogunmakin, P.A. Vela. Automated Behavioral Mapping for Monitoring Social Interactions Among Older Adults. In Proc. of International Conference on Social Robotics, Pages 188-198, 2012. (more)
  38. C.B. Rebola, P. Vela, C. Saurus, J. Palacio, G. Ogunmakin. Stitchtures: Interactive Art Installations for Social Interventions in Retirement Communities. In Proceedings of the SIGDOC, Pages 71-78, Seattle, WA, 2012. (more) doi
  39. M.M. Serrano, S. Sharpe, D.I. Goldman, P.A. Vela. Marker-Based Tracking of Subsurface Locomotion in Noisy Environments. In Workshop on Visual Observation and Analysis of Animal and Insect Behavior, Tsukuba, Japan, 2012. (more) pdf
  40. A.E. Vela, P. Karasev, P.A. Vela. A posteriori aircraft control signal recovery via sparsity-inducing norm minimization. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2012 IEEE/AIAA 31st, Pages 4-1, 2012. (more) pdf
  41. G. Zhang, P. Karasev, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. A Sparsity-Inducing Optimization Algorithm for the Extraction of Planar Structures in Noisy Point Cloud Data. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 317-324, 2012. (more) doi pdf
  42. L, Rebola, C. B. Bowers, P. Vela. Communication Technologies for Older Adults in Retirement Communities. In Proceedings of the ALAIPO, Cordoba, Argentina, 2012. (more)
  43. F. Dai, A. Rashidi, I. Brilakis I, P.A. Vela. Generating the Sparse Point Cloud of a Civil Infrastructure Scene Using a Single Video Camera under Practical Constraints. In Winter Simulation Conference, Pages 3588-3599, Phoenix, AZ, 2011. (more) doi
  44. P.A. Karasev, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Depth invariant visual servoing. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 4992-4998, 2011. (more) pdf
  45. H.A. Kingravi, G. Chowdhary, P.A. Vela, Eric N. Johnson. A Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space Approach for the Online Update of Radial Bases in Neuro-Adaptive Control. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 1796-1802, 2011. (more) doi
  46. H. Fathi, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Automated 3D Structure Inference of Civil Infrastructure Using a Stereo Camera Set. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 118-125, 2011. (more)
  47. A. Rashidi, F. Dai, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Comparison of Camera Motion Estimation Methods for 3D Reconstruction of Infrastructure. In International Workshop on Construction in Civil Engineering, Pages 363-371, Miami, FL, 2011. (more)
  48. C.B. Rebola, P. Vela, C. Saurus, J. Palacio, G. Ogunmakin. Stitchtures: Interactive Art Installation for Social Interventions. In International Symposium on Electronic Art, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011. (more)
  49. K. Xue, G. Ogunmakin, Y. Liu, P.A. Vela, Y. Wang. PTZ camera-based adaptive panoramic and multi-layered background model. In International Conference on Image Processing, Pages 2949-2952, Brussels, Belgium, 2011. (more) doi
  50. J. Yang, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer, Z. Shi. Vision-Based Crane Tracking for Understanding Construction Activity. In ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pages 258-265, 2011. (more) doi pdf
  51. J. Yang, Z.K. Shi, P.A. Vela. Person Reidentification by Kernel PCA Based Appearance Learning. In Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, Pages 227-233, 2011. (more) download pdf
  52. O. Arif, W. Daley, P.A. Vela, J. Teizer, J. Stewart. Visual Tracking and Segmentation Using Time-of-Flight Sensor. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Pages 2241-2244, Hong Kong, 2010. (more) doi
  53. O. Arif, P.A. Vela, W. Daley. Pre-Image Problem in Manifold Learning and Dimensional Reduction Methods. In International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, Pages 921-924, 2010. (more) doi pdf
  54. P. Karasev, M.M. Serrano, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Visual Closed-Loop Tracking with Area Stabilization. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pages 6955-6961, 2010. (more) pdf
  55. P.A. Karasev, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Delay estimation for wireless LAN control of nonlinear systems. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 1010-1016, Atlanta, GA, 2010. (more)
  56. A. Makhmalbaf, M.W. Park, J. Yang, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. 2D Vision Tracking Methods' Performance Comparison for 3D Tracking of Construction Resources. In Construction Research Congress, Pages 459-469, 2010. (more) doi pdf
  57. I.J. Ndiour, O. Arif, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela. A Probabilistic Observer for Visual Tracking. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pages 4558-4563, 2010. (more) pdf
  58. I.J. Ndiour, P.A. Vela. Optimal Estimation Applied to Visual Contour Tracking. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Pages 4564-4569, 2010. (more) pdf
  59. I.J. Ndiour, P.A. Vela. A Local Sub-Optimal Second-Order Filter for Visual Tracking. In CDC, Pages 2498-2504, Atlanta, GA, 2010. (more)
  60. P.A. Vela, A.E. Vela, G. Ogunmakin. Topologically based decision support tools for aircraft routing. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Pages 1-0, 2010. (more)
  61. Z. Zhu, I.J. Ndiour, I. Brilakis, P.A. Vela. Improvements to Concrete Column Detection in Live Video. In ISARC, Pages 108-117, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010. (more) pdf
  62. O. Arif, J. Yang, J. Teizer, P.A. Vela. Visual Monitoring of Airport Ground Operations. In Proceedings of the Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Orlando, FL, 2009. (more) doi pdf
  63. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Robust Density Comparison for Visual Tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference, Pages 1-6, London, UK, 2009. (more) pdf
  64. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Kernel Covariance Image Region Description for Object Tracking. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Cairo, Egypt, 2009. (more)
  65. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Non-Rigid Object Localization and Segmentation Using Eigenspace Representation. In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009. (more) pdf
  66. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Kernel Map Compression Using Generalized Radial Basis Functions. In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009. (more) doi pdf
  67. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Robust Target Localization and Segmentation Using Graph Cut, KPCA and Mean-Shift. In International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, Pages 35-40, Miami, FL, 2009. (more) doi pdf
  68. I.J. Ndiour, P.A. Vela. Towards a Local Kalman Filter for Visual Tracking. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009. (more) pdf
  69. J. Yang, P.A. Vela, Z.K. Shi, J. Teizer. Probabilistic Multiple People Tracking through Complex Situatiions. In International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS), Pages 86-94, 2009. (more) pdf
  70. J. Teizer, P. Vela. Workforce Tracking on Construction Sites Using Video Cameras. In Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2008. (more)
  71. P.A. Vela. Knowledge-Based Segmentation Using Dynamic Models. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2007. (more)
  72. G. Pryor, T. ur-Rehman, S. Lankton, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Fast Optimal Mass Transport for Dynamic Active Contour Tracking on the GPU. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 2681-2688, 2007. (more)
  73. G. Pryor, P.A. Vela, J. Rehg, A. Tannenbam. Layered Active Contours for Tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference, Warwick, UK, 2007. (more) pdf
  74. M. Niethammer, P.A. Vela, A. Tannenbaum. Geometric Observers for Dynamically Evolving Curves. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Pages 6071-6077, 2005. (more)
  75. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. A General Averaging Theory via Series Expansions. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Denver, CO, 2003. (more)
  76. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. Control of Underactuated Driftless Systems Using Higher-Order Averaging. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Denver, CO, 2003. (more)
  77. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. Geometric Homogeneity and Controllability of Nonlinear Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2003. (more)
  78. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. Control of Mechanical Systems with Drift Using Higher-Order Averaging. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2003. (more)
  79. P.A. Vela, J.W. Burdick. Control of Biomimetic Locomotion via Averaging Theory. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pages 1482-1489, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003. (more)
  80. K. A. Morgansen, P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. Trajectory Stabilization for a Planar Carangiform Robot Fish. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washinton D.C, 2002. (more)
  81. P. A. Vela, K. A. Morgansen, J. W. Burdick. Second-Order Averaging Methods for Oscillatory Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Anchorage, AL, 2002. (more)
  82. P. A. Vela, K. A. Morgansen, J. W. Burdick. Underwater Locomotion from Oscillatory Shape Deformations. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, 2002. (more)

Thesis

  1. P. A. Vela. Averaging and Control of Nonlinear Systems. PhD Thesis California Institute of Technology, 2003. (more) pdf

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