Publications

International Conferences

2017

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. J.S. Smith, P.A. Vela. Planning in Perception Space. In to appear IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017. (more)

2016

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)

2015

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. G. Zhang, P. Vela. Good Features to Track for Visual SLAM. In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2015. (more) pdf

2014

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. 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

2013

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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)
  12. G. Ogunmakin, J. Teizer, Vela P.A.. Quantifying Interactions Amongst Construction Site Machines. In Conference of European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Pages 2-11, Vienna, Austria, 2013. (more)
  13. 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
  14. 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

2012

  1. L, Rebola, C. B. Bowers, P. Vela. Communication Technologies for Older Adults in Retirement Communities. In Proceedings of the ALAIPO, Cordoba, Argentina, 2012. (more)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

2011

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

2010

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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

2009

  1. 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
  2. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Robust Density Comparison for Visual Tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference, Pages 1-6, London, UK, 2009. (more) pdf
  3. 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)
  4. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Non-Rigid Object Localization and Segmentation Using Eigenspace Representation. In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009. (more) pdf
  5. O. Arif, P.A. Vela. Kernel Map Compression Using Generalized Radial Basis Functions. In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009. (more) doi pdf
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

2008

  1. 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)

2007

  1. 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)
  2. G. Pryor, P.A. Vela, J. Rehg, A. Tannenbam. Layered Active Contours for Tracking. In British Machine Vision Conference, Warwick, UK, 2007. (more) pdf
  3. P.A. Vela. Knowledge-Based Segmentation Using Dynamic Models. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2007. (more)

2005

  1. 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)

2003

  1. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. A General Averaging Theory via Series Expansions. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Denver, CO, 2003. (more)
  2. 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)
  3. P. A. Vela, J. W. Burdick. Geometric Homogeneity and Controllability of Nonlinear Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2003. (more)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)

2002

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)

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