Jeffrey B Cole
Masters in Electrical Engineering
Digital Signal and Image Processing
University of Washington (2005-2007)

Graduate Research Projects

Masters Thesis: Pose Estimation Using Monocular Video for Robotic Imitation Learning
In an effort to ease the burden of programming motor commands for humanoid robots, a computer vision technique is developed for converting a video sequence of human gestures into robot motor commands for the HOAP2 humanoid robot.

Motion tracking in cluttered video
Video tracking can be accomplished in a variety of different ways including optical flow clustering, template matching, and using interest operators. I experimented with using the SIFT operator.

Dimensionality reduction for useful display of hyperspectral images
In an effort to explore non-linear methods of dimensionality reduction for the useful display of hyperspectral images, I compare and contrast results using k-nearest neighbors, artificial neural networks, and a novel probabilistic overlay technique.

Recognitions and Honors

  • Received the Bronze Medal for Innovation from BAE Systems for developing a radial distortion calibration technique.
  • Graduated with Honors in Optical Science Engineering from University of California, Davis (2003)
  • Received Department Citation for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in Optical Science (2003)
  • Received Sanders Wilson Award for Undergraduate Achievement in Applied Science (2003)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (1999-2003)

Journal Publications

N. P. Jacobson, M. R. Gupta, J. B. Cole, "Linear fusion of image sets for display," IEEE Trans. On Geoscience and Remote Sensing, to appear
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Conference Papers

K. Mukerjee, S. Regunathan and J. Cole, "Algorithms for Speech Indexing in Microsoft Recite," pp. 1479 - 1482, Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK, Sep. 2009.

Jeffrey B. Cole, David P. Grimes, Rajesh P.N. Rao, "Learning Full-Body Motions from Monocular Vision: Dynamic Imitation in a Humanoid Robot," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS (2007)
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M. J. DeWeert, J. B. Cole, A.W. Sparks, A. Acker, "Photon transfer methods and results for electron multiplication CCDs," Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5558, 248 (2004)
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E. Tsiang, J. B. Cole, M. J. DeWeert, A. W. Sparks, J. Fisher, D. Yoon, G. Sawai, T. Glover, "Application of a figure-of-merit for optical remote sensors to an airborne hyperspectral sensor," Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 5546, 49 (2004)
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J. Cole - "Virtual Touchpad Using A Depth Camera", filed Apr 2011, (Patent Pending)

K. Mukerjee, D. Thompson, B. Hertzberg, J. Cole, B. Meeder - "Self-compacting Pattern Indexer: Storing, Indexing and Accessing Information In A Graph-Like Data Structure", filed Oct 2007, ref number: 11/923,430