Efficient Storage and Decoding of SURF Feature Points, Kevin McGuinness, Kealan McCusker, Neil O’Hare, and Noel. E. O’Connor, Advances in Multimedia Modeling, vol. 7131, pp. 440-451, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27355-1_41
WANDA: A Radically New Approach for Low-Cost Environmental Monitoring, Fay, Cormac and Beirne, Stephen and Ó Conaire, Ciarán and McGuinness, Kevin and McGovern, Scott and Coleman, Greg and Shepherd, Rod and Lau, King-Tong and Corcoran, Brian and O'Connor, Noel E. and Alici, Gursel and Spinks, Geoff and Wallace, Gordon and Diamond, Dermot, ACES Electromaterials Symposium 2011, AIIM/IPRI, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Australia, February, 2011
AXES at TRECVid 2011, McGuinness, Kevin and Aly, Robin and Chen, Shu and Frappier, Mathieu and Martijn, Kleppe and Lee, Hyowon and Ordelman, Roeland and Arandjelovic, Relja and Juneja, Mayank and Jawahar, C. V. and Vedaldi, Andrea and Schwenninger, Jochen and Tschopel, Sebastian and Schneider, Daniel and O'Connor, Noel E. and Zisserman, Andrew and Smeaton, Alan F. and Beunders, Henri, TRECVid 2012 Text REtrieval Conference TRECVid Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, December 2011. PDF at doras.
Toward Automated Evaluation of Interactive Segmentation, Kevin McGuinness, Noel E. O'Connor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 115 (6), June 2011, pp. 868-884. Links: pre-print (PDF); DOI Link: doi:10.1016/j.cviu.2011.02.011
Physiological and perceptual responses during self-regulated exercise in men with coronary artery disease, O'Hara, Kevin and Hughes, Sarah and McGuinness, Kevin and O'Connor, Noel E. and Furlong, Brona and Gray , Cleona and McCaffrey, Noel and O'Connor, Paul and Murphy, Ronan and Ross, Mark and Wekesa, Antony and Harrison, Michael and Moyna, Niall, In: ACSM's 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May, 2011
Effect of self-regulated exercise intensity on endothelial function in men with coronary artery disease, Hughes, Sarah and McGuinness, Kevin and O'Connor, Noel E. and Furlong, Brona and Gray, Cleona and O'Hara, Kevin and McCaffrey, Noel and O'Connor, Paul and Murphy, Ronan and Ross , Mark and Wekesa, Antony and Harrison, Michael and Moyna, Niall, In: ACSM's 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May, 2011
Relation between endothelial microparticles and endothelial function following acute exercise in men with CAD, O'Connor, Paul and Hughes, Sarah and McGuinness, Kevin and O'Connor, Noel E. and Furlong, Brona and Gray, Cleona and O'Hara, Kevin and McCaffrey, Noel and Murphy, Ronan and Ross, Mark and Wekesa, Antony and Harrison, Michael and Moyna, Niall, In: ACSM's 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May, 2011
Creation of Virtual Worlds from 3D Models Retrieved from Content Aware Networks Based on Sketch and Image Queries, Theodoros Semertzidis, Kevin McGuinness, Petros Daras, Lambros Makris, Noel E. O’Connor, and Michael G. Strintzis, Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), 13-15 April 2011, Delft, The Netherlands. Links: pre-print (PDF)
TRECVID 2010 Experiments at Dublin City University, Colum Foley, Jinlin Guo, David Scott, Peter Wilkins, Cathal Gurrin, Alan F. Smeaton, Paul Ferguson, Kealan Mc Cusker, Emma Sesmero Diaz, Kevin McGuinness, Noel E. O'Connor, Xavier Giro-i-Nieto, Ferran Marques, TRECVid 2010 - Text REtrieval Conference TRECVid Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, November 2010. Links: full-text (PDF)
Wireless Aquatic Navigator for Detection and Analysis (WANDA), Cormac Fay, King-Tong Lau, Stephen Beirne, Ciarán Ó Conaire, Kevin McGuinness, Brian Corcoran, Noel E. O'Connor, Dermot Diamond, Scott McGovern, Greg Coleman, Rod Shepherd, Gursel Alici, Geoff Spinks, and Gordon Wallace, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2010. Available online from: ScienceDirect
A Comparative Evaluation of Interactive Segmentation Algorithms, Kevin McGuinness and Noel E. O'Connor, Pattern Recognition, vol. 43 (2), February 2010, pp. 434-444. Available online from: ScienceDirect. pre-print (PDF); accepted manuscript (PDF); BibTeX
Interactive Segmentation Evaluation: User-driven Evaluation and an Approach to Automation, Kevin McGuinness and Noel E. O'Connor, CLARITY Open Day, University College Dublin, December 2009. Links: poster (PDF)
Image Segmentation, Evaluation, and Applications, Kevin McGuinness, Ph.D Thesis, November 2009. Links: full-text (PDF)
The K-Space Segmentation Tool Set, Kevin McGuinness and Noel E. O'Connor, In proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT), Koblenz, December 2008 (Poster). Links: paper (PDF); poster (PDF); A4 poster (PDF).
Incorporating Spatio-Temporal Mid-Level Features in a Region Segmentation Algorithm for Video Sequences, Ivan Gonzalez-Diaz, Kevin McGuinness, Tomasz Adamek, Noel E. O'Connor, and Fernando Diaz-de-Maria, ICIP 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, San Diego, CA, 12-15 October 2008. Links: BibTeX; DOI link: 10.1109/ICIP.2008.4711676
K-Space at TRECVid 2008, P. Wilkins, D. Byrne, G. Jones, H. Lee, G. Keenan, K. McGuinness, N. E. O'Connor, N. O'Hare, A. F. Smeaton, and T. Adamek, TRECVid 2008, 17-18 Nov 2008, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF)
K-Space at TREVid 2007, P. Wilkins, T. Adamek, D. Byrne, G. Jones, H. Lee, G. Keenan, K. McGuinness, N. E. O'Connor, A. F. Smeaton, A. Amin, Z. Obrenovic, R. Benmokhtar, E. Galmar, B. Huet, S. Essid, R. Landais, F. Vallet, G. Papadopoulos, S. Vrochidis, V. Mezaris, I. Kompatsiaris, E. Spyrou, Y. Avrithis, R. Morzinger, P. Schallauer, W. Bailer, T. Piatrik, K Chandramouli, E. Izquierdo, M. Haller, L. Goldmann, A. Samour, A. Cobet, T. Sikora, and P. Praks, TRECVid 2007 - Text REtrieval Conference TRECVid Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, 5-6 November 2007. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF)
Visual Analysis for Drum Sequence Transcription, Kevin McGuinness, Olivier Gillet, Noel E. O'Connor, and Gael Richard, EUSIPCO 2007 - Proceedings of the 15th European Signal Processing Conference, Poznan, Poland, 3-7 September 2007, pp. 312 - 316. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF)
Image Segmentation Evaluation Using an Integrated Framework, Kevin McGuinness, Gordon Keenan, Tomasz Adamek, and Noel E. O'Connor, VIE 2007 - Proceedings of the IET 4th International Conference on Visual Information Engineering 2007, London, UK, 25-27 July 2007. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF)
A Framework for Integrating and Evaluating Automatic Region-based Segmentation Algorithms, Kevin McGuinness, Gordon Keenan, Tomasz Adamek, and Noel E. O'Connor, SAMT 2006 - Poster and Demo Proceedings of The First International Conference on Semantics And Digital Media Technology, Athens, Greece, 6-8 December 2006. pp. 41-42. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF)
K-Space at TRECVid 2006, P. Wilkins, T. Adamek, P. Ferguson, M. Hughes, G. Jones, G. Keenan, K. McGuinness, J. Malobabic, N. E. O'Connor, D. Sadlier, A. F. Smeaton, R. Benmokhtar, E. Dumont, B. Huet, B. Merialdo, E. Spyrou, G. Koumoulos, Y. Avrithis, R. Moerzinger, P. Schallauer, W. Bailer, Q. Zhang, T. Piatrik, K. Chandramouli, E. Izquierdo, L. Goldmann, M. Haller, T. Sikora, P. Praks, J. Urban, X. Hilaire, and J. Jose, TRECVid 2006 - Text REtrieval Conference TRECVid Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, 13-14 November 2006. Links: BibTeX; full-text (PDF); poster (PDF)
My Ph.D thesis was supervised by Prof. Noel E. O’Connor, and examined by Dr. Cathal Gurrin (internal examiner) and Prof. Philippe Salembier (external examiner). Below is an abstract and a link to the PDF.
Image Segmentation, Evaluation, and Applications
Abstract: This thesis aims to advance research in image segmentation by developing robust techniques for evaluating image segmentation algorithms. The key contributions of this work are as follows. First, we investigate the characteristics of existing measures for supervised evaluation of automatic image segmentation algorithms. We show which of these measures is most effective at distinguishing perceptually accurate image segmentation from inaccurate segmentation. We then apply these measures to evaluating four state-of-the-art automatic image segmentation algorithms, and establish which best emulates human perceptual grouping. Second, we develop a complete framework for evaluating interactive segmentation algorithms by means of user experiments. Our system comprises evaluation measures, ground truth data, and implementation software. We validate our proposed measures by showing their correlation with perceived accuracy. We then use our framework to evaluate four popular interactive segmentation algorithms, and demonstrate their performance. Finally, acknowledging that user experiments are sometimes prohibitive in practice, we propose a method of evaluating interactive segmentation by algorithmically simulating the user interactions. We explore four strategies for this simulation, and demonstrate that the best of these produces results very similar to those from the user experiments.