Anoop Cherian

Anoop Cherian
  • Biography

    Anoop was a postdoctoral researcher in the LEAR group at Inria from 2012-2015 where his research was on the estimation and tracking of human poses in videos. From 2015-2017, he was a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, where he worked on the problem of recognizing human activities in video sequences. Anoop is the recipient of the Best Student Paper award at the Intl. Conference on Image Processing in 2012. Currently, his research focus is on modeling the semantics of video data.

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  • Research Highlights

  • MERL Publications

    •  Chatterjee, M., Ahuja, N., Cherian, A., "Quantifying Predictive Uncertainty for Stochastic Video Synthesis from Audio", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-082 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Chatterjee2022jun,
      • author = {Chatterjee, Moitreya and Ahuja, Narendra and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Quantifying Predictive Uncertainty for Stochastic Video Synthesis from Audio},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-082}
      • }
    •  Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., Hori, C., "Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), April 2022, pp. 7732-7736.
      BibTeX TR2022-019 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shah2022apr,
      • author = {Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan and Hori, Chiori},
      • title = {Audio-Visual Scene-Aware Dialog and Reasoning Using Audio-Visual Transformers with Joint Student-Teacher Learning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {7732--7736},
      • month = apr,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • issn = {1520-6149},
      • isbn = {978-1-6654-0540-9},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-019}
      • }
    •  Hori, C., Shah, A.P., Geng, S., Gao, P., Cherian, A., Hori, T., Le Roux, J., Marks, T.K., "Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10", The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI, February 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-016 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Hori2022feb,
      • author = {Hori, Chiori and Shah, Ankit Parag and Geng, Shijie and Gao, Peng and Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Takaaki and Le Roux, Jonathan and Marks, Tim K.},
      • title = {Overview of Audio Visual Scene-Aware Dialog with Reasoning Track for Natural Language Generation in DSTC10},
      • booktitle = {The 10th Dialog System Technology Challenge Workshop at AAAI},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = feb,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-016}
      • }
    •  Cherian, A., Hori, C., Marks, T.K., Le Roux, J., "(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, DOI: 10.1609/​aaai.v36i1.19922, February 2022, pp. 444-453.
      BibTeX TR2022-014 PDF Video Presentation
      • @inproceedings{Cherian2022feb,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Hori, Chiori and Marks, Tim K. and Le Roux, Jonathan},
      • title = {(2.5+1)D Spatio-Temporal Scene Graphs for Video Question Answering},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {444--453},
      • month = feb,
      • doi = {10.1609/aaai.v36i1.19922},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-014}
      • }
    •  Shah, A., Sra, S., Chellappa, R., Cherian, A., "Max-Margin Contrastive Learning", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, DOI: 10.1609/​aaai.v36i8.20796, February 2022, pp. 8220-8230.
      BibTeX TR2022-013 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shah2022feb,
      • author = {Shah, Anshul and Sra, Suvrit and Chellappa, Rama and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Max-Margin Contrastive Learning},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = {8220--8230},
      • month = feb,
      • doi = {10.1609/aaai.v36i8.20796},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-013}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "Second-order Temporal Pooling for Action Recognition", International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2018ijcv,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Second-order Temporal Pooling for Action Recognition},
      • journal = {International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)},
      • year = 2018,
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Rodrigo Santa Cruz, Basura Fernando, Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "Visual Permutation Learning", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2018permutation,
      • author = {Santa Cruz, Rodrigo and Fernando, Basura and Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Visual Permutation Learning},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2018,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Jue Wang, Anoop Cherian, Fatih Porikli and Stephen Gould, "Video Representation Learning Using Discriminative Pooling", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_representation_cvpr18,
      • author = {Wang, Jue and Cherian, Anoop and Porikli, Fatih and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Video Representation Learning Using Discriminative Pooling},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Suryansh Kumar, Anoop Cherian, Yuchao Dai and Hongdong Li, "Scalable Dense Non-rigid Structure-from-Motion: A Grassmannian Perspective", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_rigid_cvpr18,
      • author = {Kumar, Suryansh and Cherian, Anoop and Dai, Yuchao and Li, Hongdong},
      • title = {Scalable Dense Non-rigid Structure-from-Motion: A Grassmannian Perspective},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Stephen Gould and Richard Hartley, "Non-Linear Temporal Subspace Representations for Activity Recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_temporal_cvpr18,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Gould, Stephen and Hartley, Richard},
      • title = {Non-Linear Temporal Subspace Representations for Activity Recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2018
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Basura Fernando, Mehrtash Harandi and Stephen Gould, "Generalized Rank Pooling for Activity Recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2017generalized,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Fernando, Basura and Harandi, Mehrtash and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {Generalized Rank Pooling for Activity Recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Panagiotis Stanitsas, Mehrtash Harandi, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Learning Discriminative Alpha-Beta Divergences for Positive Definite Matrices", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian_rigid_iccv17,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Stanitsas, Panagiotis and Harandi, Mehrtash and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Learning Discriminative Alpha-Beta Divergences for Positive Definite Matrices},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Rodrigo Santa Cruz, Basura Fernando, Anoop Cherian and Stephen Gould, "DeepPermNet: Visual Permutation Learning", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cruz2017deeppermnet,
      • author = {Cruz, Rodrigo Santa and Fernando, Basura and Cherian, Anoop and Gould, Stephen},
      • title = {DeepPermNet: Visual Permutation Learning},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2017
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Bayesian Non-Parametric clustering for positive definite matrices", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2016bayesian,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Bayesian Non-Parametric clustering for positive definite matrices},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2016,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Piotr Koniusz and Anoop Cherian, "Sparse coding for third-order super-symmetric tensor descriptors with application to texture recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{koniusz2016sparse,
      • author = {Koniusz, Piotr and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Sparse coding for third-order super-symmetric tensor descriptors with application to texture recognition},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2016
      • }
    •  Piotr Koniusz, Anoop Cherian and Fatih Porikli, "Tensor representations via kernel linearization for action recognition from 3D skeletons", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{koniusz2016tensor,
      • author = {Koniusz, Piotr and Cherian, Anoop and Porikli, Fatih},
      • title = {Tensor representations via kernel linearization for action recognition from 3D skeletons},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
      • year = 2016,
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Julien Mairal, Karteek Alahari and Cordelia Schmid, "Mixing body-part sequences for human pose estimation", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014mixing,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Mairal, Julien and Alahari, Karteek and Schmid, Cordelia},
      • title = {Mixing body-part sequences for human pose estimation},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, "Nearest neighbors using compact sparse codes", International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014nearest,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Nearest neighbors using compact sparse codes},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)},
      • year = 2014
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian and Suvrit Sra, "Riemannian sparse coding for positive definite matrices", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2014riemannian,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit},
      • title = {Riemannian sparse coding for positive definite matrices},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
      • year = 2014,
      • organization = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Arindam Banerjee and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Jensen-Bregman logdet divergence with application to efficient similarity search for covariance matrices", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{cherian2013jensen,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Banerjee, Arindam and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Jensen-Bregman logdet divergence with application to efficient similarity search for covariance matrices},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)},
      • year = 2013,
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos and Saad J Bedros, "Dirichlet process mixture models on symmetric positive definite matrices for appearance clustering in video surveillance applications", Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2011dirichlet,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos and Bedros, Saad J},
      • title = {Dirichlet process mixture models on symmetric positive definite matrices for appearance clustering in video surveillance applications},
      • booktitle = {Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Suvrit Sra, Arindam Banerjee and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Efficient similarity search for covariance matrices via the Jensen-Bregman LogDet divergence", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2011efficient,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Sra, Suvrit and Banerjee, Arindam and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Efficient similarity search for covariance matrices via the Jensen-Bregman LogDet divergence},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Suvrit Sra and Anoop Cherian, "Generalized dictionary learning for symmetric positive definite matrices with application to nearest neighbor retrieval", Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML), 2011.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{sra2011generalized,
      • author = {Sra, Suvrit and Cherian, Anoop},
      • title = {Generalized dictionary learning for symmetric positive definite matrices with application to nearest neighbor retrieval},
      • journal = {Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML)},
      • year = 2011
      • }
    •  Anoop Cherian, Vassilios Morellas and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, "Accurate 3D ground plane estimation from a single image", International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{cherian2009accurate,
      • author = {Cherian, Anoop and Morellas, Vassilios and Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos},
      • title = {Accurate 3D ground plane estimation from a single image},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
      • year = 2009
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Low-latency Captioning System"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Hori, Takaaki; Cherian, Anoop; Marks, Tim; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 11,445,267
      Issue Date: Sep 13, 2022
    • Title: "Anomaly Detector for Detecting Anomaly using Complementary Classifiers"
      Inventors: Cherian, Anoop
      Patent No.: 11,423,698
      Issue Date: Aug 23, 2022
    • Title: "System and Method for a Dialogue Response Generation System"
      Inventors: Hori, Chiori; Cherian, Anoop; Marks, Tim; Hori, Takaaki
      Patent No.: 11,264,009
      Issue Date: Mar 1, 2022
    • Title: "Scene-Aware Video Dialog"
      Inventors: Geng, Shijie; Gao, Peng; Cherian, Anoop; Hori, Chiori; Le Roux, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 11,210,523
      Issue Date: Dec 28, 2021
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