Alireza Tavakkoli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Digital Gaming and Simulation Program Director
Associate Director of Faculty Computing
Office: UW 282
Phone: (361) 570-4204
Email: tavakkolia [at] uhv . edu

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Publications.

[J.1] Donald Loffredo, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2017). "Analyzing Motives, Preferences, and Experiences in Video Game Play", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp.
[J.2] Donald Loffredo, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2016). "What are European Union Public Attitudes towards Robots?", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 1-9
[J.3] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr.. (2015). "What do Deep Statistical Analyses on Gaming Motivation and Game Characteristics Clusters Reveal about Targeting Demographics when Designing Gamified Contents?", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 34-40
[J.4] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr. (2014). "Insights from Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games to Enhance Gamification in Education", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 69-78
[J.5] Anson Brown, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Hashimul Ehsan. (2014). "Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 27-38
[J.6] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2013). "Can Human Visual Surveillance be Improved with Intent Recognition?", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 43-50
[J.7] Matthew Boyett, Alireza Tavakkoli, Dmitri Sobolev. (2013). "Mathematical modeling of competition for ammonia among Bacteria, Archaea and cyanobacteria within cyanobacterial mats: can ammonia-oxidizers force nitrogen fixation?", Ocean Science Journal, pp. 269-277
[J.8] Richard Kelley, Alireza Tavakkoli, Christopher King, Amol Ambardekar, Mircea Nicolescu, and Monica Nicolescu. (2012). "Context-Based Bayesian Intent Recognition", Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, pp. 215-225
[J.9] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis, Monica Nicolescu. (2009). "Non-parametric Statistical Background Modeling for Efficient Foreground Region Detection", International Journal of Machine Vision and Applications, pp. 395-409
[J.10] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis, Monica Nicolescu. (2008). "A Support Vector Data Description Approach for Background Modeling in Videos with Quasi-Stationary Backgrounds", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, pp. 635-658
[J.11] Richard Kelley, Christopher King, Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2008). "An Architecture for Understanding Intent using Novel Hidden Markov Formulation", International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, pp. 203-224
 
[C.1] Jace Regenbrecht, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2017). "A Robust and Intuitive 3D Interface for Teleoperation of Autonomous Robotic Agents through Immersive Virtual Reality Environments", Proceedings of the IEEE 3D User Interfaces Symposium (3DUI), pp.
[C.2] Alireza Tavakkoli, Jace Regenbrecht, Brandon Wilson, David McFadden. (2017). "Augmented Virtuality: A Real-time Process for Presenting Real-world Visual Sensory Information in an Immersive Virtual Environment for Planetary Exploration", Innovative Visualization Technologies for Earth and Space Science Applications III: Immersive Technologies Workshop, pp.
[C.3] Brandon Wilson, Matthew Bounds, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2016). "A Full-Body Motion Calibration and Retargeting for Intuitive Object Manipulation in Immersive Virtual Environments", Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, pp. 313-314
[C.4] Brandon Wilson, Matthew Bounds, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2016). "Real-Time Hand Motion Integration with Full Body Animation in Immersive Virtual Environments", Software Engineering and Architectures for Real-time Interactive Systems , pp. 36-40
[C.5] Donald Loffredo, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2016). "Analyzing Motives, Preferences, and Experiences in Video Game Play", Proceedings of World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp. 1-6
[C.6] Jace Regenbrecht, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2016). "An Intuitive Human Interface for Remote Operation of Robotic Agents in Immersive Virtual Reality Environments", Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), pp. 443-444
[C.7] Matthew Bounds, Brandon Wilson, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2016). "An Integrated Architecture for Telerobotics Aided by Immersive Virtual Reality", Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), pp. 433-434
[C.8] Brandon Wilson, Alireza Tavakkoli, Robert Deen. (2016). "A Portable and Unified CPU/GPU Parallel Implementation of Surface Normal Generation Algorithm from 3D Terrain Data", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 1-9
[C.9] Matthew Bounds, Brandon Wilson, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2016). "An Integrated Cyber-Physical Immersive Virtual Reality Framework with Applications to Telerobotics", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 10-19
[C.10] David McFadden, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2016). "Automatic Environment Map Construction for Mixed Reality Robotic Applications", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 20-29
[C.11] Brandon Wilson, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2015). "An Efficient Non-parametric Background Modeling Technique with CUDA Heterogeneous Parallel Architecture", Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 210-220
[C.12] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr. (2015). "What do Deep Statistical Analyses on Gaming Motivation and Game Characteristics Clusters Reveal about Targeting Demographics when Designing Gamified Contents?", Proceedings of 19th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, pp.
[C.13] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr. (2014). "Lessons from Game Studies to Enhance Gamification in Education", Proceedings of 18th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, pp.
[C.14] Anson Brown, Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Hashimul Ehsan. (2013). "Integrating Interactive Level Design for iOS Assignment Delivery: Engaging Students with Technology", Proceedings of 17th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, pp.
[C.15] Kolawole Akintola, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2012). "A Novel Gait Recognition System Based on Hidden Markov Models", Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.16] Kolawole Akintola, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2011). "Robust Foreground Detection in Videos using Adaptive Color Histogram Thresholding and Shadow Removal", Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.17] Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo. (2010). "Efficient Video Surveillance with Intent Recognition", Proceedings of the 15th World Multi-Conference on, Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, pp.
[C.18] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2010). "A Spatio-Spectral Algorithm for Robust and Scalable Object Tracking in Videos", Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.19] Amol Ambardekar, Alireza Tavakkoli, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu. (2010). "A Developmental Framework for Visual Learning in Robotics", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition, pp.
[C.20] Richard Kelley, Alireza Tavakkoli, Chris King, Amol Ambardekar, Mircea Nicolescu, and Monica Nicolescu. (2010). "Integrating Context into Intent Recognition Systems", Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, pp.
[C.21] Gholamreza Amayeh, Alireza Tavakkoli, George Bebis. (2009). "Accurate and Efficient Computation of Gabor Features in Real-time Applications", Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.22] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2008). "Efficient Background Modeling Through Incremental Support Vector Data Description", Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, pp.
[C.23] Fabien Scalzo, George Bebis, Mircea Nicolescu, Leandro Loss, Alireza Tavakkoli. (2008). "Feature Fusion Hierarchies for Gender Classification", Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, pp.
[C.24] Alireza Tavakkoli, Richard Kelly, Christopher King, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2008). "A Visual Tracking Framework for Intent Recognition in Videos", Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.25] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis, Monica Nicolescu. (2008). "Incremental SVDD Training: Improving Efficiency of Background Modeling", Proceedings of IASTED Signal and Image Processing Conference, pp.
[C.26] Richard Kelley, Alireza Tavakkoli, Christopher King, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2008). "Understanding Human Intentions via Hidden Markov Models in Autonomous Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp.
[C.27] Alireza Tavakkoli, Amol Ambardekar, Mircea Nicolescu, Sushil Louis. (2007). "A Genetic Approach to Training Support Vector Dada Descriptors for Background Modeling in Video Data", roceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.28] Alireza Tavakkoli, Richard Kelly, Christopher King, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2007). "A Vision-Based Architecture for Intent Recognition", Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp.
[C.29] Gholamreza Amayeh, Shohreh Kasaei, George Bebis, Alireza Tavakkoli, Konstantinos Veropoulos. (2007). "Improvements of Zernike Moment Descriptors on Affine Transformed Shapes", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, pp.
[C.30] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2006). "A Novelty Detection Approach for Foreground Region Detection in Videos with Quasi-stationary Backgrounds", Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 40-49
[C.31] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2006). "Robust Recursive Learning for Foreground Region Detection in Videos with Quasi-Stationary Backgrounds", Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, pp. 315-318
[C.32] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2006). "An Adaptive Recursive Learning Technique for Robust Foreground Object Detection", roceedings of the International Workshop on Statistical Methods in Multi-image and Video Processing (w European Conference on Computer Vision), pp.
[C.33] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2006). "Automatic Statistical Object Detection for Visual Surveillance", Proceedings of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, pp. 144-148
[C.34] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis. (2005). "Automatic Robust Background Modeling Using Multivariate Non-Parametric Kernel Density Estimation for Visual Surveillance", Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Visual Computing (LNCS vol. 3804), pp. 363-370
 
[BC.1] Alireza Tavakkoli, Mircea Nicolescu, George Bebis, Junxian Wang. (2015). "Background Learning with Support Vectors: Efficient Foreground Detection and Tracking for Automated Visual Surveillance", Background Modeling and Foreground Detection for Video Surveillance, pp. 11.1-11.22
[BC.2] Richard Kelley, Alireza Tavakkoli, Christopher King, Amol Ambardekar, Liesl Wigand, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu. (2014). "Intent Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction", Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition, pp.
[BC.3] Richard Kelley, Alireza Tavakkoli, Christopher King, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu. (2010). "Understanding Activities and Intentions for Human-Robot Interaction", Advances in Human-Robot Interaction, pp.
[BC.4] Alireza Tavakkoli. (2009). "Novelty Detection: Approaches and Applications", Pattern Recognition, pp.
 
[B.1] Alireza Tavakkoli. (2015). "Game Development and Simulation with Unreal Technology", AK Peters/CRC-Press, pp. 1-789
 
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