Almabrok Essa

Contact Information

Almabrok Essa

Research Scientist

  • Adjunct

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal

  • Sidike, P., Ghulam, A., Qumsiyeh, M., Maimaitijiang, M., Essa, A., & Asari, V. (2018, January). Adaptive trigonometric transformation function with image contrast and color enhancement: Application to unmanned aerial system imagery. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2018.2790899
  • Albatrookh, I., Baaiu, A., Essa, A., & Elsherif, M. (2017, December). Heart signal acquisition based system autoregressive identification models. International Journal on Engineering and Information Technology (IJEIT), 4(1), 80-85.
  • Sudakov, I., Essa, A., Mander, L., Gong, M., & Kariyawasam, T. (2017, October). The geometry of large tundra lakes observed in historical maps and satellite images. Remote Sensing, 9(10), 1072. 
  • Prince, D., Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, June). Multi-feature fusion for automatic building change detection in wide area imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (SPIE JARS), 11(2). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.026040 
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Volumetric directional pattern for spatial feature extraction in hyperspectral imagery. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 14(7), 1-5. doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2017.2695559
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2016). Histogram of oriented directional features for robust face recognition. International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research (IJMSTR), 4(3), 37-52.
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., & Asari, V. K. (2015). Efficient key frame selection approach for object detection in wide area surveillance applications. International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research (IJMSTR), 3(2), 20-34.

Conference Proceedings

  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2018, April). Multi-feature fusion-based approach for robust face recognition. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing: Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2018 (Image Analysis Techniques), Orlando, FL.
  • Gong, M., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2018, April). Automatic intrusion detection on oil/gas pipeline right-of-ways. SPIE Defense + Security: Automatic Target Recognition XXVIII, Orlando, FL.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, June). Fusing facial shape and appearance-based features for robust face recognition. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference & Ohio Innovation Summit (NAECON-OIS), Dayton, OH.
  • Essa, A., Sudakov, I., & Asari, V. K. (2017, June). Detecting of tundra lake patterns on permafrost historical maps. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference & Ohio Innovation Summit (NAECON-OIS), Dayton, OH.
  • Awedat, K., Essa, A., Asari, V. K., & Stoppenbrink, D. (2017, June). Sparse representation-based classification performance under different optimization forms for face recognition. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference & Ohio Innovation Summit (NAECON-OIS), Dayton, OH.
  • Awedat, K., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, May). Sparse representation classification based linear integration of L1-norm and L2-norm for robust face recognition. IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), Lincoln, NE.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Multi-texture local ternary pattern for face recognition. SPIE Defense + Security: Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, Anaheim, CA.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., Qumsiyeh, M., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Extreme learning machine with variance inflation factor for robust pattern recognition. SPIE Defense + Security: Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, Anaheim, CA.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017). Local boosted features for illumination invariant face recognition. IS&T International Conference on Electronic Imaging: Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. (2016). Local edge/corner feature integration for illumination invariant face recognition. The First International Conference on Applications and Systems of Visual Paradigms (VISUAL), 13-18, Barcelona, Spain. (Best Paper Award)
  • Krieger, E. W., Essa, A., Sidike, P., Aspiras, T., & Asari, V. (2016, October). Boosted ringlet features for robust object tracking. IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition - AIPR 2016: Imaging and Artificial Intelligence: Intersection and Synergy, Washington DC.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. (2016, July). Face recognition based on modular histogram of oriented directional features. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference & Ohio Innovation Summit (NAECON-OIS), Dayton, OH.
  • Sidike, P., Prince, D., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2016, July). Automatic building change detection through adaptive local textural features and sequential background removal. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2857-2860, Beijing, China.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., Krieger, E. W., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Tracking visual objects using ringlet-based pyramid Fourier histogram of oriented gradients. SPIE Defense + Security: Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, SPIE 9845, 98450B: 1-6, Baltimore, MD.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Scene sketch generation using mixture of gradient kernels and adaptive thresholding. SPIE Defense + Security: Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, SPIE 9845, 98450N: 1-6, Baltimore, MD.
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., & Asari, V. K. (2016, February). Real time automatic machinery threat detection and identification system for protection of pipeline infrastructure. IS&T International Conference on Electronic Imaging: Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World, San Francisco, CA.
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., & Asari, V. K. (2015, June). A modular approach for key-frame selection in wide area surveillance video analysis. IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference, 41-44.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., Albalooshi, F., Asari, V. K., & Santhaseelan, V. (2015, June). Automatic building change detection in wide area surveillance. IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference, 54-57.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2015, June). Intrusion detection in aerial imagery for protecting pipeline infrastructure, IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference, 45-47.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2015, March). Video-to-video pose and expression invariant face recognition using volumetric directional pattern. International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP). In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - (VISAPP 2015), 498-503, Berlin, Germany.
  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2014, May). Local directional pattern of phase congruency features for illumination invariant face recognition. SPIE Defense + Security: Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, SPIE 9094, 1-8, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Essa, A., & Ibrahim, I. M. (2009, October-November). Linear black box modeling in system identification. 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering Design and Technologies (ICEEDTʼ09), Sousse, Tunisia.
  • Essa, A., Issa, S. M., Bakush, M. M., & Shtawa, N. E. A. (2008, November). Enhancement of an autopilot dynamic stability based on fuzzy logic controller. 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering Design and Technologies (ICEEDTʼ08), Hammamet, Tunisia.
  • Bakush, M. M., Issa, S. M., Essa, A., & Ibrahim, I. M. (2007, November). Using artificial neural network to control an autonomous underwater vehicle. 3rd Maritime Conference (TMC07), Tripoli, Libya.

Abstracts & Posters

  • Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Local difference sign-magnitude transform of edge/corner features for robust face recognition. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2017, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, 123.
  • Krieger, E. W., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Boosted ringlet features for visual object tracking. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2017, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, 120.
  • Gong, M., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Automatic intrusion detection on oil/gas pipeline right-of-way. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2017, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, 119.
  • Liu, R., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2017, April). Camera pose estimation for 3D scene reconstruction based key frame extraction. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2017, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, 121.
  • Asari, V. K., Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Prince, D. (2016, April). Automatic pipeline threat detection by aerial surveillance, (Keynote Talk), 2nd International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless Telecommunication, Oberoi Center, Dubai, UAE.
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., Prince, D. P., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Frame redundancy elimination technology for big data analysis. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2016, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., Prince, D. P., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Object detection through 2D-3D visible and hyperspectral imagery. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2016, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA. 
  • Essa, A., Sidike, P., Prince, D. P., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Automated oil/gas leak detection system. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2016, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
  • Prince, D. P., Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2016, April). Automatic building detection in wide area imagery, Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium 2016, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA, 20 April 2016.
  • Asari, V. K., Prince, D. P., Essa, A., & Sidike, P. (2016, March). Automated wide area surveillance system for oil/gas pipeline infrastructure protection. 2016 IEEE/ACM 11th Annual Information Technology Professional Conference at TCF  - ITPC 2016, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ, USA. (Invited Talk)
  • Sidike, P., Albalooshi, F., Diskin, Y., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2015, April). Automatic building change detection by 2D and 3D representation for wide area surveillance. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
  • Sidike, P., Essa, A., & Asari, V. K. (2015, April). Automatic intrusion detection on pipeline right-of-way via aerial imagery. Proceedings of the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, OH

Courses Taught

  • ECE 564 3D Computer Vision
  • ECE 499/595 Visual Perception for Autonomy

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Object Detection
  • Remote Sensing

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Physics (AJP), 2017 - Present
  • Technical Reviewer for International Signal Processing Journals Including: Journal of Computers (JCP), SPIE Journal of Optical Engineering (OE), IS&T/SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI), Elsevier Journal of Optics and Laser Technology (JOLT), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine (GRSM), Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS)

Award

  • Best Paper Award, "Local edge/corner feature integration for illumination invariant face recognition," The First International Conference on Applications and Systems of Visual Paradigms (VISUAL), pp. 13-18, Barcelona, Spain, 2016.