Stan Sclaroff

Professor Stan Sclaroff

Title: Associate Dean
Office: MCS 279
Phone: 617-353-8928
Education: PhD, MIT


Stan Sclaroff joined the BU Department of Computer Science in 1995 after completing his PhD at MIT. He founded the Image and Video Computing research group at Boston University in 1995. He served as the Chair of the Department from 2007-2013. Stan’s research interests are in computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning.

Stan is an expert in the areas of tracking, video-based analysis of human motion and gesture, deformable shape matching and recognition, as well as image/video database indexing, retrieval, and data mining methods. He developed one of the first content-based image retrieval systems for the Internet, the ImageRover, years before Google Image Search appeared. His more recent work has focused on human tracking algorithms, analysis and identification of hand motion related to sign language, and filtering methods for multimedia retrieval.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and IAPR.

Selected Publications

Jianming Zhang, Zhe Lin, Jonathan Brandt, Xiaohui Shen, and Stan Sclaroff. Top-Down Neural Attention by Excitation Backprop. In Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), October 2016.

Ajjen Joshi, Camille Monnier, Margrit Betke, and Stan Sclaroff. Comparing random forest approaches to segmenting and classifying gestures. Image and Vision Computing, June 2016.

Qinxun Bai, Steven Rosenberg, Zheng Wu, and Stan Sclaroff. Differential Geometric Regularization for Supervised Learning of Classifiers. In Proc. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), June, 2016. 

Shugao Ma , Leonid Sigal and Stan Sclaroff. Learning Activity Progression in LSTMs for Activity Detection and Early Detection.  In Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June, 2016. 

Fatih Cakir and Stan Sclaroff. Adaptive Hashing for Fast Similarity Search. In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), December 2015.

Liliana Lo Presti, Marco La Cascia, Stan Sclaroff, and Octavia Camps. Hankelet-based dynamical systems modeling for 3D action recognition. Image and Vision Computing, December 2015.

Kun He, Leonid Sigal and Stan Sclaroff, Parameterizing Object Detectors in the Continuous Pose Space. In Proc. European Conf. on Computer Vision (ECCV), September 2014.