Jenq-Neng Hwang

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CSpA-DN: Channel and Spatial Attention Dense Network for Fusing PET and MRI Images

Bicao Li, Zhoufeng Liu, Shan Gao, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Jun Sun, Zongmin Wang

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Auto-TLDR; CSpA-DN: Unsupervised Fusion of PET and MR Images with Channel and Spatial Attention

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In this paper, we propose a novel unsupervised fusion framework based on a dense network with channel and spatial attention (CSpA-DN) for PET and MR images. In our approach, an encoder composed of the densely connected neural network is constructed to extract features from source images, and a decoder network is leveraged to yield the fused image from these features. Simultaneously, a self-attention mechanism is introduced in the encoder and decoder to further integrate local features along with their global dependencies adaptively. The extracted feature of each spatial position is synthesized by a weighted summation of those features at the same row and column with this position via a spatial attention module. Meanwhile, the interdependent relationship of all feature maps is integrated by a channel attention module. The summation of the outputs of these two attention modules is fed into the decoder and the fused image is generated. Experimental results illustrate the superiorities of our proposed CSpA-DN model compared with state-of-the-art methods in PET and MR images fusion according to both visual perception and objective assessment.

Exploring Severe Occlusion: Multi-Person 3D Pose Estimation with Gated Convolution

Renshu Gu, Gaoang Wang, Jenq-Neng Hwang

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Auto-TLDR; 3D Human Pose Estimation for Multi-Human Videos with Occlusion

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3D human pose estimation (HPE) is crucial in human behavior analysis, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications, and self-driving industry. Videos that contain multiple potentially occluded people captured from freely moving monocular cameras are very common in real-world scenarios, while 3D HPE for such scenarios is quite challenging, partially because there is a lack of such data with accurate 3D ground truth labels in existing datasets. In this paper, we propose a temporal regression network with a gated convolution module to transform 2D joints to 3D and recover the missing occluded joints in the meantime. A simple yet effective localization approach is further conducted to transform the normalized pose to the global trajectory. To verify the effectiveness of our approach, we also collect a new moving camera multi-human (MMHuman) dataset that includes multiple people with heavy occlusion captured by moving cameras. The 3D ground truth joints are provided by accurate motion capture (MoCap) system. From the experiments on static-camera based Human3.6M data and our own collected moving-camera based data, we show that our proposed method outperforms most state-of-the-art 2D-to-3D pose estimation methods, especially for the scenarios with heavy occlusions.