Dr Mark Everingham
School of Computing
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

+44 113 3435370 (phone)
+44 113 3435468 (fax)

Office: 6.23

E-mail: me@comp.leeds.ac.uk

Vacancies


PhD studentship in Learning to Recognise Dynamic Visual Content from Broadcast Footage.

Activities


PASCAL VOC2012
Co-organizer

PhD Students


Sophie Greene
Sam Johnson
Josiah Wang

Postdocs


Dr James Charles

Former Students


Dr Patrick Buehler
Dr (TBC) Patrick Ott
Mark Everingham

Lecturer

News: Vacancy for fully-funded PhD studentship:
I am a lecturer in the Vision Group of the School of Computing at the University of Leeds.

Previously I was an RCUK Academic Fellow at Leeds and before that a Research Fellow in the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford, where I worked on the EU-funded CLASS and CogViSys projects with Andrew Zisserman. I was a Fulford Junior Research Fellow of Somerville College. I completed my PhD in Computer Vision at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, and received my BSc in Computer Science from the University of Manchester.

My primary research interests are in high-level understanding of images and video, with an emphasis on probabilistic approaches derived by statistical learning from examples. One application of this work investigated during my PhD has been a mobility aid for the severely visually impaired. My work in this domain has led to applications of probabilistic approaches in other areas such as object extraction from video sequences, and formal methods for evaluating complex vision techniques such as image segmentation algorithms. More recently my research has focused on methods for recognizing objects, people and their pose and behaviour in unconstrained consumer  images and video. A central theme to this work has been the exploitation of "weak" but readily-available sources of supervision, with examples including learning models for face recognition from video scripts and subtitles, learning to recognize object categories from textual descriptions alone, learning sign language by "watching TV", and learning articulated pose estimation from inaccurate Mechanical Turk annotation.

I am co-organizer of the PASCAL Visual Object Classes (VOC) challenge. I have served as an area chair for the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) and the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), and regularly review for all the main conferences and journals. In 2008 I served as general and program chair of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2008). In 2009 I was elected to the executive committee of the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA). I am an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.

Recent Publications

J. Charles and M. Everingham. "Learning shape models for monocular human pose estimation from the Microsoft Xbox Kinect". In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV), in conjunction with ICCV2011, November 2011. [PDF]

P. Buehler, M. Everingham, D.P. Huttenlocher, and A. Zisserman. "Upper body detection and tracking in extended signing sequences". International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 95 (2), pages 180-197, 2011. [PDF]

S. Johnson and M. Everingham. "Learning effective human pose estimation from inaccurate annotation". In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR2011), June 2011. [PDF]

P. Ott and M. Everingham. "Shared parts for deformable part-based models". In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR2011), June 2011. [PDF]

S. Johnson and M. Everingham. "Clustered pose and nonlinear appearance models for human pose estimation". In Proceedings of the 21st British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2010), August 2010. [PDF] [Data]

P. Buehler, M. Everingham, and A. Zisserman. "Employing signed TV broadcasts for automated learning of British Sign Language". In proceedings of the 4th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpora and Sign Language Techhnologies, May 2010. [PDF]

M. Everingham, L. Van Gool, C.K.I. Williams, J. Winn, and A. Zisserman. "The PASCAL Visual Object Classes (VOC) challenge". International Journal of Computer Vision. vol. 88 (2), pages 303-338, 2010. [PDF]

S. Johnson and M. Everingham. "Combining discriminative appearance and segmentation cues for articulated human pose estimation". In proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Vision-based Motion Analysis (MLVMA09), in conjunction with ICCV2009, October 2009. [PDF]

P. Ott and M. Everingham. "Implicit color segmentation features for pedestrian and object detection". In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2009), October 2009. [PDF]

J. Wang, K. Markert, and M. Everingham. "Learning models for object recognition from natural language descriptions". In Proceedings of the 20th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2009), September 2009. [PDF]

P. Buehler, M. Everingham, and A. Zisserman. "Learning sign language by watching TV (using weakly aligned subtitles)". In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR2009), pages 2961-2968, June 2009. [PDF] [Data]

J. Sivic, M. Everingham, and A. Zisserman. "'Who are you?' - Learning person specific classifiers from video". In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR2009), pages 1145-1152, June 2009. [PDF]

S. Liwicki and M. Everingham. "Automatic recognition of fingerspelled words in British sign language". In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behavior Analysis (CVPR4HB'09), in conjunction with CVPR2009, pages 50-57, June 2009. [PDF]

M. Everingham, J. Sivic, and A. Zisserman. "Taking the bite out of automatic naming of characters in TV video". Image and Vision Computing, vol. 27 (5), pages 545-559, 2009. [PDF]

M. Everingham, C.J. Needham and R. Fraile (editors). Proceedings of the 19th British Machine Vision Conference, September 2008, BMVA Press, ISBN 978-1-901725-36-0. [WWW]

P. Buehler, M. Everingham, D.P. Huttenlocher and A. Zisserman. "Long term arm and hand tracking for continuous sign language TV broadcasts". In Proceedings of the 19th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2008), pages 1105-1114, September 2008. [PDF] [Data]

M. Everingham, J. Sivic, and A. Zisserman. "'Hello! My name is... Buffy' - Automatic naming of characters in TV video". In Proceedings of the 17th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2006), pages 889-908, September 2006. [PDF] [Data/Code]
Winner of best industrial paper prize.

J. Ponce, T.L. Berg, M. Everingham, D.A. Forsyth, M. Hebert, S. Lazebnik, M. Marszalek, C. Schmid, B.C. Russell, A. Torralba, C.K.I. Williams, J. Zhang, and A. Zisserman. "Dataset Issues in Object Recognition". In Toward Category-Level Object Recognition., eds. J. Ponce, M. Hebert, C. Schmid, and A. Zisserman, LNCS 4170, Springer-Verlag, 2006. [PDF]

M. Everingham and A. Zisserman. "Regression and classification approaches to eye localization in face images". In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG2006), pages 441-446, April 2006. [PDF]

M. Everingham, A. Zisserman, C.K.I. Williams, L. Van Gool, et al. "The 2005 PASCAL Visual Object Classes challenge". In Machine Learning Challenges. Evaluating Predictive Uncertainty, Visual Object Classification, and Recognising Textual Entailment., eds. J. Quinonero-Candela, I. Dagan, B. Magnini, and F. d'Alche-Buc, LNAI 3944, pages 117-176, Springer-Verlag, 2006. [PDF]

M. Everingham and A. Zisserman. "Automated detection and identification of persons in video using a coarse 3-D head model and multiple texture maps". IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, special section on Recent Advances in Image and Video Retrieval, vol. 152 (6), pages 902-910, December 2005. [PDF]

M. Everingham and A. Zisserman. "Identifying individuals in video by combining generative and discriminative head models". In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2005), pages 1103-1110, October 2005. [PDF]

J. Sivic, M. Everingham, and A. Zisserman. "Person spotting: video shot retrieval for face sets". In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR2005), pages 226-236, July 2005. [PDF] [Demo]

M. Everingham and A. Zisserman. "Automated visual identification of characters in situation comedies". In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2004), pages 983-986, August 2004. [PDF]

M. Everingham and A. Zisserman. "Automated person identification in video". In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR2004), pages 289-298, July 2004. [PDF]

M. Everingham, B.T. Thomas, and T. Troscianko. "A wearable mobility aid for low vision using scene classification in a Markov random field model framework". International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, special issue on mediated reality, vol. 15 (2), pages 231-244, 2003. [PDF]

M. Everingham, H. Muller, and B.T. Thomas. "Evaluating image segmentation algorithms using the Pareto front". In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV2002), pages IV:34-48, May 2002. [PDF]

M. Everingham, H. Muller, and B.T. Thomas. "Algorithm evaluation by probabilistic fitness/cost analysis and application to image segmentation". In Proceedings of the 5th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV2002), pages 580-586, January 2002. [PDF]

M. Everingham and B.T. Thomas. "Supervised segmentation and tracking of nonrigid objects using a 'mixture of histograms' model". In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2001), pages 62-65, October 2001. [PDF]

M. Everingham, H. Muller, and B.T. Thomas. "Evaluating image segmentation algorithms using monotonic hulls in fitness/cost space". In Proceedings of the 12th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2001), pages 363-372, September 2001. [PDF]

M. Everingham, B.T. Thomas, and T. Troscianko. "Head-mounted mobility aid for low vision using scene classification techniques". International Journal of Virtual Reality, vol. 3 (4), pages 3-12, August 1999. [PDF]

M. Everingham, B.T. Thomas, T. Troscianko, and D. Easty. "Neural network virtual reality mobility aid for the severely visually impaired". In Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ECDVRAT98), pages 183-192. September 1998.

M. Everingham, B.T. Thomas, T. Troscianko, N. Karia, and D. Easty. "A neural network virtual reality mobility aid for the severely visually impaired". In European Conference on Visual Perception 1998 (ECVP98), Perception Vol. 27 Supplement. August 1998.

Mark Everingham, 17-Apr-2012