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  • Emerging Trends in Electricity Consumption for Consumer ICT 

    Andrae, Anders; Corcoran, Peter M. (2013)
    Since 2009, several emerging technologies have initiated broad and disruptive impact across the ICT sector: cloud computing promises efficiency of scale both in terms of capital and operational costs; high-speed wireless ...
  • Enabling Legacy PTP Cameras and Printers as Networked PTP/IP Appliances 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2007-04-10)
    PTP/IP is a new connectivity standard for networked imaging appliances which combines the ease of use and seamless connectivity of picture transfer protocol (PTP) with the ubiquity of TCP/IP networks. In this paper we ...
  • Enhanced real-time face models from stereo imaging for gaming applications 

    Ionita, Mircea C.; Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    Techniques for improved 2D active appearance face models are presented. When these are applied to stereoscopic image pairs we show that sufficient information on image depth is obtained to generate an approximate 3D face ...
  • Evaluation of Combined Visible/NIR Camera for Iris Authentication on smartphones 

    Thavalengal, Shejin; Bigioi, Petronel; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2015)
    Iris biometrics provide a mature and robust method of authentication, but are typically applied in a controlled environment and under constrained acquisition conditions. In this paper, the adaption of iris biometrics for ...
  • Facial enhancement and beautification for HD video cameras 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2011)
    Influenced by the widespread adoption of HDTV consumer imaging devices have begun to feature full HD (high density) video capture. With this high-resolution capability, small imperfections in human faces are captured with ...
  • Facial expression modeling using component AAM models - Gaming applications 

    Bacivarov, Ioana; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    In this paper we provide preliminary results on a new modeling approach for improved determination of facial expressions from a low-resolution video stream. An initial proof-of-concept using an extension of an Active ...
  • Facial expression modeling using component AAM models-Gaming applications 

    Bacivarov, Ioana; Corcoran, Peter (2009)
    In this paper we provide preliminary results on a new modeling approach for improved determination of facial expressions from a low-resolution video stream. An initial proof-of-concept using an extension of an Active ...
  • Fast A/V channel switching on a wireless home network 

    Corcoran, Peter; Callaly, Frank (IEEE, 2005-11-21)
    A method of enabling fast switching between multimedia streams on an 802.11g network is described. This technique is particularly useful for A/V home network applications where it is desirable to simulate the fast channel ...
  • FPGA based stereo imaging system with applications in computer gaming 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2009-10-23)
    A real-time stereo imaging system is described. It incorporates dual image acquisition chains on a single FPGA device and is able to provide real-time synchronized video output from twin CMOS imaging sensors. The platform ...
  • An FPGA-based stereoscopic camera - electronic design tools and techniques 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (IEEE, 2010-08-05)
    Electronic design tools and techniques for the implementation of a stereoscopic camera based on an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) are presented. The stages of an IPP (Image Processing Pipeline) are presented together ...
  • Half-face detector for enhanced performance of flash-eye filter 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (IEEE, 2013-01-12)
    Red-eye and flash-eye defects in still photography continue to cause problems for digital imaging devices. New variants of flash-eye defects have appeared as cameras and cameras sub-systems get smaller in size. This paper ...
  • Hardware implementation of a real-time 3D video acquisition system 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2010-07-15)
    An implementation of a real-time 3D video acquisition system on a single FPGA is presented. Our approach is based on the use of stereo image sensors and can display real-time 3D video when combined with shutter glasses. ...
  • Home gateway architecture for generic multimedia services 

    Cucos, A.; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel; Hanrahan, R.B.W. (1999)
    Development of a prototype residential gateway based on low-cost off-the-shelf PC components is described. The goal is to show how such a gateway might operate to satisfy the requirements of a broad spectrum of customer ...
  • Home network infrastructure for handheld/wearable appliances 

    Corcoran, Peter M.; Bigioi, Petronel; Lupu, loan (IEEE, 2002)
    A server infrastructure allows wireless wearable appliances or portable handsets to access consumer services offered via the server. Services are accessed via a Universal Home Services Interface (UHSI) which is ...
  • Home networking middleware infrastructure for improved audio/video appliance functionality and interoperability 

    Corcoran, Peter; Cucos, Alex; Callaly, Frank (IEEE, 2006-05-15)
    A software architecture is described which significantly improves the accessability of multiple home appliances on a heterogeneous home network. Methods for aggregating devices into virtual clusters on a local middleware ...
  • Hybrid video-frame pre-processing architecture for HD-video 

    Bigioi, Petronel; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2011)
    As imaging devices begin to support full frame rate video at 720p and higher resolutions image processing algorithms which operate on full image frames become severely challenged due to both the processing costs of operating ...
  • Image processing techniques to detect and filter objectionable images based on skin tone and shape recognition 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2001-06-09)
    In this paper we describe image-processing techniques to detect and categorize potentially objectionable images based solely on the image content. The techniques include a novel method of matching skin tones based on a ...
  • The Influence of Cell Type on Artificial Development 

    Maher, John; Morgan, Fearghal; O'Riordan, Colm; McGinley, Brian (2013)
    Two variants of biologically inspired cell model, namely eukaryotic (containing a nucleus) and prokaryotic (without a nucleus) are compared in this research. Experiments are designed to provide an understanding of how the ...
  • The Innovations and Inventions of Steve Jobs [IP Corner] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-04)
    Much of the world of patents is shrouded in layers of legal mysticism, semantic nuances, and subtle complexities. Those of you who are regular readers of "IP Corner" will know that I often try to explain the principles ...
  • Internet connectivity solutions for digital photography 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2000)
    The exposure of consumers to the Internet is opening up broad new markets for data-centric services and products. One of these new markets is that of digital photography. A key to growing this emerging ...