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  • Advanced hardware real time face detector 

    Bigioi, Petronel; Zaharia, Corneliu; Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2012)
    Face detection and tracking can be considered an enabling technology for a range of image enhancements technologies, authentications and advanced UIs in handheld devices. Several modes of implementing a face detection ...
  • Advances in the detection & repair of flash-eye defects in digital images - a review of recent patents 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi`, Petronel (Bentham Science, 2012)
    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 ...
  • Biometrics and Consumer Electronics: A Brave New World or the Road to Dystopia?[Soapbox] 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2013-04)
    Biometric systems confirm a person's identity by extracting and comparing patterns in their physical characteristics against computer records of those patterns. Examples include scans of the face, iris, or retina; measurements ...
  • Broadening Our Horizons [Notes from the Editor] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-04)
    As many of you will be aware,IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine evolved from the quarterly newsletter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. Jim Farmer edited the newsletter before I took over from him during 2010. ...
  • Browser and applet interfaces to CEBUS networks 

    Corcoran, Peter; Desbonnet, Joe (IEEE, 1997-06-13)
    [no abstract available]
  • CEBus network access via the world-wide-web 

    Corcoran, Peter; Desbonnet, Joe (IEEE, 1996)
    Several methods of providing access to CEBus networks using the World Wide Web are described. Details of a working demonstration system are given. The system software incorporates CGI-Bin scripts and Java applets ...
  • Champions in our midst: the father of digital video broadcasting 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2015)
    One of the benefits of joining the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society is that you get access to senior engineers and researchers from our industry. They are often at our conferences, workshops, and local Chapter meetings ...
  • Cloud computing and consumer electronics: a perfect match or a hidden storm? [Soapbox] 

    Corcoran, Peter M. (IEEE, 2012-04)
    Cloud computing has emerged strongly into the consumer domain. As industry competes to gain market share from the rapidly growing multitudes of cloud-IT users, both network and data center infrastructures will grow more ...
  • A crash course on patents for engineers 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2013-01-12)
    Most engineers are aware of the existence of patents. Indeed the preparation of patent disclosures is an important aspect of most research engineering job functions. Yet for many engineers the world of patents remains ...
  • Detection and repair of flash-eye in handheld devices 

    Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel; Nanu, Florin (IEEE, 2014)
    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 ...
  • Determining Unique Fingerprint Features for Biometric Encoding of Data 

    Cucu, Catalin; Cucos, Alex; Corcoran, Peter (2008)
    A novel approach to determining unique fingerprint features with high repeatibility is described. The techniques described are particularly suitable for CE applications and devices employing inexpensive capacitative ...
  • Digital imaging services using PTP (picture transfer protocol) 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2002-06-20)
    Interconnectivity of digital cameras with other devices seems to be one of the main concerns of consumers and digital camera manufacturers. Interconnectivity features in digital cameras provide better usage of digital ...
  • A dual image processing pipeline camera with CE applications 

    Andorko, Istvan; Corcoran, Peter; Bigioi, Petronel (2011)
    The implementation of a dual image processing pipeline camera on a state-of-art FPGA system is described. This camera can simultaneously acquire dual images of a scene and process, analyze and merge both images to enable ...
  • Electricity in a Climate Constrained World [Book Review] 

    Corcoran, Peter (IEEE, 2014-01)
    This latest study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on world electricity consumption, its current status, and the most likely developments we are going to see during the next few years. If you are familiar with ...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...