Amin Sarafraz, PhD


Software Engineer

Amin Sarafraz joined the Software Engineering group at the University of Miami Center for Computational Science in 2012. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Miami in 2012. During his graduate studies, he was part of several multi-disciplinary projects. Amin’s graduate work involved applications of computer vision in civil engineering, including underwater imaging, image enhancement in scattering media, 3D reconstruction, and non destructive testing. While pursuing the doctoral degree, he was in charge of image analysis for autism research project in the Infant Development Lab at Florida International University. His main research interests include photogrammetry, image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

  1. S. Negahdaripour, A. Sarafraz, “Improved Stereo Matching in Scattering Media by Incorporating a Backscatter Cue”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.23, no.12, pp.5743,5755, Dec. 2014
  2. A. Sarafraz, B. K. Haus, “Performance assessment of an underwater topographic reconstruction method”, ASPRS annual conference, Baltimore, USA, 2013
  3. K. Haus, M. A. Donelan, C. W. Fairall, A. Sarafraz, “Spray effects on high-wind speed momentum fluxes in both marine and fresh water”, Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake city, Utah, USA, 2012
  4. A. Sarafraz, S. Negahdaripour, Y. Y. Schechner, “Performance assessment in solving the correspondence problem in underwater stereo imagery”, Proc. IEEE/MTS Oceans’10, Seattle, 2010
  5. A. Sarafraz, S. Negahdaripour, and Y. Y. Schechner. Improving stereo correspondence by incorporating backscatter cue. In CCIT Report # 772, EE Pub 1729, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Inst. of Technology, Aug 2010.
  6. A. Sarafraz, S. Negahdaripour, Y. Y. Schechner, “Enhancing images in scattering media utilizing stereovision and polarization”, WACV’09, Snowbird, UT, 2009
  7. F. Samadzadegan, A. Sarafraz, M. Tabibi, ”Vision-based lane detection using genetic algorithm”, proceeding of International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2006. June 2006, Hong Kong.
  8. F. Samadzadegan, A. Sarafraz, M. Tabibi, ”Automatic lane detection in image sequences for vision-based navigation purposes”, proceeding of Image Engineering and Vision Metrology conference 25-27 September 2006, Dresden.
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