Behjat Siddiquie

Contact: behjats at gmail dot com

About

I am a Research Scientist at Amazon. Previously, I was a Computer Scientist at SRI International, where I worked on modeling and recognizing human behaviors and interactions using active sensors and on using video analytics to enhance social media based security applications. I completed my PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. In my thesis, I addressed the problem of efficiently retrieving images from large databases based on complex and multi-modal queries. Before that, I completed my BTech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Publications

Google Scholar Citations
  • Multimodal analytics to study collaborative problem solving in pair programming
    ACM International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge, (LAK) 2016
    Shuchi Grover, Marie Bienkowski, Amir Tamrakar, Behjat Siddiquie, David Salter and Ajay Divakaran
    [pdf] [poster]

  • The Tower Game Dataset: A Multimodal Dataset for Analyzing Social Interaction Predicates
    IEEE International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, (ACII) 2015
    David Salter, Amir Tamrakar, Behjat Siddiquie, Mohamed Amer, Ajay Divakaran, Brian Lande and Darius Mehri
    [pdf] [poster]

  • Exploiting Multimodal Affect and Semantics to Identify Politically Persuasive Web Videos
    ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, (ICMI) 2015
    Behjat Siddiquie, Dave Chisholm and Ajay Divakaran
    [pdf] [poster]

  • Audio based Affect Detection in Web Videos
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, (ICME) 2015
    Dave Chisholm, Behjat Siddiquie, Ajay Divakaran and Elizabeth Shriberg
    [pdf] [slides]

  • Multi-Modal Image Retrieval for Complex Queries using Small Codes
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, (ICMR) 2014
    Behjat Siddiquie, Brandyn White, Abhishek Sharma and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf] [poster] [Supplementary Material]

  • Emotion Detection in Speech using Deep Networks
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, (ICASSP) 2014
    Mohamed Amer, Behjat Siddiquie, Colleen Richey and Ajay Divakaran
    [pdf] [poster]

  • Multimodal Fusion using Dynamic Hybrid Models
    IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, (WACV) 2014
    Mohamed Amer, Behjat Siddiquie, Saad Khan, Ajay Divakaran and Harpreet Sawhney
    [pdf] [slides] [poster]

  • Affect Analysis in Natural Human Interaction using Joint Hidden Conditional Random Fields
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, (ICME) 2013
    Behjat Siddiquie, Saad Khan, Ajay Divakaran and Harpreet Sawhney
    [pdf]

  • Domain Adaptive Object Detection
    IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, (WACV) 2013
    Fatemeh Mirrashed, Vlad I. Morariu, Behjat Siddiquie, Rogerio S. Feris and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf]

  • Unsupervised Model Selection for View-Invariant Object Detection in Surveillance Environments
    International Conference on Pattern Recognition, (ICPR) 2012
    Behjat Siddiquie, Rogerio S. Feris, Ankur Datta and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf]

  • Learning Detectors from Large Datasets for Object Retrieval in Video Surveillance
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, (ICME) 2012
    Rogerio Feris, Sharath Pankanti and Behjat Siddiquie
    [pdf]

  • Large-Scale Vehicle Detection, Indexing, and Search in Urban Surveillance Videos
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2012
    Rogerio Feris, Behjat Siddiquie, James Petterson, Yun Zhai, Ankur Datta, Lisa Brown and Sharath Pankanti
    [link]

  • Image Ranking and Retrieval based on Multi-Attribute Queries
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR) 2011, (Oral Presentation)
    Behjat Siddiquie, Rogerio S. Feris and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf] [slides] [talk]

  • Attribute-based Vehicle Search in Crowded Surveillance Videos
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, (ICMR) 2011
    Rogerio Feris, Behjat Siddiquie, Yun Zhai, James Petterson, Lisa Brown and Sharath Pankanti
    [pdf]

  • Large-Scale Vehicle Detection in Challenging Urban Surveillance Environments
    IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, (WACV) 2011
    Rogerio Feris, James Petterson, Behjat Siddiquie, Lisa Brown and Sharath Pankanti
    [pdf]

  • Beyond Active Noun Tagging: Modeling Contextual Interactions for Multi-Class Active Learning
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR) 2010, (Oral Presentation)
    Behjat Siddiquie and Abhinav Gupta
    [pdf] [slides] [poster] [talk]

  • Combining Multiple Kernels for Efficient Image Classification
    IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, (WACV) 2009
    Behjat Siddiquie, Shiv N. Vitaladevuni and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf] [poster]

  • Incremental Multiple Kernel Learning for Object Recognition
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, (ICCV) 2009
    Aniruddha Kembhavi, Behjat Siddiquie, Roland Miezianko, Scott McCloskey and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf] [poster] [video]

  • Recognizing Plays in American Football Videos
    Technical Report
    Behjat Siddiquie, Yaser Yacoob and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf]

  • Interactive Exploration of Versions across Multiple Documents
    Digital Humanities 2009
    Chang-Han Jong, Prahalad Rajkumar, Behjat Siddiquie, Tanya Clement, Catherine Plaisant and Ben Shneiderman
    [pdf]

  • Human Pose Extraction from Monocular Videos using Non-rigid Factorization
    British Machine Vision Conference, (BMVC) 2007
    Appu Shaji, Behjat Siddiquie, Sharat Chandran and David Suter
    [pdf] [video]

  • Classifying Computer Generated Charts
    International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, (CBMI) 2007
    Shiv N. Vitaladevuni, Behjat Siddiquie, Jennifer Golbeck and Larry S. Davis
    [pdf]