Mohammad Tofighi

PhD Candidate @ Pennsylvania State University Curriculum Vitae


About Me

I am currently a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering Department at Pennsylvania State University. I joined the Information Processing and Algorithm Laboratory (iPAL) under supervision of Prof. Vishal Monga in Fall 2015. My research interests in iPAL include Image Recovery and Reconstruction, Regularized Deep Learning, and Computational Imaging Algorithms. My recent project focused on Image and Video Deblurring using Algorithm Unfolding.

In Spring 2013, I got admitted to Bilkent University for M.Sc. degree with full scholarship; a merit based scholarship to provide funding and to cover housing and tuition fee for selected M.Sc. students. In 2015, I received his M.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, in Bilkent Signal Processing Group (BilSPG) under the supervision of Prof. A. Enis Cetin. My research results in BilSPG were published in several peer-reviewed conferences and top tier journals.

I received my B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran in June 2012. In 2010 I had a collaboration with the Advanced Communication Research Institute, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, under supervision of Prof. F. Marvasti, which it's results were published here. My senior year project at Urmia University under supervision of Prof. Mahrokh G. Shayesteh was related to "Head Pose Estimation", which its results were presented here.


Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Y. Li, M. Tofighi, and V. Monga, "Robust Alignment for Panoramic Stitching Via an Exact Rank Constraint", in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 4730-4745, October 2019. (Project Webpage) (Local Copy) (arXiv) (IEEE Xplore)
  2. M. Tofighi, T. Guo, J.K.P. Vanamala, and V. Monga, "Prior Information Guided Regularized Deep Learning for Cell Nucleus Detection", accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 2047-2058, September 2019. (Project Webpage) (Local Copy) (IEEE Xplore) (arXiv)
  3. Y. Li, M. Tofighi, J. Geng, V. Monga, and Y. C. Eldar, "Deep Algorithm Unrolling for Blind Image Deblurring", submitted to IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, July 2019. (arXiv)
  4. M. Shahdloo, E. Ilicak, M. Tofighi, E. Ü. Sarıtaş, A. E. Çetin, and T. Çukur, "Projection onto Epigraph Sets for Rapid Self-Tuning Compressed Sensing MRI", in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 1677-1689, July 2019. (arXiv) (IEEE Xplore)
  5. M. Tofighi, Y. Li, and V. Monga, "Blind Image Deblurring Using Structured Sparse Representations", in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 273-277, Feb. 2018. (IEEE Xplore) (Project Webpage) (arXiv)
  6. M. Tunc Arslan, M. Tofighi, and A. Enis Cetin, "Range Resolution Improvement in FM-Based Passive Radars Using Deconvolution," in Signal, Image, and Video Processing, vol. 10, pp 1481-1488, November 2016. (Springer)
  7. M. Tofighi, O. Yorulmaz, and A. Enis Cetin, "Phase and TV Based Convex Sets for Blind Deconvolution of Microscopic Images," in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 81-91, February 2016. (IEEE Xplore) (arXiv)
  8. M. Tofighi, K. Kose, and A. Enis Cetin, "Denoising Images Corrupted by Impulsive Noise Using Projections Onto the Epigraph Set Of Total Variation Function (PES-TV)," in Signal, Image, and Video Processing, vol. 9, pp 41-48, December 2015. (Springer)
  9. A. Enis Cetin, M. Tofighi, "Projection-Based Wavelet Denoising," in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 120-124, September 2015. (IEEE Xplore) (Local Copy)
  10. M. Tofighi, A. Ayremlou and F. Marvasti, Compensating Interpolation Distortion by Using New Optimized Modular Method", April 2012 arxiv preprint arXiv: 1204.3618 (arXiv)

Conference Papers

  1. Y. Li, M. Tofighi, V. Monga, and Y. C. Eldar, "An Algorithm Unrolling Approach to Deep Image Deblurring", accepted to 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 12-17 May 2019, Brighton, UK. (IEEE Xplore) (arXiv) (Local Copy)
  2. M. Tofighi, T. Guo, J.K.P. Vanamala, and V. Monga, "Deep Networks with Shape Priors for Nucleus Detection", in 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 7-19 October 2018, Athens, Greece. (Project Webpage) (IEEE Xplore) (arXiv)
  3. M. Tofighi, and A. Enis Cetin, "Projections Onto The Epigraph Set of The Filtered Variation Function Based Deconvolution Algorithm", in 4th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 7-9 December 2016, Washington DC, USA. (IEEE Xplore)
  4. M. Tunc Arslan, M. Tofighi, and A. Enis Cetin, "Range Resolution Improvement In Passive Bistatic Radars Using Deconvolution Framework", in 3rd IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 14-16 December 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  5. M. Tunc Arslan, M. Tofighi, and A. Enis Cetin, "Target Detection Using Sparsity Based Deconvolution in Passive Bistatic Radars", in 23rd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 16-19 May 2015, Malatya, Turkey. (IEEE Xplore)
  6. M. Tunc Arslan, M. Tofighi, Rasim A. Sevimli, and A. Enis Cetin, "Range resolution improvement in passive bistatic radars using nested FM channels and least squares approach", SPIE.DSS, 20-24 April 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (SPIE)
  7. M. Tofighi, K. Kose, A. and Enis Cetin, "Denoising Using Projections Onto The Epigraph Set of a Convex Cost Function (PESC)", 21st IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 27-30 October 2014, Paris, France. (IEEE Xplore)
  8. R. A. Sevimli, M. Tofighi, and A. Enis Cetin, "Range-doppler radar target detection using denoising within the compressive sensing framework", 22nd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 1-5 September 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. (IEEE Xplore)
  9. M. Tofighi, A. Bozkurt, K. Kose, and A. Enis Cetin, "Deconvolution Using Projections Onto The Epigraph Set of a Convex Cost Function," in 22nd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 23-25 April 2014, Trabzon, Turkey. (IEEE Xplore)
  10. R. A. Sevimli, M. Tofighi, and A. E. Cetin, "Range-Doppler Radar Target Detection Using Compressive Sensing," in 22nd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 23-25 April 2014, Trabzon, Turkey. (IEEE Xplore)
  11. A. Enis Cetin, M. Tofighi, et al. "Projections onto convex sets (POCS) based optimization by lifting," in 1st IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 3-5 December 2013, Austin, USA. (IEEE Xplore)
  12. M. Tofighi, H. Kalbkhani, M. G. Shayesteh, M. Ghasemzadeh, "Robust head pose estimation using contourlet transform," in 21st Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 14-16 May 2013, Mashhad, Iran. (IEEE Xplore)
  13. A. Ayremlou, M. Tofighi, F. Marvasti, "Compensating interpolation distortion by new optimized modular method," in 18th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), 8-11 May 2011, Ayia Napa, Cyprus. (IEEE Xplore)

Talks

  1. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2019, Brighton, UK.
  2. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Oct. 2018, Athens, Greece.
  3. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Dec. 2016, Washington DC, USA.
  4. SPIE.DSS Conference, April 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  5. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Oct. 2014, Paris, France.
  6. IEEE European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Sept. 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
  7. IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Apr. 2014, Trabzon, Turkey.
  8. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Dec. 2013, Austin, Texas, USA.
  9. IEEE International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding (MUSCLE), Oct. 2013, Antalya, Turkey.
  10. IEEE Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), May 2013, Mashhad, Iran.
  11. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), May 2011, Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Software

Software related to some of my publications:

PES-TV

Image denoising and quality enhancement using Projections Onto the Epigraph Set Of Total Variation Function (PES-TV).

PES-L1

Denoising algorithm based on Projections onto Epigraph Set of L1-ball (PES-L1)

Blind Deconvolution

Phase and TV Based Convex Sets for Blind Deconvolution for Microscopic Images.

Panoramic Image Stitching

Panoramic image alignment and stitching using rank minimization.

Blind Image Deblurring

Blind Image deconvolution using rank minimization and structured sparse representations

Regularized Deep Networks

Informative priors used in Convolutional Neural Networks for cell nuclei detection

Deep Blind Image Deblurring

Algorithm Unrolling Approach to Deep Image Deblurring

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