Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. |

Research Interests:

image registration, estimation of
object deformations from images, parametric modeling and estimation
of 2-D random fields, random fields theory, and texture analysis and
synthesis.

Address:

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,
Ben-Gurion University,
Beer Sheva 84105, Israel.

[1] J. M. Francos, A. Z. Meiri and B. Porat, ``A Unified Texture Model Based on a 2-D Wold Like Decomposition,"

[2] J. M. Francos, ``Orthogonal Decompositions of 2-D Random Fields and their Applications in 2-D Spectral Estimation," invited chapter,

[3] J. M. Francos, A. Z. Meiri and B. Porat, ``A Wold-Like Decomposition of 2-D Discrete Homogeneous Random Fields,"

[4] J. M. Francos, B. Porat and A. Z. Meiri, ``Orthogonal Decompositions of 2-D Nonhomogeneous Discrete Random Fields,"

[5] J. M. Francos, A. Narasimhan and J. W. Woods, ``Maximum Likelihood Parameter Estimation of the Harmonic, Evanescent and Purely Indeterministic Components of Discrete Homogeneous Random Fields,"

[6] J. M. Francos, A. Narasimhan and J. W. Woods, ``Maximum Likelihood Parameter Estimation of Discrete Homogeneous Random Fields with Mixed Spectral Distributions,"

[7] J. M. Francos, A. Narasimhan and J. W. Woods, ``Maximum Likelihood Parameter Estimation of Textures Using a Wold Decomposition Based Model,"

[8] R. Krishnamurthy, J. W. Woods, and J. M. Francos, ``Adaptive Restoration of Textured Images with Mixed Spectra Using a Generalized Wiener Filter,"

[9] B. Friedlander and J. M. Francos, ``Estimation of Amplitude and Phase Parameters of Multi-Component Signals,"

[10] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Bounds for Estimation of Multi-Component Signals with Random Amplitude and Deterministic Phase,"

[11] B. Friedlander and J. M. Francos, ``On the Accuracy of Estimating the Parameters of a Regular Stationary Process,"

[12] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Bounds for Estimation of Complex Exponentials in Unknown Colored Noise,"

[13] R. Sriram, J. M. Francos, and W. A. Pearlman, ``Texture Coding Using a Wold Decomposition Based Model,"

[14] B. Friedlander and J. M. Francos, ``An Estimation Algorithm for 2-D Polynomial Phase Signals,"

[15] J. M. Francos, ``Bounds on the Accuracy of Estimating the Parameters of Discrete Homogeneous Random Fields with Mixed Spectral Distributions,"

[16] B. Friedlander and J. M. Francos, ``Model Based Phase Unwrapping of 2-D Signals,"

[17] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Two-Dimensional Polynomial Phase Signals: Parameter Estimation and Bounds,"

[18] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Parameter Estimation of Two-Dimensional Moving Average Random Fields,"

[19] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Optimal Parameter Selection in the Phase Differencing Algorithm for 2-D Phase Estimation and Unwrapping,"

[20] J. M. Francos and B. Friedlander, ``Parameter Estimation of 2-D Random Amplitude Polynomial Phase Signals,"

[21] J. M. Francos, ``The Evanescent Field Transform for Efficient Estimation of Homogeneous Random Fields with Mixed Spectral Distributions,"

[22] J. M. Francos and H. Permuter, ``Parametric Estimation of the Orientation of Textured Planar Surfaces,"

[23] H. Permuter and J. M. Francos, ``Estimating the Orientation of Planar Surfaces: Algorithms and Bounds,"

[24] G. Cohen and J. M. Francos, ``Least Squares Estimation of Two-Dimensional Regression Models in Colored Noise,"

[25] J. M. Francos, ``An Exact Cramer-Rao Bound on the Estimation of Complex Valued Homogeneous Random Fields,"

[26] G. Cohen and J. M. Francos, ``Least Squares Estimation of 2-D Sinusoids in Colored Noise: Asymptotic Analysis,"

[27] J. M. Francos and A. Nehorai, ``Interference Mitigation in STAP using the Two-Dimensional Wold Decomposition Model,"

[28] G. Cohen and J. M. Francos, ``On the Spectral Representation and Ergodicity of Evanescent Random Fields,"

[29] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``MAP Model Order Selection Rule for 2-D Sinusoids in White Noise,"

[30] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``Strong Consistency of the Over- and Under-Determined LSE of 2-D Sinusoids in White Noise,"

[31] H. Permuter, J. M. Francos and I. Jermyn, ``A Study of Gaussian Mixture Models of Colour and Texture Features for Image Classification and Segmentation,"

[32] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``Asymptotic Normality of the Sample Mean and Covariances of Evanescent Fields in Noise,"

[33] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``Strong Consistency of a Family of Model Order Selection Rules for Estimating 2-D Sinusoids in Noise,"

[34] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``On the Rank of the Covariance Matrix of an Evanescent Field,"

[35] S. Z. Kovalsky, R. Hagege, G. Cohen, and J. M. Francos, ``Estimation of joint geometric and radiometric image deformations,"

[36] R. Hagege and J. M. Francos, ``Parametric Estimation of Affine Transformations: An Exact Linear Solution,"

[37] T. Nave, J. M. Francos and R. Hagege ``Object Registration Using Graph Representations of Images,"

[38] S. Z. Kovalsky, G. Cohen, and J. M. Francos, ``Strongly consistent estimation of the sample distribution of noisy continuous-parameter fields,"

[39] K. Bentolila and J. M. Francos, ``Combined Affine Geometric Transformations and Spatially Dependent Radiometric Deformations: A Decoupled Linear Estimation Framework,"

[40] M. Kliger and J. M. Francos, ``A Strongly Consistent Model Order Selection Rule for Estimating the Parameters of 2-D Sinusoids in Colored Noise,"

[41] R. Hagege and J. M. Francos, ``Linear Estimation of Time Warped Signals,"

[42] J. Bentolila and J. M. Francos, ``Homography and Fundamental Matrix Estimation from Region Matches Using an Affine Error Metric,"

[43] J. Bentolila and J. M. Francos, ``Conic Epipolar Constraints from Affine Correspondences,"

[44] R. Hagege and J. M. Francos, ``Universal Manifold Embedding for Geometrically Deformed Functions,"

[45] Ran Sharon, Joseph M. Francos, and Rami R. Hagege, ``Geometry and Radiometry Invariant Matched Manifold Detection,"

[46] Y. Tocker, R. R. Hagege and J. M. Francos, ``Dynamic Spatial Predicted Background,"

[47] Z. Yavo, Y. Haitman, J. M. Francos and L. L. Scharf, ``Matched Manifold Detection for Group-Invariant Registration and Classification of Images,"

[48] Y. Haitman, J. M. Francos and L. L. Scharf, ``Grassmannian Dimensionality Reduction for Optimized Universal Manifold Embedding Representation of 3D Point Clouds,"

[49] A. Efraim and J. M. Francos, ``Dual Transformation and Manifold Distances Voting for Outlier Rejection in Point Cloud Registration,"

[50] N. Lang and J. M. Francos, ``DeepUME: Learning the Universal Manifold Embedding for Robust Point Cloud Registration,"

[51] A. Efraim and J. M. Francos, ``Estimating Rigid Transformations of Point Clouds Using the Universal Manifold Embedding with Application to Terrain Model Registration,"