Phone: 972-8-6428618; Fax: 972-8-6472949
Post Doc from the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA.
<Link: The Vision Rehabilitation Laboratory (Peli Lab)>
Ph. D. from the Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
<Link: Interdisciplinary Center for Optronics>
- Selected topics in image processing
- Imaging systems II
- Biomedical image processing
My research interests are mostly in the field of digital image processing and vision, and include computer vision, image analysis and understanding under degraded imaging conditions, human vision, vision-oriented image processing, image feature extraction, blind image restoration from motion and atmospheric effects, medical image processing, automatic image quality assessment, and automobile night-vision.
Projects with demonstration of results, in image and video processing
· Blind Image Restoration, Given a Single Unknown Motion-Blurred Image
· Super-Resolution Reconstruction of Staggered TDI Motion-Degraded Video (space-variant distortions, thermal imaging system)
· Moving Target Acquisition (by observers) in Long-Range Imaging (with and without image restoration)
· Automatic Moving Target Acquisition (detection & tracking) in Long-Range Imaging (with and without image restoration)
· Interactive Blind Restoration of Images Degraded by Motion (Can be activated only from within Ben Gurion University)
Publications in Reviewed Journals
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1. Y. Yitzhaky and N. S. Kopeika, “Identification of blur parameters from motion blurred images,” CVGIP: graphical models and image processing, 59(5), pp. 321-332, September 1997. [PDF]
2. Y. Yitzhaky, I. Dror and N. S. Kopeika, “Restoration of atmospherically blurred images according to weather predicted atmospheric modulation transfer function (MTF),” Optical Engineering, 36(11), November 1997. [PDF]
3. Y. Yitzhaky, I. Mor, A. Lantzman, and N. S. Kopeika, “Direct method for restoration of motion-blurred images,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., 15(6), 1512-1519, June 1998. [Example] [PDF]
4. R. Melamed, Y. Yitzhaky and N. S. Kopeika, “Experimental comparison of three target acquisition models,” Optical Engineering, 37(7), July 1998 (invited paper). [PDF]
5. Y. Yitzhaky, R. Milberg, S. Yohayev, and N. S. Kopeika, “Comparison of direct blind deconvolution methods for motion-blurred images,” Applied Optics, 38(20), pp. 4325-4332, July 1999. [PDF]
6. Y. Yitzhaky, G. Boshusha, Y. Levi, and N. S. Kopeika, “Restoration of an image degraded by vibrations using only a single frame,” Optical Engineering, 38(8), August 2000. [PDF]
7. Y. Yitzhaky and E. Peli, “A method for objective edge detection evaluation and detector parameter selection,” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, 25(8), pp. 1027-1033, August 2003. [PDF]
8. Y. Yitzhaky and A. Stern, “Restoration of interlaced images degraded by variable velocity motion,” Optical Engineering, 42(12), December 2003. [PDF]
9. E. Peli, J. Kim, Y. Yitzhaky, R. B. Goldstein and R. L. Woods, “Wide-band enhancement of television images for visually-impaired people,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., 21(6), June 2004. [PDF]
10. G. Hochman, Y. Yitzhaky, N. S. Kopeika, Y. Lauber, M. Citroen and A. Stern, “Restoration of Images Captured by a Staggered TDI Camera in the Presence of Mechanical Vibrations,” Applied Optics, 43(22), pp. 4345-4354, August 2004. [PDF]
11. Y. Yitzhaky and E. Peli, “Vision model based image foveation and motion estimation,” Optical Engineering, 44(10), October 2005. [PDF]
12. V. Loyev and Y. Yitzhaky, ”Initialization of iterative parametric algorithms for blind de-convolution of motion-blurred images,” Applied Optics, 45(11), 2444-2452, April 2006. [PDF]
13. O. Haik and Y. Yitzhaky, ”Super-resolution reconstruction of a video captured by a vibrated TDI camera,” J. Elect. Imag., 15(2), Apr-Jun 2006. [Abstract and videos] [PDF]
14. R. Koren and Y. Yitzhaky, ”Automatic selection of edge detector parameters based on spatial and statistical measures,” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 102(2), 204-213, May 2006. [PDF]
15. I. Klapp and Y. Yitzhaky, ”Angular-Motion PSF Model Considering Aberrations and Defocus Effects,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A., 23(8), August 2006. [PDF]
16. O. Haik, Y. Lior, D. Nahmani and Y. Yitzhaky, “Effects of image restoration on acquisition of moving objects from thermal video sequences degraded by the atmosphere,” Optical Engineering, 45(11), November 2006. [Abstract and video examples] [PDF]
17. S. Zamek and Y. Yitzhaky, “Turbulence strength estimation from an arbitrary set of atmospherically degraded images”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 23(12), December 2006. [PDF].
18. O. Shacham, O Haik and Y. Yitzhaky, "Blind restoration of atmospherically degraded images by automatic best step edge detection," Pattern Recognition Letters, 28(15) pp. 2094-2103, 2007. [PDF]
19. O Haik and Y. Yitzhaky, "Effects of image restoration on automatic acquisition of moving objects in thermal video sequences degraded by the atmosphere", accepted for publication, Applied Optics, 46(36), 8562-8572, December 2007. [Abstract and video examples] [PDF]
20. A. Halstuch and Y. Yitzhaky, "Intensity and polarization properties of light reflected from road signs in active imaging", Applied Optics 47(22), pp. 4031-4036, 2008. [PDF]
21. N. T. Shaked, Y. Yitzhaky, and J. Rosen, “Incoherent holographic imaging through thin turbulent media”, accepted for publication, Optics Communications 282, 1546-1550, 2009.
22. E. Cohen and Y. Yitzhaky, "No-reference assessment of blur and noise impacts on image quality", Signal, Image and Video Processing, 4(3), 289-302, 2010. [PDF]
23. D. Rozban, A. Levanon, H. Joseph, A. Akram, A. Abramovich, N. S. Kopeika, Y. Yitzhaky, A. Belenky and O. Yadid-Pecht, "Inexpensive THz focal plane array imaging using miniature neon indicator lamps as detectors", IEEE Sensors Journal, 11(9), 1962-1968, 2011.
24. E. Chen, O. Haik and Y. Yitzhaky, "Classification of thermal moving objects in atmospherically-degraded video", Optical Engineering, 51(10), 101710: 1-14, Oct. 2012. [PDF]
25. J. Sokolovsky, Y. Yitzhaky and I. Abdulhalim, "Analysis of optical coherence tomography interferograms of multi-layered biological samples", Applied Optics, 51(35), 2012.
26. M. Shilemay, D. Rozban, A. Levanon, Y. Yitzhaky, N. S. Kopeika, O. Yadid-Pecht and A. Abramovich, " Quantification of millimeter wavelength imaging system performance based on inexpensive glow discharge detector focal plane array", Applied Optics 52(7), C43-C49, 2013.
27. L. Itan and Y. Yitzhaky, “Performance of visual search tasks from various types of contour information”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 30(3), 392-402, 2013. [PDF]
28. L. Graham, Y. Yitzhaky and I. Abdulhalim, "Classification of skin moles from optical spectro-polarimetric images", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18(11), 2013.
29. A. Levanon, N. S. Kopeika, Y. Yitzhaky, A. Abramovich, D. Rozban, H. Joseph, A. Aharon, A. Belenky, M. Gefen, O. Yadid–Pecht, "Over-sampling advances in mm-wave scan imaging using inexpensive Ne indicator lamp detectors", Optical Engineering, 52(6), 063202, 2013.
30. E. Chen, O. Haik and Y. Yitzhaky, "Detecting and tracking moving objects in long-distance imaging through turbulent medium", in press, Applied Optics, 2014.
31. A. Levanon, N. S. Kopeika, Y. Yitzhaky, D. Rozban and A. Abramovich, "Calibration Method for MMW imaging using Inexpensive Miniature Neon Indicator Lamp Detectors", in press, IEEE Sensors Journal, 2014.
Articles in Conference Proceedings and Abstracts
Honors and awards
The Air Force Award.
Academic distinction award for best M. Sc. Project from the Paul Ivanier Center for Robotics Research and Production, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
The Jacob Ben-Isaac Hacohen distinction award.
The Ministry of Science and Technology ESHKOL fellowship award for three years.
The Wolf scholarship for Ph.D. students
Award from Applied Materials for Ph.D. students.