Author Archives: joelgranados

About joelgranados

I'm fascinated with how technology and science impact our reality and am drawn to leverage them in order to increase the potential of human activity.

Phenology Detection At IBIMET

I was a visiting researcher at the Institute of BIoMETeorology (IBIMET) in Sassari Italy in the month of July 2013. My work there was directed at applying known research from the Richardson lab for using color responses to characterize phenological behavior. You can … Continue reading

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Leaf Counting and Identification.

Automating plant phenotyping. We have added an initial approximation to leaf counting and identification. This will detect the leaf centers and give the number of leafs of a plant. Inspiration came from a paper presented at CVPPP2014: 3-D Histogram-Based Segmentation and Leaf … Continue reading

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Automatic Season Detection

It’s not very difficult for a human to know when a season starts or ends from seeing an image series. It becomes very tedious to do it when you have millions of images to go through. This is where automatic … Continue reading

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Image Recognition and Machine Learning are Cool/Scary :)

Check this link out. Cool because emotions (smile == happy), age, identity and lots more can now all be gathered automatically but its scary because emotions, age, identity and lots more can all be gathered automatically. Check out the Smart Me Up company web … Continue reading

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Pan, Zoom with Qt

This is a followup post for my previous pan/zoom post. It is so difficult to find a proper widget that implements Zoom with mouse wheel and pan with CTRL+LeftClick. IMO, it is something that is necessary when viewing an image. … Continue reading

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Sound from image

What will they think of next? This awesome MIT project recovers sound from a high-speed video feed. It’s awesome, scary and interesting all at the same time :)  

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Awesome Segmentation for Arabidopsis Thaliana

In the past months I have been working with a project which has the purpose of addressing high throughput phenotyping. We recently had a very successful test that I want to share as a video. What we are trying to … Continue reading

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Day to Day Danish Resident

In Denmark, it’s probably intuitive to say: We consume less energy on warm days between 0100 and 0300 hours. We consume more energy cold days between 1800 and 2000 hours. As temperature drops, the consumption increases. This increase is marked … Continue reading

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Getting Reliable Temperature Readings

I wanted to correlate temperature to household energy usage in Denmark. To do this, I needed to acquire reliable temperature measurements from Zealand but it has turned out to be a very hard thing to do. I logically began my … Continue reading

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Matlab: Putting labels on plot axis

I can’t just plot the X-axis with strings and expect the Matlab plot function to do what it is supposed to do (Which is label each X point with the string). The work around for this inconvenience is to use the XTick … Continue reading

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