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William J. Beksi

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. I'm also the founder and director of the Robotic Vision Laboratory. My research focuses on robotics, computer vision, and cyber-physical systems. In particular, I am interested in developing algorithms that enable machines to learn from their interactions with the physical world and autonomously acquire skills necessary to execute complex tasks over time.

Prospective students: If you are a current student at UT Arlington then please fill out this form. Otherwise, please apply directly to the PhD program and mention my name in your application.

Email: william.beksi at uta.edu
Office: Engineering Research Building 523, 500 UTA Blvd, Arlington, TX 76019

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Thermal Image Super-Resolution Using Second-Order Channel Attention with Varying Receptive Fields

N.B. Gutierrez and W.J. Beksi
International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS), 2021
Best Conference Paper Award Finalist  •   Paper  •   Citation  •   Code

Safe Human-Robot Coetaneousness Through Model Predictive Control Barrier Functions and Motion Distributions

M. Davoodi, J.M. Cloud, A. Iqbal, W.J. Beksi and N.R. Gans
Modeling, Estimation, and Control Conference (MECC), 2021
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An Uncertainty Estimation Framework for Probabilistic Object Detection

Z. Lyu, N.B. Gutierrez and W.J. Beksi
International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2021
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Probabilistic Movement Primitive Control via Control Barrier Functions

M. Davoodi, A. Iqbal, J.M. Cloud, W.J. Beksi and N.R. Gans
International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2021
Best Conference Paper Award Finalist  •   Paper  •   Citation

Vision-Based Guidance for Tracking Dynamic Objects

P. Karmokar, K. Dhal, W.J. Beksi and A. Chakravarthy
International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2021
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Thermal Image Super-Resolution Challenge - PBVS 2021

R.E. Rivadeneira, A.D. Sappa, B.X. Vintimilla, S. Nathan, P. Kansal, A. Mehri, P.B. Ardakani, A. Dalal, A. Akula, D. Sharma, S. Pandey, B. Kumar, J. Yao, R. Wu, K. Feng, N. Li, Y. Zhao, H. Patel, V. Chudasama, K. Prajapati, A. Sarvaiya, K.P. Upla, K. Raja, R. Ramachandra, C. Busch, F. Almasri, T. Vandamme, O. Debeir, N.B. Gutierrez, Q.H. Nguyen and W.J. Beksi
17th IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS)
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2021

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Learning the Next Best View for 3D Point Clouds via Topological Features

C. Collander, W.J. Beksi and M. Huber
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021
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A Progressive Conditional Generative Adversarial Network for Generating Dense and Colored 3D Point Clouds

M.S. Arshad and W.J. Beksi
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2020
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Probabilistic Object Detection via Deep Ensembles

Z. Lyu, N. Gutierrez, A. Rajguru and W.J. Beksi
Beyond mAP: Reassessing the Evaluation of Object Detectors
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) Workshops, 2020

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Thermal Image Super-Resolution Challenge - PBVS 2020

R.E. Rivadeneira, A.D. Sappa, B.X. Vintimilla, L. Guo, J. Hou, A. Merhi, P. Behjati, A.H. Patel, V. Chudasama, K. Prajapati, K.P. Upla, R. Ramachandra, K. Raja, C. Busch, F. Almasri, O. Debeir, S. Nathan, P. Kansal, N. Gutierrez, B. Mojra and W.J. Beksi
16th IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS)
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2020

Paper  •   Citation  •   Webpage

Camera-Based Adaptive Trajectory Guidance via Neural Networks

A. Rajguru, C. Collander and W.J. Beksi
International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (ICMRE), 2020
Best Presentation Award  •   Paper  •   Citation

A Topology-Based Descriptor for 3D Point Cloud Modeling: Theory and Experiments

W.J. Beksi and N. Papanikolopoulos
Image and Vision Computing, 2019
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