Thomas Ploetz Dr

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.)

Newcastle University

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Discipline
Computer Science
Interests
computational behavior analysis, health informatics, assistive technologies, machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, activity recognition, ubiquitous / pervasive computing
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About

I am a Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in "Context Aware Computing". My research agenda is centered on "Computational Behaviour Analysis", which basically means that I am building computational (that is statistical) models that describe and shall help assessing human behaviour. The basis for this is the analysis of behavioural data that are captured in a pretty opportunistic way utilising a variety of sensing modalities, most notably pervasive / ubiquitous sensors (e.g., accelerometers, RFID, environmental sensors), cameras, or microphones. The modelling itself is agnostic in terms of the actual choice of sensing modalities as long as the relevant information for behaviour analysis is captured. Behaviour data are sequential by definition. Consequently, related modelling techniques are focussed on sequential models (for example of Markovian type). I am especially interested in quantitative assessments of human behaviour, which is of value for, e.g., skill assessment. My day-to-day work can probably best be summarised as applied machine learning for activity recognition.

The central theme of my research is to develop techniques and systems that actually have an impact on people's life. Therefore, my research is almost always connected to some practical application (in contrast to purely theoretical work) and I am keen on deploying systems I develop in the "wild", i.e., in real-world settings. The most prominent domain for this kind of work is health where I am working on computational assessments of behavioural phenotypes of, for example, Parkinson's, Dementia, or Autism. Within the Digital Interaction group at Newcastle University I am involved in a number of projects that address these research themes from different angles.
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Publications

CueS: cueing for upper limb rehabilitation in stroke

Holden A, McNaney R, Balaam M, Thompson R, Hammerla N, Ploetz T et al.

Proc. British HCI (2015)

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Bootstrapping Personalised Human Activity Recognition Models Using Online Active Learning

Miu T, Missier P, Ploetz T

Proc. IUCC (2015)

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BlobSnake: Gamification of Feature Extraction for ‘Plug and Play’Human Activity Recognition

Kirkham R, Shepherd C, Ploetz T

Proc. British HCI (2015)

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Let’s (not) Stick Together: Pairwise Similarity Biases Cross-Validation in Activity Recognition

Hammerla N, Ploetz T

Proc. Ubicomp (2015)

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Dancing with Horses: Automated Quality Feedback for Dressage Riders

Thompson R, Kyriazakis I, Holden A, Olivier P, Ploetz T

Proc. Ubicomp (2015)

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Diri - the Actuated Helium Balloon: A Study of Autonomous Behaviour in Interfaces

Nowacka D, Hammerla N, Elsden C, Ploetz T, Kirk D

Proc. Ubicomp (2015)

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Beyond Activity Recognition: Skill Assessment from Accelerometer Data

Khan A, Mellor S, Berlin E, Robin Thompson, McNaney R, Olivier P et al.

Proc. Ubicomp (2015)

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Camera-Based Whiteboard Reading for Understanding Mind Maps

Vajda S, Ploetz T, Fink G

Int. Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI) (2015)

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PD Disease State Assessment in Naturalistic Environments using Deep Learning

Hammerla N, Fisher J, Andras P, Rochester L, Walker R, Ploetz T

Proc. AAAI (2015)

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Movement recognition technology as a method of assessing spontaneous general movements in high risk infants

Marcroft C, Khan A, Embleton N, Trenell M, Ploetz T

Frontiers in Neurology (2015)

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Occupancy Monitoring using Environmental & Context Sensors and a Hierarchical Analysis Framework

Khan A, Nicholson J, Mellor S, Jackson D, Ladha K, Ladha C et al.

Proc. ACM BuildSyS (2014)

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On Strategies for Budget-Based Online Annotation in Human Activity Recognition

Miu T, Missier P, Roggen D, Ploetz T

Adjunct Proceedings of UbiComp 2014 — HASCA workshop (2014)

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Video Based Assessment of OSATS Using Sequential Motion Textures

Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Mellor S, McNaney R et al.

Fifth Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions (M2CAI) (2014)

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with higher levels of objectively measured sedentary behaviour and lower levels of physical activity than matched healthy controls

Hallsworth K, Thoma C, Moore S, Ploetz T, Anstee Q, Taylor R et al.

Frontline Gastroenterology (2014)

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Augmenting the servicescape with ubiquitous interactive surfaces: Fibreshelf technology

Kim Willems, Lauriers R, Schoening J, Krüger A, Jackson D, Ploetz T et al.

AMA Servsig (2014)

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Using unlabeled data in a sparse-coding framework for human activity recognition

Bhattacharya S, Nurmi P, Hammerla N, Ploetz T

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2014)

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Automated Surgical OSATS Prediction from Videos

Sharma Y, Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Mellor S, Mcnaney R, Olivier P et al.

Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) (2014)

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Methods for studying technology in the home

Coughlan T, Brown M, Martindale S, Comber R, Ploetz T, Mackley K et al.

Extended Abstracts of CHI (2013)

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Automatic Correction of Annotation Boundaries in Activity Datasets by Class Separation Maximization

Kirkham R, Khan A, Bhattacharya S, Hammerla N, Mellor S, Roggen D et al.

Adjunct Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) -- HASCA workshop (2013)

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ClimbAX: Skill Assessment for Climbing Enthusiasts

Ladha C, Hammerla N, Olivier P, Ploetz T

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2013)

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FoodBoard: Surface Contact Imaging for Food Recognition

Pham C, Jackson D, Schoening J, Bartindale T, Ploetz T, Olivier P

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2013)

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The Break-Time Barometer -- An Exploratory System for Workplace Break-time Social Awareness

Kirkham R, Mellor S, Green D, Lin J, Ladha K, Ladha C et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2013)

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Dog's Life: Wearable Activity Recognition for Dogs

Ladha C, Hammerla N, Hughs E, Olivier P, Ploetz T

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2013)

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On Preserving Statistical Characteristics of Accelerometry Data using their Empirical Cumulative Distribution

Hammerla N, Kirkham R, Andras P, Ploetz T

Proc. Int. Symp. Wearable Computing (ISWC) (2013)

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Augmenting Bag-of-Words: Data-Driven Discovery of Temporal and Structural Information for Activity Recognition

Bettadapura V, Schindler G, Ploetz T, Irfan Essa

Proc. Int. Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (2013)

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The French Digital Kitchen: implementing task-based language teching beyond the classroom

Seedhouse P, Preston A, Olivier P, Jackson D, Heslop P, Ploetz T et al.

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (2013)

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Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with hard and light intensity physical activity but not time spent sedentary in 10-14 year old schoolchildren: the HAPPY study

Denton S, Trenell M, Ploetz T, Savory L, Bailey D, Kerr C

PLoS One (2013)

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Physical activity, physical inactivity and metabolic control following stroke: A cross sectional and longitudinal study

Moore S, Hallsworth K, Ploetz T, Ford G, Rochester L, Trenell M

PLoS One (2013)

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The French Kitchen: Task-Based Learning in an Instrumented Kitchen

Hooper C, Preston A, Balaam M, Seedhouse P, Pham C, Jackson D et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2012)

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Recognizing Water-Based Activities in the Home Through Infrastructure-Mediated Sensing

Thomaz E, Bettadapura V, Reyes G, Sandesh M, Schindler G, Ploetz T et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Comp. (UbiComp) (2012)

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Automatic Assessment of Problem Behavior in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Rozga A, Reavis A, Call N, Abowd G

Proc. Int. Conf. Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) (2012)

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The mobile fitness coach: Towards individualized skill assessment using personalized mobile devices

Kranz M, Moeller A, Hammerla N, Diewald S, Roalter L, Ploetz T et al.

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) (2012)

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Hydrostream: A Platform for Collecting, Annotating and Analyzing Water Pressure for Health Applications

Thomaz E, Ploetz T, Essa I, Abowd G

Proc. Workshop on Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data (in conjunction with CHI 2012) (2012)

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Automatic Synchronization of Wearable Sensors and Video-Cameras for Ground Truth Annotation –- A Practical Approach

Ploetz T, Chen C, Hammerla N, Abowd G

Proc. Int. Symp. Wearable Computing (ISWC) (2012)

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Learning French in a Digital Kitchen

Seedhouse P, Ali S, Jackson D, Thomas Ploetz, Olivier P

Proc. Int. Conf. Europ Assoc for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (2011)

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GymSkill: A Personal Trainer for Physical Exercises

Moeller A, Roalter L, Diewald S, Kranz M, Hammerla N, Olivier P et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) (2012)

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Interactive Techniques for Labeling Activities Of Daily Living to Assist Machine Learning

Thomaz E, Ploetz T, Essa I, Abowd G

Proc. Int. Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (2011)

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Markov Models for Handwriting Recognition

Thomas Ploetz, Gernot A. Fink

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Who is Cooking? Sensor-Based Actor Identification in the Kitchen

Ploetz T, Pham C, Olivier P

Proc. Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Activity Recognition using Pervasive Sensing (in conjunction with Pervasive 2011) (2011)

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Assessing Motor Performance with PCA

Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Andras P, Olivier P

Proc. Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Activity Recognition using Pervasive Sensing (in conjunction with Pervasive 2011) (2011)

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Habitual physical activity in mitochondrial disease

Apabhai S, Gorman G, Sutton L, Elson J, Ploetz T, Turnbull D et al.

PLoS One (2011)

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Towards a Pervasive Kitchen Infrastructure for Measuring Cooking Competence

Wagner J, Ploetz T, Halteren A, Hoonhout J, Moynihan P, Jackson D et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) (2011)

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GymSkill: Mobile Exercise Skill Assessment to Support Personal Health and Fitness

Moeller A, Scherr J, Luis Roalter, Diewald S, Kranz M, Hammerla N et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. Pervasive Computing (Video Proceedings) (2011)

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Feature Learning for Activity Recognition in Ubiquitous Computing

Ploetz T, Hammerla N, Olivier P

Proc. Int. Joint Conf. on Art. Intelligence (IJCAI) (2011)

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Physical activity intensity but not sedentary activity is reduced in chronic fatigue syndrome and is related to autonomic regulation

Newton J, Pairman J, Hallsworth K, Moore S, Ploetz T, Trenell M

Quarterly Journal of Medicine (2011)

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Frontiers in Arabic Handwriting Recognition (workshop proceedings)

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Cueing Swallowing in Parkinson's Disease

McNaney R, Lindsay S, Ladha K, Ladha C, Schofield G, Ploetz T et al.

Proc. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2011)

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Rapid specification and automated generation of prompting systems to assist people with dementia

Hoey J, Ploetz T, Jackson D, Monk A, Pham C, Olivier P

Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2011)

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Digital object memories in the internet of things workshop

Schneider M, Kröner A, Stephan P, Ploetz T, Kawsar F, Kortuem G

Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference adjunct papers on Ubiquitous computing - Ubicomp '10 (2010)

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Robust Time-Synchronous Environmental Adaptation For Continuous Speech Recognition Systems

Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) (2002)

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Feature extraction for improved Profile HMM based biological sequence analysis

Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2004)

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Integrating Speaker Identification and Learning with Adaptive Speech Recognition

Fink G, Ploetz T

A Speaker Odyssey -- The Speaker and Language Recognition Workshop (2004)

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A New Approach for HMM based Protein Sequence Modeling and its Application to Remote Homology Classification

Ploetz T, Fink G

Workshop Statistical Signal Processing (2005)

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On Appearance-Based Feature Extraction Methods for Writer-Independent Handwritten Text Recognition

Fink G, Ploetz T

Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) (2005)

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Automatic Detection of Song Changes in Music Mixes Using Stochastic Models

Ploetz T, Fink G, Husemann P, Kanies S, Lienemann K, Marschall T et al.

Proc. Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2006)

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Unsupervised Estimation of Writing Style Models for Improved Unconstrained Off-line Handwriting Recognition

Fink G, Ploetz T

Proc. Int. Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR) (2006)

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Integration of Structural and Color Cues for Robust Hand Detection in Video Images

Richarz J, Ploetz T, Fink G

Open German/Russian Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding (2007)

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Detecting Hands in Video Images Using Scale Invariant Local Descriptors

Richarz J, Ploetz T, Fink G

IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (2007)

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An Efficient Method for Making Un-Supervised Adaptation of HMM-based Speech Recognition Systems Robust Against Out-Of-Domain Data

Ploetz T, Fink G

Int. Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (2007)

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Tutorial on Markov Models for Handwriting Recognition

Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) (2007)

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On the Application of SVM-Ensembles based on Adapted Random Subspace Sampling for Automatic Classification of NMR Data

Lienemann K, Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS) (2007)

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Evaluating Ubiquitous Systems with Users

Kray C, Larsen L, Olivier P, Biemans M, van Bunningen A, Fetter M et al.

Constructing Ambient Intelligence AmI 2007 Workshop Proceedings (2007)

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On the Use of Context-Dependent Modelling Units for HMM-Based Offline Handwriting Recognition

Fink G, Ploetz T

Proc. Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) (2007)

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ESMERALDA: A Development Environment for HMM-Based Pattern Recognition Systems

Fink G, Ploetz T

Open German/Russian Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding (2007)

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Real-time Detection and Interpretation of 3D Deictic Gestures for Interaction With an Intelligent Environment

Richarz J, Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2008)

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Camera-based Whiteboard Reading: New Approaches to a Challenging Task

Ploetz T, Thurau C, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) (2008)

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Towards Human Centered Ambient Intelligence

Ploetz T, Kleine-Cosack C, Fink G

Proc. European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) (2008)

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On the use of Empirically Determined Impulse Responses for Improving Distant Talking Speech Recognition

Ploetz T, Fink G

Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (2008)

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Calibration-free Camera Hand-Over for Fast and Reliable Person Tracking in Multi-Camera Setup

Moeller B, Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2008)

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SVM Ensemble Classification of NMR Spectra Based on Different Configurations of Data Processing Techniques

Lienemann K, Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (2008)

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Automatic Classification of NMR Spectra by Ensembles of Local Experts

Lienemann K, Ploetz T, Fink G

Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SS+SPR) (2008)

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Towards a Human Centered Infrastructure for KNX enabled Intelligent Environments

Kleine-Cosack C, Ploetz T, Fink G

KNX Scientific Conference (2008)

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Multi-Modal Anchoring for Human-Robot-Interaction

Fritsch J, Kleinehagenbrock M, Lang S, Ploetz T, Fink G, Sagerer G

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (2005)

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Robust Remote Homology Detection by Feature Based Profile Hidden Markov Models

Ploetz T, Fink G

Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2005)

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Pattern Recognition Methods for Advanced Stochastic Protein Sequence Analysis using HMMs

Ploetz T, Fink G

Pattern Recognition (2006)

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Robust Hand Detection in Still Video Images Using a Combination of Salient Regions and Color Cues for Interaction With an Intelligent Environment

Ploetz T, Richarz J, Fink G

Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (2008)

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NMR-based urine analysis in rats: Prediction of proximal tubule kidney toxicity and phospholipidosis

Lienemann K, Ploetz T, Pestel S

Juornal of Pharmacologial and Toxicological Methods (2008)

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Developing Pattern Recognition Systems Based on Markov Models: The ESMERALDA Framework

Fink G, Ploetz T

Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (2008)

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Camera-Based Analysis of Whiteboard Notes

Vajda S, Ramforth T, Ploetz T, Fink G

Int. Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition (2009)

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Multi-Modal and Multi-Camera Attention in Smart Environments

Schauerte B, Richarz J, Ploetz T, Thurau C, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. Multimodal Interfaces and Workshop on Machine Learning for Multi-modal Interaction (2009)

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A Multi-Modal Attention System for Smart Environments

Schauerte B, Ploetz T, Fink G

Proc. Int. Conf. on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS) (2009)

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A Hierarchical Approach to Unsupervised Shape Calibration of Microphone Array Networks

Hennecke M, Ploetz T, Fink G, Schmalenstroeer J, Haeb-Umbach R

IEEE Workshop on Stat. Signal Proc (2009)

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Layout Analysis for Camera-Based Whiteboard Notes

Vajda S, Ploetz T, Fink G

Journal of Universal Computer Science (2009)

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Markov Models for Offline Handwriting Recognition: A Survey

Ploetz T, Fink G

Int. Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (2009)

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How to do good research in Activity Recognition?

Ploetz T

Workshop on “How to do good research in Activity Recognition” (in conjunction with Pervasive 2010) (2010)

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Activity Recognition and Healthier Food Preparation

Ploetz T, Moynihan P, Pham C, Olivier P

Activity Recognition in Pervasive Intelligent Environments (2010)

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Real-Time Activity Recognition for Food Preparation

Pham C, Ploetz T, Olivier P

IEEE International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies (2010)

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A Dynamic Time Warping Approach To Real-Time Activity Recognition for Food Preparation

Pham C, Ploetz T, Olivier P

First Int. Joint Conf. on Ambient Intelligence (2010)

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Towards Feature Learning for HMM-based Offline Handwriting Recognition

Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Vajda S, Fink G

International Workshop on Frontiers of Arabic Handwriting Recognition (2010)

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Advanced Stochastic Protein Sequence Analysis

Thomas Ploetz

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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.)

Newcastle University

February 2014 - Present

Lecturer (Ass. Prof.)

Newcastle University

February 2012 - February 2014 (2 years)

visiting researcher

Georgia Institute of Technology

February 2011 - February 2012 (1 year)

Research Associate

School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

November 2009 - February 2011 (1 year 3 months)

Senior Researcher

Robotics Research Institute, TU Dortmund University

May 2006 - January 2011 (4 years 8 months)

consultant, software developer

Thomas Ploetz EDV

June 1996 - December 2008 (12 years 6 months)

Postdoc

Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

June 2005 - April 2006 (10 months)

Researcher

Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

October 2001 - June 2005 (3 years 8 months)

software developer

atg test systems GmbH

January 1994 - September 1998 (4 years 8 months)

Education history

Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

PhD (Dr.-Ing.)

October 2001 - June 2005 (3 years 8 months)

Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University

Dipl.-Inform.

September 1998 - September 2001 (3 years)