Showing posts from 2017

Maryam Mirzakhani, professor at Stanford, Fields Medal winner, mother

Maryam Mirzakhani was first women to win maths' Fields Medal. She would be in our mind forever. RIP
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Integrating Deep-learned Models

Integrating Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea RetrievalIntelligent Portrait Composition Assistance (IPCA) – Integrating Deep-learned Models and Photography Idea Retrieval, Farshid Farhat, Mohammad Kamani, Sahil Mishra, James Wang, ACM Multimedia 2017, Mountain View, CA, USA. ABSTRACT: Retrieving photography ideas corresponding to a given location facilitates the usage of smart cameras, where there is a high interest among amateurs and enthusiasts to take astonishing photos at anytime and in any location. Existing research captures some aesthetic techniques such as the rule of thirds, triangle, and perspectiveness, and retrieves useful feedbacks based on one technique. However, they are restricted to a particular technique and the retrieved results have room to improve as they can be limited to the quality of the query. There is a lack of a holistic framework to capture important aspects of a given scene and give a novice photographer informative feedback to take a better shot in…



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Iranian Computer Visionist @ Penn State

Unlimited Yahoo Mail Service is FAKE!

Yahoo Mail service problem! The huge capacity is fake! It's not unlimited! It doesn't show old emails. It just tel you:
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Private Identification, Authentication and Key Agreement Protocol with Security Mode Setup

Private Identification, Authentication and Key Agreement Protocol with Security Mode Setup, Farshid Farhat, Somayeh Salimi, Ahmad Salahi, IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive, 2011.

Identification, authentication and key agreement protocol of UMTS networks with security mode setup has some weaknesses in the case of mutual freshness of key agreement, DoS-attack resistance, and efficient bandwidth consumption. In this article we consider UMTS AKA and some other proposed schemes. Then we explain the known weaknesses of the previous frameworks suggested for the UMTS AKA protocol. After that we propose a new protocol called private identification, authentication, and key agreement protocol (PIAKAP), for UMTS mobile network. Our suggested protocol combines identification and AKA stages of UMTS AKA protocol while eliminates disadvantages of related works and brings some new features to improve the UMTS AKA mechanism. These features consist of reducing the interactive rounds of the UMTS AK…

Farshid Farhat 's Google map photos

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Queueing theory based modeling and optimal scheduling in Map-Reduce-like Frameworks


ABSTRACTMapReduce framework is widely used to parallelize batch jobs since it exploits a high degree of multi-tasking to process them. However, it has been observed that when the number of servers increases, the map phase can take much longer than expected. This thesis analytically shows that the stochastic behavior of the servers has a negative effect on the completion time of a MapReduce job, and continuously increasing the number of servers without accurate scheduling can degrade the overall performance. We analytically model the map phase in terms of hardware, system, and application parameters to capture the effects of stragglers on the performance. Mean sojourn time (MST), the time needed to sync the completed tasks at a reducer, is introduced as a performance metric and mathematically formulated. Following that, we stochastically investigate the optimal task scheduling which leads to an equilibriu…

Farshid Farhat 's Site @ PSU

Farshid Farhat 's Site @ PSU

PublicationsDetecting Dominant Vanishing Points in Natural Scenes with Application to Composition-Sensitive Image Retrieval, Z Zhou, F Farhat, JZ Wang, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2017. [code][dataset]Shape matching using skeleton context for automated bow echo detection, MM Kamani, F Farhat, S Wistar, JZ Wang, Big Data (Big Data), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, 901-908, 2016.Detecting Vanishing Points in Natural Scenes with Application in Photo Composition Analysis, Z Zhou, F Farhat, JZ Wang, arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.04267, 2016.Optimal Placement of Cores, Caches and Memory Controllers in Network On-Chip, DZ Tootaghaj, F Farhat, arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.04298, 2016.Towards Stochastically Optimizing Data Computing Flows, F Farhat, DZ Tootaghaj, M Arjomand, arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.04334, 2016.Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Stragglers, F Farhat, D Zad Tootaghaj, Y He, et al. IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing, 14, 6, 2016.Stoch…