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William Beksi

[William Beksi]

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Last Updated: September 23, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Robotics; Computer Vision; Cyber-Physical Systems

Biography

Biography

William J. Beksi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received the BS degree in mathematics and computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Beksi is the founder and director of the Robotic Vision Lab. The lab's work has been published in top-tier robotics and computer vision venues, and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

News Articles

News Articles

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Sept 2020 to Aug 2022 Joe Cloud: NSF GRFP: Towards Safe Physical Human-Robot Interaction with Movement Primitives sponsored by  -  $92000
      William Beksi (Funded)
    • Feb 2020 to Mar 2022 CRII: RI: Topological Methods for Robotic Perception sponsored by  -  $191000
      William Beksi (Funded)
    • June 2020 to Aug 2021 Vision-Based Collision Avoidance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles sponsored by  -  $15000
      (Funded)

Publications


      2019
      • Journal Article
        A Topology-Based Descriptor for 3D Point Cloud Modeling: Theory and Experiments
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 88, 84--95. "Elsevier".

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Covariance Based Point Cloud Descriptors for Object Detection and Recognition
        [Fehr, Duc, Beksi, William, Zermas, Dimitris, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 142, 80--93. "Elsevier".

      2020
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Progressive Conditional Generative Adversarial Network for Generating Dense and Colored 3D Point Clouds
        International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV)
        [Arshad, MohammadSamiul, Beksi, WilliamJ].
      • Conference Proceeding
        Camera-Based Adaptive Trajectory Guidance via Neural Networks
        6th International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (ICMRE)
        [Rajguru, Aditya, Collander, Christopher, Beksi, William]. 155--159.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Probabilistic Object Detection via Deep Ensembles
        European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) Workshop (accepted)
        [Lyu, Zongyao, Gutierrez, Nolan, Rajguru, Aditya, Beksi, WilliamJ].
      • Conference Proceeding
        Thermal Image Super-Resolution Challenge - PBVS 2020
        16th IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS)
        [Rivadeneira, Rafael, Sappa, Angel, Vintimilla, Boris, Guo, Lin, Hou, Jiankun, Mehri, Armin, Ardakani, ParichehrBehjati, Patel, Heena, Chudasama, Vishal, Prajapati, Kalpesh, Upla, KishorP, Ramachandra, Raghavendra, Raja, Kiran, Busch, Christoph, Almasri, Feras, Debeir, Olivier, Sabari, Nathan, Kansal, Priya, Gutierrez, Nolan, Mojra, Bardia, Beksi, William].

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Signature of Topologically Persistent Points for 3D Point Cloud Description
        Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018 IEEE International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 3229--3234.

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        3D Region Segmentation Using Topological Persistence
        Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 1079--1084.
      • Conference Proceeding
        3D Point Cloud Segmentation Using Topological Persistence
        Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016 IEEE International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 5046--5051.

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        CORE: A Cloud-Based Object Recognition Engine for Robotics
        Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Spruth, John, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 4512--4517.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Object Classification Using Dictionary Learning and RGB-D Covariance Descriptors
        Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 1880--1885.

      2014
      • Conference Proceeding
        Point Cloud Culling for Robot Vision Tasks Under Communication Constraints
        Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
        [Beksi, William, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 3747--3752.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Occlusion Alleviation Through Motion Using a Mobile Robot
        Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on
        [Fehr, Duc, Beksi, William, Zermas, Dimitris, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 3179--3184.
      • Conference Proceeding
        RGB-D Object Classification Using Covariance Descriptors
        Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on
        [Fehr, Duc, Beksi, William, Zermas, Dimitris, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. 5467--5472.

      2018
      • Other
        Topological Methods for 3D Point Cloud Processing
        [Beksi, William]. "University of Minnesota, Minneapolis".

      2015
      • Technical Report
        The Microvision Robot and its Capabilities
        [Beksi, William, Choi, Kubaik, Canelon, Dario, Papanikolopoulos, Nikolaos]. "University of Minnesota".

Courses

      • CSE 4308-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        (Course Id: 102456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5360-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5360-900 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5393-026 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMPUTER SCI
        (Course Id: 102562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5398-026 MASTER'S THESIS I
        (Course Id: 102566)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6997-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6367-001 COMPUTER VISION
        (Course Id: 102606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4391-026 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
        (Course Id: 102488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4308-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        (Course Id: 102456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4308-900 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        (Course Id: 102456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5360-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5360-900 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6997-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6367-001 COMPUTER VISION
        (Course Id: 102606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4308-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        (Course Id: 102456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 5360-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5360-202 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6367-001 COMPUTER VISION
        (Course Id: 102606)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 4308-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        (Course Id: 102456 | Xlist Coursepre: CSE | Xlist Coursenum: 5360)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 5360-002 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550 | Xlist Coursepre: CSE | Xlist Coursenum: 4308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 5360-020 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE I
        (Course Id: 102550 | Xlist Coursepre: CSE | Xlist Coursenum: 4308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018

Service to the University

    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Broadening Participation in Computing Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2020 Committee Member
      PhD Admissions Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2020 Committee Member
      Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Recruiting

Service to the Profession

    • 2021 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
    • 2021 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
    • 2021 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Modeling, Estimation and Control Conference
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Autonomous Robots
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Machine Vision and Applications
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Computer Vision and Image Understanding
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Image and Vision Computing
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    • 2020 to  2021
      Editor, Associate Editor
      International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots
    • 2020 to  2021
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation