Michele Covell

I received my B.S. from the University of Michigan and my M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. in signal processing. I joined SRI International, in the area of active acoustic-noise control, and then Interval Research Corporation, where my research covered a wide range of topics in audio, image, and video processing. In 2000, I joined YesVideo and worked on faster-than-real-time video analysis. I moved to the Mobile Streaming Media group in HP Labs, as a key contributor in streaming-video services in 3G telephony networks. This work is listed as one of the top-40 accomplishments from HP Labs' 40-year history. I moved to Google, in the research group, in 2005, where I have focused on large-scale audio and video fingerprinting, identification, and retrieval. In addition to the publications described below, I have 63 granted US patents, along with associated PCT filings.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    3G Telephony Control Stack: Interactive Playback Control of Video

    Michele Covell, Frederic Huve, Sumit Roy, Bo Shen

    Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications, Taylor & Francis (2008), pp. 13-25

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    Reliable Performance Data Collection for Streaming Media Services

    Beomjoo Seo, Michele Covell, Mirjana Spasojevic, Sumit Roy, Roger Zimmermann, Leonidas I. Kontothanassis, Nina Bhatti

    Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems: Databases and Information Systems Integration (2006), pp. 124-129

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    Dynamic Black-Box Performance Model Estimation for Self-Tuning Regulators

    Magnus Karlsson, Michele Covell

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomic Computing, IEEE (2005), pp. 172-182

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    Predictive modeling of streaming servers

    Michele Covell, Sumit Roy, Beomjoo Seo

    SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, vol. 33 (2005), pp. 33-35

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    A System Architecture for Managing Mobile Streaming Media Service

    Sumit Roy, Michele Covell, John Ankcorn, Susie Wee, Takeshi Yoshimura

    Proceedings of IEEE Mobile Distributed Computing Workshop, IEEE (2003), pp. 408-413

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    An Architecture for Componentized, Network-Based Media Services

    Michael Harville, Michele Covell, Susie Wee

    Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, IEEE (2003)

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    Analysis-by-synthesis dissolve detection

    Michele Covell, Subutai Ahmad

    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, IEEE (2002), pp. 425-428

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    Correspondence with Cumulative Similiarity Transforms

    Trevor Darrell, Michele Covell

    IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell., vol. 23 (2001), pp. 222-227

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    FastMPEG: Time-scale modification of Bit-Compressed Audio Information

    Michele Covell, Malcolm Slaney, Art Rothstein

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE (2001)

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    Articulated-Pose Estimation Using Brightness and Depth-Constancy Constraints

    Michele Covell, Ali Rahimi, Michael Harville, Trevor Darrell

    Proceedings of IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE (2000), pp. 2438-2445

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    FaceSync: A Linear Operator for Measuring Synchronization of Video Facial Images and Audio Tracks

    Malcolm Slaney, Michele Covell

    NIPS (2000), pp. 814-820

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    Dynamic Occluding Contours: A New External-Energy Term for Snakes

    Michele Covell, Trevor Darrell

    Proceedings of IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE (1999), pp. 2232-2238

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    Mach1: Nonuniform Time-Scale Modification of Speech

    Michele Covell, Margaret Withgott, Malcolm Slaney

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE (1998)

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    Modification of Audible and Visual Speech

    Michele Covell, Malcolm Slaney, Christoph Bregler, Margaret Withgott

    Signal Processing for Multimedia (1998)

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    Video Rewrite: Photorealistic Synthetic Lip Sync

    Christoph Bregler, Michele Covell, Malcolm Slaney

    Proceedings of INA Imagina (1998)

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    Video Rewrite: Driving Visual Speech with Audio

    Christoph Bregler, Michele Covell, Malcolm Slaney

    Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, ACM (1997), pp. 353-360

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    Video Rewrite: Visual Speech Synthesis from Video

    Chris Bregler, Michele Covell, Malcolm Slaney

    Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on Audio-Visual Speech Processing, ESCA (1997)

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    Autocorrespondence: Feature-based Match Estimation for Image Metamorphosis

    Michele Covell

    IEEE Workshop on Image and Multi-dimensional Signal Processing (1996)

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    Automatic Audio Morphing

    Malcolm Slaney, Michele Covell, Charles Lassiter

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE (1996)

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    Eigen-points

    Michele Covell, Chris Bregler

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, IEEE (1996)

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    Eigen-points: Control-point Location using Principle Component Analyses

    Michele Covell

    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, IEEE (1996), pp. 122-127

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    Spanning the Gap between Motion Estimation and Morphing

    Michele Covell, Margaret Withgott

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (1994)

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    Computer-Aided Algorithm Design and Rearrangement

    Michele Covell, Cory Myers, Alan Oppenheim

    Symbolic and Knowledge-Based Signal Processing, Prentice-Hall (1992)

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    A New, Efficient Structure for the Short-Time Fourier Transform, with an Application in Code-Division Sonar Imaging

    Michele Covell, John Richardson

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE (1991)

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    An Algorithm Design Environment for Signal Processing

    Michele Covell

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (1990)

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    Automated analysis of multiple performance characteristics in magnetic resonance imaging systems

    Michele Covell, David Hearshen, Paul Carson, Thomas Chenevert, Paul Shreve, Alex Aisen, Fred Bookstein, Brian Murphy, William Martel

    Medical Physics, vol. 13 (1986), pp. 815-823

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    Low data-rate video conferencing

    Michele Covell, Jae Lim

    Proceedings of SPIE (1986)