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Maricor N. Soriano

Biometrics, Outstanding Young Scientist (2006)

Expertise: Applied Physics, Biometrics, Physics Education, Physics

Dr. Marior N. Soriano is recognized of her outstanding contributions in the area of signal and image processing that have led to better ways of recognizing and classifying complex objects like corals and human gaits. She is also recognized for her exemplary dedication to promote physics and physics education in the country by serving as research supervisor to physics students, as president of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas and as the country coordinator during the celebration of the International Year of Physics in 2005.

Affiliation

Associate Professor of Physics, National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Association

    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), President
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), 1st Vice President
    • Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), Secretary-General
    • Philippine Foundation for Physics, Board Member
    • Instrumentation Physics Lab, Member
    • Optical Society of America, Member

Employment

    • National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman, Assistant Professor of Physics, 1997 - 2005
    • NIP, University of the Philippines Diliman, Program Coordinator, Teaching Labs, 2002 - present
    • University of the Philippines Diliman, , 2005 March-August
    • NIP University of the Philippines Diliman, Deputy Director, Facilities and Research, 2001 - 2002
    • NIP University of the Philippines Diliman, Program Coordinator, Instrumentation Physics Laboratory, 2000 - 2001
    • University of Oulo, Finland, Post-Doctorial Researcher, 1998 - 2000
    • NIP University of the Philippines Diliman, Instructor of Physics, 1992 - 1997

Award

    • Outstanding Young Scientist (Applied Physics), NAST-DOST, 2006
    • Most Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate of the College of Science, UP Diliman, 1998 Ap
    • Third Prize - Philippine Talent Search for Young Scientists , NAST, 1997 Jl 9
    • Dean's Medallion - Best Undergraduate Thesis in Physics, UP Diliman, 1992 Ap

Research

    • Recovery of spectral signatures from coastal waters [Completed]
    • Infrared emission microscope spectral analysis development [Completed]
    • A biometric from front-view gait [Completed]
    • Spectra from color: converting a microscope into a spectral imager [Completed]
    • Color-texture analysis of coral reef video [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • PC-Interfaced Physics Experiments Under $10, International Conference On Computer, Information Technology in Physics Education, NISMED, QC
    • Image Classification of Coral Reef Components from Underwater Color Video , OCEANS 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Classification of Fluorescent Microsphere Images Using Color , Vision Interface, Ottawa, Canada
    • Basis Functions of the Color Signals of Skin Under Different Illuminants, MCS01
    • Robust Texture Classification by Subsets of Local Binary Patterns, 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Barcelona, Spain
    • Skin Detection in Video Under Changing Illumination Conditions, 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Barcelona, Spain
    • Skin Color Modeling Under Varying Illumination Conditions Using the Skin Locus for Selecting Training Pixels, Real-time Image Sequence Analysis Workshop (RISA2000) Oulu, Finland
    • Using the Skin Locus to Cope with Changing Illumination Conditions in Color-based Face Tracking, IEEE Nordic Signal Processing Symposium (NORSIG 2000), Kolmarden, Sweden
    • Making Saturated Facial Images Useful Again, SPIE Polarization and Color Techniques in Inspection, Munich, Germany
    • Color Correction of Face Images Under Different Illuminants Using RGB Eigenfaces, 2nd International Conference on Audio and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA99) Washington DC, USA
    • Effect of Noise and Number of Dyes in Estimating Fractional Abundance in Unmixing of Composite Fluorescence Spectra, 23rd Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) Physics Congress
    • Color Appearance of Surfaces with Cylindrical Texture Primitives with Walls and Bottoms of Different Reflectances, 23rd SPP Physics Congress
    • Fluorescence Emission Detection Using LED as Excitation Source, 23rd SPP Physics Congress
    • Improved Image-based Coral Reef Component Classification , 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Recovery of Underwater Object Spectra from Colored Image , 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Effect of Filter Arrangement in the Estimation Accuracy or an Imaging Spectrometer, 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Effect of Arm Positions on the Curve Spreads: Implications on the Database and New Applications, 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Infrared Emission Spectra Imaging and Its Applicalion in Failure Analysis, 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Camera Sensitivity Measurements Without a Spectroradiometer , 22nd SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Spectral Microscopy of Biolumescent Fluorescent Samples Using Colored Image, 21st SPP Pilysics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Simulating Color Appearance Change Due to Interreflections in a Spherical Concavity Under Two Illuminants , 21st SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • lnfrared Emission Spectroscopy: How it can be Used in Failure Analysis , 21st SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Recovery of Underwater Object Reflectance, 21st SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Chromosome Pair Finding Using Intensity Profiles of M-FISH Images , 21st SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Simplified Color Camera Spectral Sensitivity Measurement , 21st SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Visualization of Color-Texture Images Using Locally Linear Embedding, 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Automated Analysis of Standard Behavioral Tests on Mice Using Color-based Tracking, 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Automated Chromosome Counting with Color and Grayscale Microscope Images , 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Minimum Negativity Constraint Applied to Fluorescence Color Signal Recovery, 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Outline Extraction from Front-view Gait Video, 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Comparison of Cross-Correlation and Ring-Wedge Feature Extraction in Fingerprint Recognition, 20th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Low-level Color and Texture Feature Extraction of Coral Reef Components, 19th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Front-view Gait Parametrization Using Arm Movement , 19th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Reconstruction of Spectral Emittance of Fluorescent Dyes Using Image Color and PCA , 19th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • Automated Human Chromosome Karyotyping Using MATLAB, 19th SPP Physics Congress, Bohol, Philippines
    • SVD vs PCA: Comparison of Performance in an Imaging Spectrometer, 22nd Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) Physics Congress

Education

    • University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, 1997
    • University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Master Science in Physics, 1995
    • Universityof the P Diliman, Quezon City, Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1992

Publication

    • Oblefias, W., Soriano, M., Saloma, C., (In press) Accuracy of spectrum estimate in fluorescence spectral microscopy with spectral filters
    • Optics Communication
    • Martinkaupppi, B., Soriano, M., Pietikainen, M.,, (2005) Comparison of skin color detection and tracking methods under varrying illumination
    • Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 14, No. 4
    • Marcos, S., Soriano, M., Saloma, C., (2005) Classification of coral reef images from underwater video using neural networks
    • Optics Express Volume 22, No. 13
    • Saloma, C., Tarun, A., Bailon, M., Soriano, M., (2005) Rapid subsurface detection of nanoscale defects in live microprocessors by functional infared emission spectral microscopy
    • Applied Optics Volume 34, No. 44
    • Saloma, C., Oblefias, W., Soriano, M., (2004) Spectral microscopy of live luminescent samples
    • Nanophotonics: Integrating Photochemistry, Optics and Nano/Bio Materials Studies
    • Soriano, Araullo, Saloma, (2004) Curve spreads: A biometric from front-view gait video
    • Pattern Recognition Letters Volume 25
    • Soriano, Martinkauppi, Huovinen, Laaksonen, (2003) Adaptive skin color modeling using the skin locus for selecting training pixels
    • Pattern Recognition Letters Volume 36, No. 3
    • Soriano, Oblifias, Saloma, (2002) Fluorescence spectrum estimation using multiple color images and minimum negativity constraint
    • Optics Express Volume 25, No. 10
    • Soriano, Garcia, Saloma, (2001) Fluorescent images classification by major color histograms and a neural network
    • Optics Express Volume 5, No. 8
    • Marszalec, E., Martinkauppi, B., Soriano, M., Pietikainen, M., (2002) A physics-based face database for color research
    • Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 1, No. 9
    • Soriano, M. Ojala, T. Pietikainen, M., (2000) Robustness of local binary pattern (LBP) operators to tilt-compensated textures
    • Texture Analysis in Machine Vision (Ed. M. Pietikainen) Volume 40
    • Soriano, M., Saloma, C., (1998) Improved classification robustness for noisy cell images represented as principal components projections in a hybrid recognition system
    • Applied Optics Volume 17, No. 37
    • Soriano, M., Saloma, C., (1995) Cell classification by a learning principal components analyzer and backpropagation neural network
    • Bioimaging Volume 3
    • Soriano, Arciaga, Cadatal, Cemine, Dungao, Estonactoc, Gabayno, Hui, Nakan, Oblefias, Pabilonia, Vasquez, (2001) PC-interfaced physics experiments under $10
    • International Conference on Computer Information Technology in Physics Education
    • Soriano, M... Marcos, S... Quibilan, M... Alino, P... Saloma, C..., (2001) Image classification of coral reef components from underwater color video
    • Oceans 2001
    • Soriano, M. Garcia, L. Saloma, C., (2001) Classification of fluorescent microscophere images using color
    • Vision Interface Ottowa
    • Martinkaupi, B. Soriano, M., (2001) Basis functions of the color signals of the skin under different illuminants
    • MCSO1