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Ryan Kennedy


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Ryan Kennedy



Ryan Kennedy joined the computer vision group at JPL after completing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2015. His work in computer vision has included projects in image segmentation, optical flow/motion estimation, network localization, and low-rank matrix completion.


PhD in Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
BSc in Computer Science and Applied Math, University of Colorado, 2009.


  1. R. Kennedy and C. J. Taylor, "Hierarchically-Constrained Optical Flow," CVPR, 01 January 2015.
  2. R. Kennedy and C. J. Taylor, "Optical Flow with Geometric Occlusion Estimation and Fusion of Multiple Frames," EMMCVPR, 01 January 2015.
  1. R. Kennedy, C. J. Taylor, and L. Balzano, "Online Completion of Ill-conditioned Low-Rank Matrices," GlobalSIP, 01 January 2014.
  2. R. Kennedy and C. J. Taylor, "Network Localization from Relative Bearing Measurements," IROS, 01 January 2014.
  3. J. Nunez-Iglesias, R. Kennedy, S. M. Plaza, A. Chakraborty, and W. T. Katz, "Graph-based Active Learning of Agglomeration (GALA): a Python library to segment 2D and 3D neuroimages," Front. Neuroinform., 01 January 2014.
  4. R. Kennedy, L. Balzano, S. J. Wright, and C. J. Taylor, "Online Algorithms for Factorization-Based Structure from Motion," WACV, 01 January 2014.
  1. J. Nunez-Iglesias, R. Kennedy, T. Parag, J. Shi, and D. Chklovskii, "Machine learning of hierarchical clustering to segment 2D and 3D images," PLoS ONE, 01 January 2013.
  1. R. Kennedy, K. Daniilidis, O. Naroditsky, and C.J. Taylor, "Identifying maximal rigid components in bearing-based localization," IROS, 01 January 2012.
  1. M. Pirrung, R. Kennedy, J.G. Caporaso, J. Stombaugh, D. Wendel, and R. Knight, "TopiaryExplorer: Visualizing large phylogenetic trees with environmental metadata," Bioinformatics, 01 January 2011.
  2. R. Kennedy, J. Gallier, and J. Shi, "Contour cut: identifying salient contours in images by solving a Hermitian eigenvalue problem," CVPR, 01 January 2011.
  1. R. Kennedy, M. Lladser, Z. Wu, C. Zhang, M. Yarus, H. De Sterck, and R. Knight, "Natural and artificial RNAs occupy the same restricted region of sequence space," RNA, 01 January 2010.
  1. R. Kennedy, M. Lladser, M. Yarus, and R. Knight, "Information, probability, and the abundance of the simplest RNA active sites," Frontiers in Bioscience, 01 January 2008.