John Femiani, Ph.D.

John Femiani

Associate Professor

205 F Benton Hall

Research Highlights

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning
  • Procedural Modeling
  • Remote Sensing


  • Ph.D., Computer Science
    Arizona State University
  • B.A.
    Arizona State University


  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Assistant Professor, 20092016
  • VProctor, Inc., Pheonix, AZ, Chief Technology Officer, 2012present
  • I'DEA, Mesa, AZ, Assistant Research Professional, 20062008
  • PRISM, Tempe, AZ, Research Assistant, 20012006
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Pheonix, AZ, 3D Graphics Specialist, 20022003

Honors and Awards

  • 2014Late Sydney R. Parker Best Paper Award in the area of Signal Processing
  • 2014M. N. S. Swamy Best Paper Award.
  • 2011Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to Career and Technical Education
  • 2010Special recognition, AzTE, Arizona State University
  • 2006Innovator of the year, AzTE, Arizona State University

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer (Journal)Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS) , 2015, 2016
  • Reviewer(Journal)Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Remote Sensing (JSTARS), 2014­­2016
  • Reviewer (Journal)Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD), 2015
  • Reviewer (Conference)SIGRAPH Asia 2011, 2014
  • Reviewer(Journal)Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), 2010
  • Reviewer(Conference)Computer Graphics International, 2010

Principal Publications

Selected Journal Articles

  • E Li, J Femiani, X Zhang, P Wonka, Robust Rooftop Extraction from Visible Band Images, Using Higher Order CRF," Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of, 2015.
  • K E Goodenberger, D M Boyer, C M Orr, R L Jacobs, J C Femiani, B A Patel, Functional morphology of the hallucal metatarsal with implications for inferring grasping ability in extinct primates, American journal of physical anthropology, 2015
  • J Femiani, E Li, A Razdan, P Wonka, "Shadow­Based Rooftop Segmentation in Visible Band Images," Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of , vol. PP, no.99, pp.1,1, 2014
  • J Jiao, B Zhao, J Femiani, A Hybrid Method for Multi­sensor Remote Sensing Image Registration Based On Salience Regions, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (Journal). [Impact Factor 0.982], 2013
  • J. Femiani, C, Chuang, A. Razdan, Least Eccentric Curves for Geometric Hermite Interpolation. Computer Aided Geometric Design (1), 141­149. [Impact Factor 1.398],2012
  • X. Yin, J. Femiani, P. Wonka, and A. Razdan, A New QEM for Parameterization of Raster Images, Computer Graphics Forum / Eurographics 30 (8), 2440­2451. [Impact Factor 1.638]., 2011
  • M Tocheri, CR. Solhan, CM. Orr, J Femiani, B Frohlich, CP. Groves, WE. Harcourt­Smith, BG. Richmond, B Shoelson, WL. Jungers, Ecological divergence and medial cuneiform morphology in gorillas, Journal of Human Evolution, Volume 60, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 171­184. [Impact Factor 4.094], 2011
  • M. Marzke, M.Tocheri, B. Steinburg, J. Femiani, R. Linscheid, C. Orr, R. Marzke. Comparative 3D quantitative analyses of trapeziometacarpal joint surface curvatures among living catarrhines and fossil hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (AJPA), Volume 141, no.1. [Impact Factor 2.481], 2010
  • M. Cui, J.C. Femiani, J. Hu, P. Wonka, A. Razdan, Curve Matching for Open 2D Curves, Pattern Recognition Letters 30 (2009) 1­10. [Impact Factor 1.266],2009
  • J.Hu, A. Razdan, P. Wonka, M. Cui and J. Femiani, Urban road network extraction and intersection detection in aerial images using local shape classification, IEEE T. on Remote Sensing and GeoSciences. [Impact Factor 3.467], 2007
  • L. Zhang, A. Razdan, G. Farin, J. Femiani, M S Bae, C Lockwood 3D Face Authentication and Recognition Based on Bilateral Symmetry Analysis, Visual Computer, Volume 22 number 1 43­55, January 2006. [Impact Factor 0.708], 2006

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • C. Chuang, S. Craig, J Femian​i, "The Role of Certainty and Time Delay in Students' Cheating Decisions during Online Testing", Cognitive Science 2015
  • J Femiani​, E Li, Graph cuts to combine multiple sources for feature extraction, IMAGE 2014, Dayton, Ohio
  • B. Chladny, J. Femiani,​B. Graniela, Realistic Geo­Specific Feature Densities in Real­Time Synthetic Environments, Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, (I/ITSEC), 2013. [Acceptance Rate 73%]
  • A. Amresh, AR. Carberry, J. Femiani​, Evaluating the ef ectiveness of flipped classrooms for teaching CS1, IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2013. [Acceptance Rate 67.2%]
  • A Shah, A Amresh, J. Femiani​, Improving E­Learning Videos Using Personalization and Social Signals, World conference on E­Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, 2013, 1696­1700 [Acceptance Rate 25­39%]