Maricor Soriano

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Administrative Positions

Courses handled


ISI Publications and Book Chapters
J. Balista, M. Soriano, C. Saloma, Compact time-independent pattern representation of entire human gait cycle for tracking of gait irregularities, Pattern Recognition Letters Vol. 31, No 1, 20-27, 1 January 2010.
J. Balista, M. Soriano, C. Saloma, Compact time-independent pattern representation of entire human gait cycle for tracking of gait irregularities , Pattern Recognition Letters (in press) DOI: doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2009.09.001, available online 8 September 2009.
S. Marcos, L. David, E. Peñaflor, V. Ticzon, M. Soriano, Automatic benthic counting of living and nonliving components in Ngedarrak Reef, Palau via subsurface underwater video, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Vol 145 No.1-3, 177-184 Oct 2008.
W Oblefias, M Soriano and C Saloma, Accuracy of spectrum estimate in fluorescence spectral microscopy with spectral filters, Optics Communications Vol. 260 No. 2, 755-766,15 April 2006.
Martinkaupppi B, Soriano M & Pietikäinen M, Comparison of skin color detection and trackingmethods under varying illumination. Journal of Electronic Imaging Vol. 14 No. 4, 043014, Oct-Dec2005. ( )
Marcos S., Soriano M., Saloma C., Classification of coral reef images from underwater video using neural networks, Optics Express, Vol. 13 No. 22, 8766-71, 31 October 2005.
Saloma C., Tarun A., Bailon M., Soriano M., 2005, Rapid subsurface detection of nanoscale defects in live microprocessors by functional infrared emission spectral microscopy, Applied Optics, Vol. 44 1 of 6No. 34, 1-5, 1 December 2005.
Soriano, Oblefias, Saloma, Spectral microscopy of live luminescent samples, Chapter 23 Nanophotonics : Integrating Photochemistry, Optics and Nano/Bio Materials Studies, Elsevier, 2004.
Soriano, Araullo, Saloma, Curve Spreads – A biometric from front-view gait video, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 25, pp 1595-1602, June 2004
Soriano, Martinkauppi, Huovinen, Laaksonen, Adaptive skin color modeling modeling using the skin locus for selecting training pixels, Pattern Recognition, Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2003.
Soriano, Oblefias, Saloma, Fluorescence spectrum estimation using multiple color images and minimum negativity constraint, Optics Express Vol. 10 No. 25. December 2002.
Soriano, Garcia, Saloma, Fluorescent image classification by major color histograms and a neural network, Optics Express Vol. 8 No. 5 , February 2001.
E. Marszalec, B. Martinkauppi, M. Soriano, M. Pietikäinen, A physics-based face database for color research, J. Electronic Imaging, Vol. 9 No. 1 pp 32-38, 2000. ( )
M. Soriano, T. Ojala & M. Pietikäinen "Robustness of Local Binary Pattern (LBP) operators to tiltcompensated textures". Texture Analysis in Machine Vision (Ed. M. Pietikäinen). Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence - Vol. 40, World Scientific, 2000.
M. Soriano, C. Saloma, Improved Classification Robustness for Noisy Cell Images Represented as Principal Components Projections in a Hybrid Recognition System, Applied Optics Vol. 37 No.17 pp 3628-3638, 1998.
M. Soriano, C. Saloma, Cell Classification by a Learning Principal Components Analyzer and Backpropagation Neural Network, Bioimaging vol.3, pp. 168-175, 1995.

International Conference Papers
L. Cruz, J. Salvador, A. Paz, J. Dado, M. Soriano,'Establishing deterrents to help reduce forgery practices and secure the authenticity of Philippine Paintings', 15 the Triennial Conference of the Intl Council of Museums-Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) New Delhi India September 22-26 (2008).
A.M.C. Lee, C.T. Angeles, M.C. R. Talampas, L.G. Sison, M.N. Soriano, MotesArt: Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring Relative Humidity and Temperature in an Art Gallery , IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, 2008. ICNSC 2008. pp 1263-1268, Sanya, China April 6-8 (2008).
M. Soriano, 'Good Practices in Science Higher Education – A Tale of Two Institutes in the University of the Philippines', Intl Forum on Reform and Innovation in Science and Engineering Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, Seoul, South Korea, September 12-14 (2005).
M. Soriano, M. Arciaga, M. Cadatal, V. Cemine, J. Dungao, M. Estonactoc, J. Gabayno, M. Hui, R. Nakan, W. Oblefias, R. Pabilonia, L. Vasquez, PC-Interfaced physics experiments under $10, Intl. Conf. On Computer Information Technology in Physics Education, NISMED QC, December (2001)
M. Soriano, S. Marcos, M. Quibilan, P. Alino, C. Saloma, Image classification of coral reef components from underwater color video ,OCEANS 2001 Honolulu, Hawaii 5-8 November (2001).
M. Soriano, L. Garcia, C. Saloma, 'Classification of fluorescent microsphere images using color', Vision Interface Ottawa, Canada 7-9 June (2001)
B. Martinkauppi, M. Soriano, "Basis functions of the color signals of skin under different illuminants.", MCS01, June 18 (2001).
T. Mäenpää, T. Ojala, M. Pietikäinen & M. Soriano "Robust texture classification by subsets of Local Binary Patterns". Proc. 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, September 3-8, Barcelona, Spain (2000).
M. Soriano, S. Huovinen, B. Martinkauppi & M. Laaksonen "Skin detection in video under changing illumination conditions". Proc. 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, September 3-8, 2 of 6Barcelona, Spain (2000).
M. Soriano, B. Martinkauppi, S. Huovinen, M. Laaksonen, "Skin color modelling under varying illumination conditions using the skin locus for selecting training pixels",Real-time Image Sequence Analysis Workshop (RISA2000), August 31-September 1, Oulu, Finland (2000).
M. Soriano, S. Huovinen, B. Martinkauppi & M. Laaksonen (2000) Using the skin locus to cope with changing illumination conditions in color-based face tracking. Proc. IEEE Nordic Signal Processing Symposium (NORSIG 2000), June 13-15, Kolmården, Sweden, (2000).
M. Soriano , E. Marszalec , B. Martinkauppi, M. Pietikäinen 'Making saturated facial images useful again,' Proc. SPIE Polarization and Color Techniques in Inspection June 17-18 Munich Germany, 113-121 (1999).
M. Soriano , E. Marszalec, M. Pietikäinen 'Color correction of face images under different illuminants using RGB eigenfaces' Proc. 2nd Intl. Conf. on Audio and Video-Based Biometric Person authentication (AVBPA99) March 22-24 Washington DC USA (1999).

Awards and Recognitions

Third World Academy of Science Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines (2009)
● Outstanding Young Scientist, National Academy of Science and Technology (2006)
● Most Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate of the College of Science, U.P. Diliman (April 1998)
● Third Prize - Philippine Talent Search for Young Scientists National Academy of Science and Technology, Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel (9 July 1997)
● Dean's Medallion - Best Undergraduate Thesis in Physics U.P. Diliman (April 1992)

See Also

Instrumentation Physics Laboratory (