Former Smart Surveillance Interest Group (SSIG), the Smart Sense Laboratory is housed in the Department of Computer Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, composed of researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. We investigate problems related to Video Surveillance, Forensics and Biometrics by developing techniques on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Digital Image Processing.


Smart Surveillance and Computer Forensics

bullet1 Analysis of activities been developed in a scene captured by a set of cameras.
bullet2 Prevent criminal activities.
bullet3 Provide high level information to the operators.



Establish the identity of an individual based on the physical, chemical or behavioral traits.
Define individual identity and verification of a claimed identity.
Questions such as “who you are?” instead of “what you remember?” or “what you possess?



We are located in Room 3310 in the Computer Science Department at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.



To provide a functional environment and to capture video and images to perform computational experiments, the Smart Surveillance Interest Group (SSIG) has acess to a set of computer servers, desktops, laptops, network equipments, video cameras and others. These equipments were acquired thank to the support received from FAPEMIG, CNPq, CAPES, UFMG, NVIDIA and private companies. Our main processing servers are the following.


Our infrastructure provides a set of services to help our users in their research tasks and to manage the infrastructure. The services include the following.


We have developed projects with the following government agencies and private companies.

Government Agencies:


Private Companies:





Other Partners: