Company co-founded by former Sense member develops a robot for automatic sorting of cards from Magic

Cassio Elias dos Santos Junior, member on the Smart Sense Lab from 2013 to 2016, is one of the founders of Sorting Robotics, a company that recently built a robot to help online resellers and card stores to organize massive collections of cards from Magic: The Gathering. Cassio, who previously built a popular Magic card-scanning app for Android, has as his partners in Sorting Robotics Nohtal Partansky and Sean Lawlor, both of whom were systems engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.… Read more

Internship opportunity in computational infrastructure

Sense Lab is looking for candidates for an internship in computational infrastructure management. The applicant must be an undergraduate student of Computer Science, Information Systems or similar course, have knowledge in the Linux operating system, hardware, remote access tools, and Shell/Python Script.

The differentials are knowledge in configuration of network servers (pfSense) and
containers (Docker).

The scholarship is R$ 1,500.00 and the workload is 30 hours per week, to be performed at the UFMG Computer Science Department.… Read more

Professor William Robson Schwartz appointed as Associate Editor of IEEE TIFS journal

Professor William Schwartz, the head of the Smart Sense Laboratory, was recently appointed as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS). The scientific journal, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has been published monthly since 2013 and its impact factor is 5.824, with an acceptance rate around 23% over the last 12 months.… Read more

Sense researcher Raphael Prates defends his Ph.D. thesis on person re-identification

In the 200th thesis defense of the Graduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), held last Friday (29), Sense researcher Raphael Felipe de Carvalho Prates obtained his Ph.D. title in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor William Robson Schwartz, coordinator of the Smart Sense Laboratory. His thesis, “Correspondence Between People in a Network of Surveillance Cameras”, addresses the problem of person re-identification in video surveillance settings.… Read more

Opportunity for an English-Portuguese copydesk internship

The Smart Sense Laboratory is selecting candidates for a copydesk internship of scientific texts and written English language tutoring for laboratory students.

 

The applicant must be an undergraduate student of languages or similar course, have mastery of the English language, personal organization, time management and
good fluency in written and verbal communication. Have experience in proofreading
and translation and in teaching activities are differential.… Read more

Opportunity for an administration internship

The Smart Sense Laboratory is selecting candidates for an internship in administration. The applicant must be an undergraduate student of administration or similar course, have basic computer and Office applications skills, personal organization, time management and good fluency in written and verbal communication.

The differentials are the mastery of the English language, experience in administrati-
ve activities and be in the last two semesters of the course.… Read more

Sense project is awarded a research grant from CNPq

The Smart Sense Laboratory was awarded a research grant by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) for the project “Making Sense: Robust Approaches to Visual Monitoring”. The grant offers financial support for projects aiming at significant scientific, technological, and innovation development in Brazil.

The focus of the research project is the development and improvement of computer vision and machine learning techniques for automatic and real-time environment monitoring from a network of surveillance cameras.… Read more

Job opportunity for full-stack web developers

The Smart Sense Laboratory is looking for full-stack web developers to work on a Research and Development project in partnership with Petrobras. The project involves researchers and developers from the Department of Computer Science at UFMG.

The professional will work on the development of a real-time video processing system with features such as scalability, high performance and distributed processing for the purpose of providing scene analysis and monitoring of individuals.

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Antonio de Nazare presents a novel method for multiple camera alignment at AVSS 2018

Earlier this month, Sense Ph.D. student Antonio Carlos de Nazare Junior presented his novel approach for multiple camera alignment based on accelerometer data at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS). AVSS is the premier conference in the field of video and signal-based surveillance and was held 27-30 November in Auckland, New Zealand, hosted by the Auckland University of Technology.Read more

Sense members win 2nd place in the AVSS challenge on Semantic Person Retrieval Using Soft Biometrics

A method proposed by Sense members won 2nd place on the “Surveillance Imagery Search” task of the Semantic Person Retrieval in Surveillance Using Soft Biometrics challenge, at the Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance, AVSS 2018. Gabriel Resende Gonçalves led the work, developed in collaboration with the graduate students Antonio Carlos de Nazare Junior, Matheus Alves Diniz and undergraduate student Luiz Eduardo Lima.… Read more

Sense graduate Samira Silva wins 2nd place on the Master’s Thesis Award at WVC 2018

Samira Santos da Silva won 2nd place on the Master’s Thesis category of the Thesis and Dissertation Contest of the Workshop on Computer Vision, WVC 2018. Currently, a Professor at the Itaúna University Foundation, the Smart Sense Laboratory’s graduate presented her research Aggregating Partial Least Squares Models for Open-set Face Identification, defended earlier this year. In its 14th edition, WVC was held from November 12-14, at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Bahia.… Read more

Professor Schwartz presents a talk on person identification in surveillance at WVC 2018

The coordinator of the Smart Sense Laboratory, Professor William Schwartz presented a talk on person identification in surveillance scenarios last Monday (12), at the 14th Workshop on Computer Vision (WVC). The current edition of the WVC takes place on November 12-14, at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Bahia.

Computer vision techniques applied to video surveillance and biometrics have been investigated for several years, to develop intelligent and efficient systems to recognize and understand suspicious activities.… Read more

Sense member Rafael Vareto wins Best Master’s Thesis Award at SIBGRAPI 2018

Rafael Henrique Vareto won the Best Master’s Thesis Award on the Workshop of Theses and Dissertations (WTD) of the 31st Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, SIBGRAPI 2018. Currently a Ph.D. student, the Sense member presented his research “Face Recognition Based on a Collection of Binary Classifiers”, defended last year. Started on October 29 and ended yesterday, SIBGRAPI is the main conference on computer vision and graphics in South America.… Read more

The Smart Sense Laboratory joins Petrobras in a three-year research and development project

The Smart Sense Laboratory has partnered with Petrobras, one of the largest petroleum companies in the world and the largest in Brazil, to work on a three-year R&D project. The main goal is the implementation of an automatic monitoring system for worker protection on oil platforms. The system will be capable of identifying risk situations and issuing alerts to improve worker safety.… Read more

Sense research arrives in Oceania: Igor Bastos has his work accepted in AVSS 2018

Sense Ph.D. student Igor Bastos was selected to present his novel approach for gesture recognition at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS). Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), AVSS 2018 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 27 to 30 November.

Due to its applicability in contexts such as surveillance and biometric authentication, gesture recognition has been investigated by several works, often focusing on the capture of motion and appearance on videos.… Read more

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