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

A new master in the group: Jessica Sena defended her dissertation

Jessica Sena defended this afternoon (18), her dissertation “Human Activity Recognition based on Wearable Sensors using Multiscale DCNN Ensemble”, obtaining her Master’s degree from the Graduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The main results of her research were presented two months ago at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), in Rome, Italy. Sena was recently accepted in the Ph.D.… Read more

Victor Hugo de Melo will present his research on activity recognition at SIBGRAPI 2018

Images extracted from the datasets used to train the method.

Video understanding is the next frontier of computer vision, in which activity recognition plays a major role. Ph.D. student Victor Hugo Melo will present his new approach to the subject, based on contextual cues obtained from object detections in the scene, at the main conference on computer vision in South America, the Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, SIBGRAPI 2018.… Read more

Professor William Schwartz presents a talk on video surveillance and biometrics at UNESP

This Tuesday (2), the amphitheater of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) hosts a talk by Professor William Schwartz, head of Smart Sense Laboratory, in the 7th Computer Science Week of Presidente Prudente. Closing the activities scheduled for the day, his talk will address the challenges of computer vision in video surveillance and biometrics.

Computer vision techniques applied to video surveillance and biometrics have been investigated for many years in order to develop intelligent and efficient surveillance systems for deployment on real-world environments.… Read more

Gabriel Gonçalves will present his new approach for license plate recognition at SIBGRAPI 2018

An essential task to ensure the identification of vehicles and safety on roads and private spaces, Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) is the research subject of Gabriel Gonçalves, a Ph.D. student at Sense, who will present his work at the Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI). In its 31st edition, SIBGRAPI is the main conference on computer vision and graphics in Latin America and will be held from October 29th to November 1st at the Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort, in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná.… Read more

Jessica Sena represents the Smart Sense Laboratory at the EUSIPCO conference in Italy

Last week, Rome was the venue for the 26th edition of the European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018, and Sense’s researcher Jessica Sena was there to present her work on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN) applied to human activity recognition based on wearable sensors. The conference, which is currently assigned a Qualis A2 score (the second highest) by the Brazilian Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), was held September 3-7 and brought together leading researchers from the four corners of the globe.… Read more

Researcher Rensso Colque gets Ph.D.’s degree in Computer Science

Rensso Mora Colque obtained this Friday (24) his Ph.D. title by the Graduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). His dissertation, “Robust approaches for anomaly detection applied to video surveillance”, was guided by Sense head, professor William Robson Schwartz and proposed three approaches to detect anomalous patterns in surveillance video sequences.

A topic that attracted significant research interest in recent years, anomaly detection is a hard problem due to the dependency of the characteristics and the context of a specific scene and although many contexts could be similar, the evets that can be considered anomalous are infinity and cannot be learned beforehand.… Read more

Sense researchers make advances in controlling active cameras

                                             

Unlike fixed cameras, statically positioned to better capture a global view of the scene, active cameras or PTZs (pan-tilt-zoom) have a feature that allows them to move on the axis itself in the vertical, horizontal and zoom directions. In the scope of surveillance, PTZs are useful in viewing targets away from the fixed camera, such as people, car plates, abandoned objects in public places, moving targets and objects the person is carrying.… Read more

Job opportunity for developers on a project in parnership with Petrobras

The SSIG is looking for developers to work on a Research and Development project in partnership with Petrobras S.A.

The applicant will work on the development of a distributed, scalable smart video-surveillance system with real-time requirements using cutting-edge technologies to provide a high-performance system able to analyze the scene and provide a secure environment to the workers.

We are hiring in the CLT regime with salary compatible with market standards, to work in Belo Horizonte city.Read more

SSIG offers masters scolarship on a project with Petrobras

The Smart Surveillance Interest Group offers a masters scholarship to work on the problem of active cameras in a large Research and Development project in partnership with Petrobras.

The problem with Active Cameras is to control and coordinate a large set of cameras in order to capture visual data with a greater level of detail. For this, computer vision, machine learning and distributed systems techniques are used to coordinate a system composed of two types of cameras: fixed and active.… Read more

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