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Andrea Cavallaro is Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing and Director of the Centre for Intelligent Sensing at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, in 2002. He was a Research Fellow with British Telecommunications (BT) in 2004/2005 and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering teaching Prize in 2007; three student paper awards on target tracking and perceptually sensitive coding at IEEE ICASSP in 2005, 2007 and 2009; and the best paper award at IEEE AVSS 2009. Prof. Cavallaro is Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, and chair of its Awards committee. He served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and as Guest Editor for seven international journals. He was General Chair for IEEE/ACM ICDSC 2009, BMVC 2009, M2SFA2 2008, SSPE 2007, and IEEE AVSS 2007. Prof. Cavallaro was Technical Program chair of IEEE AVSS 2011, the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008) and of WIAMIS 2010. He has published more than 130 journal and conference papers, one monograph on Video tracking (2011,Wiley) and three edited books: Multi-camera networks (2009, Elsevier); Analysis, retrieval and delivery of multimedia content (2012, Springer); and Intelligent multimedia surveillance (2013, Springer).



Professional activities

Conference organisation

General chair
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ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2009)
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British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2009)
- IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2007)
Chair

- ECCV workshop on Multi-camera and multi-modal sensor fusion: algorithms and applications (M2SFA2 2008)
- BMVA symposium on Security and Surveillance: Performance Evaluation (SSPE 2007)
Technical Program chair
- IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2011)
- WIAMIS 2010
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European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008)
Workshops chair,
- IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2010)
- IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2008)
Special sessions chair,
- IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2009)
- IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis and Processing (IMAP 2008)
Publications chair,
International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2009)
Local arrangements chair
, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2002)

Technical Program Committee member
- IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2007, MMSP 2008, MMSP 2009)
- ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2007, ICDSC 2008)
- ACM Multimedia 2008, Multimedia tools, end-systems, and applications track
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ACM Multimedia 2007, Applications Track
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International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 2007)
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International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2007)
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Visual Information Engineering Conference (VIE 2007)
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European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2007)
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IEEE Workshop on Visual Surveillance (VS 2006, VS 2007)
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International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT 2006, SAMT 2007)
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International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2006, ISVC 2007)
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IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2006)
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International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2006, WIAMIS 2007)
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ACM Multimedia 2005, Content Track
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IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance  (AVSS 2005, AVSS 2006)
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IEEE Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS 2005)
- European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (EWIMT 2005)
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IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2004, ICIP 2005)
- IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004, ICME 2005, ICME 2007)
- ACM Multimedia, short papers (MM 2003, MM 2005, MM 2006)
Scientific Committee member, IEEE-SPIE Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP 2003)
Technical Staff member, European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 1996)

Steering Committee member,  IEEE AVSS (2005 - )
Board member, IEEE AVSS (2007 - )

Panel of experts

        PhD Forum Panel member, ICDSC 2007
           Selection committee, best student paper award (IEEE ICME 2006, IEEE ICASSP 2006, IEEE ICASSP 2007, IEEE MMSP 2006)
           Panel of experts, Challenge for Real-Time Event Detection Solutions (CREDS) for Enhanced Security and Safety in Public Transportation (2005)
           Committee member, ACM Multimedia TPC meeting (2005)
           Selection committee, Young  Investigator Award for Visual Communication and Image Processing (2003)


Panel discussions

          Panel member, "Multimedia: a World of Possibilities or just a Buzzword?"
              with Anthony Vetro (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA); Tsuhan Chen (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA);
              Alan Hanjalic (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Juergen Herre (Fraunhofer Institute, Germany);
              Picture Coding Symposium, Lisbon, November 2007

           Panel member, "Distributed Smart Cameras: Research Toys or Practical Tools?"
              with Wayne Wolf (Princeton University, USA); Richard Kleihorst (NXP Research, The Netherlands); Andreas Savvides (Yale University, USA);
              Richard Radke (RPI, USA); Demetri Terzopoulos (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
              ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, Vienna, September 2007

            Panel chair, "Intelligent Scene Analysis and Detection of IED Delivery"
            
  with Dave Humphrey (Virage Security & Surveillance, UK), Fernando de La Torre (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
               Kevin Kearney (Geospatial Systems Inc., USA), Peter Tu (GE Research, USA)
               NATO Counter IED Detection Conference, Madrid, November 2006

Expert for

          French National Research Agency (ANR)
          Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom
          European Commission
          Swiss National Science Foundation
          Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme

Technical societies

          elected member, IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (term: 2006-2009)
          counsellor, IEEE student branch at QMUL
          member, IEEE (IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Computer Society)
          member, IET (the Institution of Engineering and Technology)
          member, BMVA (British Machine Vision Association)

Tutorials and short courses

         tutorial , "Smart Cameras: Algorithms, Evaluation and Applications", 2007 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, Austria, September 2007
         short course, "Video object detection and tracking", University of Brescia, Italy, November 2007
         short course, "Semantic Video Analysis for Automatic Content Description, Evaluation and Delivery", Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, May 2006

Editorial activities

           Guest editor, Springer Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing, Special Issue on 'Multi-sensor object detection and tracking'
           Guest editor, Journal of Image and Video Processing, Special issue on 'Video Tracking in Complex Scenes for Surveillance Applications'
                                 (with C. Regazzoni and F. Porikli)

Special session organization

            Multimodal Data Understanding and Visualization for Industrial Applications (with Fatih Porikli), 2nd International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2006)
            Real-time object tracking: algorithms and evaluation, 6th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2005)
          
 Object-based video: extraction tools, evaluation metrics and applications, SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP 2003)

Chair at the following conference sessions

        Behaviour analysis (ICDSC 07)
           Activity monitoring (AVSS 2005)
           Active Contours and Statistical Methods for Segmentation (ICIP 2005)
           Media conversion (ICME 2005)
           Motion Detection and Estimation (ICASSP 2005)
           Real-time object tracking (WIAMIS 2005) 
           Image Segmentation: Clustering and Statistical Methods (ICIP 2004)
           Object-based video (VCIP 2003)
           Media Processing (ICME 2002)

Invited talks

University College London, London, UK, 31 January 2007
University of Surrey
, Guildford, UK, 11 October 2006
Intel Corporation
, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 9 December 2005
Microsoft Research Asia
, Beijing, China, 24 July 2005
King's College London
, London, UK, 27 April 2005
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
, Cambridge, MA, USA, 24 March 2005
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 4 March 2005
BT Research and Venturing, Ipswich, UK, 14 February 2005
Nanyang Technological University
, Singapore, 28 October 2004
BT Exact, Ipswich, UK, 4 August 2004
IBM Watson Research, New York, USA, 27 September 2002
University of Trieste, IEEE seminar series, 11 December 1996

PhD examiner

           Q. Li, "Using perceptual models to improve quantization index modulation based watermarking schemes",
                Advisor: Prof. I. Cox, University College London, December 2007
           M. Sugrue, "Development of a motion distillation algorithm for visual surveillance",
                Advisor: Prof. R. Davies, Royal Holloway, University of London, November 2007
           D. Marimon Sanjuan, "Advances in top-down and bottom-up approaches to video-based camera tracking",
               Advisor: Prof. T. Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), October 2007
           N. Gehrig, "Distributed source coding in sensor networks",
               Advisor: Dr. P. Dragotti, Imperial College, October 2007 
           P. Besson, "A multimodal pattern recognition framework for speaker detection",
               Advisor: Prof. M. Kunt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), May 2007
           G. Ciocca, "Dynamic visual summaries for video retrieval",
                Advisor: Prof. R. Schettini, University of Milan-Bicocca, January 2006
           G. Antonini, "A discrete choice modeling framework for pedestrian walking behavior with application to human tracking in video sequences",
                Advisor: Prof. J.P. Thiran, EPFL, Nov 2005
           A. Petrovic, "Unsupervised multiscale image segmentation",
                Advisor: Prof. P. Vanderghynst, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), November 2005
           O. Steiger, "Adaptive video delivery using semantics",
                Advisor: Prof. T. Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), April 2005

Other activities at QMUL

       Board member, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science
Academic committee member, Dual-Master Degree Program UESTC-QMUL
Deputy chairman, Undergraduate exam board, Dept. of Electronic Engineering
External speaker, Dept. of Electronic Engineering
University owner, Multimedia Applications, Module 15, BT MSc in Telecom Engineering
Programme organiser, MSc in Multimedia Systems Technology

Reviewer for the following journals

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence; IEEE Transactions on Image Processing; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; IEEE Signal Processing Letters; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Transactions of the IEEE; IEEE Transactions on Multimedia; IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B; EURASIP Signal Processing; EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing; EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing; IEICE Transactions; International Journal of Modelling and Simulation; Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE); Real-Time Imaging Journal; Journal of Information Fusion, Fuzzy Sets and Systems; SPIE Optical Engineering; Signal Processing; IEE Proc. Vision, Image & Signal Processing; Image and Vision Computing; Computer Vision and Image Understanding; Machine Vision and Applications Journal; ACM Transactions of Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications; Signal Image and Video Processing; Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal; Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation; Signal Processing Image Communication

Reviewer for the following international conferences

IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), IEEE and EURASIP Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing (NSIP), SPIE Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP), International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance  (AVSS), Globecom Wireless Communications, Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS), European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (EWIMT), IEEE Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS), ACM Multimedia, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), ACM Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks (VSSN), International Conference on ITS Telecommunications; Picture Coding Symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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