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Andrea Cavallaro, Ph.D.

Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing

Director, Centre for Intelligent Sensing

Research interests Camera networks, Target detection and tracking, Behaviour and identity recognition, Privacy, Perceptual semantics in multimedia


Privacy Issues in Multimedia programme

 

News @smartcameras  @intelsensing

 

Demo videos: YouTube Channel: Smart Cameras

 

Software: Source code available
recent software releases:
consensus-based tracking for wireless camera networks
cost-effective features for re-ID in camera networks
multi-camera synchronisation
 

Recent talks
ACIVS 2016, October 2016

IEEE-EURASIP Summer School on Signal Processing, September 2016

Workshop on Surveillance for Location-aware Data Protection, August 2016
European Data Forum, November 2015 (scientific keynote)
KU Leuven, November 2015
De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content, October 2015
IWANN 2015, Palma, June 2015 (plenary talk)
De-identification for privacy protection 2015, Ljubljana, May 2015 (keynote)
ADCS, Singapore, April 2015
VISIGRAPP 2015, Berlin, March 2015 (keynote)

PerMIn 2015, Kolkata, February 2015 (keynote)
QCRI, Doha, February 2105

full list

 

Tutorials
Distributed Visual Processing, IEEE ICIP 2016
Information Fusion in Resource-Limited Camera Networks, FUSION 2016
Spatiotemporal filtering for multi-object tracking, IEEE ICIP 2011
Video Tracking: overview, appl. and recent developments, IEEE ICIP 2010

Distributed Processing in Smart Cameras, IEEE ICASSP 2009

Distributed Vision Processing in Smart Camera Networks, IEEE CVPR 2008

Smart Cameras: Algorithms, Evaluation and Appl., ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2007

 

Books
Intelligent multimedia surveillance, Springer, 2013
Analysis, retrieval and delivery of multimedia content, Springer 2012

Video Tracking, John Wiley & Sons, 2011

Multi-Camera Networks, Elsevier Academic Press, 2009

Service

Senior Area Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech.
Associate Editor, IEEE Multimedia
Elected Member, IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee

 

Guest editor
Intelligent Video Surveillance for Public Security & Personal Privacy

IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, 2012
Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems
IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2011
Video Analytics for Surveillance
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2010

Multi-camera and Multi-modal Sensor Fusion
Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2010
BMVA Annals, 2010

 

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Contact
School of Elec. Eng and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (UK)
Tel: +44 20 7882 5165
Email a.cavallaro@qmul.ac.uk



Awards and prizes
Faculty Research Performance Award 2014

Best paper award, IEEE AVSS 2009 [pdf]
Recognition of service award, (ACM) 2009
Student paper award, IEEE ICASSP 2009
[pdf]
Royal Academy of Engineering
'Engineering Teaching Prize' 2007
Student paper award, IEEE ICASSP 2007
[pdf]
QM e-Learning Fellowship 2006
Student paper award, IEEE ICASSP 2005
[pdf]
Drapers' Prize for the development of Learning and Teaching 2004
BT Research Fellow 2004

 

 

Recent publications

Online tracking performance evaluation [pdf]
Offline tracking performance evaluation [pdf]
Video summarization [pdf]
Camera synchronization [pdf]
Human behavior understanding [pdf]
People re-identification [pdf]
Multi-target tracking [pdf]
Adaptive target models for tracking [pdf]
Distributed camera tracking [pdf]

Localization of a camera network [pdf] 

Motion abnormality detection [pdf]

Multi-camera track-before-detect [pdf]
Depth blurring [
pdf]

Space-variant Gaussian blurring [pdf]

View selection [pdf]

Learning scene context for tracking [pdf]

Trajectory clustering [pdf]
Visual tracking using Random Finite Sets [pdf]

Tracking with heterogeneous sensors [pdf]

Most cited publications

Shadow segmentation [pdf]
Tracking manoeuvring targets 
[pdf]

Tracking in cluttered background  [pdf]

Adaptive content delivery and description [pdf]
Adaptive multi-feature tracking
[pdf]
Spatial regularization of a change detection [pdf]

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Highlights
 

Demo video on: Intelligent Video Cameras research

Demo
page on: Target tracking

Erasmus Mundus ICE PhD Programme

SPEVI: Surveillance Performance EValuation Initiative Datasets and corresponding ground truth available!

PFT: A protocol for evaluating video trackers

Events
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BMVA symposium on Security and Surveillance: Performance Evaluation (SSPE 2007)
- IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), London (UK),  5-7 September 2007

Special Issue on
- 'Multi-sensor object detection and tracking', Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal (Springer)
- 'Video Tracking in Complex Scenes for Surveillance Applications', Journal of Image and Video Processing (an open access journal)

Special Session on
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'Real-time object tracking: algorithms and evaluation' at 6th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services.
- 'Object-based video: extraction tools, evaluation metrics and applications' at SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference.
 

 

 

 

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