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Andrea Cavallaro, Ph.D.

Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing

Director, Centre for Intelligent Sensing
Area Editor
, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
Elected Member, IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee

 

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

Demo videos: YouTube Channel: Smart Cameras

Software: Source code available

Recent news
@smartcameras

@intelsensing

 

Books
Multi-Camera Networks, Elsevier Academic Press, 2009

Video Tracking, John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Analysis, retrieval and delivery of multimedia content, Springer 2012
Intelligent multimedia surveillance, Springer, 2013.

 

Active projects

Multisource audio-visual production from user-generated content

MAVIP - EPSRC (2013-2015)

Cognitive & Perceptive Cameras

COPCAMS - EU Artemis JU Public-private partnership (2013-2016)

Crowded environments monitoring for activity understanding and recognition

CENTAUR - Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership (2013-2016)

Interactive & Cognitive Environments

ICE - EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (2009-2017)


Talks
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, March 2014
Brunel University, London, March 2014
ISPA 2013, Trieste, September 2013 (plenary talk) [slides]
ACVR 2013, Naples, September 2013 (keynote) [slides]
AVSS 2013, Krakow, August 2013 (panel discussion) [slides]
UAM, Madrid, April 2013
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), March 2013

FBK, Trento, December 2012
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, October 2012
ISICA 2012, Wuhan, October 2012 (keynote)
University of Central Florida, October 2012
ICE Summer School, Loano, Italy, September 2012 [slides]
University College London (UCL), March 2012 [slides]

Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February 2012
IEEE Summer School on Networked Embedded Systems, Klagenfurt, Austria, September 2011 [video] [slides]
Automated Multimedia Surveillance for Public Safety, Barcelona, July 2011 (keynote)
Spring School on Surveillance, Modena, May 2011
Machine Vision Autumn School, Sicily, November 2010
Scuola Superiore Summer School, Catania, August 2010

Signal processing for security systems Summer School, Madrid, July 2010

Intermedia Summer School, Crete, May 2010

University of Surrey, Guilford, January 2010

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, January 2010

 

Tutorials
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

General chair
ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2009)
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2009)
IEEE Int. Conf. on Adv. Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2007)

Technical programme chair
IEEE Int. Conf. on Adv. Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2011)

Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Serv. (WIAMIS 2010)

European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008)

 

Area chair
IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012)
IEEE Int. Conf. on Adv. Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2012)

IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2011, 2012)
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

 

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 andrea.cavallaro@eecs.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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