My research includes the development of techniques for Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Image Processing to solve problems on three main application domains: Smart Surveillance, Biometrics and Computer Forensics. I tend to investigate these problems in an integrated manner. While surveillance aims at “discovering” possible suspicious activities that can lead to an undesired event, the computer forensics searches for evidences once the event already took place in an earlier time. The biometrics is important for both because being able to identify the agents in the video might lead to different conclusions regarding the importance of the activities executed.
R&D Project – Video Analytics Solutions
The Smart Surveillance Interest Group started early this month the execution of a R&D project as a partnership with Maxtrack, a Minas Gerais based company leader in vehicle tracking and telemetry, through EMBRAPII DCC/UFMG. Read more.
2nd DeepEyes Workshop
The 2nd DeepEyes Workshop was held at UFMG Campus in October 03, 2016. Counting researchers such as Larry S. Davis (University of Maryland), François Bremond (INRIA), Eduardo Valle (Unicamp), Sandra Ávila, Filipe Costa, William Robson Schwartz (UFMG), were presented and discussed advances achieved in the previous year of the project. Read more.
My research group is called Smart Surveillance Interest Group (SSIG) and is composed by researchers, graduate and undergraduate students focusing their works on Smart Surveillance, Forensics and Biometrics. The SSIG maintains a first class computational structure composed by several servers and multiple surveillance cameras that allow large-scale experiments.
My research group is composed of researchers, graduate and undergraduate students focusing their works on Smart Surveillance, Forensics and Biometrics. The SSIG group maintains a computational structure composed by several servers and multiple surveillance cameras that allow large-scale experiments. The group also maintains weekly meetings to discuss current papers, study technical books and share research updates among its members.
Over the years, I have coordinated several research projects in the areas of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition applied to Smart Surveillance, Biometrics and Computer Forensics. Some of the projects have been sponsored by Brazilian Research Funding Agencies, such as the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), the Minas Gerais Research Foundation (FAPEMIG) and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), and others developed in collaboration with large multinational companies, such as Hewlett-Packard and Samsung.
Currently, I am involved on projects focusing human activity recognition, human identification based on faces and tracking, detection of anomalies on videos, development of portable biometric devices, development of smart surveillance systems, recognition of vehicles on road and the investigation of forensic-related problems.