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Center for Transportation Studies


Camera Networks for Security and Traffic Applications

Thursday, November 4

Part of the Fall 2010 Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar Series.

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About the Seminar

Computing is ubiquitous in nearly every household. Computers are becoming smaller, more portable, and embedded in many common appliances and devices. In addition, digital cameras are becoming pervasive in society. They are appearing in many varieties, and can be found in devices ranging from cars to telephones.

This seminar focuses on the problem of camera networks for transportation and security applications. Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos will present the Hyperion framework, which involves the computation of an extensive set of video-analytics based on human and crowd activity monitoring, automatic camera placement, camera-to-camera tracking, semi-autonomous calibration, and video forensics analysis. An innovative user interface allows a single user to monitor thousands of cameras. Applications of this technology include the real-time identification of empty parking spots at truck stops and traffic data collection on freeway systems.


Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

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