Sense research arrives in Oceania: Igor Bastos has his work accepted in AVSS 2018

Sense Ph.D. student Igor Bastos was selected to present his novel approach for gesture recognition at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS). Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), AVSS 2018 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 27 to 30 November.

Due to its applicability in contexts such as surveillance and biometric authentication, gesture recognition has been investigated by several works, often focusing on the capture of motion and appearance on videos.… Read more

A new master in the group: Jessica Sena defended her dissertation

Jessica Sena defended this afternoon (18), her dissertation “Human Activity Recognition based on Wearable Sensors using Multiscale DCNN Ensemble”, obtaining her Master’s degree from the Graduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The main results of her research were presented two months ago at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), in Rome, Italy. Sena was recently accepted in the Ph.D.… Read more

Victor Hugo de Melo will present his research on activity recognition at SIBGRAPI 2018

Images extracted from the datasets used to train the method.

Video understanding is the next frontier of computer vision, in which activity recognition plays a major role. Ph.D. student Victor Hugo Melo will present his new approach to the subject, based on contextual cues obtained from object detections in the scene, at the main conference on computer vision in South America, the Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, SIBGRAPI 2018.… Read more

Professor William Schwartz presents a talk on video surveillance and biometrics at UNESP

This Tuesday (2), the amphitheater of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) hosts a talk by Professor William Schwartz, head of Smart Sense Laboratory, in the 7th Computer Science Week of Presidente Prudente. Closing the activities scheduled for the day, his talk will address the challenges of computer vision in video surveillance and biometrics.

Computer vision techniques applied to video surveillance and biometrics have been investigated for many years in order to develop intelligent and efficient surveillance systems for deployment on real-world environments.… Read more

Gabriel Gonçalves will present his new approach for license plate recognition at SIBGRAPI 2018

An essential task to ensure the identification of vehicles and safety on roads and private spaces, Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) is the research subject of Gabriel Gonçalves, a Ph.D. student at Sense, who will present his work at the Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI). In its 31st edition, SIBGRAPI is the main conference on computer vision and graphics in Latin America and will be held from October 29th to November 1st at the Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort, in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná.… Read more

Jessica Sena represents the Smart Sense Laboratory at the EUSIPCO conference in Italy

Last week, Rome was the venue for the 26th edition of the European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018, and Sense’s researcher Jessica Sena was there to present her work on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN) applied to human activity recognition based on wearable sensors. The conference, which is currently assigned a Qualis A2 score (the second highest) by the Brazilian Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), was held September 3-7 and brought together leading researchers from the four corners of the globe.… Read more

Researcher Rensso Colque gets Ph.D.’s degree in Computer Science

Rensso Mora Colque obtained this Friday (24) his Ph.D. title by the Graduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). His dissertation, “Robust approaches for anomaly detection applied to video surveillance”, was guided by Sense head, professor William Robson Schwartz and proposed three approaches to detect anomalous patterns in surveillance video sequences.

A topic that attracted significant research interest in recent years, anomaly detection is a hard problem due to the dependency of the characteristics and the context of a specific scene and although many contexts could be similar, the evets that can be considered anomalous are infinity and cannot be learned beforehand.… Read more

Sense researchers make advances in controlling active cameras


Unlike fixed cameras, statically positioned to better capture a global view of the scene, active cameras or PTZs (pan-tilt-zoom) have a feature that allows them to move on the axis itself in the vertical, horizontal and zoom directions. In the scope of surveillance, PTZs are useful in viewing targets away from the fixed camera, such as people, car plates, abandoned objects in public places, moving targets and objects the person is carrying.… Read more

Job opportunity for developers on a project in parnership with Petrobras

The SSIG is looking for developers to work on a Research and Development project in partnership with Petrobras S.A.

The applicant will work on the development of a distributed, scalable smart video-surveillance system with real-time requirements using cutting-edge technologies to provide a high-performance system able to analyze the scene and provide a secure environment to the workers.

We are hiring in the CLT regime with salary compatible with market standards, to work in Belo Horizonte city.Read more

SSIG offers masters scolarship on a project with Petrobras

The Smart Surveillance Interest Group offers a masters scholarship to work on the problem of active cameras in a large Research and Development project in partnership with Petrobras.

The problem with Active Cameras is to control and coordinate a large set of cameras in order to capture visual data with a greater level of detail. For this, computer vision, machine learning and distributed systems techniques are used to coordinate a system composed of two types of cameras: fixed and active.… Read more

Best Paper Runner-up Award – IJCB 2017

SSIG paper Towards Open-Set Face Recognition using Hashing Functions received the Best Paper Runner-up Award in the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2017). This paper tackles open-set face identification. The problem of open-set face recognition determines whether the subject’s picture presented to the recognition system belongs to a known individual (person in the gallery). This problem is of great importance to find suspects in public environment.… Read more

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. The project main focus is the development of algorithms based on computer vision and machine learning for video analytics considering Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios.… Read more

2nd DeepEyes Workshop

IMG_1017_2The 2nd DeepEyes Workshop was held at UFMG Campus in October 03, 2016. Counting with around 70 people, including 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 in problems such as forgery detection on digital image and videos, detection of illegal crops from remote sensing images, development of techniques for human identification based on facial information, and activity analysis from digital videos.… Read more

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