SeSaMe Seminar by Dr Wei Qi Yan
Title: Intelligent Surveillance
Speaker: Dr Wei Qi Yan
Date & Time: 29th January 2015 (Thu), 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, COM 1 Level 2 (02-12)
Abstract: Surveillance is being increasingly used for traditional and non-traditional security applications such as monitoring of shopping malls and ATMs as well as industrial supervisory use. The decreasing costs coupled with rapid miniaturization of video cameras have enabled its widespread use on highways, airports, railway stations and on-board vehicles. The recent trend of coupling video cameras to cell-phones will only accelerate this trend. Therefore, research in video surveillance is moving into the mainstream with the focus on day-to-day applications and uncontrolled outdoor scenarios. And it is moving away from mere data collection with manual observation to intelligent analysis of events and actions at a semantic level without the intervention of humans. In this talk, Dr Yan will introduce intelligent surveillance from practice to theory, and then applying the theory to practical applications, especially the applications of AI technologies in surveillance computing at object and event levels, the talk will emphasize the computing in observation, learning, presentation and reasoning
Bio: Dr Wei Qi Yan is an Associate Professor with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), his expertise is in digital security and forensics, he is leading the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Research Group at AUT. Dr Yan is the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF), he is one of global research leaders in intelligent forensics. Dr Yan was an exchange computer scientist between the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), he is the Chair of the ACM Multimedia Chapter of New Zealand, a Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, TC members of the IEEE. Dr Yan is a guest (adjunct) Professor with PhD supervision of the State Key Laboratory of Information Security (SKLOIS) China, a visiting professor of The University of Auckland (UoA) New Zealand, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.