IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn – Dr. Robert Laganiere – Smart Surveillance Systems: Trends and Recent Research

Brought to you by the IEEE Ottawa Computer Society in collaboration with March Networks and Kanata North BIA, we are pleased to announce the launch of the IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn Series.

IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn is an initiative to bridge the gap between Industry, Academia, and Government, by bringing speakers from various sectors to the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub to provide technical talks in their respective areas of expertise. This event shall serve as a place to connect, communicate, and collaborate, as well enhance and promote Ottawa tech, research, and community.

Upcoming Talk: “Smart Surveillance Systems: Trends and Recent Research” by Dr. Robert Laganiere, Professor at the University of Ottawa.

DATE: Thursday November 17, 2016
TIME: Refreshments, Lunch, and Networking: 11:30 a.m.; Seminar: 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
PLACE: March Networks (Second Floor), 303 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, K2K 3J1.
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required by e-mail. Space is limited.
REGISTRATION CONTACT: Dr. Eric Karmouch – ekarmouch@marchnetworks.com

Note: The event shall begin at 11:30 am with brief IEEE Computer Society AGM.

Please see poster for Talk Abstract and Speaker BIO.

Abstract
In the past decades, video surveillance systems have evolved from simple local digital video recorders to large scale cloud-based video monitoring solutions. The large amount of visual data captured by these visual systems calls for the design of more intelligent methods that can extract higher-level understanding of the observed scenes. If the pixel was the fundamental element that gave to computers the sense of sight, object detectors and classifiers are becoming the new fundamental bricks that will give computer the faculty to see and interpret the world. This talk discusses some of the challenges related to the development of the next generation of video surveillance systems.

Speaker’s Bio
Robert Laganiere is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa. He is also a Faculty member of the VIVA research lab and is the co-author of several scientific publications and patents in content-based video analysis, visual surveillance, driver-assistance, object detection and tracking. Robert authored the OpenCV2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook in 2011 and co-authored Object Oriented Software Development published by McGraw Hill in 2001. He co-founded Visual Cortek in 2006, an Ottawa-based video analytics startup that was later acquired by iWatchLife.com in 2009. He is also a consultant in computer vision and has assumed the role of Chief Scientist in a number of startups companies such as Cognivue Corp, iWatchlife and Tempo Analytics. Robert has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (1987) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from INRS-Telecommunications, Montreal (1996).

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