[PAST] Video Analysis of Human Body
[PAST] Video Analysis of Human Body [331]
2014 / 08 / 26 / AM 11:00
Location: 133-204
Speaker: Takeo Kanade
Takeo Kanade is the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of
Computer Science and Robotics and the director of Quality of Life Technology
Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his
Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in
1974. After holding a faculty position in the Department of Information
Science, Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. He
was the Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001. He also
founded the Digital Human Research Center in Tokyo and served as the
founding director from 2001 to 2010.

Dr.Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators,
autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors.He has written more than 400
technical papers and reports in these areas, and holds more than 20 patents. He has been
the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at
Carnegie Mellon.

Dr.Kanade has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, a
Founding Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the former
and founding editor of International Journal of Computer Vision. Awards he received
includes the Franklin Institute Bower Prize, ACM/AAAI Newell Award, Okawa Award, C&C
Award, Tateishi Grand Prize, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation
Society Pioneer Award, FIT Accomplishment Award, and IEEE PAMI-TC Azriel Rosenfeld
Lifetime Accomplishment Award.

Abstract :

Detailed analysis of a human body in video, especially precise alignment of body parts, is
a key technology for advanced surveillance that requires genuine understanding of people's
behavior. The problem is far more difficult than whole-body detection and tracking because
it has to deal with the high degree of freedom and self occlusion. This talk will discuss
some recent progress in this important topic, and suggest further research., 02-880-7149