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Advisory group meetings

SSR-RC Spring Symposium

About this event

This is a bi-annual meeting of the industry advisory board and center members to assess ongoing research and set priorities for new research directions. Visitors interested in membership are welcome if they are willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

The final agenda is:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
(everybody: IAB, academics)
6:30-8:30 p.m.    Early Bird Reception and appetizers, 401 Walter Library

Thursday, June 11, 2009
(everybody: IAB, researchers, others)
All meetings in Walter Library, Room 402, unless otherwise noted
8:00-8:30   Poster Set-up (academic types), Walter Library, 401
8:30-9:00   Registration and continental breakfast, Walter Library, 401
9:00-9:05   Welcome Comments by DTC Director Georgios Giannakis
9:05-9:10   Opening Remarks by IT Associate Dean Mos Kaveh
9:10-9:15   Opening Remarks by IT Dean Steve Crouch
9:15-9:30   SSR-RC's Year in Review and Business re-cap
9:30-11:15  UMN Project Progress Reports and LIFE forms, Each presentation is 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes questions

  • Incremental Learning of People Appearances for Tracking Across Cameras (Vassilios Morellas and Nikos Papanikolopoulos)
  • Miniature Rotorcraft Teleoperation System for Indoor and Confined SSR Tasks (Bernard Mettler)
  • Analysis of Practical Methods for Counting Bicycles and Pedestrians (Nikos Papanikolopoulos and Vassilios Morellas)
  • Distributed Decision Making for Large Scale Disaster Management (Maria Gini)
  • An Indoor Navigation Aid for First Responders in Low-Visibility Conditions (Stergios Roumeliotis)
    The Social Dimension of Camera Surveillance Systems (Tasoulla Hadjiyanni)
  • UAS Certification Artifact Formulation Environment (Mats Heimdahl)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break and Posters
11:30-11:50 NSF Survey (Vida Scarpello)
12:00-1:15  Box Lunches in 401 DTC and Plenary Talk

  • Dr. Max Donath, Director of the ITS Institute, "Designing Human Centered Systems: DGPS Based Augmented Reality - 'Seeing' the Road"

1:15-2:45   UPenn Projects and LIFE forms, Each presentation is 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes questions

  • Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring with Smart Camera Networks (Camillo Taylor)
  • Path Planning for Unmanned Helicopters Navigating Urban Environments (Maxim Likhachev)
  • Autonomous Landing Site Selection and Confirmation for Unmanned Helicopters (Maxim Likhachev)
  • Place Recognition for Fast Rescue Operations - Report on 2008 Research (Kostas Daniilidis)

2:45-3:15   Denver University Projects and LIFE Forms, Each presentation is 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes questions

  • An Emergency Landing System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Kimon Valavanis)
  • Automated Activity Recognition for Video Surveillance Applications (Mohammad Mahoor)
  • Sensor Networks for Predictive Failure Detection and Load Balancing During Anomalous Events (Richard Voyles)

3:15-3:30   Coffee Break and Posters
3:30-4:00   Company Feedback
4:00-5:30   IAB Closed Meeting
6:30-9:00   Dinner on Lake Minnetonka

Friday, June 12, 2009
8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00  Company Talks (Roland Miezianko and Firooz Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin, and Saad Bedros, Honeywell Labs)
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-12:00        Tutorial on "Machine Learning in Computer Vision" (Ajay Joshi, Anoop Cherian, and Ravishankar Sivalingam, UMN)