Research

Projects at UTRC include:

  1. Intelligent Video Analytics for Surveillance Applications
    • Context-based Recognition of Activities, ONR program (2014-2016)
    • Content-based event recognition, video search and retrieval
    • Video quality analytics, video face analytics, and video fire analytics [UTC Lenel OnGuard Systems]
  2. Matrix Technology for Autonomous Helicopters
    • Video analytics from moving platform for UTC Aerospace (UTAS) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems: image mosaicing, object detection and tracking from UAVs
    • Semantics based UAV autonomous shipboard/terrain landing based on video and LIDAR for full-scale Sikorsky helicopter S76 [Aviation Today, Defense News]
    • Vision-based formation flight [PR Newswire]
  3. Automated Visual Inspection
    • Field Assessment Signature Tool (FAST) for damage detection and metrology on mobile phone platform with 10x speedup of inspection time (in production).
    • Automatic Borescope Inspection (ABI): defect detection and classification with DNN.
    • 2D/3D Intelligent crowd sensing for energy-efficient and user-friendly elevator and escalator control.
    • Prognostics and Health Management (PHM): HUMS anomaly detection
  4. Compressive Imaging
    • Random Imaging for High Dynamic Range (HDR), multi-polarization and multi-spectral imaging.
    • Compressive Electrical Capacitance Tomography (CECT)
    • Compressive Sensing (CS) multi-spectral video camera, ONR program
    • Imaging-through-turbulence for long-range imaging

Previous research site at UIUC on large-scale high-dimensional visual data analysis in:

  1. Object recognition
  2. Human activity recognition
  3. Large-scale image-based rendering
  4. 3D reconstruction and model estimation
  5. Video editing
  6. Medical image processing
  7. Computational geometry