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Selected Readings in Vision and Graphics
edited by Luc Van Gool, Gábor Székely, Markus Gross, Bernt Schiele

Volume 58






Michael D. Breitenstein


Visual Surveillance:
Dynamic Behavior Analysis

at Multiple Levels


2009. X, 222 pages. EUR 64,00.

ISBN 978-3-86628-294-0



New cameras are installed daily all around the world. Hence it becomes increasingly important to develop methods for reducing the manual effort that is still required for video analysis. This book presents several methods to automatically analyze the behavior of dynamically moving persons in real-world scenes. Because an image captures different aspects of a scene depending on the scale level, the analysis at different scale levels requires individual approaches to explore the available kinds of information.
The innovations include a method to find faces and estimate their pose, a multi-person tracker for complex scenes, an algorithm to analyze the activity of interacting agents, a technique to detect novelty from webcam footage, and a method to estimate the structure of a scene.

About the author:

Michael D. Breitenstein received his PhD degree (Dr. sc. ETH) in 2009 and his MSc degree in Computer Science (Dipl. Inf. Ing. ETH) in 2006, both from ETH Zurich. From 2006 to 2009, he was research assistant at the Computer Vision Lab of ETH Zurich, with Prof. Luc Van Gool. He did part of his research at Oxford University and at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. Before, he worked as a software engineer in San Francisco and in Zurich. Michael was awarded the Innovation Award 2009 from the Information Technology Society of Electrosuisse for his research on multi-object tracking.

Keywords / Schlagwörter: video analysis, visual surveillance, faces, registration, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, webcam footage, scene structure

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