GIOVANNI MARIA FARINELLA

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - University of Catania


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Scene Understanding and Behavioural Analysis from Egocentric Visual Data

The aim of the research project is the study, design and development of Egocentric (First-Person) Vision algorithms able to localize users in the different areas (e.g., rooms) of an environment (eg. Home, Airport, cultural/natural site) by exploiting images acquired with a wearable camera. The algorithms should be based on recent Computer Vision and Machine Learning (e.g., Deep Learning) methods. The algorithms should be able to understand the scene and to recognize the different contexts where visitors move, as well as the observed objects. The 2D position of the visitors with respect to the map of the environments, and the 3D position of the wearable cameras have to be inferred from egocentric images/video. The inferred data should be used to develop behavioral analysis algorithms. To develop and test the algorithms a labeled dataset will be built.

Application Deadline: 12 October 2017

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Econometric Behavioural Analysis through Machine Learning Techniques

The project aims at the study, design and development of Econometric and Machine Learning algorithms to be employed to understand and analyze the behaviors of users (eg. smart home assisted living, monitoring of security forces, visitors of cultural and natural sites) from heterogeneous data gathered with wearable devices (eg smart glasses, gesture control armband, gaze tracker). The models should be able to profile users with respect to a set of categories to be inferred automatically from the collected data and taking into account the cultural and natural domain. The developed models and algorithms have to anticipate and predict the behaviour of visitors (eg. interaction with objects) in order to recommend possible actions or choices to the user. The study also aims at the definition of proper evaluation measures to be used to understand the econometric impact of user/site manager choices.

Application Deadline: 12 October 2017

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