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Recent Developments in Video Surveillance

Edited by Hazem El-Alfy, ISBN 978-953-51-0468-1, 122 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 04, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1414

With surveillance cameras installed everywhere and continuously streaming thousands of hours of video, how can that huge amount of data be analyzed or even be useful? Is it possible to search those countless hours of videos for subjects or events of interest? Shouldn’t the presence of a car stopped at a railroad crossing trigger an alarm system to prevent a potential accident? In the chapters selected for this book, experts in video surveillance provide answers to these questions and other interesting problems, skillfully blending research experience with practical real life applications. Academic researchers will find a reliable compilation of relevant literature in addition to pointers to current advances in the field. Industry practitioners will find useful hints about state-of-the-art applications. The book also provides directions for open problems where further advances can be pursued.

Dr. Hazem El-Alfy

Alexandria University, Egypt

Dr. Hazem El-Alfy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. He graduated with honors from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alexandria in 1997 and later received a Masters degree in Engineering Mathematics in 2001 from the same university. He then worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Maryland at College Park where he earned another Masters degree in 2005 and a doctoral degree in 2009, both from the Computer Science Department. His research interests are in video processing and multi-camera management with applications in surveillance and robot path planning. He has publications in top international conferences on Robotics, Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. El-Alfy received several awards, honors and research grants from the Faculty of Engineering at Alexandria University.

Experience

Education

  • 1990 – 1992

    College Saint-Marc, Alexandria

  • 1999 - 2001

    Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria

    Engineering Mathematics

  • 1992 - 1997

    Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria

    Computer Science

  • 2001 – 2009

    Computer, Math and Physical Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park

    Computer Science

Edited Books

  • Recent Developments in Video Surveillance

    With surveillance cameras installed everywhere and continuously streaming thousands of hours of video, how can that huge amount of data be analyzed or even be useful? Is it possible to search those countless hours of videos for subjects or events of interest? Shouldn’t the presence of a car stopped at a railroad crossing trigger an alarm system to prevent a potential accident? In the chapters selected for this book, experts in video surveillance provide answers to these questions and other interesting problems, skillfully blending research experience with practical real life applications. Academic researchers will find a reliable compilation of relevant literature in addition to pointers to current advances in the field. Industry practitioners will find useful hints about state-of-the-art applications. The book also provides directions for open problems where further advances can be pursued.