Hazem El-Alfy

University of Sydney Australia

Dr. Hazem El-Alfy is an Assistant Professor at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) in Kuwait. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Osaka University, Japan that he joined after an early career as 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.

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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.

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