Thrust 4
Video Analytics and Signature Analysis

Thrust Leader: David Castañón, Boston University

This thrust focuses on multi-camera video anomaly detection in scenarios relevant to passenger tracking and area monitoring in public spaces. Signature analysis work will develop fundamental processing algorithms for trace; bulk and multi-sensor systems will extract maximal information from available sensed signals to increase the probability of detection and classification of explosives while reducing the number of false alarms.  The research focuses on improved Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction for single and dual-energy X-ray CT, exploitation of new signatures such as multi-spectral CT and X-ray diffraction, threat detection in our novel trace sensors in Thrust R2, and algorithms for sensor fusion in AIT and standoff threat detection.

Project Leaders

  • Octavia Camps
    Professor
    Northeastern University
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  • Venkatesh Saligrama
    Associate Professor
    Boston University
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  • Richard Radke
    Professor
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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  • Charles A. Bouman
    Professor
    Purdue University
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  • Eric Miller
    Professor
    Tufts University
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  • W. Clem Karl
    Professor
    Boston University
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  • David Castañón
    Professor
    Boston University
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Faculty and Staff

  • Mario Sznaier
    Professor
    Northeastern University
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  • Ken D.Sauer
    Professor
    Notre Dame University
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  • Brian Tracey
    Research Assistant Professor
    Tufts University
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Students

  • Pengchong Jin
    Purdue University
  • Mahdee Jameel
    RPI
  • Matthew Reome
    RPI
  • Srikrishna Karanam
    RPI
  • Ziyan Wu
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Austin Li
    RPI
  • Hao Zhang
    Tufts
  • Jing Qian
    Boston University
  • Yuting Chen
    Boston University
  • Ahmet Tuysuzoglu
    Boston University
  • Ke Chen
    Boston University
  • Gregory Castanon
    Boston University
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