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Web page maintained by: Douglas Fidaleo


This site is a central repository for activities in the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Lab related to the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) contract. A key component of this site is a maintained progress report section. An up-to-date list of activities and technical reports/publications are provided. This site allows timely dissemination of information pertaining to the TSWG contract.


The ability to accurately detect faces in a video stream under a wide range of illumination and environmental conditions is of great practical value, but it is still a very challenging research problem. Relevance of such capabilities for combating terrorism was very clearly articulated in the RFP prepared by the USD (AT&L) TSWG BAA right after the unfortunate incidents of September 11, 2001. Our research team has pursued video segmentation, face detection and person identification, and tracking research over the past several years and has developed a number of powerful and promising new approaches.

 

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