Depth-Assisted Intelligent Video

  • Posted on: 16 May 2014
  • By: hadmin

Title: Depth-Assisted Intelligent Video

Speaker: Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo
                 University of Southern California

Date: 17 December 2012
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am 
Venue: Rm 513, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK


Intelligent video, including video understanding, indexing and retrieval, is a very challenging computer vision problem and a good application candidate of cloud computing. When a scene is captured by a single camera, the 3D world space is projected to a 2D image space. A significant amount of information is lost during the projection process. There is a recent trend to put more emphasis on acquiring the depth information so as to simplify the video processing and understanding tasks. The depth information can be obtained by a depth camera, a stereo camera or some depth-inference algorithms. These are very hot topics due to the popularity of the Microsoft Kinetic and the emergence of 3D video contents such as 3D movies and 3DTV. In this talk, I will give an overview talk on the usefulness of the depth information in several video analysis problems and future research opportunities and challenges.

About the speaker:

Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. He is now with the University of Southern California (USC) as Professor of EE, CS and Mathematics. His research interests are in the areas of digital media processing, multimedia compression, communication and networking technologies, and embedded multimedia system design. Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE. Dr. Kuo has guided about 115 students to their Ph.D. degrees and supervised 20 postdoctoral research fellows. Currently, his research group at USC consists of around 30 Ph.D. students (see website, which is one of the largest academic research groups in multimedia technologies. He is a co-author of about 200 journal papers, 850 conference papers and 10 books. Dr. Kuo is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE and SPIE. He is Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (an Elsevier journal). He was on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in 2003-2004, IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing in 2001-2003, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in 1995-98 and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in 1995-1997. Dr. Kuo received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (NYI) and Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) Award in 1992 and 1993, respectively. He received the best paper awards from the Multimedia Communication Technical Committee of the IEEE Communication Society in 2005, from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Fall Conference (VTC-Fall) in 2006, and from IEEE Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP) in 2006. He was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2006, a recipient of the Okawa Foundation Research Award in 2007, the recipient of the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award in 2010, and the holder of the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies from 2010-2011.

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:00 to 11:30