About Us

Research topics at ISE Lab are based on the work developed by Prof. Hans-Hellmut Nagel and cover different machine learning and pattern recognition techniques for the semantic understanding of human behaviors in image sequences, or Video-Hermeneutics:

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This video-hermeneutics process requires, on one hand, the computational analysis of human motion and, on the other hand, an epistemological reasoning on the the context in which human motion is being detected.  Our research lines are driven to infer plausible semantic interpretations from pixel values, and to explain these conceptual results to end-users using natural-language texts. In particular, ISE Lab is focused on three main topics: object detection and tracking; human behavior modeling; and context recognition.

The first research line aims to detect and keep track of those agents detected in a scene. Detection errors can be handled by keeping the identification of the agents over time, while considering motion filters for avoiding target losses during occlusions.

The second goal is the generation of natural language texts which convey what is happening in the scene, and why. By combining the knowledge of the human motion and the context, we use reasoning tools and symbolic representations to infer and explain those observed behaviors.

The third challenge is focused on context recognition. Our aim is to extract the knowledge of the context in which human motion is observed. In order to achieve this goal, context recognition is hierarchically divided into three subtasks: (i) scene classification of images into indoor (such as offices, corridors, rooms, subway stations, cafeterias…) or outdoor (streets, squares, airports and highways) scenarios; (ii) semantic segmentation of regions in either indoor (wall, ground…) or outdoor (road, sidewalk, building, trees, sky…) scenarios; and (iii) object detection again in either indoor (window, chair, tables, book, telephone..) and outdoor (car, bicycles, dog, airplanes…) scenarios.

The ISE Lab is headed by Dr. F. Xavier Roca and is located at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain).

 

F. Xavier Roca

Head of the group

Fax: 935811670
E-mail: xavir at cvc.uab.es

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Pep Gonfaus

Postdoctoral Researcher

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E-mail: gonfaus at cvc.uab.es

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Jordi Gonzàlez

Associate Professor

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E-mail: Jordi.Gonzalez at uab.cat

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M. Ángel Viñas

Research Assistant

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E-mail: miguel at cvc.uab.es

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Ariel Amato

Postdoctoral Researcher

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E-mail: aamato at cvc.uab.es

Mikhail Mozerov

Postdoctoral Researcher

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E-mail: mozerov@cvc.uab.es

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Junior John Fabián

PhD student

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E-mail:
jfabian at cvc.uab.es

Meysam Madadi

PhD student

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E-mail: meysam.maddadi at gmail.com

Ricard Pijoan

Research Assistant

E-mail: r.pijoangasso at gmail.com

Pau Rodríguez

Research Assistant

E-mail: pau.rodri1 at gmail.com

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Marc Salvat

Research Assistant

E-mail: marcsalvat at gmail.com

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This website describes the current activities of the ISE Lab (2014-present). You can also take a look at the descriptions of the Silver Age (2009-2013) and Golden Age (2004-2008) of our group.