Speaker: S. Peleg (Hebrew U.)
Location: DISI Conference Room
Abstract Powerful effects in video editing can be obtained when relaxing the chronological constraints: activities that occurred in different times can be shown simultaneously and vise versa. The description of non- chronological video editing effects and the simple methods to get them will start this talk. The non-chronological approach to video can also be effective in creating video summaries. In particular, a full day recorded by a video surveillance camera can be summarized in a few minutes without loss of any activity. It is estimated that 40 million surveillance cameras are being installed annually. But none of the video they record is ever watched: it is too time consuming. The presented video synopsis approach can provide access to the untapped resource of recorded surveillance cameras.
Shmuel Peleg received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from The Hebrew University in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1979. In 1981 he became a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he is still a Professor of Computer Science. He served as chairman of the Institute of Computer Science at The Hebrew University from 1990 to 1993. His research covered pyramid representation, image enhancement, motion analysis, and panoramic mosaicing. Shmuel published more than 120 technical papers and 12 US patents. Four companies were founded based on his technologies.