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Chellappa Earns Patent, TV Coverage for Smart Surveillance Technology

Chellappa Earns Patent, TV Coverage for Smart Surveillance Technology

Prof. Rama Chellappa
Prof. Rama Chellappa

ECE Professor Rama Chellappa (ECE/UMIACS/CS) was featured last night on Washington, D.C.'s Fox 5 TV news for his intelligent video surveillance technology, which incorporates real time human gait and face recognition capabilities into camera surveillance systems. He has also just received a U.S. patent for the technology.

Chellappa's artificial intelligence system can reliably monitor surveillance images to detect certain suspicious movements or individuals and alert human security personnel.

To view the news clip, visit the Fox 5 website.

An Associated Press story also received wide national and international attention last month. To learn more, visit:

In addition to the media attention he has received, Dr. Chellappa has also earned a patent for his technology, titled "Method of three-dimensional object reconstruction from a video sequence using a generic model." The patent, No. 7,184,071, was granted to Chellappa, as well as co-inventors Amit Chowdhury and Sridhar Srinivasan. The patented technology offers a method of 3-dimensional object reconstruction from a video sequence of two-dimensional images.

More information about Dr. Chellappa's research can be found on the ECE Spotlight on Research website.

March 15, 2007

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