Collaboration Three Gorges University China

The Institute of Intelligent Vision and  Image  Information (IIVII)  of China Three Gorges University  (CTGU), created in 2007, is focusing on Intelligent  digital  video  surveillance (IDVS)  and 3D technologies. IDVS systems employ  computer  vision  technologies  to  analyze  and automatically understand digital video data from cameras in real time so that irrelevant data can be  dropped  off  and  only  very  small  amount  of  usefully information  is  extracted  for  in-time actions. However, one security system is not only about danger reporting. One complete security system should include several coherent components that: 1. Are built on more types of data besides video and audio, as well as traditional types of data such as temperature and smoke level, 2. Do not form a sequential processing system but rather a parallel processing system. Based on this belief, the IIVII has been granted 3 national science funding projects and dozens of provincial or ministry level research projects.

Head of the IIVII is Dr. Bangjun Lei who received his PhD in the Information and Communication Theory Group (predecessor of PRB group) in Delft. He is active in low-level image processing, 3-D imaging and multi-dimensional intelligent computer vision. He is leading several projects on Object tracking and recognition, 3D tele-conference and 3D reconstruction. He has published more than 50 papers on International conferences and journals. He is a regular reviewer for several International conferences and journals. And he is invited scientific consultant for European 7th research framework. He is IEEE senior member. He has been listed in the 2006 edition of “Who is who in Science and Technology”.

The Vision Lab and IIVII share the goal of internationalization of science and technology in Signal Processing and Computer Vision. The collaboration started with the project Multi-Tier Open Video Management System (MTOVMS).  The MTOVMS is to put cameras into a multi-dimension space, in which each dimension has a different metric and with this metric we can cluster all cameras into multiple manageable groups. Two most important metrics are geography and functionality. Ever since 2007, both parties have had mutual visiting with each other and cooperated on several projects. In 2006 and 2009, Emile Hendriks have paid two visits, giving an advanced image processing workshop. The chairman of the department Mediamatics, Prof. Jan Biemond has also been invited by the Chinese group in China in 2008 and taught a course in Signal processing.  The vice dean of the Computer Science department of the Three Gorges University prof. Sheng Zheng visited our lab in 2009-2010 for almost a year to work on a joint
research project with the medical image analysis department of LUMC (Leiden). As a result of the collaboration we  published a number of  academic papers together:

[1] Yi-Chun Xu, Bangjun Lei, and Emile A. Hendriks, “Camera Network Coverage Improving by Particle Swarm Optimization,” EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol. 2011, Article ID 458283, 10 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/458283.

[2] S. Zheng, Emile A. Hendriks, Bangjun Lei, “X-Ray Image Denoising with Directional Support Value Transform” in SPIE Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (MIPPR)., 7497: 40-408, 30 Oct–1 Nov 2009.

[3] S. Zheng, Emile A. Hendriks, Bangjun Lei, Shuzhi Ye,” Different Focuses Image Fusion with Directional Support Value Transform” in IEEE Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC), 12-15 July 2009, vol.1, pp.39-44.