Seminar: Analyzing the Visual 3-D Behaviors of Humans and Animals

Li Cheng
University of Alberta

Analyzing the Visual 3-D Behaviors of Humans and Animals

Department of Computer Science
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Room EN-2022


Recent advancements of depth cameras have opened doors to many interesting applications. In this talk, I will discuss our research efforts toward addressing the related tasks of 3-D pose estimation, tracking, action analysis, and motion prediction of human and lab animals from such cameras. In particular, I will talk about our recent Lie group based approach that enables us to tackle these problems under a unified framework. Looking forward, the results could be applied to everyday life scenarios such as natural user interface, behavior analysis, surveillance, and gaming, among others.


Li Cheng is an associate professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta. He also holds an adjunct position with A*STAR, Singapore. Prior to joining University of Alberta in year 2018, he worked at A*STAR, Singapore, TTI-Chicago, USA, NICTA, Australia, and University of Alberta, Canada, where he obtained his PhD. His research expertise is mainly on computer vision and machine learning. He is a senior member of IEEE.
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