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Keynote Speakers

Holistic Perception for Active Safety in Intelligent Vehicles

Prof. Dr. Eng. Mohan M. Trivedi
LISA: Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles
University of California at San Diego, USA


Abstract: Designing fully autonomous robotic vehicles which can drive on regular roads does not require models of drivers and how they interact with vehicles. In contrast, design of advanced intelligent driver assistance systems for active safety for preventing accidents requires human behavior understanding, human-vehicle interaction modeling and human intent prediction. We will present an overview of a “human-centered” framework for a distributed intelligent system with the driver, vehicle and environment as three key components. We will emphasize the need and implications of utilizing a holistic approach where driving in naturalistic context is observed over long periods to learn driving behavior and to predict driver intentions and interactivity patterns. The approach necessitates design and development of novel vision systems for simultaneously “Looking-In and Looking-Out” (LiLo) of a vehicle. The presentation will include presentation of selected ongoing studies and will conclude with some pointers to important outstanding research challenges.

Professional outline:
Mohan Trivedi is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory at the University of California at San Diego. He has also established LISA: Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles at UCSD. Currently, Trivedi and his team are pursuing research in distributed video arrays, active vision, human body modeling and activity analysis, intelligent driver assistance and active safety systems for automobiles. Trivedi has published over 500 papers (125+ journal, 30+ book chapters, and 350+ conference papers) and over a dozen books, edited volumes and video proceedings. A number of his papers have won “Best” or “Honorable Mention” awards at international conferences. Trivedi’s team has played key roles in several major research initiatives. These include developing an autonomous robotic team for Shinkansen tracks, a human-centered vehicle collision avoidance system, vision based passenger protection system for “smart” airbag deployment and lane/turn/merge intent prediction modules for advanced driver assistance. Trivedi has given over 70 Keynote/Plenary talks at major conferences. Trivedi is a Fellow of the IEEE (“for contributions to Intelligent Transportation Systems field”), Fellow of International Association of Pattern Recognition IAPR (“for contributions to vision systems for situational awareness and human-centered vehicle safety”), and Fellow of the Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE (“for contributions to the field of optical engineering”). Trivedi regularly serves as a consultant to industry and government agencies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including various government agencies, major auto manufactures, and research initiatives.




Stereo Vision – Indispensable Sensor for Autonomous Driving

Dr. Eng. Roland Schmid
Vice President Development Driver Assistance Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH

Abstract: Driver Assistance Systems, currently mainly based on Radar, Video, and Ultrasonic Sensors, quickly develop from small function bundles to complex systems with data fusion between different sensors. This results in a permanent increase of the user experience for comfort and safety functions during the next years and leads to more convenient and safer driving with less injuries and fatalities. At the end of this development the vision of accident free and autonomous driving rises on the horizon. The presentation describes the Bosch way towards autonomous driving with a specific view on Stereo Video as the essential lead sensor for surround perception to enable future autonomous driving functions.

Professional outline:
Roland Schmid finished 1982 his studies and PhD in Applied Physics at University of Tuebingen, Germany and joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1984 after a short period of time in the Communication Industry. Until 2000 he developed microelectronic products for the automotive industry and essentially contributed to the miniaturization of various sensors and mechatronic systems like ABS and ESP. Since 2000 he joined the new and quickly developing field of Driver Assistance Systems as Vice President in different positions. His main contributions are the development of small but high-performing Ultrasonic, Radar and Video sensors to pave the way for attractive and affordable comfort and safety systems. Safety for everybody as well as relaxed and fuel-efficient driving are worthwhile goals for the current and future Bosch activities in that challenging field. To comply with the growing needs for future innovative vision systems Roland Schmid is currently in charge of building up a powerful and effective video development team at Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Certain Considerations Regarding the Database Complexity

Prof. Dr. Eng. Mircea Petrescu
Romanian Academy and Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: The general subject of complexity examined from different points of view has been increasingly present in literature. Much work is constantly devoted to the complexity of interrogation procedures for "information systems", and even for deepening the understanding of the conceptual aspects of the term "complexity" itself. The knowledge of the author is obviously limited, and I must recognize that according to the degree I have been able to inspect the available for me sources the issue of "database complexity" is not very favored by the literature, at least under this name. This is the main reason for the modest attempt contained in this presentation, in the intention to open a new way in studying this matter. A decisive avancement concerning the philosophy and the mathematical theory of complexity was achieved in 1963-1965, when A.N. Kolmogorov published his basic works on algorithmic information theory, generally known today as Kolmogorov complexity. According to Kolmogorov’s definition, the complexity of an object, such as a piece of text, is the measure of computational resources needed to specify that object. In fact, the basic idea, formulated first by A.N. Kolomogorov, is to measure the complexity of an object by the size in bits of the smallest program for computing it. As G.J. Chaitins expresses it, the "algorithmic information theory"  is the result of "putting Shannon's information theory and Turing's computability theory into a cocktail shaker and shaking vigorously".

Professional outline:
Mircea Petrescu is a member of the Romanian Academy and a professor ofComputer Science at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He graduated from the Politehnica University of Bucharest and got his PhD from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, with a thesis in the field of semiconductors. He then joined the Politehnica University of Bucharest, where, in 1974, he obtained the position of Professor. Here, in 1969, Mircea Petrescu founded the Computer Science Department and served as its Head between 1969 and 1973 and once again between 1985 and 1990. In the same time, he ran the Computing Center of the University. Between 1973 and 1978, Professor Petrescu served as a Vice-Rector of the same University. He was also a Fellow Researcher and Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineeting and Computer Science Department of the University of California at Berkeley.Mircea Petrescu has published 150+ papers and 8 books in the fields of relational databases, computer aided design of integrated circuits, sequential automata and information processing systems. He is founding member and vice-president of the Academy of Technical Sciences in Romania, member and vice-president of the General Association of Engineers in Romania (AGIR), as well as member of IEEE and ACM. In 1983, he received the "Traian Vuia" Award of the Romanian Academy.