Andrea Cavallaro

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Dr. Andrea Cavallaro received his M.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Trieste, Italy, in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne,  Switzerland, in 2002. In 1996 and 1998, he served as a research consultant at the Image Processing Laboratory, University of Trieste, Italy , working on compression algorithms for very low bitrate video coding and on digital image sequence de-interlacing. In 1997 he served the Italian Army as lieutenant at the 33rd Electronic Warfare Battalion in Treviso, Italy . From 1998 to 2003 he was a research assistant at the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He was workpackage leader for the EU projects ACTS Modest and IST art.live. Since 2003, he is lecturer at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). 

His main research interests are image and video analysis, video compression and visual information description. Dr. Cavallaro was a member of the organizing committee of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, member of the Scientific Committee of the 2003 SPIE VCIP conference, and is member of the Technical Committee of the 2004 IEEE ICME. He served as session chair at several conferences and organized the special session on object-based video at the 2003 Visual Communication and Image Processing Conference.  He acts as reviewer for several leading international conferences and journals, and he is author of more than 25 papers, including 3 book chapters.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

2005

Shadow-aware object-based video processing

A. Cavallaro; E. Salvador; T. Ebrahimi 

IEE Proceedings – Vision, Image and Signal Processing. 2005. Vol. 152, num. 4, p. 398-406. DOI : 10.1049/ip-vis:20045108.

Semantic Video Analysis for Adaptive Content Delivery and Automatic Description

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2005. Vol. 15, num. 10, p. 1200-1209.

Tracking Video Objects in Cluttered Background

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2005. Vol. 15, num. 4, p. 575-584.

2004

Interaction between High-Level and Low-Level Image Analysis for Semantic Video Object Extraction

A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. 2004. Vol. 2004, num. 6, p. 786-797. DOI : 10.1155/S1110865704402157.

Cast shadow segmentation using invariant colour features

E. Salvador; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 2004. Vol. 95, num. 2, p. 238-259. DOI : 10.1016/j.cviu.2004.03.008.

Conference Papers

2005

Surveillance Video for Mobile Devices

O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi; A. Cavallaro 

2005. 

Evaluating Perceptually Prefiltered Video

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2005. 

Real-Time Generation of Annotated Video for Surveillance

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2005. 

2004

Detecting shadows in image sequences

A. Cavallaro; E. Salvador; T. Ebrahimi 

2004. European Conference on Visual Media Production, 15-16 March 2004. p. 165-174.

Perceptual Prefiltering for Video Coding

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2004.  p. 510-513.

Shadow detection in image sequences

A. Cavallaro; E. Salvador; T. Ebrahimi 

2004. 

2003

Object-based video: extraction tools, evaluation metrics, and applications

A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2003. Visual Communications and Image Processing. p. 1-8.

Classification of change detection algorithms for object-based applications

A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2003. Workshop on Image Analysis For Multimedia Interactive Services, London, 9-11 April 2003. p. 129-136.

Semantic Segmentation and Description for Video Transcoding

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2003.  p. 597-600.

Spatio-Temporal Shadow Segmentation and Tracking

E. Salvador; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2003.  p. 389-400.

2002

MPEG-7 Description of Generic Video Objects for Scene Reconstruction

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 947-958.

Objective evaluation of segmentation quality using spatio-temporal context

A. Cavallaro; E. Drelie Gelasca; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 301-304.

Accurate video object segmentation through change detection

A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 445-448.

Multiple video object tracking in complex scenes

A. Cavallaro; O. Steiger; T. Ebrahimi 

2002.  p. 523-532.

2001

Video Object Extraction based on Adaptive Background and Statistical Change Detection

A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2001.  p. 465-475. DOI : 10.1117/12.411823.

2000

Vehicle extraction based on focus of attention, multi feature segmentation and tracking

A. Cavallaro; F. Ziliani; R. Castagno; T. Ebrahimi 

2000.  p. 2161-2164.

Video-Based Multi-Agent Traffic Surveillance System

B. Abreu; L. Botelho; A. Cavallaro; D. Douxchamps; T. Ebrahimi et al. 

2000.  p. 457-462.

Book Chapters

2001

Automatic and Interactive Segmentation of Video Sequences

R. Castagno; A. Cavallaro; F. Ziliani; T. Ebrahimi 

Non Linear Model-based Image/Video Processing and Analysis; New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Reports

2004

MPEG-7 Description for Scalable Video Reconstruction

O. Steiger; A. Cavallaro; T. Ebrahimi 

2004