Robert Loce

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4pm
Carlson Auditorium 76-1125

Smart Transportation via Video Imaging

Dr. Robert Loce
Principal Scientist and Technical Manager, Xerox

Robert Loce is a Principal Scientist and Technical Manager in the Xerox Research Center Webster. He joined Xerox in 1981 with an Associate's degree in Optical Engineering Technology from MCC. While working in optical and imaging research departments at Xerox, he received a BS in Photographic Science (RIT 1985), MS in Optical Engineering (UR 1987), and PhD in Imaging Science (RIT 1993). A significant portion of his earlier career was devoted to development of image processing methods for color electronic printing. His current research activities involve leading an organization and projects into new video technologies that are relevant to transportation and healthcare. He has publications and over 180 patent and patent applications in areas of image processing, image enhancement, imaging systems, optics and halftoning. He is a Fellow of SPIE and Senior Member of IEEE. His publications include a book on enhancement and restoration of digital documents, and book chapters on digital halftoning and digital document processing. He is currently an associate editor for Journal of Electronic Imaging, and has been an associate editor for Real-Time Imaging, and IEEE Trans. on Image Processing.

ABSTRACT: TThere is a world-wide effort to apply 21st century intelligence to evolving our transportation networks. Despite fears of Big Brother and annoyance over your recent red light ticket, the goals of smart transportation networks are quite noble and manifold. The goals include energy conservation, emission reduction, increased safety, decreased commute times, monitoring road conditions. Imaging is playing a key role in this transportation evolution. Video imaging scientists are providing intelligent sensing and processing technologies for a wide variety of applications and services. There are many interesting technical challenges including imaging under a variety of environmental and illumination conditions, data overload, recognition and tracking of objects at high speed, distributed network sensing and processing, energy sources, as well as legal concerns. In this presentation, Bob will describe current applications, research trends, and technical challenges.