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Research Interests

  • Video Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Visual Tracking
  • Scene and Object Recognition
  • Human Activity Recognition
  • UAV Video Analysis
  • Video Registration
  • Video Categorization and Segmentation
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Content-based Video Retrieval

Professional Activities

  • Series Editor, Video Computing, Int’l book Series, Springer, 2000-
  • Editor-in-Chief, Machine Vision & Applications, Springer, 2004-20015
  • Associate Editor ACM Computing Surveys, 2006-2015
  • Program Co-Chair, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, IEEE (2003), AAAS (200), IAPR (2008), SPIE, 2008
  • University Excellence in Research Award, 2005, 2012, 2017
  • CECS Advisory Board Award for Faculty Excellence, 2011
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, 2011
  • UCF Distinguished Researcher Award, 2007
  • SANA Award, 2007
  • Pegasus Professor Award, 2006
  • UCF Millionaires’ Club award, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Honorable mention, ICCV 2005 Where Am I? Challenge Problem.
  • UCF Research Incentive Award, 2003, 2009
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker (DSP), 2008-2014.
  • IEEE Distinguished Visitors Program Speaker, 1997-2000
  • Engineering Achievement Award, Harris Corp. Information Systems Div., 1999
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator, IEEE 1997
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1996, 2003