Advances in data processing and machine learning in camera networks

Seminar on July 09, 2019, 3:30 PM at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette) Salle du conseil du L2S - B4.40
Hichem Snoussi

Résumé : The aim of this tutorial is to give an overview of recent advances in distributed signal/image processing in wireless sensor networks. Over the past few years, wireless sensor networks received tremendous attention for monitoring physical phenomena and for target tracking in a wide region or a critical infrastructure under surveillance. With such systems, the automatic monitoring of an event or an incident is based on the reliability of the network to provide an efficient and robust decision-making. Applying conventional signal/image techniques for distributed information processing is inappropriate for wireless sensor networks, since the computational complexity scales badly with the number of available sensors and their limited energy/memory resources. For this purpose, collaborative information processing in sensor networks is becoming a very attractive field of research. The sensors have the ability to collaborate and exchange information to ensure an optimal decision-making. In this tutorial, we review recently proposed collaborative strategies for self-localization, target tracking and nonlinear functional estimation (nonlinear regression), in a distributed wireless sensor network. The collaborative strategy ensures the efficiency and the robustness of the data processing, while limiting the required communication bandwidth. Signal processing challenges in mobile ad-hoc sensor networks will also be considered in this tutorial.