Evaluation of Appearance-based Pedestrian Detection
Digital Imaging Research Centre
The Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC) at Kingston University is one of the largest computer vision groups in the UK, with internationally recognised expertise in visual surveillance, medical imaging and intelligent environments. Launched in 2000, DIRC was created to integrate and enhance research excellence. By applying high quality academic research to the solution of real industrial problems, the centre aims to strengthen its external links with industry and other medical and academic institutions. In the past, DIRC has worked with the Home Office, the Police and transport operators across the UK and Europe.
In addition to UK funding, DIRC has also collaborated with a large number of European partners on the EU projects including: ADVISOR: Annotated Digital Video for Surveillance and Optimised Retrieval and CARETAKER: Content Analysis and Retrieval Technologies to Apply Knowledge Extraction to massive Recording.
The main research activities within the DIRC are grouped in the following key areas:
- Crowd Surveillance
- Personal Security in Public Transport
- Traffic Simulation and Optimisation
- Human and Computer Vision
- Biomedical Imaging Techniques
For general enquiries contact the centre Director, Prof. Tim Ellis at T.Ellis@kingston.ac.uk.
Associated Research Groups
- Bioimaging Group
- Human Body Motion Group
- Robot Vision Team
- Visual Surveillance Research Group
- Computational Language, Acoustic and Speech Processing Group
- Component and Distributed Systems Research Group
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