庆祝罗志明博士论文被IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology录用


恭喜我室的罗志明博士的‘Luo Z, Jodoin P-M, Su S-Z, Li S-Z, Larochelle H, “Traffic Analytics with Low Frame Rate Videos”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2016. ’被IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology录用。

In this paper, we investigate the possibility of monitoring highway traffic based on videos whose frame rate is too low to accurately estimate motion features. The goal of the proposed method is to {\em recognize} traffic conditions instead of {\em measuring} it as is usually the case. The main advantage of our approach comes from its ability to process low frame-rate videos for which motion features cannot be estimated. Our method takes advantage of the highly redundant nature of traffic scenes which are pictured from a top-down perspective showing vehicles on a predominant asphalted road surrounded by background objects. Due to the limited variety of objects pictured in traffic scenes, our method gets to learn features that are specific to such images. With these features, our method is able to segment traffic images, classify traffic scenes, and estimate traffic density without requiring motion features. Different CNN models are proposed to segment traffic images in three different classes (road, car and background), classify traffic images into different categories (empty, fluid, heavy, jam) and predict traffic density. We also propose a procedure to perform transfer learning of any of these models to new traffic scenes.