Long-term Face Tracking

The present project focus on the development of a framework aiming the long-term face tracking under unconstrained scenarios in video sequences. The main idea is to step up the tracking processing by combining a tracking ensemble with the information delivered by a face detector, and also by including a feedback process to provide additional input to the trackers.

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Face Anti-spoofing

This research aims to evaluate and develop fraud detection methods (anti-spoofing) in biometric systems.

The scope mainly involves the face recognition cases.

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InterIMAGE Cloud Platform

The main objective of the Interimage Cloud Platform is the scientific and technological development in the ​​remote sensing (SR) image analysis, focused on the object based image analysis (GEOBIA) and cloud computing . In terms of scientific development, the main topics of the Project are: (1) the representation and processing of knowledge explicitly represented on an interpretation of SR images; (2) methods of segmentation of SR images, feature extraction and object classification in distributed environments; (3) methods of multitemporal analysis of SR images in distributed environments; (4) methods of advanced visualization of images and objects stored in a distributed way in computer clusters. In terms of technological development, the main objective is the creation of the Interimage Cloud Platform, an innovative platform for GEOBIA, structured on an architecture based on the cloud computing paradigm, in which will be applied the results of the research developed during this project.

Multimodal Biometric Recognition

The objectives of this research work are:

  • Evaluate state-of-the-art technologies for speaker recognition.
  • Investigate multimodal fusion techniques.
  • Develop and test a prototype of a speaker recognition system.
  • Integrate speaker recognition into the face recognition prototype existing in Computer Vision Laboratory – LVC.


The main objective of INTERSAR is to develop in the scope of InterIMAGE, a free open source software platform for GEOBIA applications, methodologies, algorithms and computational tools for automatic Land Use and Land Cover classification upon optical and SAR (synthetic aperture radar) data.

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RADAR MONITOR – Monitoring from RADAR Data

The general objective of the RADAR MONITOR project is to provide solutions for the systematic monitoring of changes on the Earth’s surface from remote sensing images, with emphasis on data provide by space born SAR (Synthetic-aperture radar) sensors. More precisely, the Project aims to extend the InterIMAGE platform, by incorporating specific software operators for the multitemporal analysis of SAR as well as optical data.

Brazilian Visualization Network – Geoinformation

The Brazilian Visualization Network (RVA), whose general coordination is under the Brazilian National Laboratory of Scientific Computation (LNCC), is part of the Brazilian Technology System (SIBRATEC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information (MCTI). The RVA aims at the integration of the academy to foster the innovation and creation of new markets for technological products and services. Beyond LNCC, the RVA involves the following institutions:  PUC-Rio, PUC-RS, UFRS, UFPE, UFPB, INPE, USP, UFRJ e UNICAMP, whereby LNCC, UFRJ, PUC-RS, UFPE, USP and PUC-Rio constitute the so called Coordination Nucleus of RVA.


The project “Tools for Open Multi-Risk Assessment using Earth Observation Data” (TOLOMEO) is funded under the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (PIRSES-GA-2009) with the ultimate goal to establish an international cooperation between partners in Europe and South-America focused on the development of free tools for remotely sensed data analysis.

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Video Surveillance

This project aims to develop technology of video surveillance with automatic facial identification, developing facial recognition techniques from video sequences that integrate methods and tools that allow:

  • To detect and track faces in real time based on video sequences,
  • To extract frontal facial images in real time based on video sequences, with good quality for recognition,
  • To build a prototype of automatic video monitoring.

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An open source knowledge based framework for automatic image interpretation.

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The project objective is the protection of forest areas by developing a system of satellite monitoring of the hillsides of Rio de Janeiro.

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The main objective of this project is to develop automatic methods to detect and visualize in three dimensions liver structures using monophasic sequences of computer tomography images.

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The objective of this project is to develop a new 3D region growing segmentation that uses others features besides the intensity of voxels.

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The general objective of this project is the development of an automatic method to monitor the horizontal and vertical change of urban settlements and forests in Brazil. The selected test area is Rio de Janeiro, because in Rio such changes take place at a rapid pace, and data necessary to carry out the project such as aerial imagery, GIS census and topographic data, can be made available to the project through local contacts.

Read more at M4