Computer Vision Researcher
BGS Library
Last update: 08/07/2014
Currently PhD Student at Univ. de La Rochelle, France.
Author of the OpenCV C++ Background Subtraction Library (BGSLibrary) (old page)
Fields of interest: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Robotic Perception.
For more information about me, see my profile on LinkedIn.
2014-* Doctoral researcher stage at Computer Vision Center (CVC), Barcelona, Spain.
2013-* PhD Student at L3I Lab, University of La Rochelle, France.
2010-2012 MSc in Mechatronics Engineering - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
2004-2009 BSc in Computer Engineering at AREA1 Engineering School, Brazil.
2016 - Bouwmans, Thierry; Sobral, Andrews; Zahzah, El-hadi. Handbook on "Background Subtraction for Moving Object Detection: Theory and Practices". 2016. [Handbook Homepage]
2016 - Sobral, Andrews; Bouwmans, Thierry; Zahzah, El-hadi. "BGSLibrary and ABSLibrary : Advanced libraries for evaluation of background subtraction methods". Chapter on the handbook "Background Subtraction for Moving Object Detection: Theory and Practices", 2016. [Handbook Homepage]
2014 - Sobral, Andrews; Bouwmans, Thierry. "BGS Library: A Library Framework for Algorithm’s Evaluation in Foreground/Background Segmentation". Chapter on the handbook "Background Modeling and Foreground Detection for Video Surveillance", CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2014. [Handbook Homepage]
2014 - Sobral, Andrews; Vacavant, Antoine. "A comprehensive review of background subtraction algorithms evaluated with synthetic and real videos". Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2014. [View]
International Conferences
2014 A. Sobral, C. G. Baker, T. Bouwmans, E. Zahzah. "Incremental and Multi-feature Tensor Subspace Learning applied for  Background Modeling and Subtraction". International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2014, October 2014. [Abstract]
2013 - Sobral, Andrews; Oliveira, Luciano; Schnitman, Leizer; Souza, Felippe De. "Highway Traffic Congestion Classification using Holistic Properties". In 10th IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA'13), Innsbruck, Austria (Best Paper Award), February 14, 2013. [View] [PDF] [Supplementary resources] [Presentation] [Full Thesis (pt-br)]
2013 - Sobral, Andrews. "BGSLibrary: A Background Subtraction Library". IX Workshop de Visão Computacional (WVC’2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 6, 2013. [PDF] [BGSLibrary Homepage]
National Conferences
2012 - Participation in the Higher Education School at Brazilian Conference on Automation - CBA 2012, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil.
2010 - Sobral, Andrews; Silva, Caroline; Júnior, Carlos Antônio Vieira Vasconcelos; Oliveira, Fabrício Mota. "RAVE: A robot platform for research and development in mobile robotics using r/c car". CONEM 2010 - VI National Congress of Mechanical Engineering, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil, August 21, 2010. [PDF] [Photo's + Video's] [Project Homepage (pt-br)]
Honors & Awards
2013/Jun - Third place on Poster Presentation of the IX Workshop de Visão Computacional (WVC'2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Authors: Sobral, A.
2013/Feb - Best Paper Award of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA'2013), Innsbruck, Austria. Authors: Sobral, A; Oliveira, L; Schnitman, L; Souza, F.
2011/Apr - First place on INOVA-BASE Entrepreneurship competition in ERBASE 2011, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Team: Sobral, A; Grimaldo, J; Oliveira, L; Schnitman, L.
2009/Jul - Awarded with a Merit Diploma as the Outstanding Student of Computer Engineering course at AREA1 Engineering School, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
2008 - AREA1 Engineering Day - Introduction to Microsoft Robotics Studio.
2008 - IEEE RNR - Transforming a Radio Control Car (RC Car) in an Autonomous Mobile Robot.
Academic Projects