My research interests include: (1) Video and Image Understanding, Exploitation and Analytics (Object Detection, Tracking, Feature Extraction, Recognition, Geo/Registration, Multi-camera Activity Pattern Modeling and Recognition, Multi-Sensory Data Fusion, text mining and fusion with video data, Automatic Target Recognition, etc. ), (2) Ground/Aerial/Under-Water Robotics (Assisted Perception, Supervised Tele-Autonomy, Autonomous Navigation), Geo-Localization and Big Data Analytics (Content/Feature Extraction, Topic Modeling, Indexing, Matching) and (4) Machine Learning (Classification and clustering, Pattern Learning, and Deep Learning).
Work Email: riad[-dot-]hammoud[<@>]baesystems.com / hammoud[<@>]mit.edu
Delphi Automotive Systems (Kokomo, Indiana, USA), working on safety, human-machine interaction, and security systems for automotive and surveillance.
He is the architect of the core algorithms of several active safety and security products of Delphi Electronics & Safety, including Driver Fatigue Monitoring, Driver Distraction Alert, Face Biometrics for Driver Identification and Electronic Sentry for Surveillance. He was a major and key contributor to the NHTSA & Volpe sponsored program SAfety VEhicle(s) using adaptive Interface Technology (SAVE-IT), and to the Delphi Information, Convenience and Protection (ICP) Concept Vehicle demonstrated at CES 2008.
Since February 2001, he holds a PhD degree in "Computer Vision and Robotics" from INRIA Rhone-Alpes (Grenoble), and a MS degree in "Control of Systems" from Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France. After his PhD, he launched a startup company on the campus of Grenoble on ``Interactive Video Technology''. Around mid 2001, he moved to USA and joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (EEC dept., Troy, New York) and Indiana University (CS dept., Bloomington, Indiana) as visiting and postdoctoral fellow.
He holds eight patents, and over dozen patents pending and trade secrets. He published over 50 referred publications in journals, conferences, books and workshops.
In 2009 Dr. Riad I. Hammoud (with/ Prof Larry B. Wolff) founded a new Springer book series on Augmented Vision & Reality. He authored four Springer-Verlag edited books in the past few years:
Dr. Riad I. Hammoud has been organizing and chairing several IEEE, SPIE, SAE and ACM International workshops and conference tracks. He is the founder of the IEEE workshop series on vision perception Beyond The Visible Spectrum (IEEE OTCBVS). He organized several special conference tracks including two special tracks of the 2008 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, on "Autonomous/Robotics Vehicles" and "Drowsiness and Dristraction Monitoring & Measurability". He served as chair of the "Non-Visual Imagery" track of IEEE Advanced Video and Signal Surveillance (AVSS 2008). He is the Computer Vision area co-chair at Int'l Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'2010).
He is been serving on the technical program committee of several journals and conferences in computer vision, intelligent transportation, human computer interaction, robotics and related areas including IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conferences (CVPR2010, ECCV2010), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IET ITS, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal of Computer Vision, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, International Journal of Optomechatronics (2008), and Signal Processing Journal (2008).
He was appointed in 2004 as guest editor of a special issue of Springer International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV),
and in 2005 as guest editor of a special issue of Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU).
Since March 2008, he is been serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE Trans. on ITS).
He is involved [the sources] in the SPIE Defense and Security Newsroom.
In the past few years, he gave numerous public speeches including invited talks at the Houston University, Texas (Video technologies on the move) on March 2006, and at the Society Automotive Engineers (SAE), on Nov 1st, 2005.
In May 2005, Dr. Riad I. Hammoud was nominated by US government as an outstanding researcher/professor. In 2009, he was offered an Associate Professor Position at the university of KUSTAR (Abu Dhabi Campus).
He received numerous awards from the vision community and Delphi Corporation including the "Delphi best technical publicity/paper award" in 2005/2006.