Multimodal Data Integration in Intelligent Buildings 7a.025.TUT

Project Start Date: Aug 1, 2018
Research Areas: Analytics, Analytics - Deep Learning, Analytics - Machine Learning, Analytics - Video Analytics, Analytics - Visual Analytics, Data Management, Data Management - Cloud Computing
Funding: Member Funded
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Project Summary

Data plays an essential role in future intelligent buildings. Different data are acquired from the building services equipment (e.g. CO2-meters or thermometers), from sensors installed to follow the usage (e.g. cameras or IoT), and from wearable sensors (e.g. mobile phones and activity bands). Privacy-preserving surveillance is a recent active research area. For instance, in a human monitoring system, which uses videos, we may need to hide the faces of people to keep them anonymous. In addition to face hiding, for some applications, some additional information may be needed to be concealed such as the identity of a patient in a health monitoring system. Moreover, the major difficulty in any monitoring system especially if it is a wireless sensor network system such as wireless video-surveillance systems is the energy efficiency problem. Because the sensors used in any long-term monitoring system can easily run out of battery. Another important research task is to learn how to combine efficiently data from different sources. Towards this goal, information from different sensors can be integrated using multimodal analysis. In this project, our aim is to build a monitoring/data collection system, which is privacy preserving and energy efficient and suitable for multimodal signals.