Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CPAMI Distinguished Professor Andrew Wong Receives Best Paper Award at DMIN’17

Professor Andrew K.C. Wong, Dr. Peiyuan Zhou and Mr. Antonio Sze-To are the recipients of the Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Data Mining 2017 (DMIN'17) held in Las Vegas, USA.

Monday, September 11, 2017

CPAMI Researchers Develop AI Tools for Detecting People Texting while Driving

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.

The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behavior and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.

Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Waterloo, said that information could be used to improve road safety by warning or alerting drivers when they are dangerously distracted.

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