Some recent news items:

Konrad leads a team to win $1M ARPA-E grant

By Janusz KonradNovember 23rd, 2017

Profs. Konrad jointly with Profs. Ishwar and Little from ECE and Prof. Gevelber from ME won a $1M grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) entitled “Scalable, Dual-Mode Occupancy Sensing for Commercial Venues”. The team will develop an occupancy sensing system to estimate the number of people in commercial spaces and monitor how this number changes over time. The sensor combines the data from panoramic cameras and low-resolution thermal door sensors using innovative fusion algorithms to accurately count humans in rooms of different shapes and sizes. The data fusion system will take advantage of off-the shelf sensors to reduce cost, while the system’s scalable design will support venues of various sizes.

See more details in this College of Engineering article.

MIO-TCD surveillance dataset released

By Janusz KonradDecember 20th, 2016

I was part of an international team of researchers from Canada, China and the United States who developed a a traffic surveillance dataset, MIO-TCD ( The dataset consists of over half a million images acquired at different times of day and different periods of the year by 8,000 traffic cameras in Canada and the United States. The images cover a wide range of localization challenges and are representative of typical visual data captured today in urban traffic scenarios. Each moving object has been carefully outlined and identified to enable a quantitative comparison and ranking of various algorithms. This dataset aims to provide a rigorous benchmarking facility for training and testing existing and new algorithms for the localization of moving vehicles in traffic scenes.


Konrad co-chairs tutorials at ICIP-2015

By Janusz KonradOctober 1st, 2015

Jointly with Prof. André Zaccarin of the Université de Laval in Canada, I chaired the tutorials at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP-2015 held in Québec City from Sep. 27 to Sep. 30, 2015. A very successful full-day event, the tutorial day included 9 sessions on topics of contemporary importance, with "Machine Learning" by Profs. Yoshua Bengio and Roland Memisevic of the Université de Montréal setting a record attendance for an ICIP tutorial ever.

Konrad delivers a keynote in Canada

By Janusz KonradJuly 4th, 2015

On June 29, 2015, I delivered a keynote lecture entitled "Towards privacy-preserving recognition of human activities" at the Annual Workshop of the Sherbrooke Research Center for Intelligent Environments held in Mont Orford, Quebec, Canada.

Konrad wins 2011 ECE Teaching Award

By Janusz KonradMay 10th, 2011

I received the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University. The award was announced on May 9, 2011 at the ECE Day and later recognized at the College of Engineering 2011 Commencement on May 22, 2011. You can read more about other 2011 ECE awards recognizing Graduate Teaching Fellows, various Senior Design projects, etc., here.