Guo, Ishwar and Konrad win 2010 ICPR SDHA contest

A VIP team composed of Ph.D. candidate Kai Guo, and Profs. Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad won the “Aerial View Activity Classification Challenge” within the 2010 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) contest on “Semantic Description of Human Activity” (SDHA) held in Istanbul, Turkey held on Aug. 22, 2010 for their paper entitled “Action Recognition in Video by Sparse Representation on Covariance Manifolds of Silhouette Tunnels”. The contest was organized by Dr. Michael Ryoo of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea, Prof. J.K Aggarwat of the University of Texas, and Prof. Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury of the University of California Riverside and attracted 8 submissions. For more details on the contest, please see its web site at


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