Research direction and map

My team research directions comprises FOUR trends and directions based on the defined research map 2011-2014. They are:

Direction-I: Network and Information Security

The network and information security mission is to study and solve challenging security problems in networks and information systems including watermarking, biometrics and cryptology. Currently, members of NIS group are conducting research in the following areas: - Intrusion Detection System (Computational Intelligence I and Danger theory) - Cryptanalysis (Evolutionary optimization) - Image authentication - Image Authentication and Applications ( Watermarking (vector and raster data) / Digital Signatures) - Biometrics (Heart sound recognition, Face/ Fingerprint/Gait recognition)

Direction-II: Biomedical Informatics and visualizations

The biomedical informatics group mission is to design computer-based decision aids and develops decision support systems for clinical decision making and scientific discovery using computational intelligence and image processing technologies. Currently, members of biomedical informatics group are conducting research in the following areas: - Bioinformatics - Medical image processing (Breast cancer analysis, (sonar, MRI, fMRI, CT), Liver ibrosis and tumor analysis (biopsy, MRI, CT), 2D/3D Dental image processing and visualization and Medical image annotation

Direction-III: Intelligent Environment and Applications

The intelligent environment is any space where ubiquitous technology informs the learning process in an unobtrusive, social or collaborative manner. Thus an intelligent environment can be an aware room or building, capable of understanding something about the context of its inhabitants or workers. The objective and mission of the Intelligent Environment group is to use the technologies of computational intelligence and wireless sensor networks in order to solve some environmental-related problems; such as water and air pollution monitoring and alerting, as well as develop different smart environments that are automatically adjustable depending on users’ preferences. The research topics that are currently being carried out by the IE group are: - Smart Reading Environments (Intelligent Classroom) - Intelligent Lighting system - Intelligent Water Quality Monitoring - Intelligent Air Quality Monitoring - Video Processing (Soccer processing and video annotation)

Direction-V: Intelligent Technology for Blind and Visual Impairment People

The intelligent technology for blind and visual impaired people group focuses on the recent technology including the computer vision, speech processing, e-learning, image processing and object recognition in complex domains. The challenge of this group is to address these technologies in the broader context of Artificial Intelligence, and to integrate techniques from empirical evaluation and machine learning. Group goal is to use these techniques to develop computer vision systems whose behaviors are both reliable and understood. Research points are: - Text to speech processing - Document management for blind and visual impairment people - Developing Games for blind and visual impairment people - Mobil applications for blind and visual impairment people - Automatic Sign Language (ASL) Recognition for Deaf-Blind people