Artur Jordão Lima Correia
Artur has a degree in Computer Science from Universidade do Oeste Paulista (2010-2013) and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2014-2016). He is currently a doctoral student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He served as a research fellow at the Research Development Foundation in partnership with SAMSUNG. His areas of interest include visual pattern recognition, partial least squares and machine learning.
Pedestrian detection is a well-known problem in Computer Vision, mostly because of its direct applications in surveillance, transit safety and robotics. In the past decade, several efforts have been performed to improve the detection in terms of accuracy, speed and feature enhancement. In this work, we propose and analyze techniques focusing on these points. First, we develop an accurate oblique random forest (oRF) associated with Partial Least Squares (PLS). The method utilizes the PLS to find a decision surface, at each node of a decision tree, that better splits the samples presented to it, based on some purity criterion. To measure the advantages provided by PLS on the oRF, we compare the proposed method with the oRF based on SVM. Second, we evaluate and compare filtering approaches to reduce the search space and keep only potential regions of interest to be presented to detectors, speeding up the detection process. Experimental results demonstrate that the evaluated filters are able to discard a large number of detection windows without compromising the accuracy. Finally, we propose a novel approach to extract powerful features regarding the scene. The method combines results of distinct pedestrian detectors by reinforcing the human hypothesis, whereas suppressing a significant number of false positives due to the lack of spatial consensus when multiple detectors are considered. Our proposed approach, referred to as Spatial Consensus (SC), outperforms all previously published state-of-the-art pedestrian detection methods.