Systems & Technology Research (STR)
Lecture title: “Advances in Multi-Target Tracking”.
Abstract: The multi-target tracking (MTT) literature includes many problem variations, solution methodologies, and performance metrics. This talk identifies some foundational elements of the MTT problem, with the goal of providing an accessible introduction while illustrating interesting aspects and challenges. We focus on the maximum a posteriori (MAP) criterion and the multiple-hypothesis tracking (MHT) solution paradigm. We address some concerns that have been raised in the literature regarding MHT and discuss recent advances and applications, including distributed MHT and graph-based methods to improve tractability in challenging disparate-sensor settings.
Dr. Coraluppi is a Chief Scientist at Systems & Technology Research (STR), a Boston-based research company focused on defense and intelligence problems. He received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990, and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1992 and 1997. He has led research in several US and NATO research settings (ALPHATECH, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Compunetix, and STR). His primary focus has been on multi-target tracking and multi-sensor data fusion for difficult surveillance challenges in various domains (air, ground, maritime, and undersea). He is Associate Editor-in-Chief for both the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. He serves on the IEEE AESS Board of Governors and the ISIF Board of Directors.