CUONG TRAN

Computer Vision and Robotics Research (CVRR) Lab University of California, San Diego

Phone: (858) 436 5561 cutran@cs.ucsd.edu http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/ctran
(for more details, demos, and updates)

OBJECTIVES: Research engineering and computer science career in a dynamic Research and Development team. EDUCATION University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering Advisor: Prof. Mohan M. Trivedi M.S., Computer Science and Engineering (GPA: 3.7) Advisor: Prof. Mohan M. Trivedi

September 2006 - Spring 2012 (expected) June 2008

Relevant course work: Computer Vision I (A), Computer Vision II (A+), Selected Topics in Graphic Vision and Learning (S), Intelligent Systems - Computer Vision and Multimodal Perception (A), Algorithm Design & Analysis (A+), Computability and Complexity (A-), Programming Languages (A)

Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam B.S. in Computer Science, Centre for Gifted Education (GPA: 8.64/10.0)

June 2004 (rank 2/17)

RESEARCH INTERESTS Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Driver Assistance Systems, Intelligent Systems. AWARDS, HONORS, AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES - Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellow (2006 - present). - Research Assistantship at Computer Vision and Robotics Research Lab, UCSD (2007-present). - Invited student attendee and volunteer at the IEEE Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition Conference, 2011. - Honorable Mention, PhD Dissertation Forum, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2010. - Teaching Assistant, UC San Diego: CSE 252A (Computer Vision I – Fall 2010), CSE 130 (Programming Languages – Winter 2011), CSE 152A (Intro to Computer Vision – Spring 2011) - Mentoring, UC San Diego: ECE 285 (Graduate level intelligent system project on head pose tracking and face recognition– Winter 2009), ECE 191 (Senior design project on gesture analysis - Winter 2010). - Exhibitions organizing committee at the IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium 2010 - VEF Travel Grant for an oral presentation at the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Florida, 2008. - Bonus of Excellence Award from Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD (2006-2007). - Hanoi University of Technology’s scholarship for excellent academic performance (1999-2004). RESEARCH & INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA Graduate Student Researcher September 2007- Present - Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) and Computer Vision and Robotics Research Lab (CVRR): Core group member involved in design, development, and operation of the novel real-world driving test-beds with sensors looking at the environment, vehicle, and driver. Developing vision-based algorithms for 3D human pose tracking and human behavior modeling & analysis at multiple levels of details including body, head, hands, feet. Focusing on interactive applications such as intelligent driver assistance systems, gesture-based interactive games, smart rooms. Real-time, Vision-based Testbeds and System Development Experience (more details at http://cvrr.ucsd.edu/ctran) - Developed a real-time system for on road prediction of driver lane change intent using multi-modal sensory cues.
[sponsors: Volkswagen and UC-Discovery]

- Developed a system using optical flow foot tracking and HMM behavior modeling to predict driver pedal press errors. - Developed a visualization system for monitoring traffic emission status in real-time by integrating vision-based vehicle detection, tracking, and classification with vehicle emission models (a test system is monitoring part of Interstate 5 highway everyday from 5am-8pm). [sponsors: UCTC] - Developed experiments using open source driving simulator with spatial audio-visual inputs and displays to statistically analyze the sequential effects in driving. [sponsors: UC-Discovery and NSF] - Designed multimodal research testbeds including audio-visual and physiological signals for multiplayer interactivity. - Developed Triton Eyes, a distributed interactive video array in UCSD Jacobs Hall for real-time analysis of human activity and interaction in a common area. [sponsor: UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering] Centre for Development of Information Technology, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, Hanoi, Vietnam Software Engineer June 2004 - June 2006 - Postal Money Order Project: Implemented nationwide in Vietnam. Core group member involved in establishing a middleware to meet the asynchronous communication requirements of the money transfer system.

"Vision for Driver Assistance: Looking at People in a Vehicle”. June 2010. IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition. Tran and M. . 2011. [4] A. HRL Laboratories LLC Email: sycheng. DirectShow. Hilton. Tran.Scora. Mohan Trivedi. 1.Presentation at University of California Transportation Center poster session (poster version of [9]). Trivedi. pp. L. November 2011. 178-187. C. "Modeling and Prediction of Driver Behavior by Foot Gesture Analysis". .extratext@hrl. “Real-Time Visual Traffic Measurement and Visualization Tool”. 2011.B. Holte. Optical Flow. Trivedi. and A. (oral) [11] C. vol 116. Have used C#. "Human Activity Recognition using Multiple Views: A Comparative Perspective on Recent Developments". Shinko Cheng. Trivedi. "Human 3D Body Modeling. Tran. Tran and M.Algorithms: Support Vector Machines.Poster presentations at UCSD Research Expo in 2010 (research results in [10]) & 2011 (research results in [2]) . UCSD Research Exam. June 2008. PCA. Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. IEEE Int'l.M. Mozer. December 2009. Trivedi. vol. Special Issue on Emerging Techniques in 3D. Tran. C. AdaBoost. Effective working individually as well as in a team. December 2009. Trivedi. IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System. UC San Diego. HMM. . Tran. Tran.C.H. Chapter 30. "Driver Assistance for Keeping Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road.M. IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia. 435-445. pp. "Hand Modeling and Tracking from Voxel Data: An Integrated Framework with Automatic Initialization". .Dr. IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium. OpenGL.M. Workshop on Multimedia Access to 3D Human Objects. M.“Multi-view Vision-based Human Body Modeling and Tracking in 3D”. no. David Kriegman." IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Trivedi. Editors T.M. Relevance Vector Machines.Highly motivated. Wider. and responsible.T. to appear 2012. "Towards a Vision-based System Exploring 3D Driver Posture Dynamics for Driver Assistance: Issues and Possibilities". Springer. [5] M. Python. April 2010. Doshi. (oral) [7] G.“Adaptation in a Dynamic World: Role of Reward Contingencies in Reinforcement Learning and Relearning”. and T. 2008. and M. Trivedi. Trivedi. Pascal. [8] C. M. A.M. Extensive experience in problem solving. PUBLICATIONS [1] C. “3D Posture and Gesture Recognition for Interactivity in Smart Space”. USA Email: kriegman@cs. August 2009. Barth. Moeslund. [2] C.Prof. (oral) [12] C. Tran.M. Can quickly learn and use other programming languages.B.edu . ACM International Conference on Multimedia. G. M.Programming: Experienced with C++ and Matlab (currently use). API: Boost. and M. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2010 (Honorable mention award) . Scora. submitted to Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Doshi. REFERENCES . SKILLS . 2011. . Pose Estimation and Activity Recognition from Multi-View Videos: Comparative Explorations of Recent Developments".“Towards Multilevel Human Body Modeling and Tracking in 3D: Investigation in Laplacian Eigenspace Based Initialization and Kinematically Constrained Gaussian Mixture Modeling”. December 2008. Trivedi. Java. “Sequential Dependencies in Driving”. June 2011. 2012. C. Morris.3. Under review: [13] B. June 2011. 8. Holte.M.M. UC San Diego. . OTHER PRESENTATIONS . Trivedi. Gaussian Mixture Models.M. C. Tran and M. VB.Developed a system for automatic queuing which can be used at a bank or a hospital for customers to queue-up. Trivedi. [6] C. Morris. November 2009. and M. Tran and M. Doshi. 2012.ucsd.M. [14] M. Group Project’s Presentation at TDLC (Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center) Boot Camp. Tran and M.ucsd. B. Cognitive Science. "Human Body Modeling and Tracking Using Volumetric Representation: Selected Recent Studies and Possibilities for Extensions". M. Sparse Bayesian Learning. and T. hard working. [3] C. [9] C.Developed an add-in for synchronizing information from MS Outlook to a remote server through Web Service. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. Tran.. no. M. M. USA Email: mtrivedi@soe.Prof. A.M. submitted to IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. “Pedal Errors Prediction by Driver Foot Gesture Analysis: A Vision-based Inquiry”. on Distributed Smart Cameras. Trivedi. [10] C. C.B. Trivedi. Sigal. Moeslund. IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium. V.M. AMMCSS workshop.M.B.“Investigating Posture and Affect Dynamics at Multiple Levels of Details for Active Safety: A Vision Based Approach”. “Introducing XMOB: Extremity Movement Observation Framework for Upper Body Pose Tracking in 3D". PhD Dissertation Forum. Tran and M. Guide to Visual Analysis of Humans: Looking at People. “Real-Time Roadway Emissions Estimation using Visual Traffic Measurements”. UCSD AI Seminar. Moeslund.com . Conf. OpenCV. Computer Science and Engineering Department.edu . Tran and M.B.M. Barth. Krueger. M. M. Trivedi.

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