Prof. David Breen presents paper at ISVC '12

Dr. David Breen, Associate Professor of Computer Science, presented the paper "Video Analysis Algorithms for Automated Categorization of Fly Behaviors" at the 8th International Symposium on Visual Computing held in Rethymnon, Greece , on July 16 - 18, 2012. The paper describes video analysis algorithms that generate feature vectors that may be used to categorize fly behaviors. The paper's results demonstrate that automated analysis provides a numerical scoring of fly behavior that is similar to the scoring produced by human observers. They also show that it is possible to automatically differentiate between normal and defective flies via clustering of the feature vectors. Co-authors include Md. Alimoor Reza, Jeffrey Marker, Siddhita Mhatre, Dr. Aleister Saunders and Dr. Daniel Marenda. The last three co-authors are members of Drexel's Biology Department. The paper is based on Mr. Reza's Computer Science MS thesis.

August 1, 2012 — The video linked here presents the fly tracking capabilities developed for the project.