Mobility and Robotic Systems Section
NASA / Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US
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Visiting Associate Professor
Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Kyushu University, Japan
Computer vision for robotics and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. People tracking and 3D geometrical modeling using laser range finders. Experience with motion capture system using multiple cameras and people tracking system using cameras. Biometrics and pattern recognition for security systems, such as people recognition on both ground and aerial surveillance cameras. (Pioneer/co-inventor of shadow biometrics technology, which allows aerial recognition of people based on the dynamics of their body shadows.) Medical image processing for the purpose of a navigation system for a surgical robot. Range data processing for building a huge-scale structure with multiple robots and people tracking.
Yumi Iwashita received her M.S. degree and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University in 2004 and 2007 respectively. She was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, she was a PostDoc at Imperial College London under Professor Maria Petrou. From 2007 to 2014, she was an assistant professor at Kyushu University. Between 2011 and 2013, she was a visiting researcher, at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, sponsored by a grant from the JSPS. From 2014 to 2016, she was an associate professor at Kyushu University. Since 2016, she has been a research technologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visiting associate professor at Kyushu University. Her current research interests include computer vision for robotics and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications, biometrics and pattern recognition for security systems.