Abstract: One of the common challenges of the aging society in the developed countries is the shortage of caregiver as many of the young adults are reluctant to take up the career of being a professional full-timecaregiver to the elderly. This causes nursing home for the elderly to be too expensive and beyond the reach for the ordinary general public. One promising candidate to alleviate the anticipated shortage of nursing home in the near future is ambient assisted living. The first part of this talk will cover some of the recent research activities in using computer vision and video analytics technologies in ambient assisted living. In particular, the speaker will share his research experience in vision based human fall detection and dining activities detection at home using surveillance camera and Microsoft Kinect. Some possible future research directions and topics in vision based ambient assisted living will also be discussed. The second part of this talk will briefly touch on multimedia transmission over 5G cognitive radio.
About the Speaker: Dr. CHANG Yoong Choon received his B.Eng. (First Class Honors) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University of Northumbria at Newcastle UK, M.Eng.Sc. and PhD (Engineering) from Multimedia University. He is currently an associate professor and Head of
Department, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Lee KongChian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia. He is also a registered professional electronic engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia. His research interests include video signal processing and digital home. Over the past 10 years, his research work has been funded by Embassy of France Kuala Lumpur, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Telekom Malaysia, Motorola Malaysia and Ministry of Science, Technology
and Innovation Malaysia. He has more than 40 scientific publications in international journals and conferences and 10 postgraduate by research students have graduated under his supervision. Besides academic teaching and research, he regularly conducts video communications technical training to the working professionals.