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T7 Multitarget Tracking and Multisensor Information Fusion

Length: 3 hours

Intended Audience: Engineers/scientists with prior knowledge of basic probability and state estimation (see, e.g., Y. Bar-Shalom, X. R. Li and T. Kirubarajan, "Estimation with Applications to Tracking and Navigation: Algorithms and Software for Information Extraction"). This is an intensive course in order to cover several important recent advances and applications.

Description: To provide to the participants the latest state-of-the art techniques to estimate the states ofmultiple targets with multisensor information fusion. Tools for algorithm selection, design and evaluation willbe presented. These form the basis of automated decision systems foradvanced surveillanceandtargeting.The various information processing configurations for fusion are described, including the recently solvedtrack-to-track fusion from heterogeneous sensors.

Presenter: Yaakov Bar-Shalom

Yaakov Bar-Shalom was born on May 11, 1941. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1963 and 1967 and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1970, all in electrical engineering. Currently he is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Marianne E. Klewin Professor in Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His current research interests are in estimation theory and target tracking and has published over 500 papers and book chapters in these areas and in stochastic adaptive control. He coauthored and edited 8 books. He has consulted to numerous companies and government agencies, and originated the series of Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking short courses. He served as General Chairman of FUSION 2000, President of ISIF in 2000 and 2002 and Vice President for Publications in 2004-13. Since 1995 he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE AESS and has given numerous keynote addresses at major national and international conferences. He is corecipient of the M. Barry Carlton Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems in 1995 and 2000. In 2002 he received the J. Mignona Data Fusion Award from the DoD JDL Data Fusion Group. He was awarded the 2008 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications and is listed in "top authors in engineering" by as the #1 cited author in Aerospace Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2015 ISIF \Lifetime of Excellence in Information Fusion" award.

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