Michele Vespe, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
From: Data Fusion and Target Tracking Conference 2012, London, 16-17 May 2012
16 May 2012 Control & Automation channel
The world is dynamic. There are a vast range of applications which involve real-time processing of data, often derived from multiple sensors, related to uncertain quantities of interest. These Data Fusion and Target Tracking applications are those of interest at this event.
The DFandTT 2012 conference represents a great opportunity for industrialists to hear from, and speak directly with a broad spectrum of their end-users, and give academics working in this field, a platform from which to present their short to near-term future technology developments across video data capture, storage and visualisation.
The event builds on the success of previous events in this series (the most recent of which was in 2008) and Fusion 2010. It aims to complement other conferences with a similar technical focus taking place in 2012 (notably SPIE in USA and Fusion 2012 in Singapore) both geographically and in terms of having a high impact single track event with excellent papers.
Applications of target tracking and/or data fusion are found in diverse civilian and military fields. Civilian applications include air traffic control, navigation, fault tolerant systems and decision problems. In the military domain, applications include surveillance, target identification, command and control, sensor management and weapon guidance.
Michele Vespe holds a Ph.D. from the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department, University College London.
He has several years of experience on the integration and fusion of maritime traffic monitoring technologies. He worked for the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC) as Scientific Officer on maritime surveillance and oil spill detection applications based on spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery
In September 2011 he joined the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) as Senior Scientist, working on Maritime Situational Awareness applications.