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February 27, 2008
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood

Video Surveillance: Fact and Fiction
Prof. Robert Pless

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


  Dr. Pless studies Computer Vision—specifically the interpretation of video imagery for surveillance and medical imaging—and recently received the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award. His current project includes Passive Vision for security. He focuses on robust real-time surveillance and structure from motion constraints. Come learn what is possible today in video surveillance, especially as security systems play a larger role in our everyday lives. It promises to be entertaining and educational: Dr. Pless will be showing clips from movies that contain surveillance scenes, to clarify what is fact and what is fiction.

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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