Russell Bobbitt

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We present a novel framework for recognizing repetitive sequential events performed by human actors with strong temporal dependencies and potential parallel overlap. Our solution incorporates sub-event (or primitive) detectors and a spatiotemporal model for sequential event changes. We develop an effective and efficient method to integrate primitives into a(More)
We address the problem of attribute-based people search in real surveillance environments. The system we developed is capable of answering user queries such as "show me all people with a beard and sunglasses, wearing a white hat and a patterned blue shirt, from all metro cameras in the downtown area, from 2pm to 4pm last Saturday". In this paper, we(More)
A significant portion of retail shrink is attributed to employees and occurs around the point of sale (POS). In this paper, we target a major type of retail fraud in surveillance videos, known as sweethearting (or fake scan), where a cashier intentionally fails to enter one or more items into the transaction in an attempt to get free merchandise for the(More)
Many modern retail stores have self-checkout stations where customers can ring up their own orders without the assistance of any store personnel. To promote customer honesty these systems often weigh each item as it is placed in the bag to confirm that it has the expected mass for the product scanned. In our system we augment this basic check with an(More)