The mission of the Data Mining and Multimedia research group is to conduct leading edge research in data mining, big data, multimedia databases, traffic surveillance, crowd analysis, social networks, and wireless sensor network data streams. In our research, we analyze the captured big data to extract valuable knowledge and insight to allow for better decision making in the target application. We will work on applications that will benefit the UAE and the region.Research Objectives:
Big Data Mining and Multimedia research group aims to achieve the following:
- Design and develop new algorithms for collecting, storing, and analyzing big data to discover valuable knowledge. Big data could be heterogeneous, unstructured, distributed and/or dynamic.
- Automatic understanding of multimedia data (images, video, 3D scenes). We focus on applying data mining tools to solve existing problems in applications such as traffic surveillance, crowd analysis, scene understanding and reconstruction, individual (or group) monitoring & security via CCTV cameras.
- Work on applications that benefit UAE and help achieve its ambitions, such as monitoring and managing in real-time every day events of the UAE's "smart cities", detecting suspicious individuals, or groups, on the social network, and traffic monitoring and surveillance to re-routing traffic and prevent congestions.