Data Science Lecture Series: October 21, 2014

21 October
12:30 - 13:30
'Zwarte Doos', TU/e Campus
Entry price:
free after registration

Analysis and visualization of complex moving objects

prof.dr. B. Speckmann,

department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology


Over the past years the availability of devices that can be used to track moving objects has increased dramatically, leading to an explosive growth in movement data. Objects being tracked range from animals and cars, to hurricanes, sports players, and suspected terrorists.

The study of algorithms for the analysis and visualization of movement data is hence a rapidly expanding research area at the intersection of computational geometry and graph drawing, geographic information science, automated cartography, and information visualization. So far research in this area has mainly concentrated on moving point data.
Consequently, some of the basic analysis problems such as determining similarity, segmentation, as well as the detection of movement patterns, are now fairly well understood for trajectories: sequences of time-stamped points.

This talk will discuss some recent results for the (context-aware) analysis of moving point objects. Furthermore, we will describe first results from a recently started project where we aim to go beyond the basic setting, by studying moving complex, non-point objects such as moving polylines (which can e.g. model changing coastlines), polygons (e.g. hurricanes), and geometric networks (e.g. river networks).

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