Rachel Neiman, Koteret Public Relations
December 04, 2006 —
Medioni "brings a weath of knowledge and technical expertise"
Agent Video Intelligence, Inc.™ has announced that it has appointed Dr. Gérard Medioni, professor and chair of the USC Viterbi School Department of Computer Science, to the company’s Board of Advisors effective immediately.
“Given the convergence of the IT and traditional physical security and video surveillance industry, Dr. Medioni brings a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise from the computer vision world to our next generation of video analytics and surveillance technology, stated David Anthony, chairman of Agent Vi's Board of Directors and managing partner of 21Ventures, the company's lead investor.
“As the newest member of our Board of Advisors, Gérard will be invaluable in helping shape the future direction and growth of Agent Vi as we continue to grow and expand in the enterprise market and explore new, yet untapped applications for video analysis technology.”
Medioni has been a faculty member at USC since 1983, where he is currently a professor of computer science and of electrical engineering, co-director of the Computer Vision Laboratory, and chair of the computer science department. Medioni was a visiting scientist at INRIA Sophia Antipolis in 1993 and chief technical officer of Geometrix, Inc. during his sabbatical in 2000.
An acknowledged expert in the computer vision world, Medioni holds six patents in the areas of video processing and computer vision, with an additional six pending. In addition to authoring “Tensor Voting: A Perceptual Organization Approach to Computer Vision and Machine Learning” (Morgan & Claypool, 2006), “Emerging Topics in Computer Vision” (Prentice Hall, 2004) and “A Computational Framework for Segmentation and Grouping” (Elsevier Publisher, 2000), he has written and published over 100 research works in the areas of computer vision, video analytics, object tracking and related topics.
Medioni received the Diplome d'Ingénieur Civil from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, and both an MS and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Medioni is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE), a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and serves as a scientific advisor to DXO Labs, Rcadia and Perceptronics Solutions in addition to Agent Vi. For more information on Medioni, his publications and patents, visit: http://iris.usc.edu/~medioni/.
Agent Video Intelligence™, Inc., is a leader in Video Intelligence and Video Content Analysis Technology with its patented Image Processing over IP family of video surveillance software. Founded in 2003, Agent Vi is the first company to provide embedded and distributed artificial-intelligence video analytics software with the low bandwidth required by video surveillance networks to support extremely large numbers of distributed cameras at lowest industry cost. With headquarters in New York, regional sales offices in Pleasanton, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga, and Madrid, Spain, and R&D in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company has over three years of successful field deployment worldwide. For more information on Agent Vi, visit: www.agentvi.com.