TECHNICAL PROGRAM

CTFG Workshop 2020+ (pdf) Program

Day 1: January 18, 2021

12:45 Rami Abielmona (General Co-Chair)1 , Ratnasingham Tharmarasa (General Co-Chair)2 1Larus Technologies, 2McMaster University Welcome Speech and Introductory Remarks
13:00 Invited Speaker: Erik Blasch Program Officer, United States Air Force Research Laboratory Correspondence of AI/ML with Data Fusion
COVID-19 Prediction (Chair: Anne-Laure Jousselme)
13:45 Lise M. Bjerre et al. University of Ottawa “Getting ahead of the curve”: Predictive COVID-19 Case Identification using an Iterative Propensity Score Modelling and AI Approach
14:10 Steven Horn DRDC-CORA Tracking COVID-19 Prevalence with Bayesian Inference and Integration of Uncertain Epidemiology
14:35 Zhen Qu, Zhen (Jack) Ding DRDC-CORA Predicting the Retweet Level of COVID-19 Tweets with Neural Network Classifier
15:00 Break
Machine Learning (Chair: Elisa Shahbazian)
15:15 Dave Galley Leonardo Company Introduction to LCE and Incorporating Sensor Fusion in Electronic Warfare Simulation – A Roadmap for Advanced Threat and Target Capability Modelling
15:40 Melita Hadzagic OODA Technologies On Some Emerging and/or Disruptive Technologies in Defence 
16:05 Ahmed Zaidi, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa, Thia Kirubarajan McMaster University Methods for Semi-automated Labeling With Multiple Algorithms And Sensors 
16:30 Sayed Ahmed1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Daly Brown2 1McMaster University, 2General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada Machine Learning Aided Track Management for Multitarget Tracking
16:55 Zhen Qu, Zhen (Jack) Ding, Peter Moo DRDC-CORA A Neural Network Based Algorithm Selector for Radar Task Scheduling
17:20 End of Day 1

Day 2: January 19, 2021

Video Tracking (Chair: Sreeraman Rajan)
13:00 Jozsef Hamari1, Zheng Liu2 1TerraSense Analytics, 2University of British Columbia MIST: Multimodal Input Surveillance & Tracking
13:25 Keqi Wei1, Thia Kirubarajan1, Michael Bradford2 1McMaster University, 2L3Harris Wescam Tiny Moving Object Detection from Airborne Video
13:50 Jianfeng Hu1, Richard Lee2, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada A Framework for Text-based Traffic Sign Detection and Tracking in Video
14:15 Break
14:30 Invited Speaker: Eric Fournier Director General Innovation, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, DND Canada IDEaS – Deliverables and Future Plans
Multitarget Tracking (Chair: Thia Kirubarajan/Ratnasingham Tharmarasa)
15:15 Joshua Gilmour1, Thia Kirubarajan1, Michael Bradford2 1McMaster University, 2L3Harris Wescam Investigating and Extending the Quanta Tracking Algorithm
15:40 David Schonborn1, Thia Kirubarajan1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Mike McDonald2, Mike Bradford3 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Ottawa, 3L3Harris Wescam Terrain-Aided Tracking Using a Gaussian Mixture Measurement Model
16:05 Ming Chen, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa, Thia Kirubarajan McMaster University An Assignment Method for Multitarget Tracking with Azimuth Ambiguity Based on Pseudo Measurement Set
16:30 Mehrnoosh Heidarpour1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam2, Michael Bradford3, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University,  2Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK, 3L3Harris Wescam Extended Target Tracking Using Student’s-t Process With Heavy-Tailed Process and Measurement Noises
16:55 Mehrnoosh Heidarpour1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Michael Bradford2, Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam3, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2L3Harris Wescam, 3Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Tracking Multiple Extended Targets In Occlusion Using Splines and Set-Membership Uncertainty Models
17:20 Prabhanjan Mannari1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Mike McDonald2, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Ottawa Extended Target Tracking using Convex Hull
17:45 End of Day 2

Day 3: January 20, 2021

Signal Processing (Chair: Bhashyam Balaji)
13:00 David Luong1, Sreeraman Rajan1, Bhashyam Balaji2 1Carleton University, 2DRDC-Ottawa Recent Results in Noise Radar Signal Processing
13:25 Andy Huang, Sreeraman Rajan, Yuu Ono Carleton University Detection of Arterial Wall using Singular Value Decomposition of Ultrasound Signals Obtained by Wearable Ultrasonic Sensor
13:50 Shane Steinberg, Sreeraman Rajan, Yuu Ono Carleton University Continuous Estimation of Artery Diameter Change Using Adaptive Chirplet Decomposition of Ultrasound  Radio Frequency Signals
14:15 Andi Huang1, Bhashyam Balaji2 1Carleton University, 2DRDC-Ottawa Micro-Doppler Rotary Drone Detection using Parametric Spectral Estimation Techniques
14:40 Break
Sensor Fusion (Chair: Steven Horn)
14:50 Peter J. Young DRDC-CORA Covariance Relationships for Trivariate Distributions with Known Orientations in Cartesian Coordinates
15:15 Sarojini Vudumu1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Anne-Claire Boury-Brisset2, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Valcartier Efficient Quantization for Multi-Target Tracking
15:40 Nikhil Sharma1, Mike McDonald2, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Ottawa Chernoff Fusion with Gaussian Mixture Model
Satellite Scheduling (Chair: Jack Ding)
16:05 Joel Muteba Kande1, Rami Abielmona2, Moufid Harb2, Jean Berger3, Rafael Falcon1, Emil Petriu1 1University of Ottawa, 2Larus Technologies, 3DRDC-Valcartier Multi-Objective Heterogeneous Multi-Asset Collection Scheduling Optimization with High-Level Information Fusion
16:30 Abhijit Chatterjee, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa McMaster University Multiple Agile Satellite Scheduling Incorporating Reward Factor Based Task Allocation and Resource Constraints
16:55 Alexander Teske1, Jean Berger2, Rami Abielmona1, Moufid Harb1, Emil Petriu3 1Larus Technologies, 2DRDC-Valcartier, 3University of Ottawa Cooperative Coevolution and Market-Based Approaches to the Distributed Multi-Satellite Collection Scheduling Problem
17:20 End of Day 3

Day 4: January 21, 2021

High Level Fusion (Chair: Melita Hadzagic)
13:00 Jun Ye Yu, Melita Hadzagic, Elisa Shahbazian OODA Technologies Situation Tool: a Decision-aid Tool for Situation Related User Queries
13:25 P. Kowalski, M. Zocholl, A.L. Jousselme NATO ST Centre, Italy Explaining Threat Assessment with Multiple Sources Through Evidential Networks
13:50 Elisa Shahbazian1, L.O. Marion-Ouellet1, T. Brand2 1OODA Technologies, 2Canadian Coast Guard Fusion Enabled Capability Injection into Legacy Systems
14:15 Break
Resource Management (Chair: Rami Abielmona)
14:30 Anbang Deng1, Thia Kirubarajan1, Rahim Jassemi2, Dan Brookes2, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Ottawa Joint Path Planning and Power Allocation for Multitarget Tracking in Multistatic Radar System
14:55 Anne-Claire Boury-Brisset1, Jean Berger1, Rami Abielmona2, Moufid Harb2, Alex Teske2, Jinsuk Solomon2 1DRDC-Valcartier, 2Larus Technologies Semantic Matchmaking and Multi-Objective Optimization applied to Dynamic Tasking Problems
15:20 Hong Li1, Jonathan Fournier2, Mike McDonald3, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2DRDC-Valcartier, 3DRDC-Ottawa Formation Control, Collision Avoidance and Trajectory Optimization with Coverage and Energy Efficiency of UAV Swarm Under Urban Environment
15:45 Ben Liu1, Ratnasingham Tharmarasa1, Daly Brown2, Thia Kirubarajan1 1McMaster University, 2General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada Multi-Batch Incremental Strategy for Sonobuoy Deployment from High-altitude Airplane with Spatial-Temporal Atmospheric Uncertainty 
16:10 Rami Abielmona (General Co-Chair)1 , Ratnasingham Tharmarasa (General Co-Chair)2 1Larus Technologies, 2McMaster University End of Workshop – Wrap up