Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Finding Lost Children

Ashley Michelle Eden

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2010-174
December 20, 2010

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2010/EECS-2010-174.pdf

During a disaster, children may be quickly wrenched from their families. Research shows that children in such circumstances are often unable or unwilling to give their names or other identifying information. Currently in the US, there is no existing system in the public health infrastructure that exploits image-based analysis to effectively expedite reunification when children can't be identified. Working with the Children's Hospital Boston, we have engineered a system to speed reunification of children with their families, should they get separated in a disaster. Our system is based on a Content-Based Image Retrieval search using attributes and user feedback. In this thesis we will describe the system and a series of evaluations, including a realistic disaster drill set up and run jointly with the Children's Hospital.

Advisor: Jitendra Malik and Trevor Darrell


BibTeX citation:

@phdthesis{Eden:EECS-2010-174,
    Author = {Eden, Ashley Michelle},
    Title = {Finding Lost Children},
    School = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2010},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2010/EECS-2010-174.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2010-174},
    Abstract = {During a disaster, children may be quickly wrenched from their families.  Research shows that children in such circumstances are often unable or unwilling to give their names or other identifying information.  Currently in the US, there is no existing system in the public health infrastructure that exploits image-based analysis to effectively expedite reunification when children can't be identified.  Working with the Children's Hospital Boston, we have engineered a system to speed reunification of children with their families, should they get separated in a disaster.  Our system is based on a Content-Based Image Retrieval search using attributes and user feedback.  In this thesis we will describe the system and a series of evaluations, including a realistic disaster drill set up and run jointly with the Children's Hospital.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Thesis
%A Eden, Ashley Michelle
%T Finding Lost Children
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2010
%8 December 20
%@ UCB/EECS-2010-174
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2010/EECS-2010-174.html
%F Eden:EECS-2010-174