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Adam P. Williams
Computer Vision Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

email: apw AT cs DOT umass DOT edu

About Me

C.V. (pdf) NOTE: This is out of date! Please email me for a more recent resume/C.V.

I am a fifth year graduate student in Computer Science at UMass - Amherst. I am a member of the Computer Vision Lab, advised by Al Hanson. Prior to UMass, I received a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Research Interests

My interests primarily involve using cameras to (overtly) monitor people, with the goal being to provide information that is helpful to them in some way. For example, changes in an elderly person's health can be detected from fluctuations in their level of mobility. To this end, I am interested in tracking algorithms, activity recognition, and distributed sensor networks.

For more information, see the ASSIST Project website.

I have also implemented a large, public interactive display called The Molecular Playground


Deegan, P. Grupen, R., Hanson, A., Horrell, E., Ou, S., Riseman, E., Sen, S., Thibodeau, B., Williams, A., Xie, D. Mobile Manipulators for Assisted Living in Residential Settings, Autonomous Robots, Special Issue, 2007

Williams, A., D. Ganesan, & A. Hanson. "Aging in Place: Fall Detection and Localization in a Distributed Smart Camera Network." Proceedings of ACM Multimedia, September 2007.

Williams, A. & P. Yoon. "Content-Based Image Retrieval Using Joint Correlograms." Multimedia Tools and Applications, To Appear 2007.

Williams, A., D. Xie, S. Ou, R. Grupen, A. Hanson, & E. Riseman. "Distributed Smart Cameras for Aging in Place." Proceedings of the ACM SenSys Workshop on Distributed Smart Cameras, October 2006.