MotionDSP CEO and Head of Research to Present at NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference

May 8, 2013

MotionDSP CEO and Head of Research to Present at NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference

Talk to address new advances in FMV and WAMI detection and tracking using a new parallel MSER algorithm

Burlingame, CA., March 5, 2013 – MotionDSP, a Silicon Valley-based company that develops advanced, real-time image processing software for video enhancement and analytics, will be presenting at the 2013 NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference in San Jose.

Who: Dr. Sean Varah, CEO, MotionDSP, and Mr. Nemanja Cru

What: Dr. Varah, and Mr. Grujic will deliver a speech entitled Target Detection and Tracking Using a Parallel Implementation MSER.” Aerial surveillance applications using either full motion video (FMV) or Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) sensors requires accurate detection and tracking algorithms. Real-world environmental conditions (atmospheric haze, smoke, fog), and long stand-off distances make detection and tracking difficult, resulting in poor detection rates and high rates of false positives. The MSER algorithm is well-suited to these conditions, but extremely slow to compute, and until recently, impractical to use. MotionDSP implemented a new, massively parallel algorithm for MSER, implemented in CUDA, which has increased performance by more than 20x, and enabled real-time performance on extremely high resolution imagery

Where: NVIDIA GTC Conference, San Jose Convention Center, Room 211B

When: Tuesday, March 19, 4pm

Register: Please go to

About MotionDSP

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, MotionDSP is a leading innovator in advanced, GPU-accelerated image processing software for Full Motion Video. MotionDSP’s “Ikena” (Ee-Kehn-Ah) family of products dramatically improve the quality of video captured by a wide range of sources–from surveillance cameras to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in law enforcement, commercial security, and military applications. Winner of two Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund contracts, MotionDSP’s solutions support operational deployments within the US Department of Defense and National Intelligence agencies, and its customers also include the US Air Force, Navy, US Intelligence, and the world’s leading video forensic labs such as the US Secret Service, NCIS, and the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard).


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