Galway student wins EU gold medal for research project
Pedestrian identification system to aid road safety
TechLife | 27 Apr 2012 : An NUI Galway student has won a European gold medal for his work in developing technology aimed at improving road safety for pedestrians.
Anthony Winterlich was recognised at the Young European Arena of Research 2012 competition by the EU Commission for work carried out with the Connaught Automotive Research (CAR) group on driver assistance and automotive vision systems development.
Winterlich's work focused on measuring the quality of images produced by safety cameras in cars. "Once we can describe image and video quality by means of a ‘number', we can develop and evaluate techniques which will improve image quality by compensating for distortions that occur due to slight imperfections in the cameras or due to compression of the video images as they are being transported around the vehicle," he said.
The competition, supported by the European Union, provides visibility to young researchers specialising in surface transport.