David Etter, PhD

David Etter is a Machine Learning Scientist with 20+ years experience in research and development.  His research interests include Machine Learning/ Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Information Retrieval.



Aerial Video Processing

  • Research and development of big data analytics for object detection and summarization in aerial video.

  • Designed an adaptive thresholding algorithm for video summarization which adjust keyframe extraction rates based on a deep learning feedback loop.

Text Localization and Extraction in Video

  • Research and development of big data analytics for text spotting and extraction in videos.

  • Developed a text localization algorithm using Gaussian Mixture-based background subtraction with blob detection.

  • Applied deep learning to classify the image regions and generate character sequence output.