Dr Stefan Poslad is the lead guest editor of the Special Issue on Advances in security and privacy for mobile users in intelligent environments; Mobile Information Systems journal.
Submission deadline: 3 February 2017.
2016 promotions in CIS
Dr Akram Alomainy is one of the technical chairs of the 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - 'Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies', London, UK, 14-16 October 2015.
2015 promotions in CIS
Well done for their recent promotions to the following CIS members:
Dr Felix Cuadrado - Senior Lecturer
Dr Yue (Frank) Gao - Senior Lecturer
Dr Timothy Hospedales - Senior Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Patras - Reader in Computer Vision & Human Sensing
Dr Matthew Purver - Reader in Computational Linguistics
Dr Qianni Zhang - Senior Lecturer
Dr Stefan Poslad is the guest editor of the Special Issue on Ubiquitous computing: from interlinking smart tabs, pads and boards towards interlinking smart skins, dust and clay; Informatics journal.
Submission deadline: 29 February 2016.
Dr Matthew Purver is a co-author of 'Twitter language use reflects psychological differences between democrats and republicans' published in PLoS ONE, Vol. 10, Issue 9, number e0137422. This work is also featured in The Guardian, CNBC, Daily Mail, Medical Daily and many others.
Dr Yi-Zhe Song, Dr Tao Xiang and Dr Timothy M. Hospedales won the Best Science Paper at the 26th British Machine Vision Conference held in Swansea, 7-10 September 2015 for their paper 'Sketch-a-net that beats humans'. Their work was also featured in Popular Science.
Dr Stefan Poslad was co-awarded the 2015 IEEE Sensors Journal best paper award for the paper 'Improved use of foot force sensors and mobile phone GPS for mobility activity recognition'. This award recognises the best paper published in the IEEE Sensors Journal during 2014, based on general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness. The winners of this Award are presented with a certificate and $2,000 split equally among the authors.
Prof. Andrea Cavallaro is a guest editor of the Special Issue on Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage, Elsevier Pattern Recognition Letters journal.
Dr Hatice Gunes is one of the organisers of the 'Designing and evaluating social robots for public settings' Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, 28 September 2015 (as part of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - iROS - 2015).
Dr Yue (Frank) Gao is one of the organisers of the 2nd WeM2M workshop where ideas, opportunities and solutions will be shared in order to
make possible the evolution from simple connectivity (M2M) to the real internet of things (IoT).
London, UK, 26 February 2015.
Dr Hatice Gunes is one of the organisers of the 3rd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8 May 2015 (in conjunction with IEEE FG).
How long can you hold a stare? Dr Isabelle Mareschal will be taking part in the Live Science initiative at the Science Museum, London. She will be spending five weeks at the museum encouraging visitors to take part in eye tracking experiments to explore how long we can maintain comfortable eye contact with another person.
2014 promotions in CIS
Well done for their recent promotions to the following CIS members (from left to right in the figure):
Dr Akram Alomainy - Senior Lecturer
Dr Hatice Gunes - Senior Lecturer
Dr Joshua Reiss - Reader in Audio Engineering
Dr Tao (Tony) Xiang - Reader in Computer Vision and Multimedia
Dr Miles Hansard is one of the organisers of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV) 2014 in conjunction with the 13th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, 6th September 2014.
Dr Akram Alomainy has been awarded a new project from the Qatar National Research Foundation, entitled 'Numerical analysis and in-vitro demonstrator of small-scale communication networks for healthcare monitoring applications (nano-health)'.
Professor Shaogang Gong is one of the organisers of the Workshop on Visual Surveillance and Re-Identification (VS-Re-ID) 2014 in conjunction with the 13th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, 12th September 2014.
Professor Lars Chittka has been appointed to a Wolfson Research Merit Award by The Royal Society for his work titled 'Radar-tracking the spatial movement patterns of key pollinators'.
Dr Hatice Gunes is one of the organisers of the first international audio/visual mapping personality traits challenge and workshop (MAPTRAITS'14) in conjunction with ACM ICMI, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 November 2014.
Professor Mark Plumbley has been appointed to the Programme Advisory Board for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Digital Economy programme for a period of three years, starting on 1st of April 2014.
More information on the EPSRC's Digital Economy programme can be found [here]
Dr Hatice Gunes is one of the guest editors of the Special issue on Behavior Understanding for Arts and Entertainment, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.
Deadline for paper submission: 26 March 2014.[link]
Prof Andrea Cavallaro is one of the organisers of the Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage (VAAM) workshop
in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014.
Dr Hatice Gunes is the chair of the ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges, 12-16 November 2014.
Keynote speech by Prof Andrea Cavallaro at the First International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2013),
Naples, Italy, 9 September 2013.
Title of the lecture: 'Actions, interactions and re-identification in camera networks'.
Plenary lecture by Prof Andrea Cavallaro at the 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2013),
Trieste, Italy, 4-6 September 2013.
Title of the lecture: 'Advances in video tracking: adaptation, self-evaluation and context learning'.
Research workshop, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, 25 June 2013 from 10:00 to 17:00.
Summer School on Design for Interactive and Cognitive Environments (DICE), Kasteel de Berckt, Baarlo, The Netherlands,
30 June-6 July 2013.
If you can't attend our open days or evenings in London then you could attend a Virtual Open Day on 29th April.
Find out more about Queen Mary, University of London through our videos, presentations and virtual tours, and chat with us for any queries on the new MSc programme in Computer Vision.
Book a place for a web chat [here].
31 December 2012: Dr. Akram Alomainy presents at TEDxSanaa, an independently organised TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) event with theme "Inspiring Hope".
The title of his talk is "From Science Fiction to Reality: The Electromagnetic Way!".
Invited talk by Prof. Andrea Cavallaro at “Encounter outstanding visions from across the field” event,
Povo, Trento, Italy, 17-18 December 2012.
28 November 2012: Dr. Chrisantha Fernando presents his work in progress on Darwinian robotic kitten at Dorkbotlondon -
people doing strange things with electricity - MS Stubnitz, Connaught Bridge Pier, London, UK.
Coverage of work co-authored by Miles Hansard on tracking 3D objects in real-time using active stereo vision,
on the Autonomous Robots blog.
2nd Int. Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space Shanghai, April, 2013 (in conjunction with IEEE FG).
Paper submission deadline: 21 Nov 2012
IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security
Paper submission deadline: 1 Nov 2012
Tutorial on Continuous Analysis of Emotions by Dr Hatice Gunes and Dr Björn Schuller at ACM Multimedia, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan, 29 October - 2 November 2012.
BMVA Executive Committee
October 2012: Dr. Lourdes Agapito has been elected to be a member of the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) Executive Committee.
PhD student Marco Paladini has been awarded the 2011 BMVA Sullivan Prize for his PhD Thesis with title "Deformable and Articulated 3D Reconstruction from Monocular Video Sequences". The Sullivan prize is awarded each year by the British Machine Vision Association to the best doctoral thesis submitted to a UK University, in the field of Computer Vision.
Int. Workshop on Affective Computing for Mobile HCI, Istanbul, September 2012. [Programme]
Signal Processing for Interactive and Cognitive Environments (SP-ICE) Summer School, Loano, Italy, September 2012.