About us

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The Centre for Intelligent Sensing is a focal point for research in Intelligent Sensing at Queen Mary University of London. The Centre focuses on breakthrough innovations in computational intelligence that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human and machine utilisation of multiple sensor inputs for interpretation and decision making.

The Centre facilitates sharing of resources, exchange of ideas and results among researchers in the areas of theory and application of signal acquisition, processing, communication, abstraction, control and visualisation.

The expertise in the Centre includes camera and sensor networks, image and signal processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and learning, coding, 3D imaging, reconstruction and rendering, 3D graphics, bio-inspired computing, human-computer interaction, face and gesture recognition, affective computing and social signal processing, and data mining.

The centre provides post-graduate research and teaching in Intelligent Sensing, and is responsible for the MSc programme in Computer Vision.

If you are a Queen Mary academic or researcher and would like to contribute to the activities of the Centre, please contact Professor Andrea Cavallaro.

If you are a new PhD student, postdoc or visitor supervised by one of the CIS academics you can subscribe to the mailing list of the Centre.


  • Editorial board

    PLoS Biology
    Quarterly Review of Biology
    Proc Roy Soc Lond B
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
    IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    IEEE Multimedia
    IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee
    IEEE Transactions on Communications
    IEEE Communications Letters
    IEEE Access
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
    IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image & Signal Processing
    IET Wireless Sensor Systems (WSS) Journal
    Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software
    Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks
    Pattern Recognition Letters
    Computer Communication Review
    Computer Communications Journal
    Image and Vision Computing Journal
    Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication
    Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications
    Journal of Multimedia
    Journal of Advances in Multimedia
    Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications
    Hindawi Journals ISRN Sensor Networks
    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video processing
    EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing
    EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing
    Elsevier Computer Communications
    Audio Engineering Society
    Advances in the Linguistic Sciences
    Proceedings of the Royal Society

    Special issues

    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, "Large-Scale Visual Sensor Networks: Architectures and Applications", 2021
    PeerJ Computer Science, "Analysis and Mining of Social Media Data", 2021
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, "Next Generation Multiple Access", 2021
    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, "Signal Processing Advances for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Next Generation", 2019
    IEEE Access, "Advances in Signal Processing for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access", 2019
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, "Trustworthiness in Social Multimedia Analytics and Delivery", 2018
    IEEE Access, "Wearable and Implantable Devices and Systems", 2017/2018
    Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, "Antenna Systems for INternet of Things), 2017/2018
    Applied Sciences, "Wearable Wireless Devices", 2017/2018
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, "Group and Crowd Behaviour Analysis for Intelligent Multi-camera Video Surveillance", 2017
    Elsevier Nano Communications Journal, "In-and-off Body-Centric Nano-scale Wireless Communication and Networks", 2017
    IEEE Access, "Nano-antennas, Nano-transceivers, and Nano-networks/Communications", 2017
    IEEE Access, "Advances in Interference Mitigation Techniques for Device-to-Device Communications", 2017
    Computer Vision and Image Understanding, "Image and Video Understanding in Big Data", 2016
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, "The Internet of Things: Informatics Methods for IoT-enabled Health Care", 2016
    International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, "Mobile Antennas for Satellite Communication (SATCOM) on the Move", 2015
    IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, "IEEE MTT IMWS-Bio", 2014
    Electornics, "Wearable Electronics", 2014
    Image and Vision Computing, “Affect Analysis in Continuous Input”, 2013
    International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, “Base Station Antennas for small cell or large-scale multiple-antenna systems”, 2013
    International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, “Antennas for WiMAX Technology”, 2013
    International Journal of Synthetic Emotions on Benefits and Limitations of Continuous Representations of Emotions in Affective Computing, 2012
    IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, “Intelligent Video Surveillance for Public Security & Personal Privacy”, 2012
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, “Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems”, 2011
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, “Video Analytics for Surveillance”, 2010
    Computer Vision and Image Understanding, “Multi-camera and Multi-modal Sensor Fusion”, 2010

    Technical chair

    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, IEEE ICNP, 2019
    International Federation for Information Processing networking, IFIP, 2019
    Global Internet Symposium, 2019
    International Society for Music Information Retrieval conference, ISMIR, 2018
    International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2018
    Passive and Active Measurements Conference, 2017
    Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposia, IEEE GLOBECOM, 2017
    Smart Spectrum Workshop, IEEE WCNC, 2017
    MobiHealth, 2017
    IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, 2017
    Signal Processing for Communications Symposia, IEEE ICCC, 2016
    Massive MIMO and Millimeter-waves for 5G Workshop, IEEE VTC, 2015
    MobiHealth, 2015
    Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2015
    IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, 2011
    SemDial Workshop, 2010
    Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, 2010
    European Signal Processing Conference, 2008
    Best paper awards

    International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems, 2021
    IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, 2018
    AES International Conference on Semantic Audio, 2017
    ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems, 2017
    Designing Interactive Systems, 2017
    Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2017
    AES International Conference on Semantic Audio, 2017
    Sound and Music Computing Conference, 2017
    Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 2016
    British Machine Vision Conference, 2015
    Digital Intelligence, 2015
    IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2015
    International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering, 2013
    Wireless Technology Symposium, 2012
    IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2011
    International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, 2009
    IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, 2009

    Student-paper awards

    International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), 2016 Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2016
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2009
    IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2007

    Other major awards

    IEEE CTTC Early Achievement Awards, 2021
    IAPR Fellow Award, 2018
    British Library Labs Research Award, 2017
    Best Demonstrator, Web Audio Conference 2017
    Siemens Outstanding Academic Research, 2016
    Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2014
    BMVA Sullivan prize for PhD Thesis, 2011
    Ismabard Kingdom Brunel award of best young science communicator at the British Science Festival, 2011
    Lesley Goodman award of the Royal Entomological Society, 2007

    General chair (conferences)

    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, IEEE ICME, 2020
    IEEE World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 2017
    ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, 2017
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2015
    International Conference on Computational Semantics, 2015
    Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, 2010
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), 2009
    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2009
    International Conference on Content Based Multimedia Indexing, 2008
    IET Conference on Visual Information Engineering, 2008
    IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2007
    International Conference on Independent Component Analysis, 2007
    New Directions in High Resolution Audio, 2007

    General chair (workshops)

    Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications, 2021
    Artificial Intelligence for Countering Disinformation and Information warfare, 2021
    Real-World Face and Object Recognition from Low-Quality Images and Videos (FOR-LQ), 2019
    Deep Probabilistic Generative Models for Cognitive Architecture in Robotics, 2019
    Target Re-identification and Multi-Target Multi-Camera Tracking, 2019
    Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for 5G and IoT networks, 2019
    Cross-Domain Human Identification (CHI), 2017
    Target Re-Identification and Multi-Target Multi-Camera Tracking, 2017
    IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2017), 2017
    The Robotic Sense of Touch, 2017
    Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, 2017
    IEEE Cognitive radio applications and algorithms workshop, 2016, 2015
    Intelligent Music Production Workshop, 2016
    Computational Creativity & Natural Language Generation, 2016
    European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, 2015
    Get in touch! Tactile & force sensing for autonomous, compliant, intelligent robots, 2015
    Visual, tactile and force sensing for robot manipulation, 2015
    Visual surveillance and Re-identification, 2014
    IEEE IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications, 2014
    IEEE Workshop on Analysis and Modelling of Faces and Gestures, 2013
    International Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation, and Analysis in Continuous spacE (EmoSPACE), 2011, 2013
    Workshop on Re-Identification, 2012 International Workshop on Cognitive Cooperative Communications in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (C3HetNet), 2012
    Workshop on Affective Computing for Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (AC4MobHCI), 2012
    BCS HCI, 2012
    European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, 2009