Prof Abdul H. Sadka

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Director of Centre for Media Communications Research

Room: HWLL 235
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 265886
Email: Abdul.Sadka@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

Professor Sadka has nearly 20 years’ worth of academic experience and a long track record of scientific leadership in the area of Video Processing and Communications. He is the former Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University London (Oct 06 - Jul 12) and the Founding Director for the Centre for Media Communications Research. He has over 200 publications in refereed journals and conferences, 3 patents and a specialised book entitled "Compressed Video Communications" published by Wiley in 2002. To date, he has managed to attract circa £4M worth of research grants and contracts and has graduated 20 PhD students. He is widely supported by industry and runs his consultancy company VIDCOM. He is a fellow of the IET and senior member of the IEEE.

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Advanced image and video processing

  • Error control in Multiview and Freeview video systems

  • Multimedia search and retrieval

  • 2D/3D Visual media over heterogeneous networks

  • Virtual and augmented reality technologies

  • Big data management for 2D/3D digital media libraries

  • m-government technologies for advanced media services

  • Video quality assessment for 2D/3D video

  • User-centric performance and optimisation of advanced media services 

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(2014) Ibrahim, A. and Sadka, AH., Multi-layer data partitioning for multiview video coding, Signal and Image Processing: An International Journal 2229- 3922

(2014) Zhou, H., Fei, M., Sadka, A., Zhang, Y. and Li, X., Adaptive fusion of particle filtering and spatio-temporal motion energy for human tracking, Pattern Recognition 47 (11) : 3552- 3567

(2012) Zhou, H., Li, X. and Sadka, AH., Nonrigid structure-from-motion from 2-d images using markov chain monte carlo, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 14 (1) : 168- 177

(2011) Zhou, HY. and Sadka, AH., Combining perceptual features with diffusion distance for face recognition, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 41 (5) : 577- 588

(2010) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Multimodal biometric human recognition for perceptual human-computer interaction, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 40 (6) : 676- 681

(2010) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Azizi, J. and Sadiq, UA., Feature extraction and clustering for dynamic video summarisation, Neurocomputing 73 (10-12) : 1718- 1729

(2010) Schreer, O., Feldmann, O., Alonso Mediavilla, I., Concejero, P., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Benini, S., Leonardi, R., Janjusevic, T. and Ixquierdo, E., RUSHES – an annotation and retrieval engines for multimedia semantic units, Multimedia Tools and Applications 48 (1) : 23- 49

(2009) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Azizi, J. and Umar, AS., Content-based image retrieval and clustering: A brief survey, Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering 2 (3) : 187- 199

(2009) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Advances in video summarization and skimming, Studies in Computational Intelligence 231 27- 50

(2009) Zhou, HY., Schaefer, G., Sadka, AH. and Celebi, ME., Anisotropic mean shift based fuzzy c-means segmentation of dermoscopy images, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 (1) : 26- 34

(2009) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Hierarchical video summarization in reference subspace, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 55 (3) : 1551- 1557 Download publication

(2009) Abdul Karim, H., Sali, A., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Multiple description video coding for stereoscopic 3D, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 55 (4) : 2048- 2056 Download publication

(2008) Zhou, HY., Yuan, Y. and Sadka, AH., Application of semantic features in face recognition, Pattern Recognition 41 (10) : 3251- 3256

(2008) Sheng, Y., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Automatic single view-based 3-D face synthesis for unsupervised multimedia applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 18 (7) : 961- 974

(2006) Ahmad, Z., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., Bandwidth efficient MPEG-4 header compression scheme for wireless communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 39 (12)

(2005) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., Scalable shape coding of video objects, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 121 (59)

(2005) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., Highly scalable 2D model-based video coding, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 22 (59)

(2005) Kodikara, C., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., Robust real time video communications over UTRAN by joint link and system level adapative radio resource allocation, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 121 (5) : 1231- 1243

(2004) Sheng, Y., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Automatic 3D face synthesis using single 2D video frame, Electronic Letters 40 (19) : 1173- 1175 Download publication

(2004) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Automatic scalable face model design for 2D model-based video coding, Signal Processing: Image Communication 19 (5) : 421- 436

(2003) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., A novel chin detection method for 2D scalable model-based video coding, IEE Proceedings - Vision, Image and Signal Processing 43 (19) : 123- 135

(2002) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Model design for scalable two-dimensional model-based video coding, Electronics Letters 38 (24) : 1513- 1515 Download publication

(2002) Dogan, S., Cellatogul, A., Uyguroglu, M., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Error-resilient video transcoding for robust internetwork communications using GPRS, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 12 (6) : 453- 464 Download publication

(2001) Worrall, S., Fabri, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, A., Prioritisation of data partitioned MPEG-4 video over mobile networks, European Transactions on Telecommunications 12 (3) : 169- 174

(2001) Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH., Sweeney, P. and Kondoz, AM., Optimal packetisation of MPEG-4 using RTP over mobile networks, IEE Proceedings on Communications 148 (4) : 197- 201 Download publication

(2000) Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH., Sweeney, P. and Kondoz, AM., Backward compatible user-defined data insertion into MPEG-4 bitstreams, Electronics Letters 36 (12) : 1036- 1037

(2000) Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH., Kondoz, AM. and Sweeney, P., Motion adaptive intra refresh for MPEG-4, Electronics Letters 36 (23) : 1924- 1925

(2000) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Video transmission over mobile satellite systems, International Journal of Satellite Communications 18 (3) : 185- 205

(1999) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Efficient MPEG-4/H/263 video transcoder for interoperability of heterogeneous multimedia networks, Electronics Letters 35 (11) : 863- 864

(1999) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Error-resilient techniques for video transmission over wireless channels, AJSE-The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 24 (2C) : 101- 114

(1999) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Error-resilient techniques for video transmission over wireless channels, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 24 (2 C) : 101- 114

(1997) Kweh, T., Sadka, AH., Eryurtlu, F. and Kondoz, A., Closed-loop motion compensation for video coding standards, IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and Signal Processing 144 (4) : 227- 232

(1997) Eryurtlu, F., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Error robustness improvement of video codecs with two-way decodable codes, Electronics Letters 33 (1) : 41- 43

(1997) Sadka, AH., Eryurtlu, F. and Kondoz, AM., Error-resilience improvement for block-transform video coders, IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing 144 (6) : 369- 376

(1997) Sadka, AH., Eryurtlu, F. and Kondoz, AM., Improved performance H.263 under erroneous transmission conditions, Electronics Letters 33 (2) : 122- 124

(1996) Sadka, AH., Eryurtlu, F. and Kondoz, AM., Aspects of error resilience for block based video coders in multimedia communications, IEE Colloquium (Digest) (248)

(1996) Sadka, AH., Eryurtlu, F. and Kondoz, AM., Rate control feedback mechanism for packet video networks, Electronics Letters 32 (8) : 716- 717

Conference Papers

(2009) Schreer, O., Feldmann, I., Alonso, I., Concejero, P., Sadka, AH. and Swash, MR., RUSHES - retrieval of multimedia semantic units for enhanced reusability, 7th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI '09)

(2008) Zhou, H., Schaefer, G., Sadka, AH. and Celebi, ME., Anisotropic mean shift based fuzzy c-means segmentation of skin lesions, 1st International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging (CIMI-1), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology 438- 443

(2008) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Zhou, HY., Automatic human face detection for content-based image annotation, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2008) Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., Feature extraction for speech and music discrimination, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing(CBMI 2008) Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH. and Jiang, M., Speech extraction for speech and music discrimination, 6th International Workshop on Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI’08)

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., 3D inference and modelling for video retrieval, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., Speech enhancement in noisy environments for video retrieval, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Schreer, O., Ardeo, LF., Sotiriou, D., Sadka, A. and Izquierdo, E., User requirements for multimedia indexing and retrieval of unedited audio-visual footage - RUSHES, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Donato, G., Bostrom, G., Sequeira, V. and Sadka, AH., A markerless tracking method based on sensor fusion and iterative closest point, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Human-Machine Systems

(2008) Donato, G., Sequeira, V. and Sadka, AH., Stereoscopic helmet mounted system for real-time 3D environment reconstruction and indoor ego-motion estimation, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIII: Design and Applications, Proceedings of the SPIE Defence and Security Symposium (6955) : 69550P-1- 69550P-12

(2005) Richart, B., Marti, R., Delgado, J., Sadka, AH. and Sweeney, P., Definition of protocols for secure anonymous purchase, Joint International Conference on Autonomics and Autonomous Systems/International Conference on Networking and Services (ICAS/ICNS)

(2005) Hu, MY., Sadka, AH., Worrall, S. and Kondoz, AM., Scalable shape coding of video objects using temporal prediction, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2005)

(2004) Hu, MY., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., An efficient scalable object contour tracking scheme and its application for video segmentation, 6th IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

(2004) Hu, M., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., A scalable vertex-based shape intra-coding scheme for video objects, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing

(2006) Sheng, Y., Kucharski, K., Sadka, AH. and Skarbek, W., Automatic face synthesis and analysis. A quick survey, International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics (ICCVG 2004)

(2006) Dogan, S., Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., DCT-domain downscaling for transcoding MPEG-2 video, International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics (ICCVG 2004)

(2003) Sheng, Y., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Fast and automatic facial feature extraction for 3-D model-based video coding, 4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services

(2002) Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., 3-D facial animation for very low bit rate mobile video, 3rd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies

(2002) Dogan, S., Eminsoy, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Personalised multimedia services for real-time video over 3G mobile networks, 3rd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies

(2001) Worrall, ST., Sadka, AH., Sweeney, P. and Kondoz, AM., Motion adaptive error resilient encoding for MPEG-4, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing

(2001) Erichsen, D., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Hybrid wavelet/vector coder for mobile multimedia applications, 2nd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies

(2001) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., MPEG-4 video transcoder for mobile multimedia traffic planning, 2nd International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies

(2001) Worrall, ST., Fabri, SN., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Prioritisation of data partitioned MPEG-4 video over mobile networks, IEEE Packet Video 2000 Workshop, European Transactions on Telecommunications (12) : 169- 174

(1999) Yio, WM., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Multi-rate variable-quality VOP shape coder, 6th International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (IEEE ICMCS 99)

(1998) Dogan, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Tandeming/transcoding issues between MPEG-4 and H.263, 3rd European Workshop on Mobile/Personal Satcoms (EMPS 98)

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