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Professor Sadka has been an internationally recognised figure in Visual Media Processing and Communications for over 25 years, pioneering error resilient video communications and 2D/3D visual media processing. He is the Director of Brunel Digital Science & Technology Hub [], a large multi-disciplinary research centre that comprises seven research groups with over £13m worth of live research funding in a broad range of Digital S&T disciplines. He is the former Head of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University London (2006-2012) and the Founding Director of the Centre for Media Communications Research. He has 200+ refereed publications, 3 patents and his textbook "Compressed Video Communications", published by Wiley in 2002, is widely acknowledged as a seminal book in error resilient video coding & transcoding. He has attracted over £12m worth of research funding to major projects and supervised over 50 PhD students and Research Assistants to successful completion. He frequently serves on influential advisory boards, evaluation panels and international committees, and provides consultancy as well as expert witness services to international Law firms in the area of Video Compression and 2D/3D Visual Media Systems. He has an industry-acclaimed track record of business engagement into academia through a variety of modes and instruments. His business engagement profile has earned him the only academic seat on the Steering Board of the NEM (New European Media) European Technology Platform (2011-14). He is broadly connected in the Telecom and ICT industries and has several entrepreneurial business engagements. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of HEA, Fellow of IET and Fellow of BCS.


  • Director of Brunel Digital Science & Technology Hub
  • Director of Centre for Media Communications Research
  • Chair of ECE Industrial Advisory Panel

Newest selected publications

Shamsolmoali, P., Sadka, AH., Zhou, H. and Yang, W. (2020) 'Advanced deep learning for image super-resolution'. Signal Processing: Image Communication, 82. pp. 115732 - 115732. ISSN: 0923-5965

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Alfaqheri, TT. and Sadka, AH. (2019) 'Low delay error resilience algorithm for H.265|HEVC video transmission'. Journal of Real-Time Image Processing. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1861-8200 Open Access Link

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Belhi, A., Bouras, A., Alfaqheri, T., Aondoakaa, A. and Sadka, A. (2019) 'Investigating 3D holoscopic visual content upsampling using super resolution for cultural heritage digitization'. Signal Processing: Image Communication, 75. pp. 188 - 198. ISSN: 0923-5965 Open Access Link

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Abubakar, US. and Sadka, A. (2018) 'Optimisation Design and Development of Sensing Coil and Analog Signal Conditioning Electronics for Fluxgate Magnetometer Sensor'. Journal of Biosensors & bioelectronics, 9 (4). pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 2155-6210 Open Access Link

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Sadka, AH., Swash, M. and Al Matrouk, B. (2018) 'Pa Innovative 3D Depth Map Generation From A Holoscopic 3D Image Based on Graph Cut Technique'. international journal on recent and innovation trends in computing and communication. ISSN: 2321-8169 Open Access Link

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