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Professor Abdul Sadka
Director of the Institute of Digital Futures


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 the Institute of Digital Futures, the former Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University London (2006-2012) and the Head of the Media Communication Research Group. 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 £15m 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.

Newest selected publications

Tong, L., Liu, Z., Jiang, Z., Zhou, F., Chen, L., Lyu, J., et al. (2022) 'Cost-sensitive Boosting Pruning Trees for depression detection on Twitter'. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 14.Open Access Link

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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, 17 (6). pp. 2047 - 2063. ISSN: 1861-8200 Open Access Link

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Almatrouk, B., Swash, MR. and Sadka, AH. (2019) '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, 6 (5). pp. 136 - 141.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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Sadka, AH., Alfaqheri, T. and Nasri, S. (2018) '3D Holoscopic Imaging for Cultural Heritage Digitalisation'. International Journal on Recent and innovation trends in computing and communication, 6 (4). ISSN: 2321-8169 Open Access Link

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