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Professor Sadka has over 20 years' worth of academic leadership and research expertise in the area of Visual Media Processing and Communications. He is the former Head of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel University (Oct 06 - Jul 12) and the Founding Director of the Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR). He has over 200 publications in refereed journals and conferences, 3 patents and a flagship textbook entitled "Compressed Video Communications". He has managed to attract over £12M worth of research grants and contracts and has so far graduated nearly 30 PhD students. He frequently serves on influential advisory boards, evaluation panels and international committees. He provides consultancy services to international Law firms in the area of Video Compression and 2D/3D Visual Media Systems. He served as elected member on the Steering Board of New European Media initiative (NEM) technology platform (2011-14). He is widely supported by industry and has several enterpreneurial business engagements. He is a chartered engineer (CEng), Fellow of HEA, Fellow of IET and Senior Member of IEEE.


  • Director of Centre for Media Communications Research
  • ECE Senior Tutor
  • Director of ECE MEng studies

Newest selected publications

S. Muhammad. and Sadka, A. (2016) 'Design and evaluation of novel scalability techniques for adaptation over heterogeneous networks'. ISOR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, 11 (5). pp. 15 - 27. ISSN: 2278-8735 Open Access Link

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Audu, A. and Sadka, AH. (2014) 'Disparity Map Generation Based on Trapezoidal Camera Architecture for Multiview Video'. The International Journal of Multimedia and Its Applications, 6 (6). ISSN: 0975-5578 Open Access Link

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Zhou, H., Fei, M., Sadka, A., Zhang, Y. and Li, X. (2014) 'Adaptive fusion of particle filtering and spatio-temporal motion energy for human tracking'. Pattern Recognition, 47 (11). pp. 3552 - 3567. ISSN: 0031-3203 Open Access Link

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Zhou, H., Li, X. and Sadka, AH. (2012) 'Nonrigid structure-from-motion from 2-d images using markov chain monte carlo'. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 14 (1). pp. 168 - 177. ISSN: 1520-9210

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Zhou, HY. and Sadka, AH. (2011) 'Combining perceptual features with diffusion distance for face recognition'. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 41 (5). pp. 577 - 588. ISSN: 1094-6977

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