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Research Interests

  • Digital Signal Processing: wavelet transform; digital filtering; statistical signal processing; audio signal processing; mechanical signal processing (fault detection), biomedical signal processing (e.g. EMG, ECG, EEG, GSR); real-time signal processing.
  • Machine Learning: Support Vector Machine (SVM); kernel methods; artificial neural networks; genetic algorithm; genetic programming, feature selection and fusion; Bayesian methods; Hidden Markov Model (HMM); deep learning; Long Short Term Memory (LSTM), Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), multi-label classification; statistical learning theory; multi-score learning, multiple classifier system, decision fusion, data mining, regression, spiking neural networks, neuromorphic computing.
  • Human Computer Interaction: affective computing; emotional states recognition; facial expression analysis; multi-model interaction; movement modelling; gesture recognition, ubiquitous and pervasive computing; robot; ambient intelligence; multimodal emotional interaction system; interactive film; and virtual reality (VR).
  • Computer Vision: biologically inspired vision systems; dynamic motion feature extraction; human action recognition; object detection; object tracking; visual surveillance; image compression; large scale image categorization; image segmentation; real-time image processing; medical image processing (CT, fMRI); embedded vision systems; 3D image processing; autonomous driving systems.
  • Embedded Systems and Communications: FPGA; microcontroller (PIC, ARM); DSP (TI); smart phones; tablet; game consoles, SoC (System on Chip), IoT (Internet of Things), Controller Area Network (CAN), wireless networks and communication (ZigBee, Bluetooth, OOK, visible light communication, mmWave communication).

Research supervision

Current Research Students (as first supervisor)

Current Research Students (as second supervisor)

  • Ivars Dzalbs (PhD, with Dr T. Kalganova)
  • Kareem Mohamed Sherif Ali Sayed Ali (PhD, with Prof J. Cosmas)
  • Nicole Hooker (PhD, with Prof K. Hone)
  • Sarfraz Hussain (PhD, with Prof M. Li)
  • Babak Hosseininezhad Rahi (PhD, with Prof M. Li)
  • Ioana Cretu (PhD, with Prof A. Khir)

Former Research Students

  • Chuqi Cao (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Dr M. R. Swash, "Holoscopic 3D Perception For Autonomous Vehicles", Completed in 2021) 
  • Juvaria Syeda (PhD, First supervisor, with Dr J Rudlin, "AI based Automated Detection, Measurement and Classification of Pits and Cracks on Rail Axles for Microscopic Visual Inspection in Non-Destructive Testing", Completed in 2020)
  • Ioannis Intzes (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof J. Cosmas, "Improvements in Image Compression and RFTransmission forWireless Capsule Endoscopy", Completed in 2020)
  • Baobing Zhang (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof M. Li, "Gaussian Process Based Transfer Learning for Online Multiple-Person Tracking and Building Blocks for Deep Learning", Completed in 2020)
  • Monica Simone Mendes Pereira (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof. K. Hone, "Communication Skills Training Intervention based on Automated Recognition of Human Emotion and Non-verbal Behaviour", Completed in 2020.)
  • Yi Liu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Dr M. R. Swash, "Micro-gesture Recognition based on Horoscopic 3D Imaging System", Completed in 2020.)
  • Fan Zhang  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Dr N. Boulgouris, "Music Emotion Recognition Based on Feature Combination, Deep Learning and Chord Detection", Completed in 2019.)
  • Jingxin Liu  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Brainwave-Based Human Emotion Estimation using Deep Neural Network for Biofeedback", Completed in 2019.)
  • Rui Qin  (PhD, First Supervisor, with Dr A. Mousavi, "Automatic Recognition of Human Behaviour in Sequential Data", Completed in 2019.)
  • Cheng Xu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof J. Cosmas, "Enhancement and Performance Analysis for 3D Beamforming Systems", Completed in 2018.)
  • Yona Falinie (PhD, First Supervisor with Dr L. Gan, "Artificial Intelligence System for Continuous Affect Estimation from Naturalistic Human Expressions", Completed in 2018.)
  • Asim Jan (PhD, First Supervisor, with Prof A. Khan, "Deep Learning Based Facial Expression Recognition and Its Applications", Completed in 2017.)
  • Chao Liu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Consensus clustering framework for analysing fMRI datasets", Completed in 2017.)
  • Saeed Turabzadeh (MPhil, First Supervisor, "Automatic emotional state detection and analysis on embedded devices", Completed in 2015.)
  • Zhechen Zhu (PhD, Second Supervisor, with Prof A. Nandi, "Automatic classification of digital communication signal modulations", Completed in 2014.)

Research project(s) and grant(s)