of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
Office: room CS441
Tel: +44 20 7882 7549
Fax: +44 20 7882 7997
received a BA (subsequently MA) in Mathematics from Cambridge in 1995. I received an MSc in
Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence from the University of Surrey
in 1997. I subsequently spent two and a half years working as a software
engineer in CAE Electronics and six and a half years as a software
engineer in Thales Communications UK. I am now a research student in
video coding, working under Dr. Andrea Cavallaro. My current research
interests lie in the space-variant filtering and coding of images and
video, but I have an interest in all areas of signal processing and a
long-standing obsession with the computational side of mathematics.
of the IEEE ICASSP 2009 Student Paper Contest, Area 3 (Image and
Multidimensional Signal Processing).
A. Cavallaro, D. Hands, "Image coding using depth blurring for aesthetically
acceptable distortion", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol.
20, Issue 11, November 2011
Popkin, A. Cavallaro, D. Hands, "An accurate and efficient method for
smoothly space-variant Gaussian blurring," IEEE
Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 19, Issue 5, May 2010, pp.
Popkin, A. Cavallaro, D. Hands, "Efficient depth blurring with
occlusion handling", Proc. of IEEE Int. Conference on Image
Processing (ICIP), Brussels, 11-14 September, 2011
Popkin, A. Cavallaro and D. Hands, "Distance Blurring For
Space-Variant Image Coding", Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics,
Speech and Signal Processing, Taipei, Taiwan, 19-24 April 2009, pp. 665 -
T. Popkin, A. Cavallaro and D. Hands, "Multi-Foveation
Filtering", Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal
Processing, Taipei, Taiwan, 19-24 April 2009, pp. 66 - -672.
Popkin, "Near Real-Time Implementation of Motion Estimation",
University of Surrey, January 1997
Supervisor: Dr. Miroslaw Bober.