My research is in the area of Computer Vision and Pattern recognition with applications in Multimedia Analysis and Multimodal Human Computer Interaction. This includes low level analysis as well as learning from large datasets or from user interaction. I am particularly interested in the problems of Motion Analysis (including tracking and motion estimation), (semantic) Object Segmentation and (Human) Action Recognition (including face and gesture analysis). A recent line of activity involves multimodal human sensing for gesture-based gaming and for Brain Computer Interfaces. I am an associate editor of the Image and Vision Computing Journal and of the journal of Multimedia, the general chair of the 10th Int'l Workshop of Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services and in the organisation committee of a number of conferences and workshops.
Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship at Queen Mary University of London starting in September 2014 (or soon after). The studentship is intended for EU or UK residents only and covers the full cost of the tuition fees and provides additional support of £15,786 per year for 3 years for maintenance. The focus of the project is on Machine Learning and Computer Vision methodologies for the analysis of non-verbal behaviour of people with mental illnesses in group therapy sessions. Within this context, we will analyse facial and body behaviour (facial expressions and body language) and identify affective states (e.g. level of arousal) and types of interactions between members of the therapy groups. We will also explore whether and how the individual behaviours and group interactions are affected by the situational and social context, e.g. one-to-one interaction or interaction with several parties, and interaction at different stages of the group session. The project is expected to build on recent developments in the field of Social Signal Processing and Affective Computing, and in recent advances in the field of the Computer Vision and Machine Learning in analysis of human behaviour in uncontrolled conditions ('in the wild'). Particular emphasis will be given on modelling the dynamics of human behaviour and group interactions.
The studentships cover both tuition fees and a stipend.
Contact me with a copy of your CV and a transcript of your grades at I.Patras at eecs.qmul.ac.uk. Please use the string [PhD LifeSciences] in the subject of your email.
A number of PhD positions are open in the fields of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition with emphasis on Multimedia Analysis (e.g. Image and Video Analysis, Multimedia Indexing, Multisensor Fusion) and on Multimodal Human Computer Interaction (e.g. Gesture-based Gaming and Brain Computer Interafaces). A Masters degree in Computer Science or Electronic/Electrical Engineering is required. The positions offer the possibility for close collaboration with the industry and with top academic institutions in Europe.Contact me with a copy of your CV and a transcript of your grades (for the PhD positions), at I.Patras at eecs.qmul.ac.uk.
Associate editor in
Organizing Committee Member
Reviewer for the following journals
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence; IEEE Transactions on Image Processing; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology; IEEE Transactions on Multimedia; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B; EURASIP Signal Processing; EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing; EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing; Real-Time Imaging Journal; Signal Processing; Image and Vision Computing; Computer Vision and Image Understanding; Machine Vision and Applications Journal; Signal Processing Image Communication
Reviewer for the following international conferences
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), IAPR International conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), ACM Multimedia