I am a PhD student in SketchX Lab - Computer Vision Group at Queen Mary, University of London, co-supervised by Dr. Yi-Zhe Song and Dr. Tao Xiang. In my research I am interested in discovering the potential of amateur drawings (sketches) for data retrieval at commercial level. From a technical point of view I use Recurrent Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learnings methods to elaborate and exploit the sequential information present in sketches in the form of strokes.


Education

  • Erasmus Traineeship Program - Imperial College London, 2016
  • M.Sc. in Communication Techonlogies and Multimedia, University of Brescia, 2016
  • B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Brescia, 2013

Master Thesis

2016

  1. FIGARO, HAIR DETECTION AND SEGMENTATION IN THE WILD PDF PROJECT
    Muhammad Umar Riaz*, Michele Svanera*, Riccardo Leonardi, Sergio Benini
    IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2016.

    * These authors contributed equally to this work.