I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.

I lead the SketchX Research Lab, where we study all problems associated with understanding human sketches, and how such understanding can be transferred into commercial applications. Prior to Queen Mary, I have worked as Research and Teaching Fellow at University of Bath, where I researched into problems such as perceptual grouping, image segmentation, cross-domain image analysis and non-photorealistic rendering.

I act as co-director of the Sino-UK QMUL-BUPT Joint Research Lab on Connected Digital Media.

I am an Associate Editor for Neurocomputing (Elsevier) and regularly serve as TPC for major conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC). I currently co-chair the ECCV'16 Workshop on Visual Analysis of Sketches (VASE'16). I previously acted as Area Chair for WACV 2016, and chaired the BMVA one-day workshop "SketchX: Human Sketch Analysis and its Applications" in London.

I teach on the QM-BUPT Joint Programme, and previously lectured two undergraduate modules at the University of Bath.

I am member of the EPSRC Associate College of Peer Reviewers.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson