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 am member of the EPSRC Associate College of Peer Reviewers.