I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate 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.

I am an Associate Editor for Neurocomputing (Elsevier) and regularly serve as TPC/AC for major conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC, WACV), and reviewers for top journals (TPAMI, IJCV, TIP, TVCG, TOG). I co-chaired the 1st ECCV'16 Workshop on Visual Analysis of Sketches (VASE'16). I am currently acting as Area Chair for WACV 2018.

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

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

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