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Post-doctoral researchers
PhD students
MSc students


Dr Victor Sanchez
Associate Professor

Email: v.f.sanchez-silva [at]


Dr Tanaya Guha
Assistant Professor

Email: tanaya.guha [at]


Post-doctoral researchers


Dr Roberto Leyva

Research topic: Video event detection for surveillance purposes based on the probability of the events' occurrence and outlier detection.

Email: Marcial.Leyva-Fernandez [at]

Dr Karina Perez-Daniel

Research topic: Watermarking of HDR images, image and video processing, deep learning for object detection, classification and recognition, machine learning, and data science.

Email: karina.perez-daniel [at]


Dr Lee Prangnell

Research topic: Perceptual quantisation algorithms for the High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)/H.265 standard and the Versatile Video Coding (VVC)/H.266 standard.

Email: lee.prangnell [at]



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PhD Students


Olly Styles

Research topic: Object trajectory forecasting in videos

Email: o.c.styles [at]


Abdullah M. Algamdi

Research topic: Detecting, tracking and recognizing human actions in drone videos using capsule networks.

Email: a.algamdi [at]


Jiashu Liao

Research topic: Pose-invariant face recognition based on generative models

Email: jiashu.liao [at]


Debaleena Roy

Research topic: Graph-based signal processing for image and video coding

Email: debaleena.roy [at]


Amir Shirian 

Research topic: Emotion analysis using graph neural networks

Email: amir.shirian [at]


Abeer Almowallad

Research topic: Human emotion recognition from facial expressions

Email: abeer.almowallad [at]


Yuqi Ouyang
Research topic: Video anomaly detection

Email: yuqi.ouyang [at]


Funmi Kesa
Research topic: Joint Object Detection and Tracking for Multiple Object Tracking

Email: funmi.kesa [at]

Guodong Shen
Research topic: deep-learning for video analysis

Email: Guodong.Shen [at]


Yifan Liu
Research topic: Deep learning in optical communication systems

Email: yifan.liu.1 [at]


Daniel Catchpole 

Research topic: Multimodal deep learning for human behaviour analysis

Email: D.Catchpole [at]

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MSc Students


Mohamed Amine Boukrout

Research topic: Detecting deepfakes using recurrent networks

Email: Amine.Boukrout [at]


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Postdoc alumni

PhD alumni

  • Dr Miguel Hernandez-Cabronero (2015 - 2016)
    Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Karina Perez-Daniel (2016 - 2018)
    Currently: Lecturer, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, and Associate Researcher, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr Haoyi Wang (2021)
    Currently: Machine Learning Engineer, CGG
  • Dr Lee Prangnell (2018)
    Currently: Associate Researcher, University of Warwick
  • Dr Roberto Leyva (2017)
    Currently: Postdoc, University of Essex, UK, and Associate Researcher, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr Alaa Khadidos (2017)
    Currently: Assistant Professor, University of King Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Tzu-His Song (2017)
    Currently: Postdoc, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Dr Ning Jia (2017)
    Currently: Postdoc, University of Durham, UK
  • Dr Alasdair Thomason (2017)
    Currently: Researcher, Jaguar Land Rover R&D, UK
  • Dr Jose Portillo Portillo ( 2016)
    Currently: Lecturer, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
  • Dr Guannan Li (2015)



MEng students

  • Tom Allsop, Piotr Brzozowsk, Alen Buhanec, Brad King, and Rhiannon Michelmore
    Project: Facial Recognition for the DCS entry
  • Tom Banham, Malcolm MacGregor, Haseeb Majid, Peter Phipps, and Olly Styles
    Project: Advancing emotion detection from audio using machine learning techniques
  • Varun Golani, Joseph Benrimoj, Dominic Brown, Pedram Amirkhalili, Daniel Seabright, and Robert Hubinsky
    Project: Indoor localization and navigation using inertial sensors on smartphones
  • David Truby, Richard Perry, Matthew Palin, Gregory Watson, Joseph Carless, and Alexander Haak
    Project: Providing music recommendations using only the audio signals of music files
  • James Brill, Chris Howell, Joe Juzl, and Daniel Nevill
    Project: Enhancing safety-critical message dissemination within the IEEE 802.11p/WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments) Standard

MSc students

  • Dragos Nica
    Project: Unsupervised object detection in high-resolution images
  • Siddharth Umrethwala
    Project: Detection of copy-move forgeries in high-resolution images
  • Rachita Sancheti
    Project: Edge detection and medical image segmentation
  • Adam Brinkmann
    Project: Music classification in the wavelet domain
  • Qian Du
    Project: Lossless coding of medical images using the HEVC standard
  • Tom Nicholas
    Project: Lossless coding of depth data in HEVC for multi-view video sequences
  • Yannick Mermet
    Project: Iris recognition in the wavelet domain

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Researchers and industry
  • Dejan ┼átepec and Damjan Murn
    X-Lab, Slovenia, April-May, 2018 & August-September, 2018, Agust 2019
  • Stan Bolan and Dr Cecilia Aas,
    Five AI, UK, February 2018
  • Dr Xiangyu Yu
    South China University of Technology, China, October 2016 - December 2017
  • Dr Matteo Naccari
    BBC R&D, UK, November 2015 and December 2016
  • Dr Alexandros Iosifidis
    Tampere University of Technology, Finland, November 2016
  • Prof. Michael W. Marcellin
    University of Arizona, USA, June 2015
  • Dr Francesc Auli-Llinas
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, March 2015
  • Dr Hassan Mansour
    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), USA, November 2014
  • Dr Joan Bartrina Rapesta
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, July 2014
PhD and MSc students
  • Carlos Domenick Morales Molina (MSc by research)
    Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
    February-July, 2019

  • Diego Santamaria (MSc by research)
    Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
    February-July, 2019

  • Mario Perez Alejo (MSc by research)
    Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
    April-June, 2018
  • Fairoza Amira Binti Hamzah (Ph.D.)
    Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
    March-May 2017
  • Aldo Hernandez (MSc by research)
    Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
    March-August 2016

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