Dr Sophia Bano is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Computing at University of Dundee, working in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine Learning under UK EPSRC project titled Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to Drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP).
Dr. Bano received Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering degrees from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. Following this, she secured Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the highly competitive MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) programme run jointly by Heriot-Watt University (UK), University of Girona (Spain) and University of Burgundy (France) in which she achieved a distinction in 2011. This was followed, after an internship at Imperial College London (UK), by a successful joint PhD in Interactive and Cognitive Environmentsin 2015, under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, from Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). She is currently a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM).
Program Committee of the Women in Computer Vision 2018
I am on the program committee of the Women in Computer Vision Workshop to be held in conjunction with CVPR in Salt Lake City on 22nd June 2018.
Participation in the BMVA meeting
November 8, 2017
I participated and presented my work on Focused Interaction Classification in Egocentric Video at the BMVA meeting on Human Activity Monitoring and Recognition.
Participation in the International Conference on Computer Vision
October 21, 2017
I am attending the International Conference on Computer Vision from 23rd October to 29th October, Venice, Italy. I shall be presenting paper titled ' Finding Time Together: Detection and Classification of Focused Interaction in Egocentric Video at this venue. See you there folks!
Interviewed by the Computer Vision News
September 1, 2016
I got interviewed by the Computer Vision News for their Special Section on Women in Computer Vision. Special thanks to Ralph Anzarouth, editor of the Computer Vision News, for taking interest in my research profile.
International Computer Vision Summer School
July 17-23, 2016
I attended the 10th International Computer Vision Summer School in Sicily, Italy. The theme for this year's summer school was Computer Vision: What Happens Next?
University of Dundee Joining
April 11, 2016
I have joined the Computer Vision and Image and Augmentative and Alternative Communication groups at University of Dundee where I am working in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine Learning under UK EPSRC project titled Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to Drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP).
Public Presentation of PhD Thesis
January 27, 2016
The final public presentation event, in line with the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Environments regulations, took place at Queen Mary University of London. In this presentation, I highlighted the main contributions of my thesis titled Identification, Synchronisation and Composition in User-Generated Videos.
Participation at ACM Multimedia 2016
October 26-30, 2015
I attended the ACM multimedia 2015 Conference in Brisbane, Australia where I presented my paper titled, Gyro-based camera motion detection in user-generated videos (S. Bano, A. Cavallaro and X. Parra).
PhD viva at Queen Mary University of London
October 5, 2015
I successfully defended my PhD thesis titled Identification, Synchronisation and Composition in User-Generated Videos at Queen Mary University of London for the award of Joint Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Environments. My examination panel included Prof Miroslaw Bober from University of Surrey, Dr Jun Wang from University College London and Dr Jesús Requena Carrión from Queen Mary University of London.