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Ali's work is on Hierarchical MAX models of object recognition of the visual cortex. He received the BSc and the MSc degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Technology, Iraq in 2010 and 2012, respectively. His current research in Newcastle University is on object recognition and, in particular, on a quantitative theory of the ventral stream in the visual cortex underlying object recognition and object categorisation. His research interest is on hierarchical MAX, dictionary learning, object recognition, sparsity.

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Ghazal received her 1st class BSc degree from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2014. She started her work as a PhD student at the Intelligent Sensing Lab by designing a vision platform for grasp identification in artificial hands. Her goal is to augment the functionality and performance of current commercial hand prosthetics with computer vision. Ghazal’s research interests mainly involve computer vision, machine learning and image processing.

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Waqas Rafique is a PhD student working on the UDRC (University Defence Research Collaboration) Project named as "Signal Processing in Networked Battlespace" and is funded by EPRSC. He is working under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Chambers in the COMS2IP group. His research focus is on the joint processing of audio and video signals in the context of machine learning for signal processing.

Research Areas of Interest:

Blind Source Separation, Independent Vector Analysis, Machine Learning, Statistical Signal Processing

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Thesis/Project Title Bimodal recognition system with a protected biometric template Research Areas of Interest Biometric, Iris recognition, Image processing.
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I joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University as a Teaching Fellow in 2010. I received BEng. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchwok Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2004 and MSc in Optoelectronics and Communication Systems  from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2007. From 2008 to 2010, I worked as a lecturer in South Tyneside College, UK. Currently, along with my full time job, I am also undertaking Ph.D research within the school in Communication, Sensors and Signal processing Group. I am a member of the school teaching initiative committee and involved in Electronic marking systems development to enhance feedback process and students engagement. I am also a member of the school engagement working group encouraging new students specially female students into engineering. 

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E: kabita.adhikari@ncl.ac.uk T: +44 (0) 191 208 7330 F: +44 (0) 191 208 8180 Newcastle University: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/eee/staff/profile/kabitaadhikari.html#background Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kabita_Adhikari/publications LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabita-adhikari-36249b17?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=5CQJ&locale=en_US&srchid=581831701474548842634&srchindex=1&srchtotal=8&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A581831701474548842634%2CVSRPtargetId%3A57935162%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3Atrue%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH
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In 2006, I worked as Assistant Lecturer after the Master degree in the department of the Technical Computer Engineering/Mosul/Iraq for the postgraduate and undergraduate. In 2011, I have obtained the Lecturer scientific title. So, I gave lectures in the departments of Technical Computer Engineering, Technical Power Engineering and Medical Instrumentation Engineering Technology.

I gave many lectures in different subjects such as: machine learning and artificial intelligence, Matlab, software programming, power electronics, digital electronics, electronic instrument testing, pattern recognition, pattern classification, Microsoft word, Microsoft excel and Microsoft access. Moreover, I had separated lectures about artificial neural network, digital image processing, genetic algorithm and fuzzy logic. I am still giving demonstrations in the laboratories of the Newcastle University.

In addition, I earned certifications and rewards such as (Ministry-Shield from the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research from Iraq and a motivation certificate from the INTO Newcastle University). Furthermore, I have many publications in different journals and conferences.

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Ph.D. candidate in Communications, Sensors, Signal & Information Processing Research Group (ComS2IP) at Newcastle University, field of interest: computer vision, Image Analysis and biometric.

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Thesis/Project title: Multiple human tracking with the particle PHD filtering Thesis abstract: Pengming Feng is a PhD student working on the UDRC (University Defence Research Collaboration) Project named as "Signal Processing in Networked Battlespace" and is funded by EPRSC. He is working under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Chambers in the COMS2IP group. His research is focus on the multiple human tracking with the particle PHD filter. Research areas of interest: Multiple target tracking, PHD filter, machine learning, sparse representation.
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Thesis/Project title: Blind Source Separation for Speech Separation in Reverberant Environment. Yang Sun is working under the supervision of Dr. Mohsen Naqvi and Professor. Jonathan Chambers in the COMS2IP group. His research is focus on the blind source separation in reverberant environment with underdetermined case. Research areas of interest: Blind Source Separation, Speech Signal Processing, Machine Learning.
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I am a first year PhD student in Newcastle University under the guidance of Prof Gui YunTian and working on Intrusion Detection and Mitigation System for the Internet of Things. I have done M.Tech and B.Tech from Government university from New Delhi, India. Before joining the PhD I have worked as Assistant Professor for 4.5 years in an engineering collage in India.

My area of interests are Internet of thing, algorithm design, artificial intelligence and computer networks. In my free time I love to listen music, watch movies and cricket, chat and hit the gym.

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Federico Angelini is a PhD Student in Multimodal Techniques in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He received the Master Degree from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, in March 2015. He has received collaboration assignments at “Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo” – IAC – CNR. His research interests include wavelet theory and image denoising, multimodal techniques for monitoring emotional state.
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Ona Denis is a PhD student in Newcastle University, working on Pipeline Integrity Inspection using Pulsed Eddy Current Multi-parameter sensing. He obtained both Bachelors and Master degrees from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Nigeria in Electronics & Communication Engineering.

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Carolina completed an Integrated Master degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Coimbra, Portugal (BSc degree) and at the KU Leuven, Belgium (MSc degree). Her master thesis focused on the development of an extended musculoskeletal foot-ankle model in Opensim/Matlab, by increasing the anatomical and functional detail of the foot structures in the model (incorporation of intrinsic muscles, ligaments, degrees of freedom). This was a joint project between the KU Leuven, RS PRINT, Materialise NV and RS Scan, Leuven, Belgium. One of the main goals of the project is to design and produce custom insoles with dynamic structures through 3D-printing. Her current research at Newcastle University is part of the SenseBack project and focus on providing sensory feedback in prosthetic limbs. Her research interests are on the development of upper/lower limb prosthesis and biomechanical modelling of the human body.

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