I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science, University of Warwick, where I co-lead the Signal and Information Processing Lab. I am also a member of the Warwick Machine Learning Group.
My research focuses on developing intelligent computational models to understand, recognize and predict human behavior (including emotion and activities) combining machine learning and signal processing. An important aspect of my work is fusing information from multiple data modalities. I am interested in application domains such as, media informatics, healthcare and autonomous vehicles.
I received my PhD (2013) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. After graduation, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Before moving to the UK, I spent three years as an Assistant Professor at IIT Kanpur, India.
I was a recipient of Warwick Global Research Priority award, ICME Outstanding Area Chair award, Best (Student) Paper award at CVPR-W, Mensa Canada Woodhams memorial scholarship and Google Anita Borg memorial scholarship, among other awards and honors.
I am a member of ISCA, an elected member of IEEE MSA Technical Community and an Executive Committee member of AAAC. I am actively involved in the Organizing and Program Committees of several conferences. My most recent professional activities include Area Chair for WACV2022 and Doctoral Consortium Chair for ACII2021.