I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at 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 modeling and analysis of multimedia data (audio, video) combining machine learning and signal processing. An important aspect of my work is fusing information from multiple modalities. I am interested in application domains such as, media content analysis, healthcare and smart surveillance.
I received my PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver working on sparse representation learning for images and videos. Afterwards, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. At USC, I have significantly contributed towards the development of this unique technology that enables automated analysis of gender portrayal in Hollywood movies using machine learning (NY Times article). Before moving to Warwick, I spent three years as an Assistant Professor in IIT Kanpur, India.
I was a recipient of Warwick Global Research Priority award, ICME Outstanding Area Chair award, Best (Student) Paper award at CVPR Precognition Workshop, Mensa Canada Woodhams memorial scholarship and Google Anita Borg memorial scholarship, among other awards and honors. I am a member of IEEE, ISCA and an Executive Committee member of AAAC. I regularly serve in the Program Committees of ICME, ACM Multimedia, INTERSPEECH, ICASSP, ICMI and ACII.