Vision and Sensing Research Group

This group was established at the (then) Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering (later Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics; now Faculty of Science & Technology) in January 2010 under the leadership of Professor Roland Goecke. The aim of the group is to a focal point of high quality, interdisciplinary research in the areas of affective computing, social signal processing, computer vision, machine learning and sensing. The group is part of the Human-Centred Technology Research Centre.

Research areas of interest include:

  • Computer vision
  • Affective sensing
  • Computational behaviour analysis
  • Pattern recognition
  • Multimodal signal processing
  • Related areas

Our work covers both fundamental basic research as well as applied research. Application areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Sports science / analysis
  • Health / well-being / ageing
  • Face authentication / biometrics
  • Surveillance
  • Performance analysis
  • Biomedical engineering

If you are interested in collaborating, please contact Roland Goecke.



Professor Roland Goecke (Head)

Professor Elisa Martinex-Marroquin

Dr Munawar Hayat

Dr Abhinav Dhall

Emeritus Professor Michael Wagner

Professor Dharmendra Sharma


Hafsa Ismail

Shalini Bhatia

Dua’a Ahmed

Ibrahim Ismail Radwan (PhD student)

David Vandyke (PhD student)

Ron Smith (PhD student)

Jyoti Joshi (PhD student)

O.V. Ramana Murthy (PhD student)

Behzad Bozorgtabar (PhD student)

Shyam Rajagopalan (PhD student)

Research Assistants

Jyoti Joshi

O.V. Ramana Murthy

Shyam Rajagopalan