Dr Charith AbhayaratneDr Charith Abhayaratne

Lecturer

email : c.abhayaratne@sheffield.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5893


Research Interests

  • Video and image coding.
  • Content forensics (watermarking and fingerprinting).
  • Compressed domain image and video analysis for low-level visual feature extraction.
  • Applications of content-based approaches for search and retrieval, security, surveillance and remote sensing.
  • Wavelets and other transforms.

Admin Duties

  • Course Director – MSc in Computer Vision Engineering
  • MSc Admissions Tutor
  • Teaching strategy committee

Professional Activities

Editorships:

  • Guest Editor - Special issue on "Scalable coded media beyond compression" in Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication, July 2009.

International Conference/session Organization:

  • General Chair - IET VIE Workshop on Scalable Coded Media beyond Compression, July-Aug. 2008, Xian, China,
  • ACM/IEEE ICSDC 2009 - Special session on "Advances in coding for distributed camera networks"

International Conference Programme Committees:

  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Signal-Image Technologies and Internet based Systems (SITIS) (2006-2010).
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) (2009-2010).
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (2009).
  • International Conference on Security Technologies (2008).

International Conferences Review Committees:

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (2009-2010).
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) (2006-2010).
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) (2009)
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (2006-2009).
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) (2010)
  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. (Globecom) (2006).
  • IEEE/ACM Intern'l Conf. on Signal-Image Technologies and Internet based Systems (SITIS) (2006-2009).
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) (2009-2010).
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (2009-2010).
  • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Smart Distributed Cameras (ICSDC) (2009)

Reviewer for Research Councils:

  • UK - EPSRC.
  • Hong Kong - RGC.

Reviewer for Book Publishers:

  • Cambridge University Publishers.