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    Ardhendu is a Professor of Computer Vision & AI and co-director/founder of the Intelligent Visual Computing Research Centre. He was a post-doc at the Computer Vision group at the University of Leeds (2007-14). He was also EHU’s Impact Fellow (2017-18, REF panel B) to develop and support strategies in generating high-quality impact studies (interdisciplinary aspects) across several UoA for the REF 2021. He has been PI of several projects on developing Computer Vision and AI algorithms to analyse and recognise visual content, human behaviour, and activities. He is a member of the British Computer Society, AAAI & IEEE, and a Fellow of HEA of the UK. Prof Behera has published high-quality journals/conference papers and many of them are interdisciplinary. He has delivered keynotes and is involved in various outreach activities. His dementia monitoring research (social robotics and multimodal AI) was covered by national/international media (e.g., BBC News, BBC Radio, The Times, The Sun, ITV & many more). He delivered the keynote speech in NCVPRIPG 2019 and ICIoT 2019 and was invited speaker at: 1) Home Care Research Forum at King’s College London, 2) Alzheimer’s Research UK – Public meeting at Leeds, and 3) Palliative Care, Architecture and Designs Symposium at the University of Liverpool. 

    Prof Behera’s research interest is focused on deep learning, computer vision, and multimodal AI, and their applications in automotive, defence and security, and healthcare domains. He is currently involved in collaborative research involving researchers from the University of Bristol, University of Leeds, IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras, UCL, QMUL, MMU, University of Hertfordshire, University of Liverpool, University of Portsmouth, University of Brighton, and Loughborough University.

    Prof Behera is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and has published high-quality research papers (e.g., ECCV, AAAI, ACCV, BMVC, WACV, ICPR, IEEE Trans Affective Computing, IEEE Trans on Image Processing, IEEE Trans on Intelligent Transportation Systems, etc.). He is also a reviewer in many top-tier conferences/journals (e.g., CVPR, ICLR, ICML, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, AAAI, BMVC, Pattern Recognition, CVIU, and many more).  

    Prof Behera is taking PhD/MRes students in the broad areas of Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and AI. Please drop him an email if you are interested.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Computer Science, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    System Science and Automation, MSc, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

    Electrical Engineering, Other, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

    Computer Science, PhD, A visual signature-based identification method of low-resolution document images and its exploitation to automate indexing of multimodal recordings, University of Fribourg


    • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    • Computer Vision
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Robotics
    • Machine Learning
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Image/Video Processing
    • Visual Analytics
    • Human Sensing
    • Deep Learning
    • QA76 Computer software

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Intelligent Visual Computing Research
    • Data and Complex Systems Research Centre
    • Data Science STEM Research Centre


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