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Dr Behera is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision & AI. Before that he was a Senior Lecturer. Dr Behera was a post-doc at the Computer Vision group in 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 human behaviour and activities. He is a member of British Computer Society & IEEE, and a Fellow of HEA of the UK. Dr Behera has published high quality journals/conference papers and many of them are of interdisciplinary nature. He has delivered keynotes and 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 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. 

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

Dr Behera has published high-quality research papers (e.g. ECCV, AAAI, ACCV, BMVC, WACV, ICPR IEEE Trans Affective Computing, IEEE Trans on Intelligent Transportation Systems, etc.). He is also a reviewer in many top-tier conference/journals (e.g. CVPR, ICML, ICCV, NeurIPS, AAAI, BMVC, WACV, ACCV, Pattern Recognition, CVIU and many more).  

Dr Behera is taking PhD/MRes students in the broad area 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, 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 Centres

  • Data & Complex Systems Research Centre

Research Groups

  • Visual Computing Lab


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