Dr Yulia Hicks

Dr Yulia Hicks

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
hicksya@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5945
Location:
E/3.24

Dr Yulia Hicks joined the Cardiff School of Engineering as a lecturer in May 2004. Her main research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision and Image Processing. Dr Hicks’ other research interests lie in the areas of statistical modelling, modelling and tracking of human motion, joint modelling of facial articulation and speech and multi-modal signal processing. In the past several years, she was involved in EPSRC and industry funded research projects on video-assisted blind source separation, modeling and recognition of interactive human behaviour ans statistcial modeling. Dr Hicks is a co-director of the Human Factors Technology Centre, an interdisciplinary Research Centre which brings together the Schools of Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Health, Technology and the Digital World


Academic Prizes: * Best paper award for “Building shape and texture models of diatoms for analysis and synthesis of drawings” article by Y. Hicks, D. Marshall, P.L. Rosin, R.R. Martin, S. Droop and D. Mann, published in Proc. of Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, September 2004, Dublin, Ireland. * Best Demonstration Paper prize at BMVC’2000 for “Hierarchical Model of Dynamics for Tracking People with a Single Video Camera”, article by I.A.Karaulova, P.M.Hall, A.D.Marshall, A Proc. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC’2000), Vol.1, Bristol, England, pp.352-361, ISBN 1-901725-13-8. Invited talks: * Grenoble Institute of Techology, March 2008: Multimodal BSS * Swansea University, December 2009: Statistical Models in Audio, Image and Video processing * Surrey University, February 2010: Incremental Gaussian Mixture Models * Kingston University, June 2010: Incremental Gaussian Mixture Models and Hidden Markov Models * Bath University, July 2010: Statistical Models in Audio, Image and Video Processing Organising conferences/workshops/meetings: * Publicity Chair for the International Digital Signal Processing Conference (DSP2007), hosted by Cardiff School of Engineering in July 2007. * Publicity Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing hosted by Cardiff School of Engineering in August 2009. * Organising Chair for the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES2010) to be hosted by Cardiff School of Engineering in September 2010.

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Bridging the gapsFeatherston C, Hicks Y, Davies C, Preece A, Patrick J, Elias S, Found PEPSRC4715201/04/2012 - 31/03/2013
Improving EEG reading of brain states for clinical applications using a data-driven joint model of FMRI and EEG.Wise R (PSYCH), Hicks YA, Charron CSEPSRC2659501/05/2011 - 30/04/2012
Signal processing solutions for the networked battlespaceMcWhirter J, Hicks YEPSRC via Loughborough51551901/04/2013 - 31/03/2018
Automated assessment of timing and movement signatures in Huntingdon's diseaseBusse (HCARE) Holt C, Hicks YWellcome Trust1630101/01/2016 - 31/12/2016
Multi-modal blind source separation algorithmsChambers JA, Hicks YA, Sanei S, (with COMSC)Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (transferred to Loughborough)22319001/05/2005 - 01/05/2008
Modelling, analysing and exploiting dependencies between the parts of a moving human figure in the context of computer graphics applicationsHicks YAThe Nuffield Foundation 120001/08/2005 - 30/09/2005
Multi-Camera Real Time 3D Reconstruction of Urban EnvironmentsHicks YGeneral Dynamics1906001/10/2007 - 30/09/2010
Adaptive models of human motionDr YA HicksEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 20629101/01/2007 - 30/06/2009
Video-assisted audio source separationDr YA HicksQinetiQ Ltd1320001/10/2004 - 30/09/2007

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Distributed Smart SystemsAL SAADI Ahmed Saad KareemCurrentPhD
A SHADOW ROBOT SYSTEMNOYVIRT AlexandreGraduatePhD
Exploiting The Bimodality of Speech in The Cocktail Party ProblemAUBREY Andrew JamesGraduatePhD
QUANTIFYING ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN PERIPHERAL VASCULATURE USING 3D ULTRASOUND IMAGING.AZZOPARDI CarlCurrentPhD
Enhanced Interpretation of the Mini-Mental State ExaminationTODOROV DimanGraduatePhD
Modelling Conversational 3-Dimensional Faces - Computer EngineeringABBAS Hawraa HassanCurrentPhD
Analysing Complex Human Behaviours In Multmedia StreamsKALOSKAMPIS IoannisGraduatePhD
Semantically Enhanced Document ClusteringSTANKOV Ivan DimitrovGraduatePhD
A Robust Technique for Detecting Abdominal Aortic Calcification using Dual-Energy X-Ray AbsorptiometryELMASRI Karima Mohamed AliCurrentPhD
Video-based Situation Assessment for Road SafetyMOHAMMAD Mahmud AbdullaThesis SubmittedPhD
Clinical Decision Support System for Early Detection and Diagnosis of DementiaBENNASAR MohamedGraduatePhD
Evaluating Intuitive Interactions Using Image SchemasASIKHIA Obokhai KessThesis SubmittedPhD
DYNAMIC SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT IN 4G BROADBAND ACCESS NETWORK.ADEBAYO Patrick KunleCurrentPhD
Joint EEG/fMRI Signal Model For EEG Separation and LocalizationSUN PengGraduateMPhil
MODELLING TALKING HUMAN FACES IN 3D. (ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC/COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING).ALBASRI Samia Dawood ShakirCurrentPhD
Auotmated Mood Boards: Ontology-Based Semantic Image RetrievalENGKU FADZLI HASSAN Syed AbdullahGraduatePhD
OPTIMISING THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN FUNCTIONAL PET BRAIN IMAGING.ALZAMIL Yasser Zamil AbdullahCurrentPhD
Modelling, Tracking and Generating Human Interaction Behaviours in VideoZHENG YueGraduatePhD
COMPUTER ENGINEERINGHARBI Zainab AbbasCurrentPhD
POLYNOMIAL MATRIX TECHNIQUES FOR MIMO COMMUNICATIONSWANG ZeliangCurrentPhD