Amjad Altadmri – PhD

Amjad Altadmri has passed his PhD viva, subject to minor amendments, earlier today.

Thesis Title:  “Semantic Video Annotation in Domain-Independent Videos Utilising Similarity and Commonsense Knowledgebases

Thanks to the external, Dr John Wood from the University of Essex, the internal Dr Bashir Al-Diri and the viva chair, Dr Kun Guo.

Congratulations and Well done.

All colleagues are invited to join Amjad on celebrating his achievement, tomorrow (Thursday 28th Feb) at 12:00noon, in our meeting room MC3108, with some drinks and light refreshments available.

Best wishes.


February PGR Research Presentations

The PGRs Research Presentations series has started on Wed. 13th Feb, 1pm, Meeting Room, MC3108 (3rd floor).

In each session we expect two PGR presentations. This session we had the following presentations:


Title: “A probabilistic approach   to Correctly and Automatically form of Retinal Vasculature“.

Title:   “Semantic Video Analysis: from Camera Language to Human Language

By: Touseef Qureshi

By: Amjad Altadmri


Correct configuration and formation of   retinal vasculature is a vital step towards the diagnoses of these   cardiovascular diseases. A single minor mistake during the process of   connecting broken segments of vessels can lead to a completely incorrect   vasculature. Image processing techniques can’t alone solve this problem. On   the other hand, we are working on multidimensional scientific approach that   integrates Artificial intelligence, image process techniques, statistics and   probability. We are working and expecting an optimal approach towards the   correct configuration of broken vessels segments at junctions, bridges, and   terminals.


The   rapidly increasing volume of visual data, available online or via   broadcasting, emphasizes the need towards building intelligent tools for   indexing, searching, rating, and retrieval. Textual semantic representations,   such as tagging, labeling and annotation, are often important parts of   videos’ indexing process, due to the advances in text analysis and their   intuitive user-friendly nature for representing semantics suitable for search   and retrieval.


Ideally,   this annotation should simulate the human cognitive way of perceiving and   describing videos. While these digital video mediums contain low-level visual   data, human beings have the ability to infer more meaningful information from   videos. The difference between these low-level contents and its corresponding   human perception is referred to as the “semantic gap”. This gap is even   harder to be handled in domain-independent uncontrolled videos, mainly due to   the lack of any previous information about the analyzed video on one side,   and the huge generic knowledge needed to be available on the other.

Election of the PGRs Students Representative – Dec 2012

PGRs gathered to catch up and discuss various aspects, as well as to elect their “Student representative”.

The gathering also included:

  • Welcoming new members.
  • Election of the Student Representative –> Mr Touseef Ahmed  was elected.
  • Schedule for the PGRs research presentations. (signed up till end of the 2013)
  • The new PGR community on Blackboard.
  • PG week.
  • Travel fund (internal and external sources).
  • UKBA requirements and compliance procedure.
  • Ideas/suggestions for activities (social and sports).

Many thanks to all attended, and all the suggested ideas and initiatives.

Best wishes.

PGRs Induction Sept. 2012

Postgraduate by Research (PGR) students, within the School of Computer Science, have had an induction event today. This was also  associated with the Welcome and enrolment week.

The program was as follows:


13:00  – Welcome to ALL    {venue: MC3108 }


13:00-14:00  – Postgraduate School Welcome & Induction  {venue: MC3108 }


14:00-15:30  – Library and Learning Resources & support.  {venue: MC3108 }


+ Technical/Computing resources + H&S.


10:00 – 15:00 – Enrolment { Venue: Comp Lab A }


Optional: 17:00-18:00 – Table Tennis at Sports Centre (All Welcome)


“Welcoming Reception” for all LSoCS Postgraduate by Research (PGR)

School of Computer Science had a “Welcoming Reception” for all Postgraduate by Research students (PGR), especially those who joined us in the last period.

Lunch and Tea/Coffee were provided in the Academic Staff Area between 11:50 and 12:50.

Both staff and PGRs attended. It was a good opportunity to briefly get together (especially after marking and boards, but before holidays) and welcome our PGRs.

Thanks to All.