– QMUL –

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. Amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London, QMUL with more than 4,000 staff delivers 240 world class degree programmes including research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry, and Humanities. With more than 30,000 students, QMUL is ranked 9th in the UK according to the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Queen Mary is also proud to have achieved the national recognition for offering outstanding environment for students that enables stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, with teaching inspired by our world-leading research. QMUL hosts one of the UK’s leading research groups in multimedia signal processing and computer vision – the Multimedia and Vision (MMV) research group.

The Multimedia and Vision Research Group

The MMV Group enjoys a distinguished reputation for research and innovation, receiving direct funding from overseas organisations such as United Technologies, Samsung, Yamaha and The BBC. The group has participated in and coordinated several EU funded projects relevant to PERSONA including K-Space, Reverie, Saracen and Missa. In the security domain, MMV was a key participant in the FP7 SEC NoE VideoSense, FP7 ADVISE, the FP7 LASIE and the H2020 projects SafeShore and Magneto. The technical expertise gained through the participation of security related projects, will be leveraged in PERSONA. The group also leads several UK EPSRC projects including three industrial EPSRC CASE projects and the industrial project AUDACE with Visiowave and GE industries. During the past 3 years only, the group has published over 50 journal papers, most of them in the IEE and IEEE Transactions in the field, over 50 refereed conference papers and secured over £2 Million grants funding from various sources.