Dr Charith Abhayaratne

PhD(Bath) BE(Adelaide) PGCertHE(Sheffield) FHEA MIEEE MIET


Research Interests

  • Multidimensional signal processing and analysis.
  • Video and image coding and streaming.
  • Content forensics (watermarking and fingerprinting).
  • Multi-modal sensing, data analysis and machine learning.
  • Applications in creative industries, networked digital media, security, surveillance, assisted living, healthcare, remote sensing and digital manufacturing.

Professional Activities

  • Professional Bodies
    • Fellow - Higher Education Academy.
    • Member - IEEE, IET, EURASIP, SPIE.
    • UK liaison for EURASIP (2009 - present).
    • Committe member - IST-37 (Coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information) subcommittee of British Standards Institute (BSI) (2004-2012).
  • Journal Editorships
    • Associate Editor - Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA) (2017- to present)
    • Guest Editor - Special issue on "Scalable coded media beyond compression" in Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication, July 2009, [DOI Link].
  • International Conference Organizing Committees
    • General Chair - IET VIE Workshop on Scalable Coded Media beyond Compression, July-Aug. 2008, Xian, China, [Web].
  • International Conference Special Session Organization
    • DSP 2017 - Special session on "Multimedia Signal Processing for Cyber-security and Privacy" [Web].
    • ACM/IEEE ICSDC 2009 - Special session on "Advances in coding for distributed camera networks" [Web].
  • Reviewer for Journals
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.
    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters.
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems on Video Technology.
    • IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems-II Express Briefs.
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Foensics and Security.
    • IEEE Access.
    • IET Circuits, Devices and Systems.
    • IET Image Processing.
    • IET Signal Processing.
    • EURASIP Journal on image and video processing.
    • EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems.
    • Elsevier Signal Processing.
    • Elsevier Signal Processing: image communication.
    • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging.
    • SPIE Optical Engineering.
    • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications.
    • Elsevier applied Mathematics and Computation.
    • WILEY Security and Communication networks.
    • Journal of Real-time Image Processing.
    • Plos One.
  • Reviewer for Research Councils
    • UK - EPSRC Peer review college.
    • Hong Kong - RGC.
    • Eutropean Commission - Horizon2020
  • Reviewer for Book Publishers
    • Cambridge University Publishers.
    • John Wiley and Sons.
  • PhD External Examiner
    • Northumbria University (2014).
    • Queen Mary, University of London (2010, 2013, 2014).
    • The University of Bristol (2016).
    • The University of Surrey (2009, 2010).
    • The University of West of Scotland (2016).
  • Expert reviewer for teaching programmes
    • The University of West of Scotland - MSc in Advanced Computing (2016).