Dr Charith Abhayaratne

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


Research Interests

  • Video and image coding.
  • Content forensics (watermarking and fingerprinting).
  • Compressed domain image and video analysis.
  • Multidimensional signal representation.
  • Applications in creative industries, security, surveillance, assisted living and remote sensing.

Professional Activities

  • Professional Bodies
    • Fellow - Higher Education Academy.
    • Member - IEEE, IET, EURASIP, SPIE.
    • UK liaison for EURASIP (2009-2010).
    • Committe member - IST-37 (Coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information) subcommittee of British Standards Institute (BSI).
  • Journal Editorships
    • 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 Programme Committees
    • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Signal-Image Technologies and Internet based Systems (SITIS) (2006-2011).
    • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) (2009-2010).
    • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (2009).
    • International Conference on Security Technologies (2008).
  • International Conference Special Session Organization
    • ACM/IEEE ICSDC 2009 - Special session on "Advances in coding for distributed camera networks" [Web].
  • Reviewer for Journals
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2003-2011).
    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2003-2007).
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems on Video Technology (2005-2011).
    • IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems-II Express Briefs (2005-2006).
    • IET Circuits, Devices and Systems (2006-2009).
    • IET Image Processing (2008-2009).
    • EURASIP Journal on image and video processing (2007)
    • EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems (2006).
    • Elsevier Signal Processing (2011).
    • Elsevier Signal Processing: image communication (2008-2011).
    • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (2005-2011).
    • SPIE Optical Engineering (2003-2009).
    • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (2009-2011).
    • Elsevier applied Mathematics and Computation (2008).
    • WILEY Security and Communication networks (2008).
    • Journal of Real-time Image Processing (2008-2011).
  • Reviewer for International Conferences
    • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (2009-2012).
    • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) (2006-2011).
    • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) (2009)
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (2006-2009).
    • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) (2010-2011)
    • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. (Globecom) (2006).
    • IEEE/ACM Intern'l Conf. on Signal-Image Technologies and Internet based Systems (SITIS) (2006-2012).
    • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) (2009).
    • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS) (2009).
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Smart Distributed Cameras (ICSDC) (2009).
  • Reviewer for Research Councils
    • UK - EPSRC.
    • Hong Kong - RGC.
  • Reviewer for Book Publishers
    • Cambridge University Publishers.
    • John Wiley and Sons.
  • PhD External Examiner
    • The University of Surrey (2009,2010).
    • Queen Mary, University of London (2010).