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’s 3,000 staff delivers world class research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry and Humanities. QMUL is ranked in the top 11th leading research Universities in the UK according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and fourth amongst University of London multi-faculty colleges. With a budget of £260 million per annum and a yearly economic impact on the UK economy of some £600 million, Queen Mary is a research-focused university, which has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research.
QMUL hosts one of the UK leading research groups in multimedia signal processing, computer vision, security and intelligent systems: The Multimedia & Vision Research Group (MMV Group) enjoys a distinguished reputation for innovation, receiving direct funding from overseas organisations such as Nokia, Philips, Nortel, the Department of Defence and the EU. The MMV group has 36 members, including four members of academic staff.
The group has participated and coordinated many EU funded projects including RACE MAVT; ACTS MOMUSYS, PANORAMA and Custom TV; Esprit UNITE; Basic research DRUMS; IST SAMBITS, IMPACT, MARINER, SHUFFLE, CRUMPET, EDEN, SADEGUARD, SCHEMA, BUSMAN and several others. It coordinated the IST NoE K-Space and the COST292 Action. It was one of the main contributors and steering member of FP6 IST Integrated Projects aceMedia and MESH, Co-ordinator of the STReP EASAIER and a partner in RUSHES. In FP7 ICT, the group a partner in Papyrus and APIDIS, and a core partner of NoE PetaMedia.
In the last 3 years only, the group has published over 80 journal papers, most of them in the IEE and IEEE Transactions in the field, over 300 refereed conference papers and secured over £4 Million grants funding from various sources.