Dr Charith Abhayaratne

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

Dr Charith Abhayaratne


Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The University of Sheffield

Research interests

  • Multi-modal sensing, data analysis and machine learning.

  • Machine intelligence for computer vision.

  • Machine intelligence for multimedia content security and forensics.

  • Multidimensional signal processing and analysis.

  • Video and image coding, streaming and visual quality metrics.

  • Applications in robotics, 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.

Current journal editorships

  • Associate Editor – IEEE Access (2020 to present).

  • Associate Editor – IEEE Trans. Image Processing (2019 to present).

  • Associate Editor – Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA) (2017 to present).

Recent/current international conference organising committees

Local and registration chair – IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2020.

Committee memberships

  • Member – IEEE CTSoc Audio/Video Systems and Signal Processing (AVS) Technical Committee (2020 to present).

  • Member APSIPA Multimedia Security and Forensics Technical Committee (2019 to present).

  • Peer review college – EPSRC (2017 to present).

  • Committee member IST-37 (coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information) subcommittee of British Standards Institute (BSI) (2018 to present).

  • UK liaison for EURASIP (20092019).