Digital Media & Systems Research Institute at the University of Bradford is a focus of multi-disciplinary research and technology innovations, providing internationally recognised expertise and excellence for intelligent computing, machine learning, digital media creation, communication, processing, protection, and system developments.

Research activities and expertise within the Institute are organised in terms of: (i) Intelligent computing being investigated across the boundaries of artificial intelligence, machine learning, software engineering, and data mining. Representative EU funded project is LIVE: Live staging of media events, an integrated project funded under FP6, where a series of software tools have been developed by Bradford researchers towards on-line video annotation, video summarisation, and semantics-based video content analysis; (ii) Networked media being investigated across the boundaries of network traffic analysis, network performance modelling, video transmission over wireless networks, source-channel coding, QoS, scalable video coding, distributed computing, and networked media management. Representative EU funded project is MDS: Misuse detection system, a STREP funded under FP6, where a range of innovative algorithms and software tools have been developed for intelligent network performance management, network security, and automated network attack alerting and surveillance. (iii) Interactive media being investigated across the boundaries of HCI, interactive video, multimodal interfacing, semantic visual content analysis, and computer vision. Representative EU funded project is HERMES, an FP7 funded STREP, where researchers in the Institute are developing a computer-aided memory management system to help elderly people to overcome their decline of cognitive capabilities; (iv) Security media being investigated across the boundaries of data encryption, watermarking, authentication, abnormal pattern recognition, digital signature of media content, and content protection. Representative EU funded projects are MICIE and PROTAGE, both of them are FP7 funded STREPs, where technologies are being invented towards automated risk analysis and visualisation towards protection of critical infrastructures and digital preservations.

The Institute currently has more than 50 researchers working on more than 20 nationally funded and EU funded projects. Over the years, the Institute has established fruitful links and collaborations both internationally and nationally, ranging from scientific research to application-oriented technology innovations.

 

Contacts:  Jianmin Jiang J.Jiang1@bradford.ac.uk