Dima Damen

Associate Professor (Reader) at the Department of Computer Science,
Visual Information Laboratory, University of Bristol

EPSRC Early Career Fellow (2020-2025)

Short Bio...

Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Received her PhD from the University of Leeds, UK (2009). Dima is currently an EPSRC Fellow (2020-2025), focusing on her research interests in the automatic understanding of object interactions, actions and activities using static and wearable visual (and depth) sensors. Dima is a program chair for ICCV 2021 in Montreal, associate editor of IJCV (2020-), IEEE TPAMI (2019-) and Pattern Recognition (2017-). She was selected as a Nokia Research collaborator in 2016, and as an Outstanding Reviewer in ICCV17, CVPR13 and CVPR12. She currently supervises 6 PhD students, and 4 postdoctoral researchers.

Awards and Fellowships

EPSRC Early Career Fellow, 2020-2025

Outstanding Reviewer, ICCV, 2017

University Research Fellowship 2017/2018, University of Bristol, 2017

Nokia Research Collaborator, 2016

Outstanding Reviewer, IEEE CVPR, 2013

Outstanding Review, IEEE AVSS, 2013

Outstanding Reviewer, IEEE CVPR, 2012

Overseas Research Students Award Scholarship (ORSAS), 2006-2009

MSc Prize for Best Academic Performance, University of Leeds, 2003

Current Students and Postdocs

Previous Students, and Postdocs

Workshops and Conference Organisation

(Upcoming) Tutorial Chair for International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Paris, Sep 2021

(Upcoming) Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), CVPR Workshop, Seattle, June 2020.

Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), ICCV Workshop, Seoul, Oct 2019.

Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), CVPR Workshop, Long Beach, June 2019.

Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), ECCV Workshop, Munich, Oct 2018.

Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), ICCV Workshop, Venice, Oct 2017.

Chair of BMVA Symposium on Transfer Learning in Computer Vision, London, Jan 2017.

Organiser for Egocentric Perception, Interaction and Computing (EPIC), ECCV Workshop, Amsterdam, Oct 2016.

Organiser for Cognitive Robotics Systems - Replicating Human Actions and Activities (CRS-2013), IROS Workshop, Tokyo, Oct 2013.

Organiser for Cognitive Assistive Systems - Closing the Action Perception Loop (CAS-2012), IROS Workshop, Vilamoura, Oct 2012.

Program Chair of British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Bristol, Sep 2013.

Publicity chair and spotlights organiser of IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), San Francisco, USA, June 2010.

Student organising committee for British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Leeds, Sep 2008.

Professional Memberships

EPSRC Associate Peer Review College Member, 2016 -

University of Bristol Senate Member 2016 -

ViiHM Member, 2015 -

IEEE Member, 2010 -

BMVA Member, 2007 -

IEEE Student Member, 2008-2009

Appointments

From Aug 2018, I am a Reader (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol.

Previous Appointments

  • Principal Investigator on EPSRC project LOCATE (2016 - 2018)
  • Task leader on EPSRC-IRC project SPHERE (2013 - 2018)
  • Associate Editor for IET Computer Vision, 2014-2018
  • July 2017 - July 2018: Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
  • Jan 2013 - July 2017: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
  • Feb 2010 - Dec 2012: Research Associate (RA) working on the Cognito research project (http://www.ict-cognito.org) working with Andrew Calway, Walterio Mayol-Cuevas and Andrew Gee.
  • Sep 2006 - Nov 2009: I finished my PhD in Computer vision under the supervision of David Hogg.
  • Oct 2003 - Sep 2006: Lecturer at Petra University
  • Sep 2002 - Sep 2003: MSc (with High Distinction) in Distributed Multimedia Systems from the University of Leeds. My MSc thesis was in collaboration with HP Labs
  • June 2002: I finished my undergraduate studies in Computer Science.