Dima Damen

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

Short Bio...

Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision at the University of Bristol. Received her PhD from the University of Leeds (2009). Dima's research interests are in the automatic understanding of object interactions, actions and activities using static and wearable visual (and depth) sensors. Dima co-chaired BMVC 2013, is area chair for BMVC (2014-2017), associate editor of Pattern Recognition. In 2016, She was selected as a Nokia Research collaborator. Dima currently supervises 8 PhD students, and 3 postdoctoral researchers.

Awards and Fellowships

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

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


From Aug 2017, I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol.

Previous Appointments

  • Principal Investigator on EPSRC project LOCATE (2016 - 2018)
  • Associate Editor for IET Computer Vision, 2014-2018
  • 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 at Birzeit University